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Product Review: The Olympus Stylus 5010 Digital Camera 14 Mega-Pixel

Updated on May 28, 2013

Great little camera

I recently purchased an Olympus Stylus 5010 digital camera for my photography work. I had worked with the Olympus digital cameras in my last job as a baby photographer and had good results - so I thought this would be a good purchase for now. I was not disappointed.

This camera has far exceeded my expectations, and I am getting some marvelous shots of my family, nature and of my favorite place - Shinn Park in Fremont Ca. I was a little worried at the smallness of this point and shoot (I like having something a little substantial in my hands when taking photos) but its small size has actually worked in my favor - as I can slip it right in my pocket and I don't have to worry about even carrying a case now.


The Olympus Stylus 5010 digital camera

Technical Details

Color: Titanium

  • 14-megapixel resolution for high-quality, poster-size prints
  • 5x wide-angle dual image stabilized zoom
  • One-touch button captures HD video in 720p
  • AF tracking; Creative Art Filters
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

The less technical for me the better!

I am not a gadget person, and the less technical, the better off I am. This little camera is really easy to use, very intuitive to learn and the ib software that comes with this camera is worth its weight in gold. With the software I can do all my editing, sharing and organize my photos by event, date, tag or person. It also has facial recognition, so I can easily group photos of subjects that I photograph frequently (my grandson being one of them)

It also has a lithium battery so I can either recharge it with the charger it came with or charge it right into the USB port on my computer. The 14 mega-pixels are clear and crisp and it also has zoom stabilization (just in case you get shaky hands) along with on camera buttons for pre-sets (automatic, scenic, along with many others)

Since a photo is worth a thousand words, below are some examples of some of my favorite photos I have taken with my Olympus Stylus 5010 so far. You can be the judge whether this camera is right for you (and BTW - the price on this hovers around $100 - $130, which is an incredible price given all the wonderful features it has)

Some of my favorite subjects taken with my Olympus

Karma, my border collie
Karma, my border collie | Source
One of my favorites
One of my favorites | Source
Speed racer
Speed racer | Source
One of the paths at Shinn Park
One of the paths at Shinn Park | Source
A table at a baby shower I attended last week
A table at a baby shower I attended last week | Source
A pre-set drawing filter in the Olympus Stylus 5010 digital point and shoot camera: taken at Shinn Park in Fremont, Ca.
A pre-set drawing filter in the Olympus Stylus 5010 digital point and shoot camera: taken at Shinn Park in Fremont, Ca. | Source
The boy and his orange
The boy and his orange | Source

My other favorite photos

To check out some of my other fav photos from Shinn Park you can visit my website at I actually got a closeup of a squirrel the other day and a beautiful photo of a still unidentified flower that I have named "flower power".

Thanks for stopping by to read and if you have any questions please feel free to ask! I like to write about products that I have used and enjoyed. If you need a new digital camera at an affordable price, I highly recommend the Olympus Stylus 5010 digital point and shoot camera.

(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer and publisher and manages her own website at Besides photography, she is also an artist and occasionally writes poetry in addition to writing just about everything else under the sun. Please feel free to leave comments and thanks for reading!)

@copyright Dorsi Diaz 2012

How does Olympus rate with me?

5 stars for Olympus Stylus Digital Camera


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    Dorsi Diaz 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Thank you Suzzy. I had a feeling that tree might come out cool because all the leaves were gone. I LOVE this camera!!

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    Susan Britton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    These are great pictures Dorsi. The one that really interested me was the pre-set drawing filter. That is an awesome picture. I never saw this feature before.Thanks for the information on this camera.Well Done!