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Olympus E-520

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Overall 9
8.6

Olympus E-520 Review

digitalslrphoto.com
8 April 2009
  • Excerpt: It’s getting very cramped in the £500 sector of the market, with the Olympus E-520 looking to catch the eye of the DSLR newcomer in search of a highy-featured, yet easy to use camera that can help them take their first successful steps in digital SLR photography. Is it an ideal choice for the beginner? Has it enough in its arsenal of features to appeal to the more experienced user?
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0

Olympus E-520 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
8 February 2009
  • Conclusion: This is a good transitional camera for anyone wanting to progress to DSLR for the first time although it does have some minor limitations that should be considered and, I imagine in many cases, overlooked.
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Overall 5
5.0

Olympus Evolt E-520

LAPTOP Magazine
5 February 2009
  • Summary: Although the Olympus Evolt E-520 made a good first impression with its solid, ergonomic build and intuitive interface, it quickly lost points for its slow speeds and lackluster image quality. Although the Nikon D40’s ($499) interface takes getting used to, we still recommend it to DSLR newbies over the E-520.
  • Pros: Large LCD, Good build quality, Easy to adjust settings,
  • Cons: Mediocre image quality, Slow speeds, No flash-off option on the mode dial,
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Olympus E-520: First Look

Pop Photo
23 January 2009
  • Excerpt: It's too early to declare it "Steal of the Year," since production models are just now hitting stores, and we've yet to run one through the Pop Photo Lab. But judging from the specs and its well-known DNA, the new Olympus E-520 promises to be a strong contender.
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Olympus E-520: Camera Test

Pop Photo
23 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Jaded? Amid all the new DSLRs and jaw-dropping technology, it's easy to feel ho-hum about an Excellent image-quality rating from the Pop Photo Lab, topshelf image stabilization, live view, and a price so friendly it damn near invites you over for drinks. That's certainly the case with the 10MP Olympus E-520. Especially at $550, street, body only; $630 with 14- 42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital lens.
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
15 January 2009
  • Conclusion: The E520 is a very competent DSLR with a high specification that we believe will prove to be highly competitive on price once it has been on the market a little longer and its price has dropped away from the MSRP. The level of customizability is astonishing for the price, both in terms of the function of external buttons and the ability to fine-tune the output of the camera to perfectly suit your subject, shooting style and personal preferences.
  • Pros: Good image quality at low ISO settings, JPEG engine conveys just about everything that is captured, In-body image stabilization means the benefit is seen with all lenses, Control panel display allows quick access to the important shooting parameters, Generally snappy performance (though it would be nice to disable SSWF at every startup), Comprehensive control over noise/detail balance (Noise filter), Choice of AF mode in Live View, Live view can mimic exposure or auto...
  • Cons: Dynamic range limited compared to the rest of class - can lead to more easily clipped highlights, Small viewfinder, Comparatively soft image output in JPEG and RAW, Disappointing high ISO performance, Auto white balance and presets not brilliant (though there is a fine tune option), LCD could be a little brighter for outdoor shooting with live view and is prone to smearing, LCD turns monochrome and noisy in low light, Image parameters only offer limited latitude aroun...
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Olympus E-520 review

What Digital Camera
15 January 2009
  • Excerpt: The 10-megapixel Olympus E-520 is the bigger brother of the E-420. The primary difference between the two is that the E-520 benefits from in-camera image stabilisation technology.
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Part Of A New Wave? The Olympus E-520 Review

Bright Hub
26 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Even though it has been on the market for six months, the E-520 represents the next generation in Olympus' Four Thirds system DSLRs. This member of the family may not stand out from the pack as much as its predecessors, but it still represents a reliable...
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
13 November 2008
  • Conclusion: Olympus E-520 digitalSLR camera The Olympus E-520 seems a logical continuation of the E-510. The year is over, so a new type number will attract the attention to the brand again. However, saying just that would not do the Olympus E-520 justice. This DSLR camera closes the front that Olympus started when the Olympus E-3 was introduced. The fact that the Olympus E-520 is quite similar to the E-3 was revealed mainly through technical tests.
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Olympus E-520 SLR

Steve's Digicams
16 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The E-520 (right) seated next to its little brother, the E-420 . Olympus E-520 Specifications Product Type Product type Single-lens reflex Live View digital camera with interchangeable lens system Memory CompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card (Dual-Slot) Sensor Size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V) Lens mount Four Thirds Mount Effective Pixels Number of effective pixels 10 million pixels Image Pickup Unit Product type Live MOS Sensor Total pixels...
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