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Olympus Evolt E-510 10.0 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with Supersonic Wave Filter and 2.5" HyperCrystal LCD Screen with 14-42 mm f 3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens

SKU: IOME510K MFR: 262071
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The E-510's has a dust reduction system and powerful, 10-megapixel imager. With this camera you can preview and review photos on a high resolution, 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD. You will see the screen with amazing clarity in bright sunlight and from angles up to 176 degrees. With the E-510's sensor-shift image stabilization, your pictures will come out clear. Inside, a gyro sensor tracks the image while the camera automatically adjusts for the motion. Its image stabilization mode can be activated to assist you in low light settings.

Blurriness is minimized or even eliminated, and because it is in the body it works with all of the lenses. The Evolt E-510 has two memory slots to hold Compact Flash Type I and Type II, Microdrive and xD picture cards. Use the dual slot design to transfer images you want to save from one card to another. Get sharp, high-resolution and high-quality photos regardless of the print size with the E-510's 10-megapixel Live-MOS imaging sensor.

The E-510 and its proven dust reduction system eliminates dust for spotless photos that you don't need to touch up. Using the Olympus E-System, with the largest selection of lenses designed specifically for digital photography, you are sure to get your most memorable shots. Whether you are zooming on the kids, or snapping wide-angle wedding shots, your pristine Zuiko Digital lens is going to get the job done.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Simple controls (8) , Large clear LCD (7) , Short lag time (6) , Strong construction (5) , Image stabilization (4) , Quiet (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (8) , Fun (7) , Photojournalism (5) , Art (3) , Portraits (3) , Sports (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (5) , Professional (2) , Casual user (1) , Semi-professional (1) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Key Features

  • It is not always easy to use an optical viewfinder - in a crowd you can't see over the heads of those around you, and low angle close-ups can be hard to reach. With the E-510, you have another option - use the Live-View LCD screen to preview and review photos. And you'll see the screen with amazing clarity from almost any angle.
  • The high-resolution, 2.5" HyperCrystal LCD screen (230,000 pixels) means you can compose your shots easily, even outside in sunlight.
  • Advanced Image Stabilization keeps your images sharp even when the camera is moving.
  • Keep dust spots off your photos. The Olympus dust reduction system is an industry first and a proven technology. Every time you turn on the E-510, our Supersonic Wave Filter - located between the shutter and the image sensor - silently vibrates an amazing 35,000 times per second. Dust is shaken away.
  • You'll see more details and you'll get stunning color in all your photos with the 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor. Create large prints, even after cropping.
  • Portable, easy-to-handle body with grip design. The body is ergonomically designed for superior comfort. If you use a long lens, the E-510 feels balanced.
  • Olympus' digital-specific Zuiko lenses provide edge-to-edge pixel-perfect clarity. Unlike older film lenses, these advanced, precision-engineered 100-percent digital lenses are designed to work perfectly with the camera's digital technology.
  • You'll find 29 exposure modes including 10 advanced modes and 19 Easy to Use Scene Select Modes. Simply select the right mode for your shot. The easy to use Scene Select Modes make you an instant expert, even with the most demanding shots.
  • Get a great shot in any lighting situation with five metering modes including spot metering and the new 49-point ESP Meter.
  • The E-510 provides the flexibility of two memory slots that hold Compact Flash Type I and Type II, Microdrive and xD picture cards.
  • The new easier-to-read menu background color and the one-button access makes the EVOLT E-510 one of the easiest digital SLRs to set and use.
  • Shoot using JPEG format for no-hassle sharing, printing, and viewing. Or shoot using RAW format for highest image quality and control.
  • The new TruePic III processor gives you brilliantly clear, bright photos with accurate skin tones.
  • Compatible with sRGB or Adobe RGB color spaces.
  • Fine-tune your photo's colors with five modes: Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone, Sepia. Or shoot in black and white using five monochrome modes. Be as creative as your imagination allows.
  • Choose all or any one of the three selectable AF points.
  • Use the built-in, auto pop-up flash with six modes including auto and redeye reduction. You can even manually adjust flash intensity.

