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: 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.
Excerpt: After useing my olympus e-500 digital camera i was in love with it. I have taken many many beautiful pictures that i would not have been able to take with any other camera that is out there. My olympus e-500 is a top of the line in the olympus selection. It has so many lens that you can buy to change on the camera body itself. Clear photos on the screen and after you print the photos out.
Excerpt: The Olympus Evolt E-510 is an outstanding camera for beginners and more advanced photographers alike. It has all the features you would expect from a digital camera allowing you to fully customize your picture taking experience, or not at all. It runs the gamut from preprogrammed scenes (which although I hardly use do get the job done fairly well) to fully manual controls. The picture quality is excellent even with the stock lenses.
Excerpt: I have had my 2 lens Olympus E 510 for almost a year and have taken hundreds of pictures. I like to think that I am a "photographer" rather than a "picture taker" so I almost never have my 510 on "auto" setting. I purchased my camera after much research. I also knew what I wanted due to my having several film SLRs as well as 3 digicams.