As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus Stylus 1010 is also often compared to pro digicams. The Olympus Stylus 1010's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the XZ-2 iHS and the Stylus 1020)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Olympus Stylus 1020

Olympus Stylus 1020
similar age

Significant advantages of the 1020 (vs the 1010)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1020 (vs the 1010)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1020 and 1010

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×56×25 mm) vs Compact (99×56×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 1010 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (1" vs 1.9") and is slightly lighter (175 g vs 346 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the 1010)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the 1010)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the XZ-2 iHS and 1010

  • Each has a built-in flash