Olympus E-520 review

Full specification for Olympus E-520

Output Size 3648 x 2736 pixels
Focal Length Mag 2x
Lens Mount Four Thirds
File Format Raw, JPEG, Raw+JPEG
Compression Super fine, fine, normal, basic
ISO 100 - 1600
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 – 60sec. / Bulb
Drive Mode 3.5 fps / Up to card capacity Large Normal JPEG / 8 frames RAW
Viewfinder Type Eye-level pentaprism-type optical viewfinder
Field of View 95% coverage
LCD 2.7in LCD, 230,000 dots
Live Mode Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes
Dust Reduction Yes
Focusing Modes Single shot AF, single shot AF+MF, continuous AF, continuous AF+MF, MF
Exposure Modes Auto, PASM, 20 scene
Metering System 49 zone ESP Multi-pattern – multi, centre-weighted, spot, highlight, shadow
Exposure Comp +/- 5 EV / 1/3 steps
Colour Space sRGB / AdobeRGB
White Balance Auto, Overcast, Shade, Tungsten Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3
White Balance Bracket Yes
Colour Temp Control Yes (2000K - 14000K)
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash Yes, GN 12m @ ISO 100
Max Flash Sync 1/180 sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release Optional
Memory Card xD / CF
Power Li-ion
Connectivity USB 2.0
Dimensions 136 x 91.5 x 68 mm
Weight 475g (body only)
Other -
AF Points 3 (11 in live view Imager AF mode)
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Design 18/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 17/20
Value 18/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 88%