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Olympus E-510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 894 reviews of Olympus E-510. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the memory and energy efficiency, and there are mixed views on the exposure and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus E-510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Olympus E-510 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the durability and lens are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus E-510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 user reviews of Olympus E-510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The usability and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the video.

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus E-510 Digital SLR

 

The Four Thirds system grows up

The Olympus E-series continues to get better and better. The E-510 is a superb photographer's camera, offering superb handling, outstanding performance, a huge degree of control and first rate picture quality, in a compact and robust package and at a...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus E-510 DSLR camera

 

The recent announcement of the new professional E-System Olympus E3 should not be allowed to overshadow the latest in Olympus enthusiast digital SLRs, the E-510. However, the new camera has a tough act to follow in the shape of the popular and...

Price, svelte FourThirds system, handling, anti dust system, image stabilisation, image quality, feature set, metering, low noise, live view

Auto white balance foibles, modest 3-point AF set up, plastic feel to the build

With a stunning feature set and great handling in a (slightly) beefier body than its E-410 predecessor, plus great image quality, the only thing left to want is a great price. Oh! Hang on; it has a great price too – in a variety of tasty-looking kits...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

OlympusE-510

 

Sharp shooter

Excellent kit lenses, good controls, live view

Exposure issues, below-par autofocus

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Olympus E-510 review

 

Tempted by the four-thirds system but find Olympus' tiny E-410 too small for your goalie hands? The pricier E-510 could save the day

The E-510 has a barrowful of features and is a joy to use but we miss the size and convenience of the cheaper E-410

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Tempted by the four-thirds system but find Olympus' tiny E-410 too small for your goalie hands? The pricier E-510 could save the day

The E-510 has a barrowful of features and is a joy to use but we miss the size and convenience of the cheaper E-410

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Olympus E-510 review

 

Has the Four Thirds digital SLR system finally come of age?

Great features for the money ; Good all-round performance

Needs two selection dials ; Mode dial and card door could be better made

The E-510 won't oust Canon and Nikon from the top slots, but it is a return to form for Olympus and offers great value when bought as a twin-lens kit

Aug, 2007

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus E-510 + ED 14-42mm review

 

The E-510 is a beefed-up version of Olympus's E-410 (What's New, Shopper 235).

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Rick LePage (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus Evolt E-510 digital SLR camera

 

While many low-cost digital SLRs are compromised in terms of features, Olympus is bucking the trend with its Olympus Evolt E-510.

Many DSLR vendors are streamlining their offerings to appeal to novices; in the process, they strip out features or skimp on quality. Olympus is taking a different tack. With the Olympus Evolt E-510, you get a full-featured DSLR with more advanced...

Aug, 2007

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Olympus E-510

 

The Olympus E-510 is a digital SLR with excellent image quality and some clear advantages over the rest of the market. The camera is compact and light, but with its large handgrip it is comfortable to hold. Anti-dust and mechanical image stabilisation...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Olympus E-510

 

Superb image quality ; Very reliable metering ; Excellent dynamic range ; RAW, JPEG and RAW+JPEG image formats ; Live View system ; Effective image stabilizer ; Supersonic sensor cleaning system

Only three AF areas ; Menu system a touch too complicated ; TTL viewfinder a bit too constricted

Sep, 2007

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