Olympus E-500 (EVOLT E-500)

Announced Sep 26, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | Four Thirds sensor
Price
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
Boosted ISO (maximum) 1600
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 2.5 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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