Olympus Mju 7010 Review
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Despite the fact that Olympus has revamped its formerly rather tired looking menu icons and provided users with a funkier if cartoon-ish interface, plus shoehorned in some creative effects filters and user friendly features, the Mju 7010 is an otherwise fairly run-of-the-mill snapshot camera for the money. You can't help coming away from testing the Olympus for a week without feeling that Canon, Panasonic and Sony can all do this sort of thing better (albeit for £50 more if you'd like a model with HD movie capability).
Certainly performance at ISO400 and above is a let down - as are the rather cool, slightly washed out results delivered when shooting on the camera's standard default settings. On the plus side the latest Mju is for the most part responsive and intuitive to use, and shouldn't tax its target audience. Namely, we imagine, those trading up for a camera phone or someone looking for an inexpensive snapshot model to tuck into a shirt pocket or clutch bag when heading out on a Friday night.
Yes, others can do this sort of thing better and the tragedy here is that - without being too harsh - so too can Olympus itself.
|Ratings (out of 5)|
|Value for money||3|