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Olympus µ 5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and responsiveness. The performance and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the features and memory.

design, usability, performance, responsiveness, image quality

memory, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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Olympus mju 5000 review


Cutting-edge specs and new technologies might help sell cameras, but, when it comes to using them, it's design and quality that make the difference. The Olympus mju 5000 doesn't push any boundaries, but it's a very well-made camera and a pleasure to use

Attractive design and styling ; Flush-mounted buttons ; Good overall lens quality ; Easy to use

Slow beauty mode ; Reduced resolution at 8 frames per second shooting ; Uses the xD-Picture Card and microSD formats

Conclusion Of the three brand-new mju models recently launched by Olympus, the mju 5000 is the cheapest, and lacks the wider/longer zooms of the mju 9000 and mju 7000. Nevertheless, the 5000 is very smart, very well-made and has unusual but excellent...

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Olympus Mju 5000


Pictures have the ability to capture moments and store them for the many years to come. The image of a person however young is captured and the image lasts forever. Now just imagine if you have not taken the time to treasure your most important moments...

Overall, the camera is the type that one will enjoy if you are someone who loves capturing life’s precious moments. It has a generous memory as well as has settings that are good for capturing events. On the downside, the camera is only good for people...

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Olympus Mju 5000


Matt Grayson takes a look at the Olympus Mju 5000 digital compact camera.

Nice design; Good build; Good macro

Colours could be punchier


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Olympus MJU 5000


The Olympus MJU 5000 is a point and shoot digital camera with an extra touch of style. My review looks at picture quality, time taken to turn the camera on and take a picture and walks you through the features.

Style - ease of use

As with other cameras in this series the pictures could be a touch sharper

This is a fairly standard offering. I like the design and picture quality is good in most situations. You should not have too much trouble finding your way around. This is a point and shoot camera with one or two enhanced features such as the length of...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus µ 5000


alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Olympus µ 5000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, responsiveness


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Olympus Mju 5000


A nice looking, neat camera which has lots of different functions on it, but there is the facility to just put it into "auto" mode so everything is adjusted for you. If feels nice to hold, and so far it seems fairly straightforward. I particularly...

I was disappointed there was no photo card included in the box. That is extra, although there is a stored memory function which enables you to take about 16 pictures, before it is full. I need to go out and buy an Olympus memory card now which will...

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
Product Type:Compact Camera
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: No
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 Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No