Summary: This camera was exactly like described, I had troubles with my recent camera and this was two steps up from my malfunctioning camera, I had all the parts from my old one, so this camera body was a great replacement, and shipped really fast, thanks so much
Summary: Really forgot this beauty for shooting a wedding-but try as I might with 3 other slurs-the 520 with the better 14 -54 lens and the 36r flash just would not be denied. I put an umbrella on the stand with with the flash on remote and after setting it up, and shooting several shots to get the right aper. and s speed etc. just shot away. Beautiful Olympus color. None of my slrs match the color and easily shoot portraits as well. It was sooo easy.
Summary: I already had an Olympus E520 with several lenses and other accessories. I took a spill while trying to get a shot of a bird up in a tree... and broke the hot shoe mount for the flash. Rather than pay more than twice as much for the (out of stock) E620... I replaced a damaged E520 body with one in very good condition.
Summary: Hola Gente: My only concern? Only have one format picture relation of 4:3 and I take all my pictures in 3:2 format, so I'll go for the E620. If you buy the body and the 9 to 18mm Zuiko lens you'll ready for panoramic, and is just great! Saludos, Allan.
SUPERB DSLR, Beautiful, sturdy, versatile, easy to use.
19 February 2010
Summary: This is my first DSLR camera. I spent many days and nights, stressing over whether I wanted an Olympus E-520, or a Nikon D3000, or the Canon's 450D. I strongly suggest you go to a camera shop, and handle any camera you are interested in BEFORE purchasing, it truly boils down to which suits you the best. First of all, Canon and Nikon are the big dogs in advertising. Their names are well known, and recognizable.
Summary: I received the camera one day and was shooting pictures like a pro the next day. The camera makes it easy! Olympus quality is obvious in this camera, so many features it will take me years to use them all. And while I have been playing around with it, I have slowly started getting used to how they all work. I am by no means a professional photographer, so learning is taking priority. The instructions are very clear and well written to help even a novice like me.
Summary: This is my 28th digital camera and I love it. I had the Canon SXI for a short while and it was good but did not impress me. This SLR does impress me. It is wonderful for scenic work and for studio work. It is the best buy in a dSLR by far.
Summary: I purchased the Olympus E-520 about 6 months ago after researching cameras for about 3 months. I looked at the Pentax K200D, Canon XSI, Nikon D40, Nikon D40x, Nikon D60, Sony Alpha 300 as well as the Olympus E-420 and the Olympus E-510. I read all sorts of detailed reviews ([...] has some of the best ones), watched video reviews and product demonstrations on YouTube, spoke to friends and family that owned some of the cameras mentioned above and most importanty, I went to...