As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus mju 7010 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms, pro digicams and entry-level DSLRs. The Olympus mju 7010's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-TX1) and Olympus (such as the mju 5010 and the XZ-1)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7010 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.5"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (july 2009 vs august 2007) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is thicker (1" vs 0.8") and is not waterproof.

Olympus mju 5010

Olympus mju 5010
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the 5010 (vs the 7010)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the 5010 (vs the 7010)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5010 and 7010

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

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the X31 (vs the 7010)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X31 (vs the 7010)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the X31 and 7010

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (86×67×24 mm) vs Compact (98×56×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the 7010)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the 7010)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and 7010

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (98×56×26 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1"

Olympus mju 790 SW Digital

Olympus mju 790 SW Digital
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 790 SW Digital (vs the 7010)

  • Waterproof
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the 790 SW Digital (vs the 7010)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the 790 SW Digital and 7010

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×59×21 mm) vs Compact (98×56×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7010 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (july 2009 vs january 2007) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1250 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (98×56×26 mm) vs ultra compact (91×55×17 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (1" vs 0.7").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the 7010)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the 7010)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX1 and 7010

  • None found

Olympus FE-230

Olympus FE-230
2 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-230 (vs the 7010)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-230 (vs the 7010)

  • None found

common strengths of the FE-230 and 7010

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7010 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly lighter (145 g vs 229 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
5 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ7 (vs the 7010)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ7 (vs the 7010)

  • Larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (98×56×26 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 229 g vs 145 g

common strengths of the DMC-TZ7 and 7010

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (98×56×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 229 g vs 145 g

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 230 HS
2 years newer
$285

Significant advantages of the IXUS 230 HS (vs the 7010)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 230 HS (vs the 7010)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 230 HS and 7010

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Compact (98×56×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Very light: 140 g vs 145 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Olympus 7010 has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3 vs f/1.8), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 614k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
1 year newer
$549

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the 7010)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 614k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the 7010)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-1 and 7010

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7010 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (98×56×26 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (145 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D
5 years newer
$556 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 750D (vs the 7010)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 750D (vs the 7010)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (98×56×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 145 g

common strengths of the 750D and 7010

  • None found