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Olympus E-520

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SLR 10MP 4" 3648 X 2736 Pixels Aug 2009
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Olympus E-520 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Olympus E-520 number 717 across all digital cameras.
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40 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Features
Good Features
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Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 40 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Perfect moment doesn t wait. that's why serious photographers need serious equipment so that they are ready for whatever comes. with its pro features and top image quality, the new olympus e-520 D-SLR fits the bill perfectly. the next evolution to the EISA award-winning e-500 series incorporates a built-in image stabiliser to ensure blur-free shots irrespective of the lens attached - no matter if wide-angle or ultra-tele and without the need for a tripod. matched with the supersonic wave filter dust protection system and improved live view capabilities, the freedom to frame and take great, crystal-clear photos is virtually limitless. based upon the forward-looking designed for digital four thirds standard, the 10.0 megapixel e-520 with live view ensures uncompromising D-SLR quality. it will become available in june 2
Ilt-in image stabiliser for all lenses<br>- comfortable viewing with autofocus live view<br>- excellent dust reduction system<br>- 100% D-SLR quality<br>- professional functions<br>- 6.9cm / 2.7'' hypercrystal II lcd<br>- 10 megapixel live MOS sensor<br>- 3.5fps with up to 8 images in RAW buffer<br>- built-in flash and wireless flash control<br>- 32 shooting modes<br>- optional underwater case available<br>- face detection for perfectly focused and exposed faces<br>- shadow adjustment technology<br>- four thirds standard<br>- compact and ergonomic design<br>- bracketing functions<br>- ISO 100-1600<br>- AF / AE lock functionality<br>- depth of field preview<br>- anti-shock (mirror lock) function<br>- one-touch white balance<br>- perfect image control<br>- 100% field of view via lcd<br>- truepic III image processor<br>- detailed playback info screen with histogram<br>- hi-speed USB
Lower than average megapixels
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution

Olympus E-520 Video Reviews

How Big is the Olympus E-520?

The Olympus E-520 is 136mm wide and 91.5mm tall. It is 68mm deep and weighs 475g.

Olympus E-520 front dimensions
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Olympus E-520 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Olympus E-520 of only 10MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus E-520 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Olympus camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Olympus E-520 of 475g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 20% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus E-520 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The Olympus E-520's digital zoom of 13x is in the biggest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The Olympus E-520's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 28% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus E-520 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus E-520 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus E-520 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Album Organization

The Olympus E-520 features album organization. 95% of cameras do not feature album organization.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zoom of the Olympus E-520 of only 2x is lower than 94% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum playback zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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Very Slow Flash Recharging Time

The Olympus E-520's flash recharging time of 12s is in the slowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average flash recharging time of all cameras is 5.6s, with the fastest being 1s and the slowest being 15s.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus E-520 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 28% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus e5201442, 1442mmolympus

Barcodes:

00050332163973, 00405132008014, 04046628141738, 04046628141745, 04046628141752, 04046628141769, 04046628141776, 04046628141899, 04545350016104, 04545350016135, 04545350016173, 04545350016203, 08432932002586, 08432932002593

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