Summary Olympus E-500

Prices Price
Body only
Unknown
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 11
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 18x13.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 215k dots
Megapixels
Help 8 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2.5"
Light sensitivity
Help 400 ISO
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Pros

The Olympus E-500 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Thickness Thin Help
2.6"
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (130×95×66 mm)
Weight Light Help
479 g

Cons

The Olympus E-500 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.5"
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.45x
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
400 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Announced Old Help
September 2005
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
215k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
8 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Lens availability Very few lenses available Help
34 lenses
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Popularity Not so popular Help
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