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Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

$185.00
SLR 8MP Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Release Date
Four industry awards
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
32 Reviews + 4 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Pocket Lint Hot Product digicamreview.co.uk Highly Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Three expert review sites liked this low megapixel digital camera. Website CNET.com.au concluded that this digital camera was outstanding and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Recommended" award from website Camera Labs. Also, the writer at website Digicamreview.co.uk gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

This camera received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 84% based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, Camera Labs and Pocket Lint.

Good Brand

We checked 4,447 expert and user reviews (including 84 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 100% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Eleven years ago expert website Cnet.com scored it 71 out of 100 and said “The Olympus Evolt E-500 is a compact, easy-to-use digital SLR camera with a broad feature set for its class and very nice photo quality overall”. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Image quality could be better”. Expert website Impulsegamer.com said “The Olympus E-500 produced high quality photos with minimal shutter lag” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Robust

Two Olympus EVOLT E-500 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Camera Labs said “Pleasant to use Surprisingly free of fringing Good definition levels A classy build” in their review of the Olympus EVOLT E-500. T3.com said “Excellent build quality” in their review of the Olympus EVOLT E-500.

One person reckoned that it was strong and durable. Eleven years ago expert website T3.com mentioned “Tough, compact and professional.”.

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Nice Design

A number of customers agreed that it was a good design. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Compact design”. Twelve years ago Cnet.com.au scored the Olympus EVOLT E-500 5 stars and wrote “The Olympus E-500 digital SLR offers many improvements over its predecessor in terms of design and value for money” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer wrote that it was ergonomic. Megapixel.net wrote “Good ergonomics” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Two customers wrote that this digital camera was easy to use. Photo.net wrote nine years ago “Lightweight and easy to use, excellent image quality, comprehensive control options”. One Olympus EVOLT E-500 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Photo.net wrote nine years ago “Extensive menus” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Quality Pictures

Eight Olympus EVOLT E-500 owners considered that the Olympus EVOLT E-500 was able to produce good images. Expert website Asia.cnet.com mentioned in their Olympus EVOLT E-500 review “The Olympus E-500 dSLR is an excellent all-rounder for photography enthusiasts who wish to step up to the digital SLR arena”. Eleven years ago Camera Labs said “Good color, contrasty images with out-of-the-camera appeal (selectable Picture Modes” in their review and gave the product a score of 76 out of 100.

Several Olympus EVOLT E-500 owners considered that the product had a good picture resolution. Eleven years ago Camera Labs said “Good resolution and overall image quality” in their review. Camera Labs also said “Detailed shooting information for a budget DSLR”. Camera Labs also mentioned “Good resolution, very little difference to the EOS 350D (although not as crisp”.

One customer thought it had a good image sensor.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of customers reckoned that the Olympus EVOLT E-500 had a good lens. Expert review site Connectreviews.com mentioned in their Olympus EVOLT E-500 review “Olympus has introduced one of the best digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras I’ve seen”. Eleven years ago Megapixel.net said in their Olympus EVOLT E-500 review “Excellent value with 2 lens kit”.

Some Olympus EVOLT E-500 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Cnet.com gave it a rating of 71 out of 100 and mentioned “Strong autofocus performance even in low-light situations”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six Olympus EVOLT E-500 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Olympus EVOLT E-500 on expert review site CNET.com eleven years ago “A well-designed compact 8-megapixel digital SLR camera”. Camera Labs rated the Olympus EVOLT E-500 4 stars and mentioned also eleven years ago “Compact and relatively light camera”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their Olympus EVOLT E-500 review on expert website CNET.co.uk “The Olympus E-500 is a compact, easy-to-use digital SLR camera with a broad feature set for its class”.

Some Olympus EVOLT E-500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Camera Labs wrote in their review “Lightweight body”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Some people who purchased it thought it had good features. Eleven years ago Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera “Wide range of automated and manual features to appeal to both serious hobbyists”. T3.com mentioned “A camera for the serious shutterbug on a shoestring, this packs in a host of features and an excellent 14-45mm lens” in their review. Dcviews.com said “The E-500 has so many features that it will take the real enthusiast some time to figure them all out, whereas relative be” in their review of the Olympus EVOLT E-500.


Support

Good Support

A few Olympus EVOLT E-500 owners concluded that the Olympus EVOLT E-500 had good technical guidance. Expert website Impulsegamer.com wrote “For those that love full manual controls, th” in their review and scored it 5 stars.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Olympus released the EVOLT E-500.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04046628139063, 04545350004279

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