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Olympus E-510

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User ratings:
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18 user ratings
5 stars
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4 stars
44 %
3 stars
27 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
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Editorial reviews:
22
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22 editorial reviews
This SLR with a live-preview LCD delivers a wealth of features for the price.Read more
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Pros

  • image stabilization seems to work pretty well
  • The shutter and exposure compensation buttons are easy to find
  • Both lenses are exceptionally compact and lightweight

Cons

  • lack of a sizeable grip make adding any accessories awkward
  • even come close to covering most of the 14mm frame area
  • poor autofocus speed

Key specs

  • CMOS
  • Four Thirds
  • 17.3x13 mm
  • 10 Mpx
  • 3648, 2736 px
  • Four Thirds
  • Continuous, Single
  • 2.5 in
  • no

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Olympus E-510 - Pros & Cons

Olympus E-510

Pros

  • image stabilization seems to work pretty well
  • The shutter and exposure compensation buttons are easy to find
  • Both lenses are exceptionally compact and lightweight
  • The lock gave balanced results with good detail
  • The build quality is good and it handles well
  • Macro facility gave good colour in the flower
  • The sensor copes well with high contrast
  • Build quality is superb
  • feels very strong and robust
  • simple and compact design; beginner-friendly interface
  • The AF system is amazingly quick

Cons

  • lack of a sizeable grip make adding any accessories awkward
  • even come close to covering most of the 14mm frame area
  • poor autofocus speed
  • minimizes the awkward reach required to focus in Live View mode
  • shutter lag did get in the way after a bit
  • Purple fringing was not noticed in these photos
  • Noise is most noticeable in dark areas of photos
  • lack of detail and general softness the images suffer from
  • Flash photos were occasionally slightly under-exposed
  • OFF - Image stabilizer is off
  • No camera is going to cover all your memory needs

Olympus E-510 - Technical Overview

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Screen size
2.5 in
Best:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
Screen size: 6.7 in
ISO maximum
1600
Best:
Pentax K-1 Mark II
ISO maximum: 819200
Effective pixels
10 Mpx
Best:
Hasselblad H6D-100c
Effective pixels: 100 Mpx
Max resolution
3648 x 2736 px
Best:
Leica M11
Max resolution: 9528 x 6328 px

Olympus E-510 Full Specifications

Sensor
Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatFour Thirds
Sensor size0.68 in
Sensor photo detectors12.0 Mpx
Effective pixels10.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h4:3
Max resolution3648 x 2736 px
Other resolutions
  • 3200x2400
  • 2560x1920
  • 1600x1200
  • 1280x960
  • 1024x768
  • 640x480
Optics and focus
Lens mountFour Thirds
Digital zoom3.2 x
Magnification (Crop factor)2.0 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Flash
Focus adjustmentManual
Contrast autofocusno
Contrast adjustmentyes
Focal length multiplier2x
Autofocus
  • Continuous
  • Single
Auto Focus (AF) lockyes
Manual focusyes
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyes
Number of focus points3
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)3
Image stabiliserBuilt-in
Phase detection autofocusyes
Photography features
Camera shutter typeElectronic
Minimum shutter speed60.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s
Shutter priorityyes
Aperture priorityyes
Number of exposures3
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3
Continuous shootingyes
Self-timer delay12.0 s
Histogramyes
Flash sync speed1/180s
Built-in flashyes
Flash range12
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in Flash
  • Manual
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoe
External flashyes
Continuous drive3.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Beach
  • Candlelight
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Documents
  • Fireworks
  • Night
  • Night landscape
  • Night portrait
  • Panorama
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
Self-timeryes
Manual settingsyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 12
Speed (JPEG)3.0 fps
Speed (RAW)3.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 1.0±EV
Design
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialPlastic
Colour of productBlack
Anti-dust systemyes
Environmentally sealedno
Storage
Compatible memory cards
  • CF
  • MicroDrive
  • xD
Storage types
  • Compact Flash Type I/II
  • xD Picture Card
Connectivity
HDMIno
USB version2.0
DC-in jackno
Remote controlyes
PictBridgeno
NFCno
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)no
Firewireno
Image
ISO1600
ISO Autoyes
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum1600
Maximum image resolution3648 x 2736 px
White balance presets8
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Custom
  • Daylight
  • Fluorescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
Custom white balanceyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • TIFF
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Sepia
  • Vivid
Image stabilizeryes
Image stabilization typeSensor-shift
Supported aspect ratios4:3
Uncompressed formatRAW
HDRno
AEB/HDR supportyes
Screen and viewfinder
Screen size2.5 in
Articulated LCDno
Screen technologyLCD
Screen dots230000
Touch screenno
Live viewyes
Viewfinder
Optical
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.92 x
Separate info displayno
Videography features
Video recordingno
Camera playbackSlide show
Dimensions
Weight16.23 oz
Width5.35 in
Height3.6 in
Depth2.2 in
Power
Battery life (CIPA)650
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Other features
Timelapse recordingno
GPSno
Orientation sensoryes
Calendaryes
Image editing modesResizing

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Olympus E-510 Editorial Reviews (22)

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Olympus E-510 Review: Olympus E-510 DSLR with 14-42mm Zuiko lens
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Published: 29.11.2007
Review: Olympus E-510 DSLR with 14-42mm Zuiko lens

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Published: 29.08.2007
Olympus Evolt E-510 Digital SLR Camera
4.0

This SLR with a live-preview LCD delivers a wealth of features for the price.

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Cameralabs
Published: 29.09.2011
Olympus E-510 - Cameralabs

IntroOlympus E-510 design and build qualityOlympus E-510 lensesOlympus E-510 screenOlympus E-510 sensor and filesOlympus E-510 anti dustOlympus E-510 anti shakeOutdoor scene - Olympus E-510 vs E-410 vs Canon 400D / XTi with kit lensesOlympus E-510 resolution comparisonOlympus E-510 noise level comparisonOlympus E-510 vs E-410 vs Canon EOS 400D / XTi real-life noiseOlympus E-510 verdictIntro The…

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Olympus E-510
3.8

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Published: 24.09.2007
Olympus E-510
4.0

Tempted by the four-thirds system but find Olympus’ tiny E-410 too small for your goalie hands? The pricier E-510 could save the day

Olympus E-510 digicamreview.com - Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR Digital Camera Review
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digicamreview.com - Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR Digital Camera Review

The Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR is one of the latest Olympus Digital SLRs and provides a 10 megapixel sensor with Live View, built in image stabilisation, a 2.5 inch screen, and dust removal.

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Olympus Evolt E-510 Review
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Published: 29.08.2007
Olympus E-510 Review

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Olympus E-510 SLR Review - Steve's Digicams

Review posted 8/02/2007 Click on the E-510 to take a QuickTime VR tour The Olympus EVOLT E-510 is a full-featured, 10-megapixel digital SLR camera that was designed to accommodate photographers of any skill level. The E-510 features a

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Published: 14.11.2007
Olympus E-510 DSLR camera
4.5

Olympus’ new enthusiast flagship digital SLR delivers excellent performance and a cracking price

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