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Olympus E-520 Digital Camera

Average expert reviews
Does not have a good viewfinder
Does not have good technical guidance
13 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including brighthub.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, letsgodigital.org/es/ and Laptopmag.com the average expert rating of this Olympus digital camera is 79%.

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Digital cameras produced by Olympus have an average rating of 87 out of 100, which is in the top 30% of all camera brands that we have analysed. 100% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Good Battery Life

One Olympus E-520 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Good Gear Guide.com.au said in their Olympus E-520 review “Long lasting battery” however despite that they only rated the product 19.1 out of 100.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three Olympus E-520 reviewers agreed that it had good features.


Design

Well Made

Five Olympus E-520 owners who purchased it thought it was well made. Photographyreview.com mentioned “Image stabilisation built into camera body”. Laptopmag.com mentioned “Although the Olympus Evolt E-520 made a good first impression with its solid, ergonomic build” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars. Expert website Techworld.com said “While the Olympus E-520 is a solid choice overall, Sony's A350” .

Two Olympus E-520 owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Its images are impressive and the feature set is robust enough to satisfy all” in their Olympus E-520 review and gave it a score of 7 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au also mentioned “Competing against the likes of the Nikon D60 and the Canon is a tough ask for any camera.” in their review.

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Ergonomic

Two Olympus E-520 reviewers concluded that it was ergonomic. Photographyreview.com wrote “Ergonomics the placing of external controls around th”. One Olympus E-520 reviewer who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good case. Nine years ago Photographyreview.com wrote “Excellent antidust casing”.

One Olympus E-520 owner said that it was smooth. Expert website Megapixel.net wrote “Point-and-shoot enthusiasts looking for a smooth move into the digital SLR world will love Olympuss nifty E-520 ($539-$599, with lens” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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Good Quality

Seven people considered that it was good quality. Photographyreview.com said “Good image quality at low ISO settings” but in spite of that they only scored the Olympus E-520 1 stars. Good Gear Guide.com.au said in their review of the Olympus E-520 nine years ago “Fantastic build quality”. Photographyreview.com also wrote “Good image quality up to 800 ISO” in their review.

Easy to Use

Five people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Photographyreview.com said “Control panel display allows quick access to the important shooting parameters” in their review of the Olympus E-520 but even so they gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars. Photographyreview.com also wrote “Builtin stabilization and wireless flash control” in their review. Megapixel.net said “Easy to use Live View” however they only gave it a rating of 19.4 out of 100.

Four Olympus E-520 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Superb handling, dust reduction, effective image stabilisation, consistent AWB”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “FourThirds system, handling, anti dust system, image stabilisation, image quality, feature set, metering, low noise” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Impressive pictures, great exposure handling, dust reduction works well, sensor-based stabilisation” in their review.

Three people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Laptopmag.com mentioned eight years ago “Easy to adjust settings” but even so they only gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars. Megapixel.net wrote “Quick access to settings through Super Control Panel” in their review of this digital camera.

One Olympus E-520 owner who bought it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Nice, comfortable grip (particularly when compared to the E 420” yet they rated it 14 out of 100.

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Good Flash

Three customers who bought the product thought it had a good flash. Nine years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their Olympus E-520 review “Live View, controllo wireless flash esterno, controllo diverse funzionalit direttamente sullo schermo Lcd”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Nifty, powerful wireless flash controller” in their review.

Able to Produce Good Images

Eighteen people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Image colors awe without overwhelming” . Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “Vibrant pictures” in their review. Megapixel.net wrote “Good photo quality” in their Olympus E-520 review.

One Olympus E-520 reviewer thought it had a good picture resolution.

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Good Image Stabiliser

Eleven Olympus E-520 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Photographyreview.com said “In-body image stabilization means the benefit is seen with all lenses” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyreview.com also mentioned “Stabilisation intgre et gestion sans fil de flashes distants” in their review.

Four customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good autofocus. Photographyreview.com said “AutoFocus system with Live View” in their review of the Olympus E-520. Photographyreview.com also said “Focus, exposure and white balance are good” in their review. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “11-point contrast-detect autofocus in Live View (b” in their review of this digital camera.

Two Olympus E-520 owners wrote that it had a good lens. Good Gear Guide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Built-in stabilisation which works with any lens”.

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Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

Seven customers considered that the Olympus E-520 did not have a good viewfinder. Photographyreview.com wrote in their review of the Olympus E-520 nine years ago “The dynamic range is restricted compared with the competition and the viewfinder is sma” . Photographyreview.com also said “No face detector to turn off the LCD if youre using the viewfinder” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Modest 3-point AF set up, small viewfinder, white balance issues”.

Two Olympus E-520 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good screen. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned nine years ago “Screen doesnt flip-out” in their review of the Olympus E-520. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “La rotellina per selezionare le funzioni in alto pu risultare scomoda, poca visibilit sul display quando si in pieno sole” in their review.

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Not Good for Video Recording

One person concluded that this digital camera was not good for video recording. Photographyreview.com wrote nine years ago “No video capture” in their review of the Olympus E-520.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three Olympus E-520 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was noisy. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote nine years ago “Impressive low noise at IS 1600” in their Olympus E-520 review.

Noisy

Three Olympus E-520 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was noisy. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote nine years ago “Impressive low noise at IS 1600” in their Olympus E-520 review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Three customers agreed that this digital camera was a good body shape. Nine years ago Photographyreview.com wrote “Camera body stabiliser”. Photographyreview.com also mentioned “It has all the functions a serious photographer expects, in a small and light system of body and lenses” in their review.

Two customers thought the Olympus E-520 was compact. Imaging Resource.com said “Compact size, yet full featured” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Photographyreview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Olympus E-520 is a 10-megapixel digital SLR with a compact body, built-in image stabilization” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Olympus E-520 mentioned that it was thick. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote nine years ago “Quick handling and broad customisation” in their Olympus E-520 review although they only scored it 19.1 out of 100.

One customer who bought this digital camera thought it was lightweight. Photographyreview.com said “Incredibly lightweight for a dSLR” but despite that they only gave the product a score of 14 out of 100.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

One Olympus E-520 owner reckoned that the Olympus E-520 did not have good technical guidance. Nine years ago Photographyreview.com wrote “The manual focus is smooth” in their Olympus E-520 review.


Price

Expensive

One customer considered that this digital camera was expensive. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Powerful custom options make it feel more expensive than it is” but despite that they gave the Olympus E-520 a rating of 1 stars.


Other

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was April 2017 when this digital camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050332163959, 00050332163973, 00050332163997, 00405132008014

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