Olympus Mju 9010 megazoom camera review
The Olympus Mju 9010 is in itself a pretty good camera. It is a camera with a large optical range with which you can photograph all-round in a relatively simple way, as the theory goes. Whoever is looking for a small format, lightweight camera, but doesn’t want to miss out on the zoom range, can find a camera from a number of manufacturers. Olympus is one of them, and the Olympus Mju 9010 is the most recent model from the Olympus assortment. If you compare the entire assortment, you will see big differences between the compact mega zoom cameras.
Olympus Mju 9010 camera for the amateur photographer
There are advanced mega zoom cameras that are aimed at the enthusiastic amateur as well as the beginner photographer. The Olympus Mju 9010 is only aimed at the beginner photographer, which brings some disadvantages with it. The experienced photographer will know to avoid the higher ISO settings due to the danger of image noise, but the inexperienced photographer will not be able to figure out why certain photos have so much noise. Wasn’t the camera, after all, in automatic mode, with double image stabilization?
Olympus Mju 9010 picture quality
It is exactly these technical shortcomings that the Olympus Mju 9010 has in certain parts. We can live with that, but some basic knowledge of photography is required for that. Don’t let that be the condition under which you will purchase the Olympus Mju 9010. The camera performs well in sufficient light, but for indoors and cloudy days, it is a bit less effective. Therefore we actually have to demote the Olympus Mju 9010 to a nice-weather-camera, and that is too bad, considering that it showed potential for more.
Olympus Mju 9010 Magic Filters and automatic programs
Camera operation is simple and has no hindrances. Navigation is a bit slow, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be a disadvantage. The automatic programs offered are ample and the complementary Magic Filters makes it possible to photograph creatively with the Olympus Mju 9010. Additionally, the built-in instructions are a handy aid during photography.
Olympus Mju 9010 review conclusion
The Olympus Mju 9010 certainly lives up to its specifications. The camera has a nice zoom range and is equipped with all kinds of handy automatic functions. After testing the camera thoroughly, in practice and in the technical DIWA test lab, we have concluded that the camera is successful in the practical sense, and that it only has a few glitches in the technical aspect. We attribute this to the high resolution on a small sensor, which has several negative effects. Let it be a wise lesson for the next generation Mju mega zoom: decrease the resolution, increase the pixel quality and you have a nice and fast Mju camera. We are looking forward to it!
Olympus Mju 9010 DIWA Labs test