Olympus D-500L

Announced Sep 10, 1997 •
1 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 50 – 150 mm (3×)
Marana
 
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This was an excellent camera in its day. Less than one megapixel, but the color was so great that you didn't notice. My first digital camera, I recall it cost around $900 when purchased new! It went around the world with me, got dropped to the pavement, and never broke. Never hiccuped. Still works after all these years! Problems: It's large, so it got to be heavy lugging it around. My husband and I would argue over who had to carry it, :^)

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Ronald D. Scott
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I've owned this for a year. By today's standards, this camera is obsolete (sells today for about $100) but certainly not without it's usefulness! This "see through the lens" camera is great for what I use it for.. a web page camera. It is also good for a trainer if you want to get experience with your 1st digital. My wife and children use it. I can't say enought praise for the camera. It has been durable and the 3X optical zoom is handy. I rated "features" as a 3 because todays cameras are ...

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This thing is like a tank. Had mine for about 4 years now (bought it as a refurb), and NO problems with it at all. Image quality is average by todays standards, but will be ok for snapshots for web and small prints, email, etc. Problems: Low light focus is not very good.

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Had mine for about 5 years and not a bit of trouble. Bought it new and have used it for thousands of photos, mostly for the Web. I'd use it forever it it had athe ability to either manually focus, or if it had a light assisted focus (like the new Canon G2s), Wish it permitted higher resolution images and the use of the larger 128 mb Smartcards, But have been very happy with it. Am looking at an upgrade and Olympus is on the top of the list because i also use a C2000 at work and am also very p ...

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I've had my D-500 for about a year and love it. I did some research before buying it as it was my first step into digital photography. Yes, compared to some of todays digital heavyweights it is a non-contender. But comparing the D-500 to other digital cameras of the same era and you'll see how advanced this camera actually is. I have a point and shoot 35mm and for Christmas purchased a new HP camera for my wife. I may purchase another digital in the future, but this has been my first choice ...

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Norman Boyle
 
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I used one of these cameras for a couple of years. It cost me £300. It consistently produced excellent results. The lens seems to be top quality and I liked the optical viewfinder. Exposure compensation was a useful feature. Whewn teamed with the little dye sub printer it produced super 6x4 instant prints. The only downside is there are no manual controls. Great camera for web use or smallish prints although I have been satisfied with 8x6 prints from this camera.

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