Olympus Mju 5000 reviews and prices: Compact camera

11 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.4 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
Olympus Mju 5000: 12 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, XD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Score 9.0/10
Good points:
ease of use
Bad points:
flat buttons difficult
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2009

Jacqueline, Glasgow

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
lightweight, compact and easy to use
Bad points:
instructions are not that great
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Mar 2009

Katherine, Nottingham Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A nice looking, neat camera which has lots of different functions on it, but there is the facility to just put it into "auto" mode so everything is adjusted for you. If feels nice to hold, and so far it seems fairly straightforward. I particularly liked the "beauty" feature which gives you an instant make-over and smooths out any blemishes! That certainly comes in handy!
Bad points:
I was disappointed there was no photo card included in the box. That is extra, although there is a stored memory function which enables you to take about 16 pictures, before it is full. I need to go out and buy an Olympus memory card now which will be a minor inconvenience.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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26 of 28 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Apr 2009

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3968x2976
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 5
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Multi
Media format XD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 125
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 57x96.3x24.6
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
In-built memory (Megabytes) 36
Release date 2009-02-24
Height in mm 5.7
Width in mm 96.3
Depth in mm 2.5
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 180
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 36

Also known as: Mju 5000, Olympus µ[MJU:] 5000, [mju:] 5000, Olympus MJU5000

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Manufacturer's Description

The popular Olympus µ series has once again raised the bar for combining sumptuous design with powerful opto-digital technology. Featuring optical zooms ranging from 5x in the µ-5000, 7x in the µ-7000, to a phenomenal 10x in the µ-9000, this latest generation of the legendary Olympus µ series continues the story of superior optics and ultra-slim bodied chic. Epitomising the Olympus “miniaturised optics, maximised brilliance” philosophy, these state-of-the-art 12 Megapixel cameras each include Dual Image Stabilisation, Shadow Adjustment Technology and Face Detection Technology in their impressive treasure trove of high-tech capabilities.

With its 5x optical zoom (36-180mm*) and 12 Megapixels, the µ-5000 is the perfect choice for flexible, high-performance photography. As with all the new classic µ cameras, this stylish camera has Perfect Shot Preview on board. This enables changes to various settings to be viewed and compared with one another in a multi-frame window on the 6.9cm/2.7” HyperCrystal II LCD before shooting. A further handy function is Perfect Fix: it lets red-eyes and shadowy areas be removed from photos, directly in the camera. The ultra-slim µ 5000 is available in a choice of Atlantic Blue or Midnight Black models.

The slick and stylish µ-9000, µ-7000 and µ-5000 are a dream come true for sophisticated photographers looking to match cutting-edge style with superior substance.

Handling and navigation is easy due to illuminated buttons for low-light conditions. In addition, an all-new Beauty Mode smoothes out imperfections from the final image for a flawless-looking complexion, and the innovative Intelligent Auto Mode automatically identifies five commonly-encountered types of scenes and adjusts settings accordingly. An In-Camera Panorama mode is also included for particularly expansive or creative shots. The three new members of the classic µ series each come with 39 languages on board and are xD-Picture Card and microSD compatible.

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