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Olympus EVOLT E-510
5.2 out of 10

Olympus EVOLT E-510

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Overall 10
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Design 10
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Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
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Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
17 January 2008
  • Conclusion: Olympus E-510 digital reflex camera Unlike the E-400, we had to await the successor of the E-500 for awhile. This is not so bad in itself, because the Olympus E-500 is a fine camera.
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
9 January 2008
  • Conclusion: I've been using the E-510 for an unusually long time - the delay in publishing this review meant I ended up living with it for several months, which allowed me to really get to know it in the same way an owner would. And my overall impression, I have to say, is very positive indeed.
  • Pros: Compact and lightweight design with excellent handling, Surprisingly effective sensor-shift image stabilization, Excellent control system (via info screen) and lots of external controls for important settings, Good image quality and resolution, if not optimum straight out of the box, Low noise ac...
  • Cons: Dynamic Range less than competition (highlights by about three quarters of a stop; 0.7 EV), Serious highlight clipping on bright days unless you reduce exposure, Small viewfinder (difficult to see fine detail, difficult to check focus, difficult to use with glasses), Live View usefulness countere...
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Overall 8
8.3

Olympus E-510

best4reviews.com
7 January 2008
  • Summary: The E-510 may not be 100% perfect but it's the closest Olympus has come yet with any of its digital cameras. If you're prepared to opt into the Four Thirds system favoured by Olympus - and now Panasonic - rather than going with the tried and tested Nikons and Canons of this world - and favour a...
  • Pros: Four Thirds system allows for physically smaller lenses that offer twice the focal range of their 35mm equivalents, making for a lighter camera all round, built-in stabilisation allows for steadier shots in low light avoiding image blur, plus a better, more rounded grip than the E-410 makes holdi...
  • Cons: Physically bulkier than its E-410 baby brother, meaning that it cannot similarly lay claim to 'smallest DSLR in the world', auto white balance is sometimes inaccurate
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Field Test: Olympus Evolt E-510 at the US Open

Pop Photo
3 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Last year, Olympus invited me to test some of their premium glass at the US Open. If you remember, I loved the lenses, but was disappointed with the performance of the Evolt E-330.
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Camera Test: Olympus E-510

Pop Photo
3 January 2008
  • Excerpt: We've been waiting five years for Olympus to fully realize the benefits of the Four Thirds Standard digital SLR system: smaller camera bodies, compact lens designs, enhanced image quality, and innovative digital features.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Olympus E-510 Review

What Digital Camera
3 September 2007
  • Summary: In-camera image stabilisation and dust-reduction figure prominently on most enthusiasts DSLR shopping lists, but all too often we see one without the other, or we get a weak compromise. With the Olympus E-510 we’re getting both of these things and, more importantly, they both work.
  • Pros: Noise control, Dual mode, image stabilisation, live view LCD mode, Supersonic Wave Filter.
  • Cons: SHQ JPEG burst depth slightly limited, limited dynamic range.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Evolt E-510 Review

Digitaltrends
27 August 2007
  • Conclusion: I have no problems recommending the Olympus Evolt E-510 two lens kit for D-SLR newbies or those who don’t have an extensive collection of older lenses. However if you have a collection of glass, go with similar 10MP Canons or Nikons.
  • Pros: Solid 10MP D-SLR; quick response; Live View
  • Cons: Live View; menu system needs updating
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Overall 10
10

Camera Review: Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR

ConnectReviews
14 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Just over a year ago, I reviewed the EVOLT E-500 from Olympus and it was by far the best digital SLR I’ve ever used. …
  • Pros: Fast continuous shooting mode., Optical image stablization system works great., Lightweight and comfortable., Live View allows you to see a preview on the LCD., 18 scene modes., Dual memory card support (CF and xD)., Excellent battery life.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
23 July 2007
  • Excerpt: The Olympus E-510 is an entry-level digital SLR that is the "big brother" to the E-410 which I recently reviewed. For an additional $100, the E-510 offers all of the things that made the E-410 impressive (and, in some cases, not impressive) and throws in image stabilization, a larger grip, better...
  • Pros: Excellent photo quality if you tweak the settings; minimal noise until ISO 1600 (with noise filter set to low), Optical image stabilization for every lens you attach, Great value for the money, Well built, easy-to-hold body, Live view on LCD allows you to see 100% of the frame, preview white bala...
  • Cons: Soft photos at default settings (adjust the noise filter to fix that); occasional underexposure and dull colors, Live view feature not as robust as on a fixed-lens camera: view is grainy and sluggish, difficult to see outdoors and in low light; adds 1 second of shutter lag if autofocus is on; not...
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Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
17 July 2007
  • Summary: The diminutive Olympus Evolt E-510 looks and feels like its iconic 35mm OM series predecessors, but the similarities end there.  The E-510 is Olympus’ flagship digital SLR and at this point in time it may be the ultimate bridge camera – an imaging device that almost perfectly spans the gap between...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Fast, Very tweakable, Easy to use
  • Cons: Default images are a bit soft
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