Olympus Stylus 5010
14 megapixels; 5x optical zoom; 2.7-inch LCD monitor; Dual image stabilization; 24 shooting modes; Continuous shooting; 720p HD video mode; 1 GB built-in memory; Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium ion battery
The Stylus 5010 has the smallest zoom of any non-TOUGH Stylus camera this year, but has HD video while the 7030 does not. Like a few other Stylus models this year, it has a fair amount of built-in memory, 1 GB in this case. We think the 7040 is the best of the bunch, but it also costs $50 extra. It really comes down to your preference between zoom and video. If zoom matters, go with the 7030; if HD video is more important, this should be an acceptable choice.