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Olympus Stylus 1010
Olympus Stylus 1010
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Hey! You should know that Olympus has released a newer version of this product: the Olympus Stylus 7040.

Olympus Stylus 1010

B-
We've given the 1010 a grade of B-.

Editor's Review

The 1010 is an old model. Take a look at a more recent Stylus model with similar specs, like the Stylus 7040. Here's what we had to say about the 1010 when it was released in April 2008:

As part of the Stylus family of Olympus cameras, the Olympus 1010 represents an upper level point and shoot which anyone in the family can use. It comes with a 10 megapixel TruePic III image processor, 7x optical zoom with face detection and image stabilization a preview mode which shows exactly how the shot will look.

Specifications

  • 10.1 Megapixels
  • 7x Optical Zoom
  • AVI Movie with Sound
  • JPEG file format
  • Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • Auto focus with Face Detection
  • ISO 80-1600
  • up to 2GB xD memory, microSD and 14.7MB Internal Memory
  • Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Part Number: STYLUS1010S
  • UPC: 689466062212
  • Release Date: Apr 15, 2008

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Olympus Stylus 1010 Reviews

Olympus Stylus 1010 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not happy with the quality of photos.. (Gale Burke — 12/26/2009)

I'm not happy with the quality, the photos turn out dark and blury! My advice is to look towards purchasing another camera..

  • 5.0 out of 5
Good camera but getting it repaired is a rip-off (Sara — 12/17/2009)

I love this camera. But the lens trim feel off and 3 screws came out. I emailed Olympus to know to send it in and if its under warranty. They said it was still under warranty but if there's any dings and dents or anything they'll pull the warranty. They fixed it without telling me they charged me $95.00 to get it fixed and I was pissed. They don't return emails if they are found doing something wrong.

The customer service sucks so bad. The cameras are good but the customer service doesn't stand behind warranties. I'll never buy through this company again!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good Compact Camera (D.Prasannakumar — 11/06/2009)

I purchased Olympus 1010 Camera in 2008, Sept 1st , as we 37 people planned to visit on pilgrimage to Great Manas sarovar and Muont Kailash in China. To take photogras from these holy place I had purchased this Camera and the photographs were very good and I enjoyed all of them. The performance and clarity was more than what I expected. Its very cute ,easy to carry like mobile phone. The operation is very easy and capturing photos at any time any place found to be more convenient.

Once during jorny by road unfortunatly the camera was felldown from the car while capturing the Himalayan mountains and was dropped in the Mud. The lense cover didnot closed for some days.Butstill Camera was working very much alright. After I Came to India I got it checked from the authorised Olympus service shop and the shutter is ok.

Other thing negetive point is at the time of purchse the Camera the scratch guard was not given to me. I tried many a time to get it. But I could not. Due to this the screen got some small scratches. Otherwise its very Nice Camera to keep with us always.
Really I love this cute small beautiful compact less weight Camera.
D.Prasannakumar

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Camera I have owned (Scott Grasmick — 09/06/2009)

I have owned sony, nikon, fuji, canon cameras and none compare to this camera!!!!
Just looked at the picture count and I have taken 90,905 pictures with this camera. I have NEVER taken and out of focus picture except for at night time. Exceptional clarity and battery life!! Only downfall is night time settings w/o flash are not very clear unless camera is placed on a tripod to minimize any movement.

  • 4.0 out of 5
its ok.. (shivan — 08/09/2009)

i had my camera for 10 months now and from the time i got it till now i still enjoy taking photos with it. at times pictures tend to come out a bit blurry but i guess technology has advanced since then.. it was a good camera in its time.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Faulty AF software? Faulty optics? what's the deal? (Niko — 08/03/2009)

Almost said terrible, but the range of settings earns this camera one extra star. It seems to be slightly far sighted. The only pictures I could get clearly were on the macro or super macro setting. I am on vacation in Germany and have taken a couple hundred pictures in just a few days trying every setting combo to no avail.. I just replaced it with a Canon with half the resolution, but the pics look better because they are in focus....

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good Camera Overall (Lindsey — 07/25/2009)

I really do like this camera, but it's night pictures sometimes do come out blurry. Also the icons on the turn dial have started to wear (after 6 months) and one has complete rubbed off. Kind of hard to tell what setting your on without the icons.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Don't buy this camera (Josh — 07/18/2009)

This camera sucks. The pictures turn out blurry and they are very poor quality. They say it has 10.1 megapixels, well you sure can't tell from looking at the pictures. I owned a Cannon before this one, with 4 or 5 megapixels, and the pictures were crystal clear and looked good. Don't waste your money buying this camera like I did.

