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Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the image stabilizer and memory, while there are some mixed opinions about the lens.

usability, portability, screen, performance, image quality

viewfinder, shutter, low-light, memory, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and performance. The image quality and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the portability, and there are some critical views about the image stabilizer and low light performance.

usability, screen, image quality, performance, battery

low-light, stabilizer

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 500 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas the low light performance and viewfinder get less positive views. Opinions about the flash and image quality are mixed.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

shutter, viewfinder, low-light

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Anush Yegyazarian (pcworld.com)

Olympus Stylus 500

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Big, bright 2.5-inch LCD ; Very sharp images

No manual focus ; No advanced exposure controls

Big, bright LCD is easy to use even in direct sunlight, but some text exposures were dark and colors seemed cold.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus Digital 500

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Stylus 500 Specifications CCD Imager 5.0 megapixel effective, 5.4 megapixel gross, 1/2.5" (1.0cm) CCD Lens 5.8 -17.4mm (35 - 105mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 5 lenses in 3 group, 3 aspherical lens Seamless...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Olympus Stylus 500 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

As the latest in that company's "Stylus" line of compact digital cameras, the 5-megapixel, 3x-zoom Olympus Stylus 500 Digital is to my mind the best Stylus Digital model to date. Its body design is trim and compact, with much better-feeling controls...

Water-resistant design, Good resolution, sharp images for a compact model, Good/pleasing color (slight tendency toward reddish casts), Auto white balance does better than average with household incandescent lighting., Excellent close-focusing for macro...

Slightly high contrast (But pretty good highlight detail), Somewhat pinkish skin tones, No optical viewfinder, LCD viewfinder poor for low light framing, Rather weak flash, High image noise at ISO 400, No shutter/aperture info displayed, in either...

The Olympus Stylus 500 Digital updates this very popular line of cameras with a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor that's surprisingly readable even in full sunlight, and a break from the traditional clamshell lens cover design that trademarked many previous...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Olympus Stylus 500

 

What's in the Box

Stylish, compact, and weatherproof metal body ; Good all-around performance, excellent startup speed ; Large LCD display is usable outdoors and in low light ; Plenty of scene modes ; Live histogram in record mode ; Optional underwater case ; Cool...

Soft photos with fuzzy details ; Redeye ; No optical viewfinder or AF-assist lamp ; Plastic door over battery/memory card slots too easy to open accidentally ; Some manual controls would've been nice ; Unexciting movie mode ; Full manual only on CD

Overall, I like a lot of things about the Stylus 500 -- I just wish the photos were better. If you want a smaller camera that doesn't mind getting a little wet, it's worth checking out.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

The OlympusStylus 500 ($399) is a compact point-and-shoot,weatherproof camera. By weatherproof I mean thatit can take a splash -- it's not equipped to go swimming.Other features include a 5 Megapixel CCD, 3X opticalzoom lens, and large 2.5" LCD...

Stylish, compact, and weatherproof metal body, Good all-around performance, excellent startup speed, Large LCD display is usable outdoors and in low light, Plenty of scene modes, Live histogram in record mode, Optional underwater case, Cool playback...

Soft photos with fuzzy details, Redeye, No optical viewfinder or AF-assist lamp, Plastic door over battery/memory card slots too easy to open accidentally, Some manual controls would've been nice, Unexciting movie mode, Full manual only on CD

Jan, 2005

Expert review by (hhcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus 500 Digital

 

Before Olympus released the first megapixel consumer digital camera in 1997, their Stylus line of elegant, point-and-shoot film cameras essentially owned the market. There were plenty of other pocketsize 35mm cameras from every maker, bit none enjoyed...

Okay, so the new Stylus looks better than the old one. How does it perform? I'm please to report the 500 is not only better than any previous Stylus digital, it is better than any previous Olympus compact digital camera. Like the competition, Olympus...

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus MJU 500

 

Olympus' MJU Digital 500 is a disappointing offering in the 5 megapixel digital camera category. We have come to expect great things from them, with ...

New user friendly

Blocky design, poor menu system

A fairly poor choice in this price point, especially compared to Olympus' other offerings. Only recommended for new users

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus µ (Mju) Digital 500 - Digital Camera

 

The Olympus Mju brand has pretty much become a household name, but does the company's latest top-of-the-range digital Mju live up to expectations? Cliff Smith finds out.

The Olympus µ Digital 500 is a superbly designed, well-made camera (apart from the battery and card hatch) with very good overall image quality. It looks the part, handles well, shoots quickly, and although it lacks an optical viewfinder it does offer...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Spencer Dalziel (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus Mju Digital 500

 

It's difficult to make an impression in the cutthroat compact camera market. How will Olympus's Mju Digital 500 shape up? It's got a weatherproof metal body, a 2.5in LCD and 20 scene programs, making it a good option for the novice - it's very...

The Mju 500 has some nice touches, and will suit newcomers to digital photography. But if Olympus wants to keep this range going, it will have to do better on picture quality and sort that LCD out.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com.au)

Olympus Mju 500

 

The Olympus Mju 500 is an average snapshot camera with a big LCD and a weatherproof body.

Weatherproof ; Affordable ; Large and bright 2.5-inch LCD, abundant scene modes ; Album functions ; Underwater housing available

Average performance and image quality ; No optical viewfinder

Sep, 2005

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