Olympus E-520

Announced May 13, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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This is a good camera for its price and category. Imho Olympus colours are unbeatable. I bought a 14-54 mm for it as I wanted a good lens. Biggest hussle with this camera are the AF and the viewfinder. Liveview is of no interest to me. This viewfinder is too small and one has really to strain one's eye to make the most out of it. But once you're used to it it's OK . I was so disappointed with the AF that I thought of returning the camera but eventually I decided to turn it off and shoot ...

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Ayman Safadi
 
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Bought in a double zoom kit with 14-42 f3.5-5.6 and 40-150 f 4.0-5.6 nearly two years ago. I've been shooting almost everything, and I have to say, that it takes very good pictures. I love the colours, especially when set to vivid. It creates a strong color effect and I use that option mainly for macro and portrait. Shooting sports is pretty easy with the 40-150 but only at daylight. Lots of people complain about the 3 focus points. I have to tell you, thatit isn't a disaster. For example, I ...

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I am selling my E-620 with its 'croocked' Viewfinder image and bought an E-520. For me the only advantage of 620 over 520 is that the viewfinder information is shown below the frame. I do not see much difference in the quality of the RAWfiles. There are two reasons why I did / do not leave the Olympus clan: + the excellent quality of the 14-54mmII lens + the three-by-four image ratio I get good prints in A3 size; nor do I do need to publish my photos in glossy magazines; so for me the ...

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Andrew Bayliff
 
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I have had this camera now for 3 years, upgrading from the E500. It came with the kit 14-42mm lens and I kept my 40-150mm zoom from the previous camera. For the price, it has been an excellent camera. Good vivid colour saturation, sharp JPEG photos, comfortable in the hand with a reasonably rugged construction (my tripod fell over face down into a rocky seawater pool and both camera and lens survived). The 40-150mm lens was fantastic, bright and sharp, easily outperforming the 14-42mm ...

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logbi77
 
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Pros: Good IQ Wireless flash capability CDAF Live view Customizable in many ways Relatively cheap Cons: 3 pt Phase Detect AF Can hunt in very low light NO AF assist light built-in

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tsotris
 
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pros: excellent image, good menus, easy to use,price cons: only 3 point

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HaroldC3
 
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I've had the e520 for a couple weeks now. I have had some Canon and Nikon DSLRs and decided to try Olympus because of what you get for your money. I would definitely recommend Olympus to anyone looking for an entry or mid-level DSLR. Here are the things I really like about the camera: + The depth and size of the grip. Fits my hand perfectly. + Size of the camera (not overly big but not tiny). + Build quality seems pretty solid but I wouldn't take it out in the rain + Settings for just ...

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Pat Perrier
 
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I have used this camera for six months now. I had bought it - at a very low price - to upgrade from my beloved E- 500, to get better image quality in high ISO and DR. So, here is my assessment, comparing with the E 500: - Construction is slightly cheaper - The so called “hyper crystal” screen of the E 500 was more scratch resistant ! - I find the shutter noisy. Don’t hope to shoot discretely in concert hall with this camera, except if you are a fan of hard rock. The shutter of the E 500, ...

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Todd3608
 
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The 2 lens kit at 477.00 is hard to beat. Build quality is top notch. I really like how Olympus loads down their entry models with features often not seen until mid range models. Problems: -Slow autofocus in low light -Live view autofocus is slow -Small viewfinder -Indoor white balance needs improvement

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