Olympus 8010

 
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 front
 
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 245g - 98 x 64 x 24mm
  • Released February 2010
  • Additionally Known as mju Tough 8010
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
29
Overall
33

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 #997 out of 1428 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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Below is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.

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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Olympus-Stylus-Tough-8010 front thumbnailOlympus 801028-140mm
F3.9-5.9
13MP1/2.3"2010
Olympus-Stylus-Tough-8000 front thumbnailOlympus 8000
8010 vs 8000
28-102mm
F3.5-5.1
12MP1/2.3"2009
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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.

above average min ISO (64)
built-in flash
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
in built lens has zoom (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
includes HDMI socket
MP count decent (13 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
really wide (28mm)
weather proofing
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
can't use external flash
doesn't have external microphone socket
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have Timelapse recording
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW format
lack of manual focus
low resolution screen (230 thousand dots)
manual mode not available
more heavy than competitors (245g)
no aperture priority
no shutter priority
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
screen does not articulate
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f5.9)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
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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.

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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.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Below is a visual of the Olympus 8010 with a soft drink so you can have a feel for its scale.

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 dimensions scale

The top view here will show the button layout on the 8010.

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Here is a listing of Waterproof cameras that come with the highest battery life:

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.

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megapixel count good (13 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support

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.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than others in class (245g)

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.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (13 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
weather sealing
max frames per second low (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF

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.

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environment proof
good MP (13MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (245g)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)

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.

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decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (13 megapixels)
weather proofing
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Timelapse function

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.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic port
heavier than competitors (245 grams)

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Olympus
Model type
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
Also referred to as
mju Tough 8010
Type
Waterproof
Released
2010-02-02
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Chip
TruePic III
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area
27.7mm²
Sensor resolution
13 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW data
Max native ISO
1600
Lowest native ISO
64
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.9-5.9
Macro focusing range
1cm
Crop factor
5.9
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.7"
Screen resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
1/4 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
4.00 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
245 grams (0.54 lb)
Physical dimensions
98 x 64 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
Other
Battery ID
Li-50B
Self timer
Yes (2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
Single
Launch pricing
$600