|Olympus EVOLT E-520 10.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ 14-42mm Lens)|
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|The perfect moment doesn't wait. That's why serious photographers need serious equipment so that they are ready for whatever comes. With its pro features and top image quality, the Olympus E-520 D-SLR fits the bill perfectly. The next evolution to the EISA award-winning E-500 series incorporates a built-in image stabilizer to ensure blur-free shots irrespective of the lens attached - no matter if wide-angle or ultra-tele and without the need for a tripod. Matched with the Supersonic Wave Filter dust protection system and improved Live View capabilities, the freedom to frame and take great, crystal-clear photos is virtually limitless. Based upon the forward-looking "designed for digital" four thirds standard, the 10.0 megapixel E-520 with Live View ensures uncompromising D-SLR quality.|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||10.0 MP|
|Sensor Size||13.0 x 17.3mm|
|Sensor Type||Live MOS|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Lens For SD||14-42mm|
|Focal Length Range||14mm - 42mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||58 mm|
|Lens System Features||Internal Focusing System, ED Glass|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast and phase detection|
|Lens Construction||8 group(s) / 10 element(s)|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 84mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto (100-1600)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Manual, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync, flash exposure bracketing|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash, CompactFlash Card Type I, CompactFlash Card Type II, IBM Microdrive, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical, Optical (Through-the-lens)|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Fixed eye-level pentaprism|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-3 to +1|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II, 1 x xD-Picture Card|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Still Image Format||DCF, DPOF, EXIF 2.2, JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Auto Power Save, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Contrast Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Face Detection, Focus Bracketing, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Image Stabilization, Interchangeable Lenses, LCD Live View Mode, Mirror Lock, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge Support, RAW Processing, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, Saturation Control, Shadow Adjustment Technology, Shadow Point Display, Sharpness Control, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Programs||Anti shake, Beach/snow, Candle, Children, Documents, Fireworks, High key, Landscape, Landscape-portrait, Low key, Macro, Nature macro, Night scene, Night scene with portrait, Panorama assist, Portrait mode, Sports mode, Sunset, Underwater macro, Underwater wide|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Black & White Green filter, Black & White Orange filter, Black & White Red filter, Black & White Yellow filter, Blue, Green, Muted, Portrait, Purple, Sepia, Vivid|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Manual, Overcast (Preset), Shade (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3.5 frames per second|
Average review score based on 120 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I had an E-510 Prior to this one and fell in love with the quality of pictures and ease of operation, length of battery service and ergonomics, not to mention the looks. This E-520 has all of those features plus the larger size screen and it is much easier to see images in daylight. There are also some additional features that make this camera a must buy for the advanced novice to the professional that does not want to lug around a large, bulky, heavy camera. This is a winner!!!
I've owned the E-520 for about 9 months and I'm impressed. As a photographer, both professionally and personally for the past 20 years, I've had my share of cameras from old film Minoltas, Nikons and Ricohs, to newer pro-level Nikon digitals and even medium-format film. The E-520 has been a welcome investment.
The size, weight and feel are close to my old Nikon FE with a similar lens. However the ergonomics ofthe E-520 are much better. It's sturdy and there's not a cheap bone on the outside. The viewfinder is clear and adjustable; the dislay is large (2.5 inches across and 2 inches tall) and the controls are easy to use, even in the cold with thin gloves on. It has a hot shoe plus on-board flash plus it doesn't burn through batteries like my old Nikon D-3 did.
The professional feel to the camera carries over to the images it takes. Very crisp images thanks to the Zuiko lenses (I have the 14-42 mm and 40-150 mm zooms). The lenses are lightweight and not bulky (again like the old Nikons).
However, there are drawbacks. In low light, it seems the autofocus has a hard time picking a subject and manual focus is best. Also, you need to be aware of the white balance - at times, I've notice the auto white balance becomes confused rendering off-color pics. However, these are easily correctible once you get used to the camera. Everything is adjustable manually, so taking the perfect shot is simply a matter of getting to know your camera.
Overall, the Olympus E-520 ranks as one of my favorite cameras ever. Prior to my purchase, I scouted the usual offerings from Canon and Nikon and even looked at Fujifilm. However, the combination of features and price led me to this camera - and I'm glad I bought it.
Nikons and Canons are like Mustangs and Chevelles - everone has one. Do yourself a favor and check out the Olympus E-520. You'll be happy, and you're sure to have something none of your friends have - and that's always a good thing!
I LOVE this E520 body. I had/have an Evolt 510 body that has now been back and forth to Olympus THREE times for repair. They just can't seem to get it right, so I decided to buy just a body for all my lenses that I already had since every time the 510 comes back, they say it's fixed, but then when I got o use it at a function, the thing craps out on me AGAIN.
I've been studying the manual and tinkering around experimenting with shots, and I have to say, this 520 body is amazing!! It has 20 different preset scenes, countless flash settings, it's fully automatic or can be used manually. You can set it for Apperature priority or shutter priority. I honestly think Olympus is THE BEST VALUE for the money! It's a very functional camera for a novice, and is trick enough to keep a serious photographer happy.