With its oft-used wedge-shaped design, the Olympus mju series has won many admirers

Product Overview

Overall rating:

82%

Olympus mju 1020

Design:90%
Overall score:82%
Features:85%
Image Quality:75%
Performance:80%
Value:80%

Pros:

  • Wedge-shape design, Backlight buttons

Cons:

  • Washed-out images, ISO performance

Product:

Olympus mju 1020 Review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£150.00

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With its oft-used wedge-shaped design, the Olympus mju series has won many admirers. The mju 1020 is the latest to feature the wedge design, and with its 10MP sensor, 7x optical zoom and 2.7in LCD, it’s bound to gain optical technology admirers as well.

Owing to the wedge design, the mju 1020 has a natural handgrip, and as such is comfortable in handling and use. Buttons are sensibly laid out, with d-pad designed buttons handling both focus and exposure controls and menu navigation. Not only that, but said buttons are also backlit by a radiant green light, making use in low-light conditions simple.

Focusing is brisk, though shot-to-shot speed leaves a little to be desired. Images are often overexposed and lacking contrast, while highlights blow easily. At low ISO images are OK, but towards high ISOs they really suffer.n

Verdict

A well-designed compact that performs well in use but is let down by poor image quality.

Verdict

A well-designed compact that performs well in use but is let down by poor image quality.

Full Specification

Lens:
37-260mm
Sensor:
10mp

Sample Photos:
http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/galleries/sample-images/olympus/9151/1/0/olympus-mju-1020-sample-images.html
Product Shots:
http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/galleries/productshots/olympus/8757/1/0/olympus-mju-1020-product-shots.html

LCD:
2.7in
File Formats:
JPEG, WA, AVI

ISO Range:
80-1600
Memory Card:
xD

Connectivity:
USB 2.0
Power:
Li-Ion

Weight:
135g
Dimensions:
99 x 56 x 25mm