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.
Summary: I'm a film major so ive worked with a few cameras - this is by far the worst one I have been forced to touch. I bought it at a discount brand new and have been disappointed every time I use it.
Summary: Had this camera for a few years. Always felt pictures were not very sharp. I though It might be problem of my naked eyes. Unitill recently, I happened to take pictures on some prints, and pictures came out so blury it could not be read(I was using a tripod).
Summary: The package has the worng lens 17.5mm - 45mm lens wherein you are supposed to get 14mm-45mm lens. The lens are cheap made in china and lowest quality. Amazon.com must note,that they are cheating their customer with wrong information.
Summary: I bought this camera two months ago, and had no problems with it until I went to put the Compact flash card in one day, and I got an error message from the camera stating a card error. I then went out and bought an xd card and tried to put that in the second slot that this camera has. same story.
Summary: After doing my reseach I purchased the Evolt e-500! I was very excited about this purchase. Here is what I liked about it! 1) Large LCD Screen 2) It came with 2 lense's 3) It has so many neat settings 4) It felt nice in my hands. 5) The construction was very nice! 6) I like the 2 card option!
Excerpt: I,m from Indonesia n I,m still l;earn about photography Ibought this E 500 from my friend and I still confuse bout how poor this camera AF area. In D 70 theres more than just 3 area focus so I can work better. Please send me the manual of this camera.
Pros: less Af Area than other DSLR n there''''s no info display
Summary: This camera should be avoided at all costs, as should Olympus UK's customer support. I have been an Olympus user (OM slr's) for many years and have been highly satisfied with their products. I bought the E-500 in October 2006 for my daughter who is taking a digital photography course.
Excerpt: This digital camera follows the style of the film version of a true SLR. It is well balanced and feels solid and is comfortable to hold. It can be used as a fully automatic device or by an experienced photographer with access and adjustment to all functions.
Pros: Well put together and sturdy Very versative User adjustable parameters Very good battery life - I bought a spare battery and have never needed to use it yet!!! Feels nice Puts a smile on my face when I use it. Even bigger smile when I see the results
Cons: The 'quick start' booklette is a waste of space. As a spectacle wearer I find the supplied viewfinder eyepiece poor making it difficult to see the info in the veiwfinder. Actually composing the picture is no problem but to find out the camera settings I have to look at the LCD display on the rear...