Technical Specs

Product type Single-lens reflex Live View digital camera with interchangeable lens system
Memory CompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card (Dual-Slot)
Sensor size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount Four Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels number 10 million pixels
Image Pickup Unit Live MOS Sensor
Total no. of effective pixels Approx. 10.9 million pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Filter array Primary color filter (RGB)
LPF Fixed type
IR cut filter Hybrid type
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
Recording File format RAW (12-bit), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 3648 x 2736 pixels
[JPEG] 3648 x 2736 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
Viewfinder Type Eye-level single-lens reflex viewfinder
Field of view Approx. 95%
Viewfinder magnification Approx.0.92x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, infinity)
Eye point Approx. 14 mm (-1m-1)
Diopter adjustment range -3.0 - +1m-1
Focusing screen Fixed (Neo Lumi-Micron Mat screen)
Eyepiece shutter Eye piece cap EP-4 supplied
Eye cup Interchangeable type EP-5 supplied, optional EP-6, Magnifier Eyecup ME-1 is available
Preview Can be checked (when Fn button is set in preview mode), selectable from the optical viewfinder or rear-mounted LCD monitor
View finder information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Record mode, AF confirmation mark, Flash, WB, AE lock, Number of storable still images, Exposure compensation value, Metering mode, Battery warning, Exposure mode, AF frame (super impose). IS activating mode.
Live View Live-MOS Sensor for still picture shooting is used, 100% field of view, Exposure adjustment pre-view, White balance adjustment pre-view, Grid line displayable, 7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, Shooting information, Histogram, IS activating mode, Heat warning.
AF Available with phase -difference detection system
Image stabilizer System Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Mode 2modes (2 dimensional activation: Horizontal + Vertical), (1 dimension activation: Vertical)
Effective compensation range up to 4EV steps maximum
LCD Display Type HyperCrystal LCD (semi-transmissive TFT color LCD)
LCD Size 2.5 inches
LCD Total no. of pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Playback field of view 1
LCD Brightness control 15 levels
AF system TTL phase-difference detection system
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / C-AF + MF
Focusing point 3-point multiple AF (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selection Auto/Option selectable
AF luminance range EV 0 to 19 (at 20, ISO 100)
AF illuminator Built-in flash (external flash available. Inactivation is available to set.)
AF lock Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode / AEL button (customizable)
Focus tracking Interlocked with Continuous AF mode
Focus aid Available
Exposure Control Metering system TTL open-aperture metering system (1) Digital ESP metering (49-point multi pattern metering) (2) Centre weighted average metering (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen) (4) Spot with Highlight control (5) Spot with Shadow control
Exposure Control Metering range EV 1 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)
Exposure mode (1) Auto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene program AE (7) Scene select AE
Scene program AE Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait
Scene select AE Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, Sport, High Key, Low Key, Digital Image Stabilization, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama* (* Available with the Olympus xD-Picture Card), Beach & Snow.
ISO sensitivity AUTO / ISO 100 - 1600 (AUTO: Automatic control is available in AUTO, Program, A, Scene program, Scene select, Flash be fired. Up to ISO 800)
Exposure compensation ±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock Locked by first position of Shutter button / AEL button (customizable)
Exposure bracketing 3 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1EV steps selectable
Auto White Balance system Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor
Preset white balance 7 settings (3000K - 7500K) Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each R-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB/Preset WB mode)
Custom white balance 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
One-touch white balance 1 custom setting can be registered
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each R-G/G-M axis.
Color matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone (default setting: Natural)
Adjustment parameter Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural or Muted
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone
Filter effect Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture tone Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation 4 levels (auto, high key, normal, low key)
Shutter Type Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Auto mode: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings), P(Ps), S, A, M mode: 60 - 1/4000 sec. (Bulb: up to 8 min. with limiter), Scene program/Scene select mode: 4 - 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings) 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable release Available (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Optical remote control Operation time: 2 sec., 0 sec., bulb control available (with optional RM-1 remote control)
Anti shock mode Available (1 to 30sec in each 1sec selectable)
Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, Remote control
Sequential shooting speed Approx. 3 frames/sec.
Max. recordable pictures RAW mode: Max. 6 frames
On sequential shooting JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (HQ mode: approx. up to card capacity)
Built-in flash Retractable flash (Auto pop-up type), GN=12 (ISO 100.m)
Compatible external flash FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, SRF-11, STF-22
Flash control mode TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual
Flash mode Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Fill-in, Slow synchronization, Manual, Off.
Synchronization speed 1/180 sec. or less, Super FP up to 1/4000 sec.
Flash intensity control Up to ±2 EV in 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
Synchronization timing 1st curtain synchronization/2nd curtain slow synchronization (selectable)
Flash bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1 EV steps selectable.
Back light timer Back light lighting time is selectable. (Keep, 8, 30sec, 1min)
Playback modes Single-frame, Index (4/9/16/25 frames), Calendar, Close-up (2 - 14X), Slideshow, Picture rotation (auto mode available)
Information display Histogram (independent luminance/RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information
Menu Languages Americas: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Custom function Fn button is available to set some functions. (OFF, One touch WB, Test picture, My mode, Preview, Live preview)
Custom reset 2 settings are recordable.
My mode 2 settings are recordable.
Erasing function Single frame, All frames, Selected frames (with protect function)
Protect function Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Copy between media Single frame, All frames, Selected frames
RAW picture editing RAW development
JPEG editing Monotone, Sepia, Red-eye reduction, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file)
Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
PC interface USB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control (MTP mode is available)
USB/Video connector Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
Battery BLM-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
No. of recordable pictures Approx. 650 shots (optical viewfinder) (with BLM-1 under CIPA testing standard)
Temperature 32-140F- 0 - 40 (operation) / -20 - 60 (storage)
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Dimensions 5.35 in.(W) x 3.6 in. (W) x 2.67in. (D) / 136 mm (W) x 91.5 mm (H) x 68 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight 16.2 oz. / 460 g (body only)
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