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Olympus E-520

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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
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Ergonomics 8
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Build quality 8
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Expert Review

DP Review
4 March 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 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 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 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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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-520

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: An exclusive look at the new Olympus E-520, the latest in the Four-Thirds system.
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus E-520 review

PC Advisor
28 February 2009
  • Summary: The Olympus E-520 is the replacement for the maker's popular mid-range E-510 DSLR camera.
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Overall 9
8.5

A brilliant, feature-filled SLR

Good Gear Guide.au
31 January 2009
  • Summary: Olympus' E-520 is a great D-SLR that is more than capable of competing with the big guns from Canon and Nikon. Its images are impressive and the feature set is robust enough to satisfy all but the most demanding photographer.
  • Pros: Impressive pictures, great exposure handling, dust reduction works well, sensor-based stabilisation
  • Cons: Live View autofocus still slow, menus can be confusing
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus E-520 review

Digital Arts
9 October 2008
  • Excerpt: As expected, shortly after news of the update to the tiny Olympus E-410 comes the replacement for the maker’s popular mid-range E-510. Like the E-420, the new model has seen some cosmetic improvements to the finish and controls. As a result, the E-520 looks slightly better-made now.
  • Pros: Small lightweight body with effective anti-shake and anti-dust systems; new image processing improves overall image quality.
  • Cons: Increased shadow noise using optional Shadow Adjustment Technology; small viewfinder image; new 2.7-inch screen difficult to check in bright sunlight.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Picture quality 8
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Overall quality 8
8.0

Olympus E-520

digicambuyer.co.uk
2 September 2008
  • Conclusion: The E-520 is as comprehensive a camera for the price as you're likely to ever want and able to produce stunning results; spend a little more on good glass and it's even better.
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