Features & Controls

The Stylus 7010 is equipped with an Olympus 7x zoom lens that covers a 5.0 - 35.0mm (28 - 196mm equivalent in 35mm photography) focal range, and is comprised of 8 Lenses in 7 Groups, with 6 aspherical lenses. The maximum aperture is F3.0 - F5.9 (W - T). The lens retracts into the camera when powered down, and is protected by an automatic lens barrier.

The CCD contrast detection auto focus system covers from 23.6" (0.6m) to Infinity in normal mode, and from 3.9" (0.1m) to infinity (W) or 19.7" (0.5m) to infinity in Macro mode. The Stylus 7010 also offers Super Macro focusing down to 0.39" (1cm) from the lens.

The built-in flash features Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill and Forced Off modes. Olympus claims an effective range of 0.33' (0.1m) - 18.7' (4.8m) at wide angle or 2.0' (0.6m) - 9.5' (2.9m) at telephoto (using ISO 1000). As the ISO/sensitivity in decreased, the flash range will fall off. Also, with increased sensitivity, comes increases imager noise.

There is no optical viewfinder, you frame, review and perform menu operations on this large 2.7-inch HyperCrystal III LCD monitor with approx. 230,000 pixels of resolution. It delivers a high contrast image with 5 steps of brightness adjustment.


Controls on the back: Top is the zoom lens control which also functions as the magnified playback and index mode buttons when in play mode. The Mode Dial has positions for iAuto, Program, SCeNe, Beauty, Movie, and Play. The MENU button calls up and dismisses the menu system, while the Play button enters playback mode. The 4-way selector is used to navigate menu screens and select images for playback. In record mode the "Up" button changes exposure compensation, "Left" enables the macro/super macro focus modes, "Right" changes the flash mode and "Down" button enables the self-timer. The DISPlay button selects the amount of overlay information on the LCD image, and displays the '?' menu guide. The final OR button toggles the panorama, magic filter, Shadow Adjustment Technology, multi window, and backlight boost settings in record mode as well as deletes images in playback.

On the top is the Power button and Shutter Release.


On the bottom next to the metal tri-pod mount is the combination I/O port that handles both USB 2.0 connectivity and A/V output. The A/V Out cable sends the audio/video to a television set when using the supplied cable, with the video format selectable for NTSC or PAL standards. Data I/O is Mass Storage compliant USB v2.0 (high-speed), and also PictBridge compatible for direct printing.

Still images and movie clips are stored in the camera's ~36MB of internal memory or on removable xD-Picture Card flash memory cards. Olympus brand xD-Picture Cards are required to use the camera's built-in Panorama feature. The Stylus 7010 is also compatible with MicroSD card when using the included adapter.

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Power is supplied by a tiny LI-42B Li-ion battery pack. Olympus claims you can capture up to 170 shots on a single charge. The included AC charger lets you charge one battery while using another. Lithium battery packs can be charged or "topped off" at any time without shortening the service life of the battery.

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