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.
Excerpt: The Olympus E-510 is a very good starter camera for a professional who is just starting out. The ease of use, and quick start allow the owner to be able to jump in and get started quickly. Interestingly enough, the more you find out about the options, the more the camera becomes a truly professional tool. The quality control, diverse options, and long battery life are as good as any other tier II camera without the extra expense of a Nikon D series.
Excerpt: This is my second digital camera but first DSLR. I read a lot of reviews before choosing this camera and I have to say, I have been happy with the quality of the photos, and the ease of using the camera though I had to read the manual a couple times to get the options down. The image stabilization feature works great and I like being able to let in more light to capture something that may be a bit dark. I have also taken night pictures that have turned out very well.
Excerpt: This is my first DSLR and I bought this with much expectation and lot of fear. Although the camera seems to be delivering as promises it lacks support from users as there are very few users out there. And as a begining to professional protography you would need more support. It seems the rivals from Canon and Nikon are the winners in this segment. Still its not that difficult to master this SLR and you can start shooting pro pictires within no time.
Summary: I am photography hobbiest and there are several picture taker at our family. I upgraded from e-500 to this product for two main reason:1. Image stabilizer form. It has delivered what I expect. Now I get nice and sharp imges with 200mm objective.2. Live view, even though this is not really must for DSLR, my fammily enjoys it.
Summary: I bought this camera based on the reviews in CR; and they were generally right. It is my first DSLR. Although is is more difficult to use than my large format cameras, it does a lot more things. Probably the problem relates to a learning curve. The instruction book (138 useful pages) says "try it out for a while before doing any serious work . . ." That is excellent advice.
Summary: The Evolt E-510 provided excellent shots right out of the box, with no adjustment. The handling and feel are solid and I particularly like the righthand grip. I work outdoors shooting landscape and cityscape and this camera took little time for me to become comfortable using. Both lenses are great, though I do prefer the 14-42mm for its depth of field and the size of the image area.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Excellent default setting, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction