As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus mju 5010 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Olympus mju 5010's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the mju 7030 and the FE-5010) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 5010 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), is newer (january 2010 vs january 2009) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

Olympus mju 7030

Olympus mju 7030
similar age
$166

Significant advantages of the 7030 (vs the 5010)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7030 (vs the 5010)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the 7030 and 5010

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×56×26 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Olympus FE-5010

Olympus FE-5010
1 year older
$350

Significant advantages of the FE-5010 (vs the 5010)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the FE-5010 (vs the 5010)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the FE-5010 and 5010

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Olympus mju 7010

Olympus mju 7010
5 months older

Significant advantages of the 7010 (vs the 5010)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7010 (vs the 5010)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the 7010 and 5010

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×56×26 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 5010 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and is older (january 2010 vs february 2014).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
4 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the 5010)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the 5010)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and 5010

  • None found