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5.8 out of 10

Olympus EVOLT E-510

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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
18 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 across the ISO range by default, turning down noise filter doesn't spoil images, Through the lens Live View with Auto Focus (although requires mirror up/down), Up to ten times m...
  • 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 countered by LCD which doesn't tilt, not bright enough outdoors, Long, unstructured menus make finding some less common settings frustrating, Live histogram and preview brightness ina...
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10
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. Olympus has managed to combine the advantages of the E-500 with the E-410 in the new Olympus E-510, which has made it a very interesting camera.
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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
25 November 2007
  • Excerpt: The 10-megapixel Olympus E-510 replaces the E-500 with improvements to the Live View and dust removal systems.
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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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Overall 9
8.9

Olympus E-510

Camera Labs
1 June 2007
  • Summary: The Olympus E-510 is arguably the most feature-packed DSLR in its class, ticking almost every box on the wish-lists of new DSLR buyers. You get 10 Megapixels in a relatively light and compact form factor, the option of one or two decent kit lenses, and the triple whammy of built-in anti-shake, anti-dust and Live View capabilities, not to mention easy access to a wide variety of settings. It’s certainly a compelling package, especially for the asking price.
  • Pros: Built-in Anti-Shake works with any lens., Very effective anti-dust system., Unique Live View facility., Easy access to settings.
  • Cons: Smaller viewfinder than rivals., Can't see stabilisation in optical viewfinder., Some may not like motorised manual focus., Screen doesn't flip-out.
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Overall 9
8.9

Olympus E-510

Camera Labs
1 June 2007
  • Summary: The Olympus E-510 is arguably the most feature-packed DSLR in its class, ticking almost every box on the wish-lists of new DSLR buyers. You get 10 Megapixels in a relatively light and compact form factor, the option of one or two decent kit lenses, and the triple whammy of built-in anti-shake, anti-dust and Live View capabilities, not to mention easy access to a wide variety of settings. It’s certainly a compelling package, especially for the asking price.
  • Pros: Built-in Anti-Shake works with any lens., Very effective anti-dust system., Unique Live View facility., Easy access to settings.
  • Cons: Smaller viewfinder than rivals., Can't see stabilisation in optical viewfinder., Some may not like motorised manual focus., Screen doesn't flip-out.
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus E-510 Digital SLR

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
Overall 9
9.0

Olympus E-510 DSLR camera review

Pocket Lint
14 November 2007
  • Pros: Price, svelte FourThirds system, handling, anti dust system, image stabilisation, image quality, feature set, metering, low noise, live view
  • Cons: Auto white balance foibles, modest 3-point AF set up, plastic feel to the build
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Olympus E-510

PhotographyBLOG
17 August 2007
  • Summary: So, the question is, is the Olympus E-510 worth the extra money over the E-410, which offers many of the same features including an identical 10 megapixel resolution? In terms of ergonomics, the E-510 feels slightly more comfortable to handle due to that nicely rounded grip, but then the trade off is a slight larger physical bulk than the E-410.
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
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Overall quality 8
8.0

Olympus E-510

digicambuyer.co.uk
16 July 2007
  • Conclusion: A class act from Olympus. The Four Thirds system finally delivers what it promised years ago
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