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Olympus µ 700/ Stylus 710

alaTest has collected and analyzed 877 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the image quality and screen are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good reviews. Many are negative about the focus and features, and there are some mixed reviews about the lens.

portability, usability, design, screen, image quality

memory, low-light, viewfinder, features, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 700/ Stylus 710 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Stylus 710


According to Olympus, the Stylus 710's metal, vaguely wedge-shaped body is gold-plated and coated with a platinum alloy to produce an attractive, clean, scratch-resistant surface. The camera's fairly standard control layout is easy to navigate. The...

High ISO sensitivity offers more flexibility in low light; captures fast action shots.

Poor image quality; mediocre performance; no manual controls; LCD washes out in bright light.

Despite the attraction of a weather-resistant body, the Olympus Stylus 710 falls short with disappointing performance and overprocessed images.

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Olympus Stylus 710


Included Memory: On Board, Media Format: xD-Picture Card, Type: Ultracompact, Maximum Resolution: 3072 x 2304 pixel...

Very portable. Light weight. Guide mode lets you quickly change settings. Stylish design.

Performance and picture quality just mediocre. Some shutter lag. Subpar video capabilities.

The Olympus Stylus 710 is a stylish package that needs better performance and picture quality.

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Olympus Stylus Digital 710


The all-weather Stylus 710 is a stylish and durable digital camera that delivers premium features, advanced performance and enhanced usability in a sleek, compact point-and-shoot body that's less than one inch thick. The large 2.5-inch LCD and Bright Capt


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Olympus Stylus 710 First Impressions Review


By its very name, the Stylus is a style-oriented camera. The digital versions of the Stylus haven't been quite as successful as the original film ones, but with the new launch of the 710, which includes new features such as Bright Capture Technology...

- Small, light design that's extremely pocketable - Helpful Guide setting on the camera that provides good advice for taking pictures. - 7 MP is pretty decent resolution in a camera this small - New features such as Bright Capture Technology and...

- Resolution on LCD is too low - Construction feels slightly flimsy - Menus look dated and are sometimes confusing - No manual white balance control - Buttons way to small for large fingers - Movie mode only captures video at 15 frames per second

The Stylus line has had a glorious history for Olympus. Beginning with the original Stylus film cameras to the more recent digital Stylus models with their unique all-weather bodies, this line has been an Olympus tradition for many years. While not...

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Olympus Stylus 710


How does this stylish Stylus perform in the very crowded ultra-compact field? Find out now in our review

Stylish, compact, water and scratch resistant body ; Large 2.5" LCD display is visible in low light (though see issues below) ; Very good performance ; Tons of scene modes ; Support for underwater cases ; Nice in-camera guide/help system ; Very good...

Photos have soft, fuzzy details; noticeable corner softness; poor night shot performance ; Redeye a problem; built-in redeye removal software didn't help for me ; No AF-assist lamp; so-so low light focusing ; Digital image stabilization (aka high...

While there are some nice features on the Stylus 710, I was ultimately disappointed with its photo quality, which is the most important feature on any camera. If you're only going to be making 4 x 6 prints and can live with the flaws I mentioned in...


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Olympus MJU 700 Digital Camera Review


Out of the box the camera looks different to most on the market with its odd shaped yet groovy design, with the right hand (while holding) side being thicker than the left. However this does not feel in any way awkward to hold and sits quite snugly in...

First up, the general functionality, control layout and menu system on the camera are all positioned where they should be… where your right thumb sits for easy access

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Olympus Stylus 710


Olympus' answer to increasingly small cameras is to make their line of compact cameras even more compact. And here it is. The Stylus 710 has 7 megapixels, a 2.5 inch LCD, 3x optical zoom and a weatherproof body. However, it has no manual controls and...

7 megapixels in an all-weather body ; Large LCD with good visibility ; Fast performance - until the buffer fills ; A great big collection of scene modes ; Camera guide and help

No manual controls ; Slow lens (Aperture range one of the worst I've ever seen) ; Low resolution LCD ; Sub-standard low-light focusing ; Slow (for "normal" mode) and limited continuous shooting ; No real optical image stabilization ; Not-even-close 8...

The Stylus 710 has 7 megapixels in a stylish and somewhat sturdy all-weather body which resists scratches. Though it has nice things like a large LCD with good visibility, there always seems to be a downside to every positive thing on the Stylus 710....

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Olympus Stylus 710 Digital Camera Review


At first glance, the Olympus Stylus 710 is very stylish and more compact than expected.

Very stylish and weatherproof at the same time ; High quality construction ; Nice LCD, visible in direct sunlight (adjustable brightness, gains up) ; Full Auto and Program Auto mode (you can change ISO, white balance, etc) ; 3.7 fps high speed...

Hard to hold ; High noise levels above ISO 100 ; Low frame rate on movies ; Battery life unimpressive

The Olympus Stylus 710 is an attractive camera that provides the weatherproofing that the Stylus line is known for. A quite capable camera, it captures nice pictures with accurate color and good exposure. It does suffer from high noise when the...

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"Please Do not buy this Product."


Do not buy this Product. After 2 years U'll get BIG won't work and U'll get wired error messages like 5f08!!!!!! and CAMERA WON'T WORK FOREVER

It will work fine first 2 years.

Do not buy this Product. After 2 years U'll get BIG won't work and U'll get wired error messages like 5f08!!!!!! and CAMERA WON'T WORK FOREVER

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"A very good Camera - I like it."


This is another digital camera upgrade for me and I have liked this camera for 1+ years. I have taken 3-400 pict's so far and printed a few dozen and been pleased.

Easy to use, good picture quality, durable

No negatives

Product Specifications

The lap of luxury is now in your hands with the feature-rich Stylus 710. Its slim and ergonomically designed body feels cool and comfortable in your hand, while impressive features like Bright Capture Technology, All-Weather, 28 shooting modes including Digital Image Stabilization Mode, and a built-in autoset Help Guide help you take great pictures in any situation, day or night, rain or shine. It's the perfect blend of style and technology, in a premium package that won't disappoint.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus LI-42B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auction / Available light portrait / Beach / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Museum / Night portrait / Night scene / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Shoot & select 1 / Shoot & select 2 / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset / Underwater macro / Underwater wide 1 / Underwater wide 2


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus Stylus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.4-5.7
Max Focal Length:19.5mm
Min Focal Length:6.5mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"/1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )/11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None