The Olympus E-520 is a 10-megapixel digital SLR with a compact body, built-in image stabilization, a 2.7-inch LCD with live view, and enough exposure modes to please any photographer. It’s part of the Four Thirds System, which uses a smaller 4:3 aspect ratio imaging sensor that helps keep the camera body and lenses small and light.
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I’ve been using the E-520 since Olympus sent me a pre-production camera in the early spring. On the surface it looks almost exactly like the E-510. However, there’s a lot more to the E-520 than meets the eye. It has a new 10-megapixel sensor, new TruePic III image processing, new LCD, Live View with auto focus and face detection, improved in-camera image stabilization, and better high ISO performance. I’ve shot a wide variety of stuff with it including candid people photos, spring ski photos and hundreds of mountain bike pictures. I’ve actually used it more than any other camera while I’ve had it. Let me tell you why…
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