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Olympus µ1060

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and image quality. The usability and design are also appreciated. Comments about the battery and lens are mixed. Some have doubts about the shutter and exposure.

portability, design, usability, image quality, screen

performance, value for money, low-light, exposure, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ1060 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 78 reviews)

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Olympus Mju 1060 Digital Camera Review


The Mju 1060 is a recommendable little unit from the Olympus range that truly offers the complete package: 10 mega pixels, 7 times optical zoom, dual image stabilisation, 21 scene modes, in-camera editing capability, face detection and shadow...

A simple but helpful additional feature is the illumination of the function identifiers on the Mju 1060. When the camera is turned on, a function is accessed, or a shooting mode is changed, a green light shines through the majority of buttons making...

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Olympus Mju 1060


Featuring a timeless design and a range of fascinating new features including ultra-fast shooting, the Olympus Mju 1060 is the ideal stylish and compact companion. A liberating 7x optical zoom (37-260mm) gets you right up close to subjects, while...

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Olympus Mju 1060


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Olympus MJU 1060


Olympus has long been in the habit of creating well-rounded cameras. The combination of style, features and image quality has always been a selling po...

7x optical zoom with stabilisation, intuitive beginner modes, 3in display

High noise levels, slow shot-to-shot time, missing several key manual features

Olympus' MJU 1060 is a pretty decent beginner camera with its large screen and bevy of novice modes, but its images have some issues and it can be slow at times.

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Olympus mju 1060


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Olympus Mju 1060


Whether you're after a little sophistication or a simple camera, the Olympus Mju 1060 delivers both in a stylish package. Its long zoom range will give it a leg up on many 10-megapixel competitors in its price range too.

Stylish ; Easy to use ; Nice mix of auto and manual options ; Good 7x optical zoom

No wide-angle ; Slow between shots ; No optical viewfinder

Conclusion Whether you're after simple or a little sophistication, the Olympus Mju 1060 delivers both in a stylish package. Its long zoom range will give it a leg up on many 10-megapixel competitors in its price range too.

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Review: Olympus Mju 1060


This compact shooter has a good feature set, but its image quality leaves much to be desired.

7x optical zoom; compact form factor; easy operation

Laggy menu interface; lacks wide-angle optics; image quality not up to standard

Considering that the only new features are a larger display and the iAuto shooting mode, it is difficult to justify the Mju 1060 as an upgrade for current Mju 1010 owners. However, this Olympus is one of the few point-and-shoots on the market which has...

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Olympus [mju:] 1060


Another trendy compact from Olympus, with a good range of features included on board

A great-looking camera with some standout features, but some little quirks let it down slightly. Performance is good overall, with plenty of functionality included

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Olympus Mju 1060


Strong, simple and stylish, but is the price too high?

Build quality, image quality, lens

Menu system, low light performance, value

Although it is quite expensive, the Mju 1060 offers superior build quality, stylish appearance and simplicity of use, combined with very good image quality.

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Olympus Mju Stylus 1060


The Olympus Mju Stylus 1060 is an ultra compact digital camera with a 10 megapixel sensor, a 7x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation, smile detection, and a 3 inch screen.

Very good colour - good skin tones ; 7x optical zoom lens ; Large high quality 3.0 inch screen ; Ultra compact, stylish metal body ; Includes face detection and anti-shake technologies ; Quick - with some very quick continuous shooting modes (at 3mp) ;...

The Olympus Mju 1060 is a very good camera - however it has some minor flaws - which if corrected would make this an excellent camera. One of the most obvious flaws with this camera was the lack of focus assist lamp - this meant that the camera would...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-42 B
Battery Type:Olympus LI-42 B


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No