PIX 2015

Olympus Stylus 7010 (mju 7010)

Announced Jul 22, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 28 – 196 mm (7×)

This is a great camera, loaded with features that are useful in everyday photo shoots if you take the time to learn them. The menu system can be a bit overwhelming until you learn how to navigate to the features you want to use. Image quality is great. The noise levels in higher ISO pics can be handled easily with post processing software. Color fidelity is high. Problems: None except taking the time with the manual to learn all the features and which ones you want to use.

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Just the Stylus 7020 is available in New Zealand. Compared to the SP-7010 it has a 3 inch LCD (instead of 2.7), and an HDMI port, under a flap together with the USB High Speed port. It has taken over from my Stylus 800 in all but the wettest conditions. The 7x zoom does the wide angle needed for Morris dance videos, extending to my favoured city scene crop. Results look sharp throughout the zoom range in stills and video. Up to 400 ISO the noise is not intrusive, and at 800 ISO 'NeatImage' ...

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