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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:36 am 
Which DSLR is better? The Olympus E-510 or Canon EOS 400D?

It seems to me that Olympus E-510 has more useful functions (i.e. Live View, Anti-Shake etc.) than the Canon 400D, but in long run, is it a big problem that Olympus only has limited choice of lenses in comparison to Canon?

Also, is the autofocus of the E-510 not as good as the Canon? (i.e. takes longer time before it could continue the live view and produce louder sound)

Another worry I have is the Canon 400D has been out for a while. I'm not sure if Canon will produce a newer version of the 400D shortly which will have a better quality in general.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:39 am 
Welcome Andrew :)

Any reasons why your not looking at Nikons as well?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:44 am 
I think it's better for me to have a DSLR that has the anti-dust system because I'm worry that I could not change the lenses properly as a beginner and ending up having all the dust inside the camera.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:29 am 
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Hi Andrew, I'm afraid none of the DSLR anti-dust systems are 100% effective, so you will need to manually clean dust at some point.

See here for a guide:

http://www.cameralabs.com/workshops/dsl ... age3.shtml

As for comparing the 400D and E-510, see our E-510 verdict here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olymp ... dict.shtml

Gordon


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:43 am 
Hi Gordon,

Does the AEL/ AFL button has to be pressed everytime for each photo that is taken through the Live View in order to have the autofocus?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:59 am 
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No, only if you want to AF while still checking the shot afterwards. If you're happy with what you see, just press the shutter release and it'll AF and take the picture in one go.


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