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
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)...
Summary: This is a rugged camera that takes good pictures. I have since went to Nikon, but still have my E-500 for back-up. It's a reliable camera, well worth the price. I, too, purchased mine as a kit, with two lens and have added lens to it, as well as an Olympus mounted flash. A good camera.
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.
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.
Summary: I purchased the EVolt E-500 late August and so far it has been an excellent choice. Below is a summary of likes and dislikes: - 2.5" LCD, clear, bright (even in sunlight, just got back from Hawaii so I know) - Relatively fast camera for continuous shots.