Oct 3, 2005

Olympus E-500 EVOLT Hands-on Preview | DP Review

Olympus has just recently introduced their new EVOLT E-500 digital SLR. Looks lhe E-500 has many of the same features as the E-300 but it has as more traditional (YAY!) body, a larger LCD display, new noise reduction software, and much more. The EVOLT E-500 is their third camera in their Four-thirds system, this camera could be their finest offering yet.
Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Phil Askey from DPReview has posted his Preview based on a production E-500.


"By shifting the lens further over to the left side (from the back) there's more space for the hand grip, top mounted controls and 'under your thumb' buttons on the rear of the camera. This works well for the E-500 which has a comfortable thick rubber hand grip and well shaped rear thumb 'hook'.
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The controls on the top of the camera are the same as the E-300 apart from the addition of an exposure compensation button just behind the shutter release button. The biggest change is that the exposure mode / power dial has been moved further over to the left leaving the main dial more separated and accessible. After flicking the switch to the ON position the camera takes approximately 2.7 seconds before it is ready to shoot. On the rear there are three controls 'under your thumb'; on the left the AEL/AFL button, then on the right the new multi-function customizable button and the AF point selection button."

Phil also has posted a large number of E-500 Samples Galleries
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Tamrac 5273 Expedition 3 SLR Photo Backpack (Forest Green)?
SLIK U212 DLX Heavy Duty Tripod
Olympus FL-20 Electronic Flash for SP series, C5000, C750, C770, C5060, C7070, C8080, E1, E300 & E500 Digital Cameras
Olympus FL-50 Electronic Flash for Olympus C7070, E1, E300 & E500 Digital SLR Cameras
Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko ED Digital SLR Lens for E1, E300 & E500 Cameras

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