Olympus Evolt E-500 Reviews

Pocket Lint has reviewed the Olympus E-500 Digital SLR and conclude: “The E-500 is so packed with kit there’s not room to go over it all here, suffice to say this is as comprehensively specified D-SLR as you’re likely to want (or need). At £600 for the standard kit that includes the 14-45mm lens used in the test, it’s great value and with independent lens makers such as Sigma backing the FourThirds standard, it looks set to grow and grow. In short, if you’re looking for a compact, lightweight D-SLR that packs a punch in almost all departments, then you would do far worse than stopping your search right here.”

CNET has reviewed the Olympus Evolt E-500, CNET gave the SLR camera a rating of 7.4 out of 10. here’s a excerpt from the review: A well-designed compact 8-megapixel digital SLR camera, the Olympus Evolt E-500 offers a notably broad set of features for its class, including Olympus’s signature dust-reduction system. Every time you turn on the Olympus Evolt E-500, its supersonic wave filter vibrates 35,000 times per second to shimmy dust off the CCD. With more fine-tuning tools than you might expect for the price, not to mention compatibility with Olympus’s sharp Zuiko Digital lenses, this affordable model offers an appealing alternative to competitors such as the Nikon D50, the Canon EOS Rebel XT, and the Pentax *ist DL.

Megapixel has reviewed the Olympus Evolt E-500, here’s a little from the review: When left to its default settings, the Olympus Evolt E-500 produces images that have accurate, but muted colours. For those who prefer more vibrant colours, the Picture Mode option can be set to Vivid, boosting colour saturation to levels that are similar to what other dSLR cameras produce. The lenses included in the kit version of the Olympus Evolt E-500, both Zuiko Digital lenses, one a 14-45 mm f3.5/5.6, the other a 40-150 mm f3.5/4.5, turn out to be excellent value. The 14-45 mm, which is equivalent to a 28-90 mm lens on a 35 mm camera, includes 2 aspherical elements, and as a result the lens has minimal barrel distortion at the wide angle end, no pincushion at the telephoto end, and is entirely free of chromatic aberration throughout its focal length range.

Camera Labs has reviewed the Olympus Evolt E-500, here’s a little about the digital camera: The Olympus Evolt E-500 is a mixed bag with plenty of things going for it, but equally a number of aspects which could be considered deal-breakers by some photographers. Highlights of course include the SSWF anti-dust system, an impressively high level of information and control for a budget body, along with an increasing number of high quality lenses – check back in the future for full reviews of four Zuiko Digital models including the impressive 7-14mm ultra wide angle zoom.

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