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Specification for Olympus E-500

Main Features
Resolution 8
Optical Zoom 1
Battery Type Rechargeable
Main characteristics
Image Sensor Type: CCD
Resolution: 8.88 Megapixel
Camera Type: SLR/Professional
Lens
Interchangeable Lens: Interchangeable Lenses
Focus Type: Autofocus&Manual Focus
Image Quality
Camera Resolution: 8.88 Megapixel
Image Resolutions: 640 x 4803264 x 24483200 x 24002560 x 19201600 x 12001024 x 768
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed: 60 - 1/4000 sec
White Balance: AutoManualDaylight / Sunny (Preset)Cloudy (Preset)Fluorescent (Preset)Shade (Preset)
Frames Per Second: 2.5 Frames
Storage
Memory Type: CompactFlash Card Type ICompactFlash Card Type IIIBM MicrodrivexD Picture Card
Compression Modes: FineSuperFineNormalUncompressed
Compression Type: JPEGTIFFRaw Image
File Size (High Res.): 24.5 MB (5 images on 128MB card)
File Size (Low Res.): 0.1 MB (about 1,280 images on 128MB card)
Flash
ISO Speeds: Auto1002004008001600
Flash Type: Built-In&External
Flash Functions: Auto FlashFill-in FlashRed-eye Reduction FlashSlow Sync
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder: Optical (Through-the-lens)
LCD Panel: With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size: 2.5 in.
LCD Screen Resolution: 215,250 pixels
LCD Protected Position: Without LCD Protected Position
Interfaces
Interface Type: USB 2.0
Video Interface: Video Out
Power Supply
Battery Type: Proprietary Lithium
Included Features
Self Timer: 2 Sec.12 Sec.
Built-in Speaker: Without Built-in Speaker
Tripod Mount: With Tripod Mount
System Requirements
Operating System: Apple Mac OS XMicrosoft Windows 2000Microsoft Windows 98SEMicrosoft Windows MEMicrosoft Windows XP
Other
Height: 6.6 cm
Width: 12.7 cm
Depth: 9.4 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg
Warranty: 1 Year
Included Accessories: SoftwareUSB CableVideo CableLithium BatteryBattery ChargerStrap
Release Date: October, 2005

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★★★★★

“The Olympus E-500 is my first camera so i don't have a...”

Written on: 25/07/2008

The Olympus E-500 is my first camera so i don't have a frame of reference to compare it with. I am really pleased with the way the camera has performed. Standardised lenses that fit on all Olympus cameras
. Does not have the ability to take panorama shots. You will have to take individual shots and then stitch them up if you want a panorama
The customer support in uk is also very good… Read Full Review

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“good all round D-SLR.”

Written on: 22/05/2007 by andrewcanning (1 review written)

good all round D-SLR… Read Full Review

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“While the Olympus D500 is not the best digital SLR in...”

Written on: 23/06/2006 by Toche (1 review written)

While the Olympus D500 is not the best digital SLR in its class, it may be the best value. It offers a lot of features, good performance and photo quality, and a nicely designed body that costs less than you'd expect. If you're moving up to a digital SLR and don't currently own any lenses, the E-500 should be on your shopping list… Read Full Review

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“The Olympus E-500 is just a brilliant digital camera....”

Written on: 21/06/2006 by John raf (8 reviews written)

The Olympus E-500 is just a brilliant digital camera. I mean, what in this world is perfect? But the camera seems to be, so what if the manual is not!

Make sure you buy real Olympus lenses in any package deal. Some Amazon sales were not really up-front on this. Be surprised and try PC World for a package deal. You can only ask and be surprised! I was surprised!… Read Full Review

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“My first SLR camera was a Pentax K100, which was...”

Written on: 14/04/2006 by cdaven (1 review written)

My first SLR camera was a Pentax K100, which was fabulous for its time, if a little heavy and bulky. I used that for about 10 years until the viewfinder packed in, and the body rusted up after much use in Central America. I guess the high humidity there finally got to it. Since then, I went digital with a Pentax followed by an Olympus (non-SLR) camera, but I concentrated mainly on video filming. Non-SLR cameras, starting at 2mps and going up to 6mps, gave mixed results. OK for snapshots… Read Full Review

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“My Olympus E500 digital camera gave me near perfect...”

Written on: 04/04/2006 by Philip Turner (1 review written)

My Olympus E500 digital camera gave me near perfect results in good and bad light, and with a FL36 flash under flash conditions.

It feels built to last, has a well balanced feel, and it has straight forward menus. Great lens definition on both standard (14-45mm) and 40-150mm lenses. No aberrations noted either chromatic or distortion at wide angle - there may be some if examined in an optical lab, but I don't notice it in critical results.

A class act… Read Full Review

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“I have owned both a Nikon D70 and a Canon 350d digital...”

Written on: 01/01/2006 by wattew (1 review written)

I have owned both a Nikon D70 and a Canon 350d digital camera, therefore putting my expectations of the Olympus E500 digital camera high.

This really is a great piece of kit!! The colours are intense and rich, and the AF system is smooth quiet and reliable… Read Full Review

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