Olympus E-510 EVOLT Review
Olympus E-510 EVOLT Specifications
|Prices|| E-510 body only
US: $ 799
E-510 + 14-42 mm lens
US: $ 899
E-510 + 14-42 mm + 40-150 mm lenses
US: $ 999
|Sensor|| 4/3 type Live MOS sensor
17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
10.9 million total pixels
10.0 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
|Dust suppression||Supersonic Wave Filter|
|Image stabilization|| "Supersonic Wave Drive" (in-body sensor shift)
Two modes: Horizontal+Vertical, Vertical only
|Image processor||TruePic III|
|Image sizes|| 3648 x 2736
3200 x 2400 (3:2)
2560 x 1920
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - three levels
|JPEG compression|| SHQ (1/2.7)
SQ (1/8 or 1/12)
|Lenses||• 4/3 standard lens mount
• Range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
• Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
|Auto focus||• 3-point TTL phase difference detection
• Detection range: 0 to 19 EV (ISO 100)
• Available in Live View (slight pause and mirror flip required)
|Focus area selection||• Automatic
|Focus modes||• Single shot AF
• Single shot AF + MF
• Continuous AF + MF
• Continuous AF
• Manual focus
|Manual focus||Focus by wire (on lens)|
|AF assist lamp||Yes, flash strobe (flash must be raised)|
|Exposure modes||• Auto
• Program AE (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Scene select AE
|Scene modes||• Portrait
• Night Scene & Portrait
|Other scene modes||
|Metering system||• 49-zone multi-pattern
• Range (Digital ESP): 1 to 20 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
• Range (Spot): 3 to 17 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
|Metering modes||• Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (2%)
• Highlight based spot
• Shadow based spot
|AE Lock||• AE/AF lock button
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing||• 3 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
|Exposure steps||1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV|
|Exposure compen.||• -5.0 to +5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
|Shutter speed||• Auto mode: 2 - 1/4000 sec
• P, A, S or M mode: 60 - 1/4000 sec
• Bulb (up to 8 mins)
|Aperture values||Depends on lens: 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps|
|Flash X-sync speed||• 1/180 sec
• 1/4000 sec (Super FP mode)
|White balance||• Auto
• Lamp (3000K)
• Fluorescent 1 (4000K)
• Fluorescent 2 (4500K)
• Fluorescent 3 (6600K)
• Daylight (5300K)
• Cloudy (6000K)
• Shade (7500K)
• Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
|WB fine tuning||• Red - Blue: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
• Green - Magenta: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
|WB Bracketing||• 3 frames
• 4, 8 or 12 mired steps
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters||• Color mode (Natural, Vivid, Muted)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
• Monochrome (B&W, Sepia, Purple, Green, Blue) - filter (Ye, Or, Re, Gr)
• Gradation (High Key, Normal, Low Key)
|Drive modes||• Single
• Remote control
|Continuous||• 3.0 fps
• RAW: 6 frames maximum
• JPEG: Up to card capacity @ HQ 1/8 (with high speed media)
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
• 12 sec
|Flash||• Auto electronic pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 12
• Sync modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction,
Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in, Off
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
|External flash||• Hot shoe
• TTL Auto FP / TTL auto for Olympus dedicated flash (FL-20, FL-36, FL-50)
• Modes:Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in for exclusive flash.
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
|Viewfinder||• Eye-level TTL Optical Pentaprism
• Field of view 95%
• Magnification 0.92x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre
• Eye point 14 mm at -1 dioptre
• Dioptre adjustment -3 to +1 dioptre
• Focusing screen: Fixed type
• Mirror: Quick return mirror
|Viewfinder info||• Aperture value
• Shutter speed
• Record mode
• AF confirmation mark
• AE lock
• Number of storable still images
• Exposure compensation value
• Metering mode
• Battery warning
• Exposure mode
• AF frame (super imposed)
• IS activating mode.
|LCD monitor||• 2.5" TFT LCD monitor (wide viewing angle, semi-transmissive)
• 230,000 pixels
• 100% frame coverage
|Playback functions||• Single
• Magnify (2 - 14x)
• Index (4, 9, 16, 25 frames)
• Calendar view
• Light box view
• Slide show
• Histogram (Lum / RGB)
• Highlight & Shadow point warning
|Playback information||• Exposure mode
• Metering mode
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• Exposure compensation level
• Colour space
• White balance mode
• White balance compensation level
• Focal length
• Focus area
• File type
• Picture mode
• File name
• Image size
• Recorded card type
|Editing||• RAW development
• JPEG editing (B&W, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Color saturation, Resize)
|Menu languages||• English
(Other languages can be downloaded)
|Storage||• Compact Flash (Type I and II)
• xD Picture card
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• IR Remote control (optional)
|Vertical / portrait grip||No|
|Power||BLM-1 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)|
|Dimensions||136 x 92 x 68 mm (5.4 x 3.6 x 2.7 in)|
|Weight||• 460 g (16.2 oz) without battery
• 535g (16.4 oz) with battery
• 725g (approx) with battery and 14-42mm lens
|Box contents||E-510 body, 14-42mm lens (kit contents), Li-ion battery BLM-1, Li-ion battery charger BCM-2, USB cable, Video cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.|
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