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Olympus Stylus 500 Digital

The Stylus 500 features a 2.5-inch 215,000 pixel LCD monitor. Be Read more

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Steve's Digicams
16 February 2005
  • Summary: The Stylus 500 is the third generation of Olympus' series of premium point-and-shoot digital cameras. The Stylus 500 features an impressive 2.5-inch HyperCrystal™ LCD that is as bright as it is big, 5.0-megapixels of image resolution, and a compact, durable, all-weather body, the Stylus 500 demonstrates that power and elegance can co-exist in a stylish package that delivers brilliant images.
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Dc Resource
27 January 2005
  • Excerpt: The Olympus Stylus 500 ($399) is a compact point-and-shoot, weatherproof camera. By weatherproof I mean that it can take a splash -- it's not equipped to go swimming. Other features include a 5 Megapixel CCD, 3X optical zoom lens, and large 2.5" LCD display. How does this latest Stylus perform? Find out now in our review!
  • Pros: Stylish, compact, and weatherproof metal body, Good all-around performance, excellent startup speed, Large LCD display is usable outdoors and in low light, Plenty of scene modes, Live histogram in record mode, Optional underwater case, Cool playback mode features, Much improved bundled software
  • Cons: Soft photos with fuzzy details, Redeye, No optical viewfinder or AF-assist lamp, Plastic door over battery/memory card slots too easy to open accidentally, Some manual controls would've been nice, Unexciting movie mode, Full manual only on CD
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Digicam Review
5 February 2006
  • Excerpt: Introduction: The Olympus Mju Digital 500 (aka Stylus 500), is available for £229 / $299 - the Mju Digital 500 is a compact weatherproof 5 megapixel digital camera, with a 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 35-105mm on a 35mm camera), and a large 2.5" TFT screen. The camera is enclosed in a silver or navy blue metal body. It records unlimited 320 x 240 / 15fps videos with sound. The camera's quite compact with the following size: 99 x 55.5 x 31mm.
  • Pros: Good colour, Good image quality, Very fast switch on time / fast operation, Weatherproof metal body, Excellent, clear, large 2.5" screen, Excellent super macro mode, Good battery life, Lots of scene modes, Low noise
  • Cons: Battery compartment seems to open too easily, No Custom White Balance, Panoramic mode only available with Olympus XD memory cards
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Overall 10
Value for money 10
Features 8
Ease of use 10
Performance 10
Picture quality 10

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Digital Camera Magazine
16 January 2006
  • Summary: If it had USB 2.0 and a lock on that annoying battery hatch, this camera would be totally perfect. Despite those niggles, it is easily the best camera in its class. It’s comely, well made, performs flawlessly and is supremely easy to use, with a huge choice of scene modes. In fact, it’s hard to find any real bad points on this camera.
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11 March 2006
  • Summary: Fotoaparát Olympus mju D 500 navazuje na řadu „mjůček“. Má také všechny jejich základní vlastnosti. Důslednou ochranu proti prachu a vodě, originální tělo a jednoduchou obsluhu. Jako novinka se může pochlubit 6,4 cm TFT antislunečním displejem a rozlišením 5 megapixel.
  • Pros: Design, displej, Voděodolná úprava, Jednoduché ovládání, Objektiv, zpracování obrazu, České menu
  • Cons: Šum při ISO 400
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Expert Review

14 February 2006
  • Excerpt: Con la µ[mju:] 500 Digital da 5 milioni di pixel e monitor LCD da 6,4 cm che assicura una riproduzione delle immagini sbalorditiva, Olympus arricchisce ancora una volta la celeberrima serie µ[mju:]. La µ[mju:] 500 Digital è nuovo modello che propone soluzioni innovative per catturare gli istanti più preziosi nelle più svariate situazioni.
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Overall 8
Features 6
Ease of use 9
Sharpness 9
Color and saturation 8
Brightness 9

Expert Review

8 June 2005
  • Conclusion: Deze Mju Digital 500 is eigenlijk niet de grote broer van de Mju mini, daarvoor hebben ze te weinig gemeen. Deze camera produceert in 5 megapixel net zulke goede fotokwaliteit als de mini. Kwaliteit die we van Olympus gewend zijn. Zijn grote LCD biedt een goed zicht op ons onderwerp. Al met al een erg leuke, maar niet ultracompacte, 5 megapixel camera tegen een aangename winkelprijs.
  • Pros: goede beeldkwaliteit, grote LCD
  • Cons: geen oculairzoeker, matige lichtsterkte objectief
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Проба цифрового фотоаппарата Olympus Mju 500

31 March 2005
  • Conclusion: Словом, камера отлично подойдет фотографам, которые уже считают себя достаточно продвинутыми, чтобы не воспринимать всерьез аппараты с матрицей меньше пяти мегапикселей, но пока не готовы сразиться с массой тонкостей съемки на полупрофессиональную цифровую камеру. Плюсом можно назвать и цену аппарата - многие конкурирующие модели аналогичного уровня обойдутся ощутимо дороже.
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