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Olympus Evolt E-520 Digital SLR Camera

Olympus Corporation E5201442
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Olympus EVOLT E-520 Digital SLR Camera

Olympus Corporation 262091
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Price Best Price: $1,699.00
Pros
  • Full environmental seals
  • Fast auto-focus
  • Very good image quality
  • Tilt/shift LCD screen with live view
  • Fast autofocusing
  • Weather resistant body
  • In-body image stabilization
  • Dual card slots (CF and SD)
  • Wireless flash control built-in
  • Level gauge
  • 100% field of view optical viewfinder
Cons
  • Menus are too complex
  • Control layout is a little cumbersome
  • Not as good as the competition at high ISO
  • Lacks customizability
  • 12 MP sensor
  • Limited video options
  • Lackluster high ISO performance above 1600
  • Only 5 fps burst mode
  • No mode dial
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 262010 262865 E5201442 262091

Battery Information

Battery Built-in No No No No
Battery Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Size Supported   Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Rechargeable   Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life   870 Shot 650 Shot  
Number of Batteries Supported   1    
Number of Batteries Supported     1 1

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 2.50  " 3.00  " 2.70  " 2.70  "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.1  Megapixels 12.3  Megapixels 10.0  Megapixels 10.0  Megapixels
Image Sensor Size   4/3" (0.71" x 0.53") 4/3" (0.68" x 0.51")  
Image Sensor Type   Live MOS Live MOS  
Touchscreen     No  

Exposure

Shortest Shutter Speed 1/8000 Second 1/8000 Second 1/4000 Second 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second 60 Second 60 Second 60 Second

Flash

Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction Auto Flash, Slow Sync, Flash ON, Rear Curtain Sync, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction

General Information

Manufacturer Olympus Corporation Olympus Corporation Olympus Corporation Olympus Corporation
UPC Code 050332160569 050332176348 45121504 45121504
Manufacturer Part Number 262010 262865 E5201442 262091
Brand Name Olympus Olympus Olympus Olympus
Product Name E-3 Digital SLR Camera E-5 Digital SLR Camera Evolt E-520 Digital SLR Camera EVOLT E-520 Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

The new flagship of the Four Thirds Standard-based Olympus E-System. The E-3 gives photographers a high-performance tool that is primed for any assignment and satisfies the most stringent demands for D-SLR photography. It represents the ultimate choice for the professional photographer and provides the highest levels of speed and image quality as well as Live View capabilities and the ultimate in reliability.

Built on our revolutionary E-System technology, the new Olympus E-5 adds powerful new features that let you do more than ever before. Designed to maximize the award-winning performance of Zuiko Digital lenses, the E-5 achieves the highest image quality of any Olympus camera-with astonishing detail, blazing speed, and true-to-life color. New options like user control in Art Filters and 720p HD Video give you more freedom to explore creative effects. And with its weatherproof design, the rugged E-5 can go anywhere.

Full featured and ready to go anywhere.

You live for the thrill of nailing a tough shot and the challenge of capturing photos rich in color, clarity and detail. That's why you'll love the Olympus E-520-a DSLR for people who take photography seriously. This light, highly portable camera is packed with technology to help you take your skills to the next level. Its In-body Image Stabilization works with every Four Thirds lens to ensure crisp, clear photos. An Autofocus Live View feature ensures you'll never miss a shot, while our industry-leading Dust Reduction System eliminates spots from your photos once and for all. Of course, the E-520 has dozens of features to help you shoot anything, anywhere, anytime.

The E-520's industry-leading Image Stabilization technology, which is built into the camera body, compensates for movement so you can capture blur-free shots with any lens even at slow shutter speeds. Autofocus Live View brings subjects into sharp focus; it is the perfect tool for macro, portrait or even landscape shooting. This camera was built to produce amazing results for photo hobbyists and serious digital photographers alike.
Product Model E-3 E-5 E-520 E-520
Product Type Digital SLR Camera Digital SLR Camera Digital SLR Camera Digital SLR Camera

Image

Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 4032 x 3024 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736

Lens

Autofocus Points 11 11 11 11
Focus Modes Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual
Image Stabilization   Optical Electronic, Optical Optical
Optical Zoom     3.0  x 3.0  x
Aperture Range     f/3.5 to 5.6 f/3.5 to 5.6 (Lens 1) - f/4 to 5.6 (Lens 2)
Minimum Focus Distance     9.84  

Memory

Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card CompactFlash (CF) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card Microdrive, xD-Picture Card, CompactFlash (CF) Card

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • E-3 Digital SLR Camera
  • Li-ion battery BLM-1
  • Li-ion battery charger BCM-2
  • USB cable
  • Video cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card
    • E-5 Digital SLR Camera
    • Li-Ion Battery BLM-5
    • Li-Ion Battery Charger BCM-5
    • USB Cable
    • Audio&Video Cable
    • Shoulder Strap
    • CD-ROM
    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty Card
    • Evolt E-520 Digital SLR Camera
    • ED 14-42mm Zoom lens
    • Li-ion Battery BLM-1
    • Li-Ion Battery Charger BCM-2
    • USB 2.0 Cable
    • Video Cable
    • Shoulder Strap
    • Software CD-ROM
    • Instruction Manual
    • Registration Card
    • Eyepiece Cap EP-4
    • Lens and Body Caps
    • Lens Hood
  • EVOLT E-520 Digital SLR Camera
  • Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
  • Zuiko Digital 70mm - 300mm f/4.0-5.6 E-ED Lens
  • Li-ion Battery BLM-1
  • Li-ion Battery Charger BCM-2
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Registration Card
  • Lens and Body Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Eyepiece Cap EP-4
  • Features   Live View, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority Face Recognition, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Live View  

    Physical Characteristics

    Camera Assembly Body Only Body Only Body with Lens Kit Body with Lens Kit
    Height 4.6" 4.6" 3.6" 3.6"
    Width 5.6" 5.6" 5.4" 5.4"
    Depth 2.9" 2.9" 2.7" 2.7"
    Weight (Approximate) 28.64  oz 28.16  oz 16.8  oz 16.8  oz
    Durability   Dust Proof, Water Proof    

    Viewfinder

    Viewfinder Type SLR SLR SLR SLR

    Warranty

    Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

    Interfaces/Ports

    USB   Yes Yes  
    HDMI   Yes No  

    Video

    Video Formats   Motion JPEG (AVI)    
    Maximum Video Resolution   1280 x 720    
    Maximum Frame Rate   30 fps    

    Performance

    Performance (New)

    Exposure

    Very Good Fair    
    Color

    Very Good Good    
    Sharpness

    Good Very Good    
    Distortion

    Good Very Good    
    Video Quality

      Good    
    Video Sound Quality

      Good    

    Performance

    Image Quality, Sharpness

    48.8      
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash

    62.1      
    Image Quality, Color

    60.4      
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction

    72.3      
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal

    55.1      
    Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation

    58.9      
    Image Quality, Color--Auto

    56.9      
    Battery Life (minutes)

    273.5      
    Image Quality, Exposure

    57.2      
    Number of Shots

    500.0      
    Image Quality, Color--Adjusted

    64.0      
    Image Quality, Distortion

    65.1      
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise

    70.9      
    Image Quality, Overall

    59.2      
    Number of Batteries

    1      
    Image Quality Score

    Very Good