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Olympus E-520
5.6 out of 10

Olympus E-520

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Overall 8
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Value for money 9
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Features 9
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Performance 9
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Picture quality 8
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Ergonomics 8
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Build quality 8
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Expert Review

DP Review
19 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
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Functionality 8
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Audio & image quality 8
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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
11 December 2008
  • Summary: 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, capable entry level DSLR camera.
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Overall 10
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Design 10
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Value for money 9
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Ease of use 9
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Picture quality 9
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Durability 9
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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.
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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

Digital Arts
20 March 2009
  • 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 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 8
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Design 8
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Value for money 10
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Picture quality 8
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Overall quality 8
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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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Overall 8
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Design 10
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Value for money 9
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Ease of use 9
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Durability 9
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Photo quality 9
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Olympus E520 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: De Olympus heeft een mooi en overzichtelijk assortiment DSLR camera’s in huis. Innovatief en daar waar mogelijk verbeterd op essentiële punten, een omschrijving die de Olympus E-520 past.
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Overall 8
8.1

Olympus E520 Review

LetsGoDigital
11 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Olympus gayet hoş ve kullanışlı bir DSLR ürün serisine sahip. Olympus E-520 için yenilikçi kelimesini kullanabiliriz. Mümkün olan her temel noktada cihaz iyileştirilmiş. Bu yüzden, bu kamera gerçekten hoşumuza gitti.
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