Olympus E-510 review

Verdict

In-camera image stabilisation and dust-reduction figure prominently on most enthusiasts DSLR shopping lists, but all too often we see one without the other, or we get a weak compromise. With the Olympus E-510 we're getting both of these things and, more importantly, they both work. On top of that, you're able to turn the rear LCD on and use the camera like a compact (albeit with manual focus), which is exactly what you want for macro, still-life and landscape photography. Throw in a high-resolution 10MP sensor that delivers largely noise-free images, and all the secondary features you?re ever likely to need and there's no doubt in my mind that the E-510 is currently the definitive Four Thirds DSLR.

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Price as reviewed

£600.00

Scores

WDC-goldaward
Scores
Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 17/20
Value 18/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 90%