Olympus Stylus 7010

Last updated (06 February’10):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk

Olympus Stylus 7010 is a 12 megapixels compact camera features 7x wide-angle optical zoom (28 – 196mm equivalent in 35mm photography) with dual Image Stabilization, AF Tracking, Advanced Face Detection, TruPic III Image Processor, Shadow Adjustment Technology, and a 2.7-inch Hyper-Crystal II LCD. The camera measures 3.8″W x 2.2″H x 1.0″D (97.5mm x 55.7mm x 26.2mm) and weighs 4.4oz (125g).

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Olympus Stylus 7010 Reviews

Cameras.uk reviews the Olympus Stylus 7010 and writes;
“Picture quality is fine for holiday snaps etc., without being anything out for the ordinary. The camera also scores well for ease of use.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

NeoCamera reviews the Olympus Stylus 7010 and writes;
“Image noise performance is particular as there is some visible at all ISOs, even 64, which is the lowest on this camera. Details are quite muddled, so things like grass and hair appear as an irregular mass from far. The noise pattern is quite fine so mid-size prints are possible at least until ISO 400”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Olympus Stylus 7010 and writes;
“Certainly performance at ISO400 and above is a let down – as are the rather cool, slightly washed out results delivered when shooting on the camera’s standard default settings. On the plus side the latest Mju is for the most part responsive and intuitive to use”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

DCR reviews the Olympus Stylus 7010 and writes;
“The Olympus Stylus 7010 provides a similar balance of dependably good pictures requiring little user input and dead simple ease of use that distinguishes many of today’s more popular consumer digicams, but it’s smaller, lighter, thinner, has a longer zoom (that starts at the equivalent of 28mm), and it’s also cheaper than many of them..”
Rating: N/A

TrustedReviews reviews the Olympus Stylus 7010 and writes;
“Build quality and finish are of a high standard, it is versatile and easy to use, and it is capable of producing good results in most normal situations. However its poor low light performance, limited battery duration, lack of advanced features and relatively high price make it less appealing in comparison to some very capable rivals.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Olympus Stylus 7010 Video Review by ComputerTV;

About.com reviews the Olympus Stylus 7010 and writes;
“Response times are pretty good with the Stylus 7010. Start-up is fast, and the camera has almost no shutter lag or shot to shot delays. The Stylus 7010 does experience some problems with response times when you’re forced to shoot with the flash. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Olympus Stylus 7010 and writes;
“he Olympus Stylus 7010 is a bit of a mixed bag. While the specification list looks very appealing, with 12-megapixels, a wide 7x zoom, and plenty of exposure options, the average image quality results, increase imager noise, and poor battery life bring this camera down.”
Rating: N/A

PCW.uk reviews the Olympus Stylus 7010 and writes;
“Good points Easy to use; great panorama option; good bundled software for PC and Mac. Bad points Too much noise in low light; poor video mode”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

User Opinions

Olympus Stylus 7010 User Reviews

Fantastic | Rating: ★★★★★
“…This is the perfect camera for someone who wants premium features at a relatively low cost. I looked at 10MP, 3x zoom cameras that cost $100 more than this one, and I still can’t figure out how that cost is justified. This is a super point-and-shoot for casual and intermediate photographers.” – by Ember

Amazing value!! | Rating: ★★★★★
“…The Olympus produced excellent photos and compared favorably up against the Sony Cybershot. It’s amazingly compact for a 7X zoom and lighter and thinner than the Sony 3X…” – by Kalina

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Olympus Stylus 7010 Sample Photos

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Olympus Stylus 7010 User Manual (PDF)

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Olympus Stylus 7010 Features

Dual Image Stabilization
The Stylus-7010 combines two technologies–mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization–to provide one powerful anti-blur solution for capturing great images whether the photographer or the subject is moving. Olympus’ mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization keeps images sharp by adjusting the image sensor to compensate for camera movement, which often occurs in low-light conditions when shutter speeds are slower. Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds that prevent blurry images often caused by a moving subject.

