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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:06 am 
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The 520 feel good any hands but is there any GOOD reasons to pay the extra for the 620 compared to the 520?


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:48 am 
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2 extra MP?
swivel LCD?
extra features?


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:13 am 
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But does it truly handle noise better?


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:27 am 
Have a look here:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon ... oise.shtml
and then compare it to the e520 review.

Greetings from Denmark


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:51 pm 
The reason I was turned off by the E620 was the small grip. It would not be a very comfortable camera to hold if you have a larger lens.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:46 pm 
I don't have a 520, so I can't comment on that. But the 620 compared to the 510 has different noise handling characteristics in my opinion. The 620 does appear to be noisier, particularly in the blacks. I think some people have said that it's because Olympus wanted to emphasize the highlights, so Oly pushed the default DR towards the highlights.

In my opinion, if you like the grip of the 520, then I'd stick with getting a 520. You can get a new 520 body for $360 now. The 620 body is $600. With the $240 difference, you can get yourself a 25mm pancake. The 620 is a good fit for the smaller lenses. But stick a large lens on it, and in my opinion, the balance is off.

The primary thing I like about the 620 is the swivel and brighter LCD, which is miles ahead than the LCD of the 510. I couldn't tell a difference in the increase of the OVF versus the the OVF of the 510. The 7 point AF didn't make focus any faster in my opinion than the 3 point AF in the 510.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:15 pm 
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It is of course entirely personal - AND I haven't tried it with a large lens - but, I thought the E-620 was pretty comfortable to hold actually. I thought the ergonomics were spot-on.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:23 pm 
My largest lens is the 70-300. The zoom ring on the 70-300 is rather tight. So when turning the zoom ring, I had to grip the 620 extra hard to keep it stable. It is a whole lot easier holding onto the 510's pistol grip.

When using the 14-54 (which is significantly larger and heavier than the kit lenses but not as big as the 70-300), I did not have that issue. The zoom ring of the 14-54 is buttery smooth and does not require much effort.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:39 pm 
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Noted - thanks Armanius...


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:48 am 
nicolaidenmark wrote:
But does it truly handle noise better?


I don't think that it handles noise much better, but on the other hand, noise can be removed. The E-620 (if it has a similar sensor to the one of the E-30) has a higher dynamic range and that is something worth the upgrade, combined with faster and more accurate autofocus and additional AF-points. The swivel screen is great too.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 8:29 am 
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It is of course entirely personal - AND I haven't tried it with a large lens - but, I thought the E-620 was pretty comfortable to hold actually. I thought the ergonomics were spot-on.


Thanks all and especially thanks to you Gordon for your AWESOME reviews which made it quite a bit easier for me to decide on the model, which is right for me- albeit it was still hard. Moreover, I feel honored to have the editor commenting my posts lol :D

I'm set for the 520 with the double zoomkit and the flipside 300 and then I'll get a tripod later. Thanks all :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:41 pm 
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So today I ordered the E-520 with the std. 2 kit zooms, a lowepro flipside 300 and I got 2 X 8 GB CF 30 mb/s from sandisk as well....

Can't wait to get it and learn more about the art that is photography... and BRING on Iceland (travelling there in feburary 2010 with wife and two friends).

Thanks to everybody for their assistance!


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:10 pm 
Nice kit -- congrats.

Are you sure you are traveling to Iceland in Feb 2009 and not 2010?????? :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:01 pm 
Congratulations on the E520 and two lenses! It's a great combo. The 40-150 has quickly become one of my favorite lenses, because it has good reach, and it's so small and light. Probably the single most underrated lens of the Oly lineup, in my opinion.


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jwnrw wrote:
Nice kit -- congrats.

Are you sure you are traveling to Iceland in Feb 2009 and not 2010?????? :wink:


Post corrected :wink:


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