Summary: This camera is a wonderful canvas to get those once in a life time portraits in your photo album. I had bought this camera, read the instructions, took some pictures, re-read the instructions, honed the mechanics in a little and I was off on vacation to my nieces wedding and to take pictures of the scenery in Ohio. The pictures are stellar. I have to say my skill level in photography is a little above average after 40 years, (I should be a little better by now).
Summary: This was my second Olympus DSLR. I kept it in a case and seldom used it when the weather was really bad. After about a year, I pulled it out of the case on a trip and it was not working. It went from working great to not working? The screen had some weird have view on it, so I sent it in and it cost me about half of what I paid for it and their reason for why it malfunctioned was that they told me I was not caring for it properly.
Summary: It was a used camera, so the price was right to give it as a gift. I know nothing about cameras, so I can't speak to its abilities. The delivery was on time. It was well packed and exactly as described. My brother was DELIGHTED and emails me beautiful pictures constantly. He has purchased additional lens and couldn't be happier. Start to finish, I am so glad I purchased the Olympus Evolt. My brother is very into photography.
If you have the money, buy a Canon or Nikon if not buy the E-510
9 September 2012
Excerpt: My olympus E-510 is a great camera, I have taken more than a 1000 pictures with my 510 and I have have them printed to 16x20 and I have pictures all over my walls. The color is beautiful they are sharp as a tack. The 2 lens kit costs about $750.00. Its a great deal for anyone just starting in photography.
Excerpt: I am pleased with the Olympus Evolt E-510; it's a camera that I can grow with, as my skills progress. The weight is perfect (not too heavy) as well as the grooves for holding it. The stabilizer is excellent and I'm taking the best photos of my life. This camera is worth every penny.
Excerpt: I have had previous DSLR cameras and wanted to get into a higher quality version. The Olympus e-510 is IT! There are more menus than I can count which made for a steep learning curve, but the photos are worth the time spent learning. I love this camera. Perfect fit for my hands. 10MegaPixel, good optical zoom.
Takes beautiful photos w/ both beginner and advanced settings
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This camera was purchased more for my husband than for me. I was shy about such a complicated piece of equipment. In reality, though, it turned out to be such a GREAT camera that I wanted all our photos taken with it. The quality is truly outstanding and the automatic settings make it simple for the beginner. My husband uses a lot of the special features for sporting events, etc. I may read that manual someday.....
Excerpt: I have owned the Olympus E-510 with the two kit lenses for about a year and a half. I have taken close to 1000 shots with it. It takes great photos and so-so photos. It really depends on you. Straight out of the box it takes pretty good shots. With a little knowledge and some tweaking it takes great shots. One suggestion read and learn.