LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus 5010 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
5010 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus 5010 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately 5010 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus 5010 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Olympus 5010, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
5010 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Olympus 5010 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect 5010 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus 5010 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus 5010 is $149.95