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Olympus Stylus 7000 Review

Review Date: May 4, 2009

Olympus Stylus 7000

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Olympus Stylus 7000 features 12MP resolution (on a 1/2.33-in. CCD), 7x optical zoom (37–260mm equiv.) and an extra large 3.0-in. (230K dots) LCD. Sensor-shift Image Stabilization helps to reduce blur due to camera shake.

The Stylus 7000 provides an Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode that automatically identifies the scene and adjusts settings to optimize results.

Advanced Face Detection tracks up to 16 faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposures on the faces. Shadow Adjustment Technology retains detail when dark shadows are prevalent or when shooting in backlit situations. A Beauty Mode lets you smooth a person’s skin, removing unwanted wrinkles or blemishes. In-Camera Panorama captures 3 images and stitches them together to create one panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across the scene. Smile Shot detects a smile on your subject’s face and automatically fires off 3 consecutive shots to capture that perfect smile. Easily upload your movies and images to YouTube™ using the OLYMPUS Master™ 2.0 Software.

The Olympus Stylus 7000 should appeal to point-and-shoot photographers who desire an ultra compact digital camera with a decent zoom and lots of other useful practical features.

For about US $30-50 more, you can get the Olympus Stylus 9000 with 10x wide-angle optical zoom, a 2.7-in. LCD and a slightly more powerful battery.

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Olympus Stylus 7000
QuickFact™ Sheet
Olympus Stylus 7000US | CAN | UK
Image Sensor 12 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.33" CCD
Lens 6.6 – 46.2mm (37 – 260mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
9 Lenses in 6 Groups, 4 Aspherical Lenses, 1 ED Lens
Zoom 7x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range f3.5 (W) / f5.3 (T)

3.0" (7.6cm) HyperCrystalTM II LCD with Backlight Boost, approx. 230,000 dots
5 Steps Brightness Adjustment

Viewfinder N/A
Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Ranges

Normal mode: 27.6" – infinity (0.7m – infinity)
Macro mode: Wide: 3.9" – infinity (0.1m – infinity) Tele: 23.6" – infinity (0.6m – infinity)
Super Macro mode: 0.79" – 27.6" (2cm – 70cm)

Focus Mode iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF
Shutter Speed

1/2000 sec. –1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)

ISO (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto, High Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (equivalent)
Metering Mode Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
White Balance Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)
Image File Format

Still Image: JPEG
Movie: AVI Motion JPEG

Number of Recorded Pixels

12MP (3,968 x 2,976)
5MP (2,560 x 1,920)
3MP (2,048 x 1,536)
2MP (1,600 x 1,200)
1MP (1,280 x 960)
VGA (640 x 480)
16:9 L (3,968 x 2,232)
16:9 S (1,920 x 1,080)

Shooting Modes

20 Shooting Modes;
Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, Beauty Mode, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. NIGHT SCENE. 4. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 5. SPORT, 6. INDOOR, 7. CANDLE, 8. SELF PORTRAIT, 9. SUNSET, 10. FIREWORKS, 11. CUISINE, 12. DOCUMENTS, 13. BEACH & SNOW, 14. SMILE SHOT, 15. PRE-CAPTURE MOVIE), Movie

Motion Blur Suppression Dual Image Stabilization
Panorama In-Camera Panorama, PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software)
Continuous Shooting

High speed2: 11 frames per second, 21 frames (3MP)
High speed1: 6 frames per second, 21 frames (3MP)
Normal speed: 1.0 frames per second, 3 frames (12MP)

Selftimer 12 Seconds
Shooting Assist Functions Perfect Shot Preview, Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode

AVI Movie with Sound;
640x480 (30/15fps)
320x240 (30/15fps)

Image Processing TruePic™ III Image Processor
Noise Reduction Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes
Image Playback

Still Image: Single, Index Display (5/10/15), Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Calendar, Histogram, Voice Playback
Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Voice Playback

Playback Edit Effects

Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment Edit, Beauty Fix, Resize, Cropping, Black & White, Sepia, Calendar, Saturation, Face Focus
Movie: Movie Edit, Frame Index

Flash Built-in
Flash Modes

Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction

Flash Working Range

Wide: 0.33ft (0.1m) – 15.5ft (4.8m) at ISO 800
Tele: 2.0ft (0.6m) – 10.2ft (3.2m) at ISO 800

Memory 16MB Internal Memory
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card™ (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required)
Outer Connectors Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input*), HD Output
*Optional DC Coupler (CB-MA1/CB-MA3) is required.
Auto-connect USB USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements

Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Software: Windows® 2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5

Operating Environment

Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C)
Storage: -4° – 140°F (-20° – 60°C)
Operation: 30% – 90%
Storage: 10% – 90%

Power Supply Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B), AC Adapter (D-7AC) with the optional DC Coupler (CB-MA1/CB-MA3)
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002): 150 Shots
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002) 150 Shots
Size (W x H x D) 96.4 x 55.9 x 25.3 mm /
3.8 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
Weight (camera body only) 132g / 4.7oz without batteries and media card
MSRP US $ 299.99 / CDN $349.99 / UK £260

Package Contents:

  • Olympus Stylus 7000 digital camera
  • Lithium-Ion Battery (LI-42B) & Charger (LI-41C)
  • Wrist Strap
  • USB Cable, Audio/ Video Cable
  • Manual
  • MASD-1 (microSD Adapter)
  • OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM
  • Warranty card

*Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
All trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holder.
©2009 Olympus Imaging America Inc.

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