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Olympus EVOLT E-10

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Overall 10

Olympus Camedia E-10

PC Magazine
8 December 2004
  • 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.
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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 8
Construction 9

Expert Review

DP Review
18 July 2004
  • 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...
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