Olympus E-510 review

Full specification for Olympus E-510

Sensor 17.3 x 13mm LiveMOS sensor with 10 million effective pixels
Output Size RAW 3648 x 2736 12 MB / frame, SHQ 3648 x 2736, HQ 3648 x 2736, SQ 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
Focal Length Mag 2x
Lens Mount Four Thirds
File Format RAW, JPEG, Raw+JPEG
Compression JPEG SHQ (1/2.7), HQ (1/4), SQ (1/8 or 1/12)
ISO Auto 100-400 / Manual 100-1600
Shutter Speeds 60-1/4000sec + Bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous (max. 3fps)
Viewfinder Type Eye-level single-lens view finder
Field of View 95% coverage
LCD 2.5in LCD with 230,000 pixels and Live View
Live Mode 100% field of view, exposure adjustment view, white balance adjustment view, gridline displayable, 7x/10x magnification possible, MF/s-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, shooting information, histogramme, IS activating mode
Built-in Image Stabilisation Sensor shift. Two-dimensional or one-dimensional activation. Effective Compensation Range of Approx. 4 EV steps maximum
Dust Reduction Supersonic Wave Filter
Focusing Modes 3 AF points with manual or automatic selection
Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, 18 Scene
Metering System 49 Zone multi-pattern, Centreweighted, Spot, Highlight spot, Shadow spot
Exposure Comp +/- 5 EV / 1/3 steps
Colour Space sRGB / AdobeRGB
White Balance Auto, manual, 7 presets, Kelvin
White Balance Bracket 3 frames / +/- 2, 4, 6 mired steps
Colour Temp Control 7 steps 3000 - 7500 K
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash Built in, GN12m@ISO 100 Hotshoe
Max Flash Sync 1/180sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release No
Memory Card Dual slot for CompactFlash card (Type I and II), Microdrive and xD picture card
Power Li-Ion, Optional AC Adaptor
Connectivity USB 2.0
Dimensions 136 x 91.5 x 56 mm (without protrusions)
Weight 460 g (body only)
Other -
AF Points 3-point TTL phase difference detection

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 17/20
Value 18/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 90%