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Olympus Evolt E-520

Olympus Evolt E-520

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2.7" HyperCrystal II LCD / Face Detection / Shadow Adjustment Technology / Truepic III / Wireless Flash / Requires Olympus Lens (not included) Underwater Housing

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Olympus Launches New Digital SLR Camera - E-520

The Olympus E-520 is a logical evolution of the E-510. Like the E-510, the E-520 features a 10MP "four-thirds" format sensor and stabilization built into the camera body via sensor-shift. The LCD is slightly larger (2.7" vs. 2.5") and the continuous shooting speed is slightly faster (3.5fps vs. 3fps). New features include: contrast detection AF for LiveView, face detection, wireless flash control, shadow adjustment technology and new vertical and horizontal panning IS modes. Olympus states that the dynamic range of the E-520 is wider than that of the E-510, though I haven't seen any actual numbers on that.

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Comments From Review (10)

Allen Vincent , March 07, 2009; 01:50 P.M.

I have been shooting with the e-500. I have had nothing but good luck. Once understanding how to work the camera's detailed aspects and advanced features, I came out with beautiful shots with minimal editing. The lack of an IS system was the only downfall, but get a grip people, when was photography equipped with IS before now? Learn the hard way, then youll be better with the new. I have now purchased an E-520 after much reading. Paired with the a FL-36r flash it has given me incredible shots. I have had nothing to complain about with the upgrade and will continue my passion for the olympus 4:3rds system.

Amit Barak , July 14, 2008; 01:55 P.M.

I was mostly impressed by the E-420, being the "smallest, lightest, DSLR body on earth" when launched. Although I generally had good experience with Olympus point and shoots, the only things that, for me, would make sense buying non Canon/Nikon DSLR body would be features that Canon or Nikon do not offer, the E-420 offers outstanding portability, some of the Sony DSLR bodies have tilting LCDs. What does the E-520 have that makes it unique and worth buying?

Rodolph Farah , July 02, 2008; 09:51 A.M.

Dear Steve, the flash can only be deactivated when you use M for example as for manual setting, not when you use the automatic camera program.

Steve Bellayr , June 29, 2008; 04:30 P.M.

Another question: At Adorama under Operation it states 32F - 104F. Does this mean that below 32F or 0 degrees Centrigrade that problems may be expected?

Rodolph Farah , June 27, 2008; 03:34 A.M.


Water Close up without Macro

I tried the E510 and the E410, and finally the E3. To my knowledge as a professor in photography, I was totally amazed by the new technology included in the new Olympus system, specially the E3. According to their price, no camera now in the market matches this evolution pack. To gain more focus on the E410, and E510, get the new Zuiko high teck lenses and be amazed of the results, believe me.

Steve Bellayr , June 26, 2008; 02:51 P.M.

Does anyone know if the flash on E-520 can be de-activated?

John Gilmore , June 20, 2008; 11:15 A.M.

I have been very happy with my olympus cameras. I have both the E-510 and the E-1. Both cameras have been very good to me with my picture taking. Although I did have a problem taking some timed exposer's the other night with the E-1. I think that they were my fault though. I am not sure. I am going to try more shot's later this week to find out. ( I did get the shot's I wanted with the 510)

John Gadd , June 19, 2008; 11:27 A.M.

As for myself I would be careful about the olympus model. I purchased a E-500 and when ever I try to zoom in on a subject my pictures blurr. I am aware that the E-500 does not have Image Stablization, I use a tripod for shots requiering zoom. I have sent my lens & camera back to olympus TWICE ! I sent a photo with it to show the distortion, and so far they have NOT fixed the problem. I called them back to discuss this defect and I was told to wait for a phone call, sometime in the next 7 to 8 days. This is really agravating and unexceptable !! I had to buy another camera just for my vacation, which I really can't afford, but that's what I had to do. If they continue to put me off the way they have the last two times I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER OLYMPUS PRODUCT AGAIN !

Bill Liljeroos , June 09, 2008; 02:09 P.M.

Amazing.......... I paid $826.00 for the e510 kit last year. I love it and have no plans on upgrading right.

Jan van Gorselen , June 08, 2008; 12:24 P.M.

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