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Olympus EVOLT E-500

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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Bernard Knockwood - Canada, LetsGoDigital
22 November 2011
  • 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.
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2.0

Worst Camera I have ever used.

Nick, Amazon
13 August 2011
  • 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. It won't let you do what you want and if you tinker with any settings it automatically lowers the shutter speed making everything incredibly blurry and wont let you change it.
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Do not buy this camera. Could not focus.

CandyGuy, Amazon
4 October 2010
  • 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). I switched to a Sony camera, which is not as fancy as this one, and the result was 1000 times better. Wow, what a disappoint.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wrong Lens in the Box!!! Feels being Cheated!!

R. Krishnan "Digital Research", Amazon
24 June 2006
  • 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. I called Olympus to check on the correct lens and they said all recertified/remanufactured kits comes with 17.5mm-45mm lens and Amazon.com was wrong in listings, its customers must and should return it back!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Dont use a compact flash card with the evolt 500

backroadsrider, Amazon
16 May 2006
  • 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.
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2.0

This Camera is LOADED

Amy Nebraska "Amy", Amazon
9 February 2006
  • 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! Okay now for what I didn't like! 1) I am new to Digital slr's and really didn't like the low light focus issues. The camera kept spiting out flash to help aid the focus.
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Design 10
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Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 10
10
Customer support 6
6.0

Olympus Evolt E 500 With 14-45MM Lens Review

Jamz, Unbeatable
3 May 2012
  • 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
  • Cons: Awesome high quality picture
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Overall 2
2.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 10
10
Customer support 10
10

Olympus Evolt E 500 body Only Review

C.R.Warcup, Unbeatable
29 April 2006
  • 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. It comes with a 14-45mm F3.5 zoom lens which is adequate but the addition of the 14-54mm F2.8 transforms the results to the 'stunning' level.
  • 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 of the camera. Olympus say there is a better eyepiece for specs wearer at a cost!
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Picture quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

CF Kartenslot defekt nach wenigen Betätigungen

Anechoic, Ciao
6 November 2009
  • Summary: Von der Funktion her gibt es an dieser Kamera nichts auszusetzen, was jedoch die Verarbeitung und die Handlungsweisen des Supportes an geht, so habe ich recht trübe Erfahrungen sammeln dürfen. Nach keinen 50 Betätigungen brach, beim Auswerfen, einer der Stifte der CF-Kartenaufnahme ab. Vergleicht man die Karten-Führung von Olympus mit der diesbezüglichen Lösungen anderer Hersteller, wundert einen nichts mehr.
  • Pros: Funktionalität  -  Anmutung
  • Cons: Verarbeitung des Kartenschachtes
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