Olympus E-520

Announced May 13, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Announced May 13, 2008
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Refresh to the E-510 improves autofocus in live view mode and throws in a handful of minor enhancements. With a superb feature set (including in-body image stabilization) and customization options that set it apart from most of its competitors the E-520 looks very competitive on paper, but the viewfinder and image quality (particularly in challenging shooting conditions) are far from class-leading and taken as a whole the camera struggles to stand out from the crowd. Recent price cuts have made the E-520 seem a lot more attractive, and the results in good light are impressive at normal print sizes, with pleasing color and very well optimised JPEGs - and an excellent kit lens.

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Review, Aug 20, 2008
Article, May 13, 2008
Quick specs
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 3648 x 2736
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Lens mount Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 552 g (1.22 lb / 19.47 oz)
Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm (5.35 x 3.62 x 2.68)

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