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Olympus EVOLT E-500
4.5 out of 10

Olympus EVOLT E-500

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Overall 8
8.0

No complaints

Chelsea phillips, Amazon
1 January 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

R C CHRISTENSEN, Amazon
15 December 2014
  • Summary: THIS IS MY 2ND CAMMERA LIKE THIS AND IT MEETS ALL MY NEEDS
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Camera

Karl Mahnke, Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: It does everything I wanted and expected; it is as simple as I want it to be... point and shoot... or it can be complex ie. WB bracketing, completely manual etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

Photography novist

R. Dirks, Amazon
5 December 2012
  • Summary: good deal for beginning photography class. Camera is easy to use. Found manual on-line. Have recommended this item to others
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Overall 8
8.0

novice

mike, Amazon
30 September 2012
  • 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. mike
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Overall 8
8.0

Very capable E-500

Paul Porter, Amazon
26 June 2009
  • Summary: The E-500 has been a great camera for me overall. It is easy to use and controls are well placed. It is of comfortable size and fairly light in weight even with a zoom lens on. While the camera is light in weight the materials used do not feel cheap and it fits well in your hand(I have big hands)...
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Overall 8
8.0

An excellent consumer digital SLR

Anonymous, Newegg
28 June 2007
  • Pros: Takes great quality pictures. The second longer lens is perfect for those outdoor shots. Loads of picture taking options. You can spend hundreds more on more pro level cameras & lenses, but for the average consumer, this one fits the bill.
  • Cons: Takes only 4 pictures before pausing to write data to the memory card.
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Overall 8
8.0

step up from P&S

E. K. Arnold, Amazon
12 March 2007
  • Summary: First of all, i don't own this camera--i have the nikon d80--but a friend of mine does and i've been able to compare both side to side. no, the E500 isn't a better camera than the d80 (wishful thinking), but it's one of the best values in the entry-level dslr market.
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Overall 8
8.0

OM E-500/Good Deal

Larry Mackinnon, Amazon
22 January 2007
  • Summary: I purchased the E-500 kit with the 14-45 and the 40-150 zooms. The price I paid for a two-lens kit was less than the price of competitor's kits offering only one lens. Kit lens quality is very good, better in my opinion than either Canon's or Nikon's offerings in this category.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camera Overall -- One Issue

John W., Newegg
15 December 2006
  • Summary: Olympus has a solid reputation as a great camera mfgr and supplier of high-quality optics (zuiko). Their best effort rivals anybody's on the planet. That said however, the E-500 is only "above average" in my opinion.
  • Pros: -- Lots of configuration options for fine control -- nice weight, fits well into my hand -- reasonably robust -- controls mostly placed in useful places (though not nearly as nice as using their old OM series cameras unfortunately) -- Capable of taking excellent-qualitry pictures (see my cons tho...
  • Cons: -- Focusing problems (but read on) When it does focus it is extremely crisp and sharp and you WILL LOVE its pictures. Occasionally it declines to focus-- not on wrong thing, just not at all. I've missed shots that way. Its probably due to low-light levels or some technical aspect of its focusing ...
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