Olympus E-520

Olympus E-520 video tour

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Olympus E-520 Olympus 25mm pancake lens

We’re pleased to present a short video tour of the Olympus E-520. This demonstrates the E-520’s design, controls, screen, Live View and Image Stabilisation systems.

There’s no need to download any new software – just press the play button in the middle of the screen below and wait for the video to start; you may need to press the button twice. The quality and any delay before playing may vary depending on your internet connection.

Good points

Built-in stabilisation which works with any lens.
Very effective anti-dust system.
Live View with contrast AF and face detection.
Quick handling and broad customisation.

Bad points
Smaller viewfinder than rivals.
Can’t see stabilisation in optical viewfinder.
Relatively basic 3-point AF system.
Screen doesn’t flip-out.


(compared to 2008 budget DSLRs)

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