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Olympus E-520


$600.00 Released March, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Internal image stabilization instead of lens-based, great for this price range. Highly customizable user interface, especially for an entry-level DSLR. Higher magnification in Live View than comparable products.

The Cons:Photos very noisy at high ISOs. Viewfinder smaller than competing cameras. Small number of AF points, only 3.

The E-520 is an upper-entry-level digital SLR camera from Olympus, designed to replace its predecessor, the Olympus E-510. While very similar to the E-420, this camera has a larger, more standardized body and grip shape when it comes to DSLRs.

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Like the smaller E-420, the E-520 comes equipped with a 10 megapixel resolution, a dust reduction system to remove image-ruining particles from the image sensor, and a 2.7” LCD screen to quickly and clearly focus photos. The E-520 also comes equipped with face detection technology, allowing for up to 8 people to automatically be in focus for sharp photo imaging. Common complaints about this camera include a small viewfinder and lower dynamic range capabilities compared to the camera’s competitors. The E-520 is generally regarded as a well-equipped and capable camera for beginners in the market for an advanced DSLR, but will likely not be enough for advanced users and professionals.

Features

  • 10 megapixel image sensor, 3648 x 2736 resolution
  • Interchangeable lens system
  • 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Lens included
  • 2.7” LCD screen, 230k pixels
  • Compact Flash (Type I and II) and xD Picture Card compatible
  • Built in, pop-up flash with red-eye reduction
  • Wireless flash control
  • BLM-1 Li-ion battery (included)
  • image formats: RAW (12 bit), RAW + JPEG, JPEG
  • dimensions & weight: 136 x 92 x 68 mm, 490 g (including battery)

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    Internal image stabilization instead of lens-based, great for this price range

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    Highly customizable user interface, especially for an entry-level DSLR

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    Higher magnification in Live View than comparable products

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    Good range of customization available for white balance

Cons
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    Photos very noisy at high ISOs

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    Viewfinder smaller than competing cameras

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    Small number of AF points, only 3

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    LCD screen can be difficult to read in sunlight

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    Small number of AF points, only 3

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