Olympus E-510 EVOLT Review
The E-510 allows you to change image sharpening, contrast and color saturation each of which have five levels of adjustment. You can also select between sRGB or Adobe RGB output color space. Additionally the E-510 features Picture Mode preset image parameters.
Image parameter adjustments
- Picture Mode (presets): Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone
- Gradation: Low Key, Normal, High Key
- Noise Filter: Off, Low, Standard, High
- Image adjustments (color Picture Modes)
- Contrast: -2, -1, 0, +1, +2
- Saturation: -2, -1, 0, +1, +2
- Sharpness: -2, -1, 0, +1, +2
- Image adjustments (Monotone Picture Mode)
- Contrast: -2, -1, 0, +1, +2
- Sharpness: -2, -1, 0, +1, +2
- B&W filter: Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green
- Monotone tint: Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green
- Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
As with the E-330 and E-500 and E-410, the the E-510 features 'Picture Modes'. These modes apply very slightly different levels of contrast, saturation and sharpness. The table below describes the relative difference between each mode (this isn't documented).
Below are samples of our test scene taken in each of the Picture Mode presets, we've also included a 100% crop from each image so you can see the sharpness level of each preset.
We used the E-510's Natural Picture Mode for these samples so treat the 'Default' as slightly lower sharpening than you would get in Vivid mode (which appears to be a step higher). If you prefer your images a little sharper out of the camera you can always use a +1 setting (although be aware of which picture mode you're in). Note that overall sharpness is HEAVILY affected by the noise filter setting which we examine in more detail on the next page.
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