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Olympus E-520 – officialy new Olympus’s DSLR camera

Uncategorized author: admin 05.13.2008 1

In the beginning of March Olympus has officially released their compact entrylevel digital SLR camera – Olympus E-420. Shortly after, there were some rumors that has been inspired by some information leak on the official Olympus site, about E510 successor.

Today, Olympus company has officially released E-520, the successor of the E-510.

Olympus E-520 is more some kind of evolution, then the revolution. Main improvements are adding of contrast auto-focusing system. Also there is a bigger LCD and face detection. Also there are few new features that has came directly for the Olympus’s flagship E-3. Wireless commanding slave flashes, automatic shadow adjustment.

In addition to all those features, dynamic range of the E520 is increased comparing to the E510, so now it’s much closer to the Olympus flagship E-3.

The Olympus E-520 digital SLR – main features:

  • Built-in image stabilizer – sensor based – so every lens the you can fit is stabilized
  • Autofocus in Live View mode – new Contrast based autofocus
  • Excellent dust reduction system – ultrasonic shaking is shaking of the dust from the sensor surface
  • 2.7″ HyperCrystal II LCD
  • 10 Megapixel Live MOS sensor – sensor has the same resolution as in the previous model, but Oly still claims that the dynamic range is increased
  • 3.5fps with up to 8 images in RAW buffer – nice but still slower the the main competitors
  • Built-in flash and wireless flash control – in this class only Sony’s DSLR has this kind of option
  • ISO 100-1600 – this is the price of using smaller sensor
  • TruePic III image processor – next generation of image processor, actually the main improvement

In general, there aren’t too much improvements to force the owners of E-510 to buy the successor, but are enough for E520 to become much seriously competitor on the DSLR market.