Olympus E-500 / EVOLT E-500

Announced Sep 26, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Superb in operation and handling. Nice colours. Problems: The sensor developed a fault after 5 years - a thin blue line running down the the right hand side of the frame, particularly noticable at ISO-400 and above.

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Although the camera doesn't break any barriers, it does finally deal with the E-300's problem of low-light focusing & addresses some of the noise issue. The larger LCD almost balances out the tiny viewfinder. I'm frustrated waiting for the E-3 & if it doesn't break any new ground like the E-1 did with the sensor-cleaner & the E-330 did with the live-preview, then I'll probably sell my Oly gear. The glass is top-quality. I just wish they made their bodies with the same level of quality & ...

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Bought this cam in Europe 2 months ago, it is a Made in China, in Europe it seems all Olym E500's are Made in China. Kit lens is 17.5-45mm, seems cheapest lens. Pros: -- ergonomic build -- rich features -- easy to use menu -- clear & large LCD screen (but see problem below) -- image quality, hard to say, I have never produced sharp image as sample ones provided by dpreview.com. Natural color. Problems: Cons -- plastic body, not very solid feel -- small viewfinder -- difficult focus, minimum 3 ...

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This camera is a toy. If you have an E-300 hang on to it. The jump up will be a step back. It may look good, but it is a light piece of plastic that will break the first time you drop it. The E-300 has the same quality photo capability with a much meatier professional feel. I was really not at all impressed. Big deal..it looks like a Nikon/Canon clone. Problems: Too light, too small. Priced cheaply because it is constructed cheaply. You'll be sorry>>>

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After my 300D canon has been stolen I was confronted again with the dilemma of choosing a new camera. Following many years of using canon, both analogic and digital, and after reading extensive reviews and many users opinions I finally have decided to switch brand and bought the olympus E500. After only several days. I hurried to give it back to the store, quite disappointed. I tried to shoot several pictures in different iso values, from 100 to 1600. The photos shot at 100 and 200, including ...

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