Always Stay Focused
The new AF Tracking technology locks your subject in focus, and continuously adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject are moving. This mode can remember the subject if it moves out of the frame. This enables you to keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects like small children in focus for the perfect shot. There’s even a specially designed AF Tracking “Pet Mode” for animal lovers.

Express Your Inner Artist with Magic Filters
In-camera Creative Features recently debuted on Olympus E-System DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras. Similar in-camera Magic Filters have been developed for the new Stylus-7010. The new Magic Filters enable the user to enhance and customize images as they’re being captured. This translates into more fun and flexibility as customization is no longer limited to using expensive and time-consuming computer software.

The new Magic Filters include:

* Pop Art: Enhance and saturate colors to create vivid, high-impact pictures that express the joyful, lighthearted feeling of the Pop Art style of the 1960s;
* Pin Hole: Reduce the peripheral brightness of an image as though it were shot through a pin hole, connecting the viewer intimately with the subject at the center; and
* Fish-Eye: Emulate the wide-angle of a fish-eye lens by taking extremely wide, hemispherical images and magnifying the center of the frame.

Capture More of the Photo You Want
Shooting in small spaces where you’re unable to back away from your subject has always been a challenge. Now, thanks to the camera’s new wide-angle zoom lens, it’s easy to capture everything and everyone–including group shots at weddings, family reunions and dinner parties. The new wide-angle lens almost seems to defy the laws of physics as it fits into the Stylus-7010’s slim, ultra-compact body. Of course, you’ll love how it easily fits into a pocket or evening clutch.

Intelligent Auto Mode
Tired of changing the settings on your camera every time you’re shooting something different? The new camera’s Intelligent Auto Mode automatically identifies what you are shooting (Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro, Sports) and adjusts settings to capture the best quality results depending on the situation. First-time users will enjoy this quick and hassle-free feature, which does the thinking for them and produces incredible images like a pro.

In Sunshine or Shadows, Never Miss a Detail
Shooting outdoors in bright daylight can be tricky because of the extreme contrast between dark shadowed areas and bright sunlight areas. While the human eye is capable of detecting the nuances between dark and light and all the details in between, image sensors traditionally have not been quite as sensitive. The Stylus-7010 addresses this challenge head-on with Shadow Adjustment Technology, which compensates for extreme contrast where the shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. With the new technology, users can preview and capture images that have the same contrast as seen with the naked eye.

In-Camera Panorama
In-Camera Panorama mode captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture. Simply press the shutter button and slowly pan across a panoramic scene. The second and third images will be captured automatically and stitched together with the first image–resulting in one seamless panorama. To create the ultimate panoramic picture, consumers can use the Olympus Master Software 2 to stitch together up to 10 images.

Olympus Recommended Button
The new “OR” button makes it easy to activate the camera’s unique features, including Magic Filters, In-Camera Panorama, Shadow Adjustment or Perfect Shot Preview. Simply press the new OR button to easily access these commonly used features.

Beauty Mode
Taking beautiful portraits is easy with the Stylus-7010’s Beauty Mode. It enables you to soften shadows and smooth wrinkles or blemishes on your subject’s face–all in the camera and before capture! Additionally, subtle edits can be made post-capture using the Beauty Fix mode. Choose “Clear Skin” to smooth a person’s complexion, “Dramatic Eye” to slightly emphasize the eyes, and “Sparkle Eye” to brighten and enhance the contrast of the iris and pupils. You can also apply all three edits at once. Have fun customizing your brilliant images without a PC and costly image editing software.

Perfect Shot Preview
The new camera features Perfect Shot Preview, which enables users to preview and select various photographic effects on a live, multi-window screen before snapping the shot. Seeing the results before capturing the image ensures users are getting the shots they want. It is an ideal way for novice users to learn about the effects of different photography techniques, such as zoom, exposure compensation, white balance and metering.

Olympus Master 2 Software
Use the included Olympus Master 2 software (Mac and PC) to easily download images from the camera or other external device, such as a USB drive, and automatically organize them into albums, edit and print. Update camera and lens firmware through the software and download additional menu languages. A direct link makes uploading your images and videos to YouTube easier than ever.

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