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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 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 10
10
Design 10
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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 9
8.7

Olympus E-520

Camera Labs
1 June 2008
  • Summary: The Olympus E-520 is the successor to one of the most popular DSLRs of the past year. With the earlier E-510, Olympus packed 10 Megapixel resolution, image stabilisation, live view, effective anti-dust and a broad array of controls and customisation into a compact, affordable body; the kit lens was pretty good too. Subsequent discounting saw the E-510 with a decent twin lens bundle fall to the price of many rivals with only one lens, and become a justified best-seller.
  • Pros: Built-in stabilisation which works with any lens., Very effective anti-dust system., Live View with contrast AF and face detection., Quick handling and broad customisation.
  • Cons: Smaller viewfinder than rivals., Can't see stabilisation in optical viewfinder., Relatively basic 3-point AF system., Screen doesn't flip-out.
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus E-520 DSLR camera review

Pocket Lint
5 August 2008
  • Conclusion: A superb feature set and great handling plus great image quality are combined in a camera that is a great price and available in a variety of lens kits to suit almost any photographers desires. The FourThirds format means a 2x field of view adjustment needed for the lenses you use but this also means that lenses are compact and lightweight too, making the system’s cameras ideal travel companions.
  • Pros: Price, FourThirds system, handling, anti dust system, image stabilisation, image quality, feature set, metering, low noise, Live View
  • Cons: Modest 3-point AF set up, small viewfinder, white balance issues
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Olympus E-520

PhotographyBLOG
30 July 2008
  • Summary: A fully-fledged mid-range DSLR in a compact body, at an entry-level price – this is how one could distill the essence of the Olympus E-520 into one sentence. The new camera inherits the very well designed body, efficient handling and semi-professional feature set of its predecessor, and gains important capabilities such as wireless TTL flash control, Shadow Adjustment Technology and contrast-detect auto-focus in Live View.
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
8.8
Build quality 9
9.0

Olympus E-520

PhotoReview
1 July 2008
  • Summary: An affordable, compact DSLR camera with built-in image stabilisation and live view support.Like the recently-released E-420, the new Olympus E-520 is an update of a previous model and doesn't introduce any radically new features or functions. The tenth Olympus DSLR and the third in the 500 series, it has the same 10-megapixel imager as the E-510 with a few tweaks to the stabilisation and autofocus systems to improve handling and performance.
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
8.8
Build quality 9
9.0

Olympus E-520

PhotoReview
1 July 2008
  • Summary: An affordable, compact DSLR camera with built-in image stabilisation and live view support.Like the recently-released E-420, the new Olympus E-520 is an update of a previous model and doesn't introduce any radically new features or functions. The tenth Olympus DSLR and the third in the 500 series, it has the same 10-megapixel imager as the E-510 with a few tweaks to the stabilisation and autofocus systems to improve handling and performance.
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Overall 9
8.8

Olympus E-520

ePHOTOzine
27 May 2008
  • Summary: First impressions are important, as that's where most of us make a decision in the camera shop. As soon as I picked up the camera I was on the wrong footing. Had someone forgot to add the meat to the flesh? The light weight sent out the wrong signal. Then I tried Live View and was instantly disappointed by the slow focusing speed. Yes it's one of the few that has AF in Live View but I couldn't help wanting something that didn't hunt around while using it.
  • Pros: Lightweight, 10x magnification in Live View, Long lasting battery, LCD easy to view, even in bright light, Impressive low noise at ISO1600, Image stabilisation, Variety of custom functions
  • Cons: No front exposure dial, AF slow in Live View, Menu not as intuitive as some
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Overall 8
8.1
Design 10
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Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0
Photo quality 9
9.0

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. De camera is ons dan ook goed bevallen en biedt een fraai stuk gereedschap om op kwalitatief hoog niveau DSLR fotografie te beoefenen.
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