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Olympus-evolt-e-500-digital-slr.3383758
5.6 out of 10

Olympus EVOLT E-500

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Specifications

Feature
Value
Comment
Type
Type
Media
Compact Flash Card (Type I, II), Micro Drive, xD Picture Card (Dual Slot)
Imaging Size
17.3mm x 13.0mm
Lens Mount
Four Thirds Mount
Compatible Lens
Zuiko Digital, Four Thirds System Lens
Number of Effective Pixels
8 million pixels
Image Sensor
Type
Effective Pixel Number
8.15 million pixels
Aspect
4:3
Filter Array
Primary color filter (RGB)
Dust Protect Filter
Yes - Supersonic Wave Filter
Recording System
Recording Format
Recording Mode
JPEG, TIFF Ver. 6.0 (Exif 2.2), RAW (12bit)
RAW + JPEG Recording
Yes: RAW + SHQ/HQ/SQ modes
File Size
RAW: 3264 x 2448 Uncompressed Approx. 13.6 MB
Viewfinder
Type
View field coverage
Approx. 95%
View field coverage
Approx. 100%
Magnification
Approx. x 0.9 with 50 mm Lens set to infinity on -1diopter
Eye Point
16 mm (-1m
Diopter Adjustment
Built-in type -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen
Fixed type
Mirror
Quick Return Mirror
Viewfinder information
AF frame, Shutter speed, Aperture value, AF confirmation mark, Flash, White balance, AE lock, Number of storable still pictures, Exposure compensation value indication, Metering mode, Battry check, Exposure mode, Record mode
Eye Piece Shutter
Interchangeable type, EP-4 supplied
Depth of Field Preview
One-touch WB Button (Customizable)
Playback Monitor
Type
Size
2.5 inch
Pixel Number
215,250 pixels
Brightness Control
+/- 7 steps
Auto Focus
Type
Focus Mode
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus / S-AF + MF/ C-AF + MF
Focus Area
3 points
Detection Range
EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100)
Detection Range
Digital ESP/Center Weighted Average; EV 1 to 20 (50mm F2, ISO 100) Spot/Spot with Highlight, shadow control; EV 3 to 17 (50mm F2, ISO 100)
Focus Area Selection
Automatic Selectable / Manual Selectable
AF Assist Lamp
Built-in Flash type
AF Lock
Locked by first position of Shutter Button/ AE/AF Lock Button (Customizable)
Focus Tracking
Available in Continuous AF Mode
Manual Focus
Available by rotation of a Lens Focus ring
Exposure Control
Light Metering Mode
Exposure Mode
Full Auto, Program with Program Shift/Shutter Priority/Aperture Priority/Manual/Scene Program AE/Scene Select AE
Scene Program
Portrait/Landscape/Macro/Sports/Night Scene & Portrait
Scene Select
Portrait/Landscape/Landscape & Portrait/Night Scene/Night Scene & Portrait/Firework/Sunset/Macro/Sports/High-Key/Low-Key/ Documents/Beach & Snow/Candle/Children
Sensitivity
Auto: ISO100 to 400
Exposure Compensation
Up to +/- 5 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step
AE Lock
Locked by first position of Shutter Button / AE/AF Lock Button (Customizable)
Exposure Bracketing
3 Frames in +/- 1, 2/3, 1/2 or 1/3 EV step
White Balance System
WB mode
Preset WB
Lamp1(3000k) / Fluorescent 1 (4000k) / Fluorescent 2 (4500k) / Fluorescent 3 (6600k) / Daylight (5300k) / Claudy (6000k) / Shade (7500k)
WB Compensation
R-B/G-M up to +/- 7 step in each 2mired step for each Auto / Preset setting
Custom WB Compensation
up to +/- 7 step
One-touch Mode
4 one-touch Settings
WB Bracketing
3 Frames with +/- 4/8/12 mired steps
Picture Mode
Vivid/Natural/Muted/Black & White/Sepia
Color Mode
Color Space
Saturation
5 levels in each Vivid, Natural and Muted mode
Image Quality
Sharpness
Contrast
5 levels in each Picture mode
Shutter
Type
Shutter Speed
A,P,Ps: 1/4000 to 60 Sec. (depends on conditions)
Self Timer
12 or 2 Sec (possible to cancel)
Remote Control
Wireless with bulb function by RM-1 (RM-1:option)
Drive System
Drive Mode
Sequential Shooting Speed
Approx. 2.5 fps.
Max. Frame Number on Sequential Shooting
RAW; TIFF:4 Frames
Control Panel
Control Panel Information
Flash Control
Type
Built-in Flash
Yes. Flash Guide Number: 13
Flash Modes
Auto/Red-eye Reduction/Slow synchro/ Fill-in for Exclusive Flash
X-Sync Speed
X = 1/180 Sec.
Intensity Control
Up to +/- 2 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step
Syncro Timing
Front curtain and Rear curtain selectable
Multi Flash Control
Yes (control built in and ext FL flash independently)
Playback
Display Mode
Information
Exposure Mode, Metering Mode, Shutter Speed, F-Stop, Compensation level, ISO, Color Space, WB Mode, WB Compensation Level, Focal Length, Focus Area, File type, Picture Mode
Erase/Protect Function
Erase Mode
Image Protect Mode
Single
Menu
Menu category
Languages
English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean (depending on region)
Customize
Custom Reset
External Connector
Personal Computer Interface
Personal Computer Connector
USB connector: MiniB
Video Signal Output
Video Out Jack (NTSC or PAL selectable)
X-synchronization Socket (PC Socket)
Hot Shoe
Remote Cable
N/A
Power Supply
Battery
Battery Check
Automatic check
Sleep Mode
Yes (1, 3, 5, 10 min. selectable)
Date/Time saving
Approx. 5 months using the built-in battery
Size/Weight
Dimensions
Weight
15.34 oz. (435 g) [body only]
Operating Environment
Temperature
Humidity
Operating Range; 30 to 90%, Storage Range; 10% to 90%
Dust and Splash Proof
No
Release Date
First seen
14 November 2005