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Model Name: Olympus EVOLT E-510 
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General
Model Number: E-510
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $899.00
Street Price: $637.99
Date Available: 2007-06-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 16.2 oz (460 g)
Size: 5.4 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.
(136 x 92 x 68 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.0
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.3mm x 13mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.74 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW (.ORF)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Four Thirds
Lens Thread: 58mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W), f/5.6 - ?? (T)
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 58mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 1600 (1/3EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Custom, One-Touch
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 49-zone Digital ESP, Center Weighted Average, Spot/ Highlight Spot/ Shadow Spot (Spot Approx. 1%)
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 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
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Fill-in, Slow synchronization, Manual, Off.
Flash Guide Number: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive / xD
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.ORF)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: RM-UC1 cable, RM-1 IR
Connections (extended): Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.590
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 12.00
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.710
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 15
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.690
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 3.090
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.360
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.350
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.350
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.370
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.091
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.370
Shutter Lag (notes): Shutter lag with Live View enabled: Full AF (Wide) = 0.84s Full AF with Flash = 0.89s Prefocused = 0.67s
Startup Time: 1.200
Shutdown Time: 1.100
Play -> Record Time: 0.200
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.900
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 5,086.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLM-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLM-1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 650
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Special features: Mechanical Image Stabilization, Live View LCD, Dust Reduction system. Estimated Street Price: EVOLT E-510 body: $799 EVOLT E-510 with ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens: $899 EVOLT E-510 with both ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 and ED 40-150mm f4.0/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens: $999

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