Summary: This camera is a real work horse, for a mid level instrument this is a good deal. Technology has advanced a great deal since buying this camera, nonetheless it continues to serve a great deal of my needs.
Summary: I have enjoyed using this camera. My learning curve of it challenges me. The only issue I have with these cameras, is they do not take the picture, under automatic mode, until everything is perfect.
Summary: The camera itself is very rugid and feels very sturdy. I am very new to SLR photograpghy. The only negative comment I can make is that the options aren't so user friendly, but they will probably come the more I learn about the camera and all the functions. There are so many buttons, just is a little confusing for me right now. The AUTO function seems to produce good pictures most of the time, especially close ups, they come out very well.
Summary: The price was reasonable, so I took a chance. My last SLR was a 35mm Nikon. But I was hooked on the compact digitals--great lens quality, good features, low cost, and most important light weight and compact size--they seemed perfect, except for the fact that in bright light, composition is very difficult. I left the Olympus out of travel plans, because the real estate in my backpack was very limited.
Summary: For the price I paid, this was an excellent starter camera. I don't believe there was a better deal for me, and i don't regret my choice. The Kit lenses that come with it are both pretty good, you can try out both lenses and see what kind of range you typically use. Later you can dump them for a better lens. In the past Canon's kit lens were so awful the cheaper olympus kit took better pictures. Today i'm not so sure, however this is still the cheaper kit.
Summary: This camera is perfect if you are on a budget and want a digital SLR. Everything so far works great, easy to use, takes crisp and clear pictures. If I had one complaint it would be that the focusing system can be slow at times. I am used to a Canon Rebel and if you have ever used a Canon you'd know what I mean. There is a reason why most sports photographers use Canon, they are lightning fast when it comes to focusing and frames per second.
Summary: I've had the camera for six months now, and love it. I fretted over all the reviews when buying, and all the technical guides that put pictures side by side with other cameras, blah blah blah blah, it was all terribly involving, and all seems quite unimportant now I have this thing. I like that it'll smaller than other cameras, so is easier to pack around on vacation, and it takes wonderful pictures.
Summary: I started my DSLR experience with the E-510, while this was a quirky little camera that needed cajoling to perform well, the E-520 is nothing like that. After a year with the E-510, I ended up replacing it with the E-520 and what an improvement this camera is! A lot of quirks that the E-510 had (blown highlights, excessive contrast, bad LCD, underexposed mid-tones in JPEG) had been remedied in the E-520 and to add to that a bunch of newer features had been added as well.
Summary: The pictures are slighlly darker and contrasty.This can be corrected with the special program that Olympus offer. The flash mode annoiying. The pictures are excellent.easy to handle and rugged!