e-520

PopPhoto has published a review of the Olympus E-520.

Image quality? Impressive. The E-520 showed great consistency, both across the ISO range and in RAW and JPEG capture. It’s one thing to garner Excellent imaging scores at ISO 100 in a huge TIFF made from a RAW file, and another in a JPEG at ISO 1600 — exactly what the E-520 did.

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Digital Camera HQ has published a review of the Olympus Evolt E-520.

Where the E-520 truly shines is in collecting all of the features available on the current entry-level dSLR market in a single device, and in doing many of them better than the competition. Where it stumbles is in the basics: image sharpness, detail, and noise control.

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Olympus released a firmware update for the E-520 and E-420 DSLR cameras. This firmware update is version 1.1. The update improves the brightness level of optical viewfinder AF target points — a relatively minor update, but one that can be quite useful. The update comes after requests from users, who have found the brightness level lacking in some of the more extreme situations to which the E-520 lends itself.

If you have an E-520 or E-420, you’ll need to hook it up to your computer and use the provided installation program to update your camera. More information is available through the Olympus website.

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Digital Camera Info has published a full review of the Olympus E-520.

There’s one of the best Live View modes on the market (with auto focus), a good image stabilization system that’s built into the body, comprehensive presets and a high degree of customizability and control. However, the test results for noise levels, white balance and dynamic range were so poor that they dragged down an otherwise good camera.

You can read more about the new camera on Photography Bay’s Olympus E-520 page.

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PhotgraphyBLOG has published a full review of the Olympus E-520.

On the surface, the new Olympus E-520 looks very similar to the 1-year old E-510 model that it replaces. The E520 retains some key features from its predecessor; the same 10 megapixel LiveMOS sensor, Supersonic Wave Filter, and body-integrated image stabilisation are all present and correct. What have Olympus added then to tempt you to part with £500 / $750 of your hard-earned cash? There’s a bigger 2.7 inch LCD screen, 3.5fps continuous shooting speed, the introduction of Shadow Adjustment Technology, Face Detection and more convenient auto-focus options in Live View, and wireless TTL flash control. Zoltan Arva-Toth finds out if the evolutionary Olympus E-520 has enough new features to survive in the cut-throat world of the entry-level DSLR market.

You can read more about the new camera on Photography Bay’s Olympus E-520 page.

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Buy-n-Shoot has posted a first impressions preview of the new Olympus E-520.

Overall, from the early preview and limited time offered my experience with the new Olympus E-520 was a very positive one.

You can read more about the new camera on Photography Bay’s Olympus E-520 page.

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