Excerpt: It is always pleasure to test and do experiments with high-quality cameras and I am happy that I have the chance to do this from time to time. Olympus E-500 has some unique features and extras, like supersonic removal of any dust from the matrix.
Summary: Paid $200 for this camera (used). Got it, used it, love it. Great picture quality, no blur on action shots. Amazing Deal. We saved almost $700 on this thing people. Don't waste your money when you can get the same quality as any other brand. This DSLR kicks butt!!!!!
Summary: I purchased this camera for me as a gift, but my wife swiped it away. We enjoy it when we are traveling, taking pictures of our grandkids and and the critters out the back door. The price was real easy on the pocket book too.
Summary: This was a Mother's Day gift and turned my wife into a full blown digital scrapbooker. It's hard to take a bad shot, and has enough settings that the amateur artist can experiment easily/quickly with f-stops and shutter speeds...without wasting a ton of film. There is no video capture, and the small screen is okay for reference but nothing fancy. It will capure using the RAW format, but my wife prefers the largest jpeg for file size issues.
Summary: The camera seemed o.k. couple little issues with condition, but no manual. I am a novice slr user, and am lost as to how to use this thing. Asked seller to send manual, but still haven't heard. Will have to buy one for $10.00. Oh well.
Excerpt: I received the Olympus E-500 as a replacement for the E-300 that had focussing problems. Now the E-500 has same focussing problems. It appears to be the left sensor. The problem occurs in bright sunlight and seems to get worse over time. I tried an E-500 at the camera store with the left sensor, but it failed too using the only 35mm macro lens.
Summary: I have to say overall I just love Olympus products! This camera is a backup to my other Evolt. I like the way the 4/3 sensors work and take photos. The quality of pictures is solid and consistent. The pictures always come out vibrant. Though I take care of my equipment, this camera was only $180 in almost like new condition. If I dropped it, I might cry some but then that gives me an excuse to get a PEN P3.