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Olympus E-520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 736 reviews of Olympus E-520. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and portability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the video and viewfinder get critical comments.

usability, performance, price, portability, image quality

low-light, viewfinder, video

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-520 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-520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Olympus E-520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, image quality, price, durability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus E-520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 user reviews of Olympus E-520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and image quality. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the video, and there are some mixed opinions about the low light performance.

price, usability, performance, image quality, portability

video

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus E-520

 

An exclusive look at the new Olympus E-520, the latest in the Four-Thirds system.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Olympus E-520 review

 

Olympus launches the latest model to join its E-series range of DSLRs.

Vibrant pictures ; Fantastic build quality ; Good price ; Nice to handle ; Easy to use

Four-Thirds technology not for everyone

The Olympus E-520 is probably the best mini hatchback of the DSLR world. It produces great colour and vibrant images, and it’s ideal for travelling and offers plenty of creative opportunities. The Four-Thirds technology may put a few people off, but...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Joanne Carter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus E-520 review

 

The Olympus E-520's chunkier rear-selector dial is an improvement, its profile making for quicker, more assured use, but it doesn't look or feel particularly sturdy in use.

While the Olympus E-520 is a solid choice overall, Sony's A350 and the Canon EOS 450D are also worth a look before stumping up the cash.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Olympus EVOLT E-520

 

Although its physical proportions mirror other compact DSLRs in the market, this 10 megapixel offering is much lighter than many. That's partly due to its use of Four Thirds technology. That technology was built from the roots up for digital SLRs. As a...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Review

 

Collapsible design, Lightweight, Fast, silent autofocus, Excellent sharpness in the centre of the frame throughout the zoom range, Low distortion, Good value compared to alternative

No lens hood supplied as standard, High CA levels towards the edges of the frame beyond 14mm, Prone to flare

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus Zuiko ED Digital 18-180mm f/3.5-6.3 Review

 
Feb, 2013

Expert review by : photodo (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens

 
Jun, 2010

Expert review by : photodo (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Review

 
May, 2010

Expert review by : LensTip.com (lenstip.com)

Zuiko Digital 35-100 mm f/2.0

 

weak performance against bright light,, lack of SWD motor.

May, 2010

Expert review by : LensTip.com (lenstip.com)

Zuiko Digital ED 70-300 mm f/4.0-5.6

 

too low image quality in the frame centre,, high chromatic aberration at 300 mm and the maximum relative aperture,, slow autofocus.

If only the Sigma 70-300 APO and the Tamron 70-300 mm with the 4/3 system mount were available, talking these results over would be easier – we would simply write that the Olympus Panasonic and Leica reflex cameras owners have a quite wide choice in...

Mar, 2010

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