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Olympus µ 5010

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and design are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the shutter. Many are less positive about the low light performance and zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, design, battery

performance, zoom, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 5010 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Olympus µ 5010


alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Olympus µ 5010 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, portability, design, image quality

responsiveness, features

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Stylus 5010


Takes picture very fast. Great clarity. Excellent modes to choose from or just use the Intellegent Auto mode and you don't have to worry about choosing. Very compact. Beautiful color. Love the beauty mode and the in camera black and white and sepia...

So far so good :)

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Great little camera with a lot of tricks


I bought this camera just before a family trip. Most importantly the kit comes with an extra battery, an 8 Gig SD card, and mini tripod (~4

Easy to Use","Fast Shutter Speed","Good Battery Life","Great Resolution","Large Clear LCD","Small \/ Compact

Limited Zoom


Consumer review by:

Great for what we needed!!


This camera has been great for taking pictures at family events, travel, and other misc. places. The camera is easy to use and download pictures. The only problem we have is that red eye seems to be bad in certain lights and the pictures will blur if...

Easy to Use, Lightweight, Compact

Bad in Low Light

Expert review by:

Olympus mju 5010


Slim build, slim pickings?

Slim and slight but packed with features to explore – performance lets it down in some areas, though.

Expert review by:

Olympus MJU 5010


This camera is priced about right. Picture quality matches up to most cameras in this price bracket. I found the camera easy to use and it fits easily into most pockets.

Ease of use - USB battery charging - 1GB of built in memory - built in manual

Turn on time - shutter delay

Olympus has recently included details of current settings on the right hand side of the LCD screen. This makes it easy to see current settings and to change them.

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Amazon review summary for Olympus µ 5010


alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Olympus µ 5010 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on



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

This summary is based on the product: Olympus 5010 Digital Camera - Light Blue (14MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

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Olympus Mju 5010


Excellent camera, although I am still trying to navigate the operating instructions - see below ; I purchased the camera (reluctantly) to replace an identical but earlier model which got damaged while on holiday - the newer model is equally easy to use...

Detailed instructions are only available via the computer - I would much rather have had a 'paper copy' handbook to refer to

Product Specifications

This tiny camera will blow you away. It packs the world's smallest 5x zoom into a super-slim, super-sleek body. But that's just the beginning. Advanced technology features, like one-touch HD movie recording, let you store, upload and share your favorite video moments. The 5x optical zoom gets you close to the action while the 26mm wide-angle lens lets you capture everything and everyone in your shot.


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


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
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: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-50 B
Battery Type:Olympus LI-50 B


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