Product Type: Olympus digital cameras
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Olympus µ[MJU:] Mini Digital
Member Name: jipp05
Olympus µ[MJU:] Mini Digital
Advantages: great looking and takes good pictures
Disadvantages: lack of features and picture quality not as good as newer cameras
The Olympus mju mini camera has to be one of the best camera I have ever owned. I have had it for years now and it may be a little behind the times when it comes to features and mega pixels but it could still beat some other new cameras that are on the market.
First of all the mju mini is in my opinion the best looking camera that has ever been available. I got it out today to have a look at it before writing this review and it still looks ultra modern and the design is better than any other camera that is out in the shops at the minute.
This is one stylish little camera. I have the silver one and there is no coloured plastic to be found here as the mju has a metal casing. It looks and feels like a quality camera yet it only weighs 115 grams so is really light and portable.
The shape of the camera also makes it stand out as it is curvy and leans to the side, It is an unusual shape but it makes it so comfortable to hold and with dimensions of 95 x 55.5 x 27.5mm it is small enough to slip into any pocket.
The mju is an extremely easy camera to use. There is a click wheel on the top of the camera where you can choose which mode to use and it makes it extremely easy to switch between taking pictures and viewing them.
There I a nice large push down button for taking the picture and there are zoom buttons on the back of the camera beside the lcd screen. Talking of the screen it is 1.8 inches and is a nice size for viewing the pictures you have taken.
There are a few other buttons on the back of the camera for things like turning the flash off and the auto option.
There isn't a great amount of features with the mini mju so not a camera for those who make use of them but for people like me who just want to point and shoot without fiddling with settings then the mju might just be the camera for you.
The mju is only 4 million mega pixels which is absolutely nothing compared with the cameras of today but as I have been told countless times the megapixels does not affect the picture quality and this is evident with the mju. The pictures are of a decent standard and look nice and clear when printed out. Colours show up well and all the details of the shot can be seen. The picture quality on the mju is better than that of my casio camera which is 9 million megapixels. For those looking for professional standards then the mju is not the choice but for an older camera with only 4 million mega pixels the quality is impressive especially when you change the picture quality to the highest setting.
Shooting video is equally easy and of a good quality. Just move the click wheel to video mode then press down on the shoot button to start and again when you are finished. The quality is about the same as a mid range phone, Not as good as a dedicated video camera but perfectly fine for spur of the moment videos.
The mju uses xd cards for memory and it came with a 16mb one which could hold a pitiful amount of pictures. You will need a much higher memory one to hold the pictures especially if you have the camera on the highest quality setting.
Sending the pictures to your computer is easy with the usb cable, there are no complicated software to install and you can just connect the cable to your computer and its simply a case of pressing a button.
The mju is weather proof meaning that it will not get damaged with a spot of rain but I wouldn't recommend trying to go swimming with it. A lithium battery is included and mine still works perfectly well even after all these years.
The mju is a stunning little camera that takes good pictures and is a quality product. I have had mine for about 5 years and though no longer in mint condition as it has suffered many bumps and falls there are only a few scratches on it which is great as it has never had a case.
I can't remember how much I paid for my mju when new but it was expensive at the time so if someone can pick one up on ebay for a cheap price then I definitely recommend it as it will be a bargain and the perfect camera for someone looking for a small good looking camera that is easy to use.
Summary: Great camera
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