Olympus Stylus 7030 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 14 megapixels
  • 7x optical zoom
  • CCD sensor
  • 2.7-inch LCD monitor
  • Dual image stabilization
  • Continuous shooting
  • 24 shooting modes
  • 1GB built-in memory
  • Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2010-03-15
  • Final Grade: 83 4.15 Star Rating: Recommended

4.15 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus Stylus 7030
14 megapixels; 7x optical zoom; CCD sensor; 2.7-inch LCD monitor; Dual image stabilization; Continuous shooting; 24 shooting modes; 1GB built-in memory; Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The Stylus 7030 looks to be a solid point and shoot. The specs stack up to similarly priced models from Samsung, Kodak, and Panasonic that were announced at CES 2010. While the non-HD motion JPEG video is subpar this year, Olympus must be banking on the consumers for whom video is an afterthought, especially if they can save $10 -- there are more of them than you might think. To its credit, the 7030 includes 1GB built-in memory, which will reduce memory card costs and write times. This could be worth a look.

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Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.

Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.

While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.

Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.

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