|The Olympus E-520 delivers brilliant results thanks to advanced technologies that produce clear, sharp images.
The E-520’s industry-leading Image Stabilization technology, which is built into the camera body, compensates for movement so you can capture blur-free shots with any lens -- even at slow shutter speeds. Autofocus Live View brings subjects into sharp focus; it is the perfect tool for macro, portrait or even landscape shooting. This camera was built to produce amazing results for photo hobbyists and serious digital photographers alike.
Customer Reviews of Olympus E-520 Digital SLR Camera with 10 Megapixels, 2.7" LCD, 14-42mm lens, Face Detection, AF Live View & In-body Stabilization
Got this camera because it was reasonable cheap digital SLR for beginner. After few uses, I decide to get a Canon. Overall, this is not a bad camera, but Canon just much better. I wish I did not spend my money on this. I still think this camera is a great product but just not as good as Canon.
The 520 is hard to beat!7/30/2008
This is an excellent, lightweight DSLR which handles superbly. Build quality is very good and the camera is designed for ease of access to a multitude of controls. Image quality is first rate with great color saturation, and an almost film-like quality. Inclusion of the in-body image stabilizer makes it a very good platform for long focal length shots and in low light, and works with all lenses, while every feature of this camera has a value and works effectively. The E520 is a superbly thought-out camera where everything falls to hand almost perfectly, so it is a joy to use. Highly recommended!
e-520 meets expectations7/26/2008
My first DSLR. I haven't used an SLR camera for 20 years. I'm mostly a family shooter and have been prviously satisfied with 4 different digital point and shoot Olympus cameras. My first was the 360L, then I purchased the C-4000, 350UZ and finally the C-8080. I've been a long time Olympus fan dating back to the OM2 SLR. The e-520 fits right in, the menu's are similiar to other cameras from this manufacturer and the feel is also familiar. Shutter lag is non-existant. With the camera in the auto mode it takes beautiful photos. I am planning on doing some concert shooting in a couple of weeks so I'm brushing up on my manual set up skills, I have a bit to remember. So far the camera works beautifully in manual. Manual focus is simple to use with the adjustment ring on the lense body. I have every confidence that this camera will do exactly as I expect, and that is to take terrific shots under extreme conditions. I ordered this camera when it first arrived on Buy.com and I still pinch myself in disbelief that I was able to save so much money buying from Buy.com. No other seller on the web was with in $100 of the price I purchased it for. With my savings I'm planning on buying the 40-150 lense kit this afternoon also from Buy.com. This lense is $70 cheaper than anyone else on the web!!! Buy.com rocks and so does my new e-520. There is one slight problem with this camera, in low light the auto focus gets confused and sometimes refuses to take a picture. This only occurs when using both autofocus systems, I suspect that this can be corrected with a camera bios update? For now I just choose to turn off the 2nd auto focus system and the camera works wonderfully.
Stunning upgrade from E-5107/9/2008
I recently sold my E-510 and moved to the E-520. A great move, the picture quality is remarkable when teamed up with the Olympus 14-54mm midgrade lens. I highly recommend this camera, since it is often overlooked by others.