Olympus E-520 Review

 
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Olympus E-520 Design

The Olympus E-520's all-black, compact body measures 5.4 x 3.6 x 2.7 inches (136 x 91.5 x 68 millimeters) without a lens attached, and weighs 1.0 pound (475 grams) without the lens, battery, or memory card. While the E-520 isn't super-compact, it is light enough to carry on vacation or around town thanks to its plastic body panels.

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Front View. An indentation near the top of the hand grip comfortably cradles your fingers as they curl around the grip. Note also the infrared port for a remote control in the center of the grip.

 

 

Left View. (Shown with Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED kit lens.)

 

 

Right View. (Shown with Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED kit lens.) The right side of the camera holds the dual memory card slot, covered by a hinged plastic door that opens from the rear panel. The Olympus E-520 accommodates Type I or II CF memory cards, including Microdrives, as well as xD-Picture Cards.

 

 

Top View. The top panel layout is fairly typical for a compact digital SLR without a status panel LCD. The power switch under the Mode dial is easy to activate with your right index finger.

 

 

Back View. The majority of controls are on the camera's rear panel, along with the optical viewfinder and 2.7-inch LCD.

 

 

Bottom View. The camera's bottom panel is flat, with a the metal tripod mount centered beneath the lens.

 


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