The Olympus Mju mini Digital simply is an eye catcher and a feast for the eyes. The camera's design is both original and functional. A style icon of the present times. However, besides its beautiful appearance we also like a digital camera which provides us with realistic images. The Mju-mini's colour rendition is warm and pleasant. In general the automatic operation serves the purpose, so user friendliness is guaranteed. The images have a high contrast with here and there a loss of detail in the shadow segments of the image.
The Olympus Mju mini Digital performs great concerning the noise ratio. The higher ISO rates (400) however tend to deliver a lesser performance. Still on a level that is acceptable, especially when compared to competing cameras, but improvable. The Mju-mini's images are worthwhile looking at! When a Mju-mini print is being compared with a traditional photograph there is no visible difference. The majority of the people even prefer the digital image because of its fine contrast and true-to-life colours.
The Olympus Mju mini Digital is equipped with an optical zoom, we would have preferred a 3x optical zoom. The images are bright and clear and the excellent macro function does its job fantastically. A strong trump, rich details and a fabulous resolution. Some distortion is found, especially at wide angle images. The images taken with a tiny bit more zoom are rather neutral, as far as distortion is concerned.
The somewhat slow reaction of the camera is due to a larger interval of release. This interval is above the average while focussing takes some time. The difference when taking a picture when focussing happened in advance is clearly perceptible.
All in all the Olympus Mju mini Digital is a very pleasant camera to work with. This model belongs to the 2e generation of Olympus digital Mju cameras. And it goes without saying: the result is praiseworthy. A waterproof housing, a fantastic design and the user-friendly operation seem the ideal combination to hold a successfully vendible product. The Mju-mini is the perfect camera for someone who loves the design and besides that looks for a camera with an easy operation and a photo-realistic end result. In short, a recommendable camera!
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The xD Picture Card's features are: fast read and write speed (64MB and higher are faster than the 32 and 16MB cards!), ultra-compact, light as a feather, and available with large storage capacities. The Olympus Mju-mini Digital is delivered with a 16MB storage capacity, a nice gesture, but totally insufficient. The card may be used to try out the camera right after it's purchased but soon the 16MB will turn out to be insufficient. This camera, with 4 Megapixel image quality deserves 128MB at the minimum and preferably 256MB.
Concerning a 256MB Memory Stick storage capacity:
Resolution 2272x1704 - Fine compression - 80 images - 3MB
Resolution 2272x1704 - Normal compression - 240 images - 1MB
Resolution 2048x1536 - Normal compression - 304 images - 840KB
Resolution 1600x1200 - Normal compression - 352 images - 700KB
Resolution 1280x 960 - Normal compression - 560 images - 445KB
Resolution 1024x 768 - Normal compression - 864 images - 291KB
Resolution 640x 480 - Normal compression - 1344 images - 188KB