Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Olympus E-10: (4 megapixel professional digital SLR) Without a doubt the E-10 offers excellent value for money. Even with it's US$1,950 list price it's still a good US$1,500 cheaper than it's nearest "professional" rivals, yet it steps up and takes them on for overall image quality, build and features.
Pros: Excellent image quality, good resolution and detail, neutral colours, High quality 4x zoom lens, very fast and bright F2.0 - F2.4, Smooth lens controls, mechanical zoom ring is VERY welcome, Superb build quality, excellent "all metal" case, tactile feel to controls, Well designed, good ergonomics, comfortable and well balanced, All controls "locking" (require press and turn of dial to operate), LCD live view as well as true TTL optical viewfinder, Excellent selection ...
Cons: Stuck pixels (seems to be affecting quite a few E-10's), Slow startup times, Slow image flush times, Slow image display and image magnification, Some chromatic aberrations (although not enough to worry), Histogram display not automatic and not available in record mode review, Flat images / neutral colours may not be to everyone's tastes, Good continuous mode speed is let down by small 4 image buffer, Barrel distortion at full wide angle, Noise even at ISO 80 (though a...
Excerpt: The new Olympus Camedia E-10 digital camera ($2,000 street) is one of those rare products that feels perfect the first time you pick it up. Even rarer is the fact that after several weeks of use, we couldn't find one major facet of the E-10 that we'd change–except the price tag. At first glance, the E-10 looks like a traditional 35-mm camera and lens, with the left side of the camera body cut off. The E-10 feels solid in the hand, thanks to a comfortable grip.
Excerpt: First, I must express my gratitude to Olympus. A few years ago when rumors of digital backs for 35mm SLRs first cropped up, I responded in print with the opinion that eventually cameras designed for and around a CCD chip would prevail. The new Olympus Camedia E-10 realizes that prediction by being the first real camera you don't have to apologize for by referring to the output with the excuse, "it's digital.
Camedia E-10 ($2000) is the first "professional" camera
to come from Olympus, and many folks (myself included) couldn't
wait. In fact, I bought an E-10, instead of getting a review unit
per the usual. After using the Canon EOS-D30, I hesitate to call
the E-10 a "professional" camera -- perhaps "near
professional" is more appropriate. While the E-10 is very similar
to the D30 (which costs $1500 more),
the big difference is the lens.
Pros: Very sturdy, well designed body, All the manual controls you'll ever need, First rate photo quality, Impressive night and macro ability, SmartMedia and CompactFlash Type II slots, Ultra-fast shooting speeds, Handy backlit LCD info display and swiveling LCD, Ability to preview shots on LCD as well as viewfinder (a first for an SLR digital)
Cons: Lens not removable, Somewhat sluggish in menus and playback mode, Disappointing LCD quality, IBM Microdrive not supported, Expensive, Possible quality control issues with CCD (see beginning of review)
Olympus Camedia E 10/20 - jeden za osmnáct, druhý …
3 February 2013
Excerpt: Večerníčkové pořekadlo se na Camedie E-10 a E-20 opravdu hodí. Na první pohled je skoro nerozeznáte a přitom je mezi nimi řada podstatných rozdílů. Ty jsou o to podstatnější, že fotoaparáty nejsou za "dvacet" ale o několik desítek tisíc korun více. Který si vybrat?
Excerpt: Wer sich vor dem Kauf vergewissern will, ob er die richtige Wahl getroffen hat, für den sind die digitalkamera.de-Praxistests sicherlich ein guter Anhaltspunkt. Dies gilt besonders, wenn es um eine rund 4.500 DM teure Kamera wie die Olympus Camedia E-10 geht. Wir haben die neue Spiegelreflexkamera von Olympus ausgiebig getestet und berichten, was die Kamera im Alltag taugt.
Pros: professionelles "Look and Feel", schwenkbarer Monitor, optimale Systemblitz-Ansteuerung
Cons: Autofokus nicht kontinuierlich, Autofokus mit nur einem Messfeld, hoher Preis