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Olympus EVOLT E-510

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  • User Score (431)
    9.1 9.1 from 431 reviewers
  • Expert Score (35)
    8.4 8.4 from 35 reviewers
  • Design (8)
    6.2 6.2 from 8 reviewers
  • Value for money (16)
    5.9 5.9 from 16 reviewers
  • Features (7)
    6.1 6.1 from 7 reviewers
  • Ease of use (21)
    5.6 5.6 from 21 reviewers
  • Performance (93)
    5.8 5.8 from 93 reviewers
  • Picture quality (108)
    5.9 5.9 from 108 reviewers
  • Durability (14)
    5.8 5.8 from 14 reviewers
  • Battery performance (20)
    4.6 4.6 from 20 reviewers
  • Display (91)
    4.8 4.8 from 91 reviewers
  • Photo quality (13)
    6.5 6.5 from 13 reviewers
  • Video quality (6)
    5.9 5.9 from 6 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (92)
    6.0 6.0 from 92 reviewers
  • Build quality (2)
    5.4 5.4 from 2 reviewers
  • Shutter lag (12)
    5.6 5.6 from 12 reviewers
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The Olympus Evolt E-510 is known to be the most feature-rich entry level DSLR that is available on the market today. As a matter of fact, it is the upgraded and more advanced version of the Olympus Evolt E-410. Features like the 4/3 10 megapixel Live MOS sensor, the Zuiko Digital lens mount and a 2.5-inch monitor that offers Live View remain intact. Whereas other remaining features like the built-in image stabilizer and other internal features are all new and advanced. With its sensor-shift image stabil…

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The Olympus Evolt E-510 is known to be the most feature-rich entry level DSLR that is available on the market today. As a matter of fact, it is the upgraded and more advanced version of the Olympus Evolt E-410. Features like the 4/3 10 megapixel Live MOS sensor, the Zuiko Digital lens mount and a 2.5-inch monitor that offers Live View remain intact. Whereas other remaining features like the built-in image stabilizer and other internal features are all new and advanced. With its sensor-shift image stabilization and live view mode (LCD preview) operation have certainly made the Olympus Evolt E-510 a success. The sensor-shift image stabilization is effective in such a way that its dust reduction makes the images produced clean and sharp. Another ‘silent’ feature is the Turbo III processor, which ensures that the noise produced when taking a picture, remains as low as possible. Even though with stiff competitions against other brands, the Olympus Evolt E-510 still managed to score among photographers. The live view preview mode is available for users to mimic the way they frame a shot with a compact camera and scene presets in case you're not comfortable enough to set exposure using the program, aperture- and shutter-priority, and manual shooting modes that are the norm among SLR shooters. The Olympus E-510 is known to users as a very capable camera. It does give good results even in bad weather. Its build quality is both good and well-handled. Though it does have negative reviews from a certain user who said that the Olympus Evolt E-510 is a disappointment, he also added that he wanted to be able to take better pictures but got plagued with out of focus, under and over exposed junk shots. That is just the opinion of one person but so far the other users of the Olympus Evolt E-510 have been enjoying this camera.

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  • E-510 external controls

    I want to use E-510 with an external monitor on live view while shooting, and want to know what USB pins are available for remote control. Saw article showing focus/exposure option and trigger option. Any other options? Cheers, Matthew

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