Summary Olympus E-520

Prices Price
Body only
Unknown
With 14-42mm lens
$700
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 9
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 18x13.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Megapixels
Help 10 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2.7"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Pros

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The Olympus E-520 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (136×92×68 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
2.7"
Shutter lag Short shutter lag Help
135 ms shutter lag
Storage slots More storage slots Help
2
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds

Cons

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The Olympus E-520 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
548 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.4 bits
Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.7"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.5 fps
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
1400 ms startup delay
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Lens availability Very few lenses available Help
34 lenses
Announced Old Help
May 2008
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
55.0
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.4 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.46x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 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
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Pentamirror
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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