Olympus is one of the most popular digital camera brands as well as being well known for it's .
If you are thinking about buying an Olympus digital camera then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of digital camera brands is compiled by analysing over 130,000 user and expert reviews and over 4,300 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 digital cameras.
Olympus are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras. Their digital cameras start at $30 for the VG-140 which has a weight of 125g, an optical zoom of 5x and is a compact digital camera and go up to $1,699 for the E-M1 which has a weight of 443g, an optical zoom of §x and is a mirrorless digital camera. The average price of a new Olympus digital camera is $543.
Olympus are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras.
Is Olympus the Best Digital Camera Brand?
So are Olympus digital cameras any good? We give every digital camera a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all digital cameras we are able to impartially rank all the digital camera brands.
Olympus is ranked the No. 10 best digital camera brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Olympus is the 10th best digital camera brand out there.
Let's look at how Olympus digital cameras compare to the other digital camera brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
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Olympus Digital Cameras
Olympus have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Olympus digital camera being 75%. Olympus also have a number of great features including rechargeable battery which sets them apart from the competition.
The average review score for a Olympus digital camera is 75%.
There's a smaller selection of Olympus digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with only 24 Olympus digital cameras currently on the market in the United States. Olympus digital cameras also tend to be more expensive than most other digital camera brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price $526
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price $543
Price Distribution of Olympus Digital Cameras
What Do the Olympus Digital Camera Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Olympus digital camera to work out the average distribution of reviews for Olympus and then compared this to the other digital camera brands.
Olympus has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its digital cameras than most other digital camera brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 93% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Olympus digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 88% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.
Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Olympus digital cameras by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other digital camera brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Olympus Digital Cameras Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 300 industry awards for Olympus digital cameras. The table below compares the number of awards given to Olympus to other popular digital camera brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
Olympus has won 300 awards for its digital cameras.
We checked over 130,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Olympus digital cameras. 520+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Olympus digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
83% of reviewers think Olympus digital cameras are reliable.
So, most people think that Olympus digital cameras are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Olympus digital cameras that mention reliability:
Sturdy weatherproof buil
incredibly well made
metering systems are very reliable
Karl Tennant 3.0 5.0 Since it's very durable
Its even more remarkable rugged credentials – waterproof to 15m
The Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 is one of the most durable pocket cameras youre going to find
the popular TOUGH series was launched in 2009
The Olympus Mju Tough 8000 packs a lot of features into a very small package
the Mju Tough 6000 has to carefully balance a small lens
robustly constructed imaging tool that is dependably responsive
This is not the most expensive waterproof
durable camera is capable of
Olympus has gone through a bit of a re-branding of late — its new series of rugged cameras
does include a built in HDR bracketing mode
The Olympus MJU Tough 6000 is a rugged digital camera
Greater AF reliability with very fast
more plasticky than the Pen E-P1
the lack of a built
The PEN-F is a deliberately beautiful camera that's not just built for show
even if its lens wasn't quite up to scratch
The seal is not robust enough
Features to Look Out For On Olympus Digital Cameras
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Olympus digital cameras that set them apart from the competition. These include rechargeable battery.
Olympus Rechargeable Battery
A rechargable battery means tht the battery pack in the camera can be recharged, meaning no need to constantly replace them with other batteries.