Olympus 8010 overview
Olympus 8010 is Olympus's Waterproof digital camera initially launched on February of 2010. It has got a 13 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4288 x 3216. The camera is also known as "mju Tough 8010" in other countries.
The 8010 ranks at #61 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and all-around #998 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to use our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Olympus 8010 history
The Olympus 8010 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can discover all older and the latest models along with key features.
Olympus 8010 Gallery
You can check the 8010 from different angles in the gallery here.
Olympus 8010 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Olympus 8010 based on features that are often viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Olympus 8010 Sensor info
The Olympus 8010 houses the TruePic III processor. The specification of the sensor in the Olympus 8010 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 13 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 64 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore you have less margin for error.
The picture below shows the 8010's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The 8010 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is showcased in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus 8010 dimensions
Olympus 8010 has a weight of 0.54 lbs (245 gr / 8.64 ounces) and features exterior measurements of 98mm x 64mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Waterproof camera is 196 gr so the Olympus 8010 is heavier when compared to other rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Below is a visual of the Olympus 8010 with a soft drink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will show the button layout on the 8010.
Olympus 8010 Lens info
The 8010 has got a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be exceptional nevertheless it might be useful in a few circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.9 which is pretty slow and not ideal in low light situations and you might find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will probably also have to increase the ISO setting producing noisy photos. For the tele end, 140mm comes with f5.9 making it really sluggish and you will need to go with slower shutter speeds.
Olympus 8010 Connectivity
The 8010 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can send files and usually change settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Olympus 8010 Video info
The maximum video resolution in the Olympus 8010 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in H.264 file format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You should really go for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone port which means that you get little control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look at an alternative camera should you want good sound in your videos.
Olympus 8010 Weather Sealing
Olympus 8010 features weather sealing making it a excellent selection to use during challenging environments. This is particularly handy whenever you are unsure about the elements you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Olympus 8010 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus 8010 has got a 2.7 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder details regarding Olympus 8010 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful during bright outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Olympus 8010 Shutter info
Olympus 8010 is able to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus 8010 Flash and Hot shoe info
Olympus 8010 has got only inbuilt flash without external flash ability.
Olympus 8010 Autofocusing info
Olympus 8010 has got just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & exact when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Olympus 8010 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful during low light situations or you want to have more exact control on focus.
Olympus 8010 Battery life
The general Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 comes with the highest possible (380) battery life within this group of cameras.
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Olympus 8010 for various forms of photography
The following bar chart shows a summation of the Olympus 8010 for various forms of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Olympus 8010 Portrait photography highlights
The Olympus 8010 receives a rating of 28 which is low, meaning that it is not appropriate to use for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with external flash.
Street photography with Olympus 8010
With a moderate rating of 59, the Olympus 8010 is somewhat suitable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus 8010 Sports photography features
A low sports photography points total of 43 suggests the Olympus 8010 is not appropriate for shooting sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus 8010 Travel photography highlights
Size is pretty crucial when selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Olympus 8010 gets a very good 64 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option for your trips.
Landscape photography with Olympus 8010
When you are looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus 8010 and it's low rating of 40 as a landscape camera is not appropriate in the current market.
Olympus 8010 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should have a moving display, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Olympus 8010 is not appropriate for vlogging as it receives a low rating of 27.
Olympus 8010 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the 8010, here is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall into the family of Waterproof.
The diagram here gives you a summary of the 8010 compared to it's highest scored rivals mentioned above.
There are more cameras you might regard as alternate options. To go through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.