  • 3.0 out of 5
moving objects (children) (annie pomeroy — 06/11/2009)

i am very dissappointed with camera. the shutter speed is very slow. when i press the button to take a picture of my grandchildren doing something cute or just a great smile, the camera takes so long to take a picture they have moved when it finally decides to take. foreget about taking a picture of a moving object!!!!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Too many blurry photos (G — 05/19/2009)

Very disappointed with this purchase. I did my research and decided to go with this camera. However, 8 out of 10 photos are blurry. I have tried different pre-set scenes, the ISO settings, flash on / off, zoom and no zoom and cannot get a clear picture consistently. I'm just an average picture taker and am thinking that this is too much camera for me—however, using the AUTO feature still gives me blurry pictures. I don't get it—I have to go buy another camera because I have lost so, so, so many moments of my little baby growing.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Regrets and Disappointed (Carol D — 05/08/2009)

I have owned my camera for 5 months and have yet to get a photo that I would be proud of. Oversold by the Manufacturers Rep - perhaps my mistake - User manual is worthless. I am concerned my camera is a lemon. All zoom photos are out of focus, bad color, delay in sport setting misses the action and complicated settings. This is my 2nd Digital camera and I will never buy another Olympus camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
good (shusanta — 05/05/2009)

good looking, compact, powerful machine

  • 5.0 out of 5
the best digital camera (Mohd Azam — 04/29/2009)

i very very satisfied with olympus 1010. know i'm captured a picture just like the profesional. with dual image stabilization, i can capture a picture while i'm walking. to me olympus 1010 is the best!!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Average to Bad (Sara — 04/20/2009)

I purchase the Stylus 1010 when it was first introduced. I was looking forward to owning this camera and waited for it to be available for purchase. A year later I regret buying this camera. It is frustrating to get a level shot. Images appear slightly tilted on the screen, and when displayed. I was disappointed when I returned from a vacation and realized many of the pictures are slightly leaning. Wish I hadn't bought it. It's a pretty camera. That's it.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Bad, bad camera (Melinda — 03/29/2009)

I got this camera before I went on a one year exchange to France and I have to say I really regret not having done my research beforehand; this camera is really rather bad - almost every photo, while looking great on the screen, comes out grainy and of poor quality.

While I do like the Sunset setting (not bad) and the fact that you can fix up the photos on the camera before putting them onto the computer, those are pretty much the only features that I DO like.

Basically the biggest problem is the grainy photos.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Olympus Stylus 1010 (Kari Mitchell — 03/18/2009)

This camera was compared to several cameras at Best Buy, and this one was downright, the best! It has great zoom, and extremely clear pictures. I'm very happy with it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
cool small camera (David Hart — 12/25/2008)

This camera fits in my shirt pocket, has excellant resolution, and a very good zoom. I have gotten many compliments on the pictures I have taken. It has been to the Ozarks in Arkansas, Egypt, Texas, Germany. Easy to carry, easy to use. Be careful messing with the settings if you are not savy with them.

  • 4.0 out of 5
nice camera (koolkat — 12/03/2008)

I bought this camera to use on my trip to the Bahamas during Thanksgiving holiday. I'm very impressed with its size, weight, and how good the pictures turned out. I give it an 8 out of 10.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Olympus mju 1010 - Love it! (Peter Pan — 10/06/2008)

I owned the AZ-1 and now the mju 1010 as well and I found that Olympus compact digital cams have very true color reproduction.

I bought the 1010 because of the the 7x zoom and love it. Even with digital zoom, the images came out sharp! Love the Guide mode that presets all the stuff you need to take a great picture without thinking.

The Shadow-Adjust is also a great picture as I find it extremely useful in vacation shots in the outdoors.

For the price, the size, the zoom capabilities and the image quality, this is the perfect camera!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Love it! (Mooncat — 09/29/2008)

Short review - the long one is on Amazon.com because I couldn't cut and paste it here.

Having had several picture-taking exhibitions now, I love the things this camera can do, and I love the color rendering as well. The in-camera panorama is brilliant, as are all the guides and Best Shot, but I really love the Shadow Adjustment - fantastic. To me, at least, the color rendering is much more natural and pleasing to the eye than other digital cameras I've owned. And something that surprised me - Photoshop Express doesn't improve the pictures much, i.e. the photos as taken are good to go 95% of the time. How cool is that?

  • 5.0 out of 5
olympus stylus 1010 (eddie t — 09/25/2008)

I purchase the camera prior to my trip to Japan,Hong Kong and China, I love the compact size and style of the camera, the zoom lense is amazing, with the 7x optical zoom, there are a lot of flexibility, pictures came out very nice. I am loving it. I will recommend to give the camera a try, you won't be disappointed.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Olympus Stylus 1010 digital camera (Trish Durnell — 08/05/2008)

So far love it. Easy to use and learn. Nice and compact. Love zooming in much closer

  • 5.0 out of 5
Very good easy to use 1010 Stylus (Barney Poynor — 05/05/2008)

We own big Canon AE-1 and a Canon EOS 35mm cameras, with anything from a 35mm to 300mm lens. My wife hates to use them and wanted a small digital that was easy to use and to keep in her purse for a up coming trip to Alaska with her Mom.

She wanted just a cheap one ($125.) as she said. I wanted to get something that would shoot landscape pics on her trip and told her we needed to have at least 10mp and 5X optical. The 1010 fit the bill and we got 7x optical so we bought it and took it as our only camera to Sedona Arizona that next week. We turned several pics into 8x10" and they came out very good. I was impressed and have 30+ years shooting in 35mm. Its easy to use for her and still has enough features for me as well.

What I like is I shoot a lot of pics when we go on vacation and experament with shots. With the digital you can edit and print only the best shots and never have "UFOs" that you pay to print. I'm looking to change my big body camera to a digital and not use the 35mm any longer!

Do not be fooled if you shoot large landscapes 3X zoom is really not enough and this1010 with 10mp and 7X optical zoon is a great camera and all in a small package!

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