Olympus E-500 / EVOLT E-500

Announced Sep 26, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | Four Thirds sensor
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 3264 x 2448 ?
Other resolutions 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 ?
Image ratio w:h 4:3 ?
Effective pixels 8 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 9 megapixels ?
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) ?
Sensor type CCD ?
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, (800 & 1600 as 'boost'), 1/3 EV steps ?
White balance presets 8 ?
Custom white balance Yes ?
Image stabilization No ?
Uncompressed format Unknown
JPEG quality levels Standard, High, Super High ?
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
?
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes (lens focus by wire) ?
Number of focus points 3
Lens mount Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier 2× ?
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD No ?
Screen size 2.5 ?
Screen dots 215,000 ?
Touch screen No
Live view No ?
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) ?
Viewfinder coverage 95% ?
Viewfinder magnification 0.9× ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Built-in flash Yes (pop-up)
Flash range 13.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (Olympus hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye
Continuous drive 3 fps ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ?
Videography features
Microphone None
Storage
Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card ?
Storage included None ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI No ?
Remote control Yes (InfraRed (optional))
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Weight (inc. batteries) 479 g (1.06 lb / 16.90 oz)
Dimensions 130 x 95 x 66 mm (5.12 x 3.74 x 2.6)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No ?
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