At A Glance

A large LCD, extensive menus, and a nice price make this camera compelling, but it has a few usability issues.

Manufacturer’s Description

Premium picture quality and superb performance come easy with this comfortable to handle digital SLR. At a time when we want complex things to become simple, the EVOLT E-500 succeeds in doing so with a sleek, lightweight design for impressive portability and advanced controls and options that can be accessed with minimal effort. Bursting with speed and producing spotless pictures with exceptional color and detail, the EVOLT E-500 is tailor-made for anyone to use while capturing the imagination in the process.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 8.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number 262062
UPC Code 050332156555
Brand Name Olympus
Product Name EVOLT E-500 Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

Premium picture quality and superb performance come easy with this comfortable to handle digital SLR. At a time when we want complex things to become simple, the EVOLT E-500 succeeds in doing so with a sleek, lightweight design for impressive portability and advanced controls and options that can be accessed with minimal effort. Bursting with speed and producing spotless pictures with exceptional color and detail, the EVOLT E-500 is tailor-made for anyone to use while capturing the imagination in the process.

Product Model E-500
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.2 x
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Memory
Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • EVOLT E-500 Digital SLR Camera
  • 14-45mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack (BLM-1)
  • Li-Ion Battery Charger (BCM-2)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Manuals
  • Warranty Card
  • Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Camera Assembly Body with Lens Kit
    Height 3.7"
    Width 5.0"
    Depth 2.6"
    Weight (Approximate) 15.3 oz
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type SLR
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Good
    Color Very Good
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Fair
    Performance
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise 54.5
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 58.4
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 50.7
    Number of Shots 500.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 273.5
    Image Quality Score Very Good
    Image Quality, Distortion 57.3
    Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation 56.2
    Image Quality, Exposure 53.0
    Image Quality, Sharpness 44.9
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Color--Auto 50.6
    Image Quality, Overall 52.6
    Image Quality, Color--Adjusted 66.7
    Image Quality, Color 58.7
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction 67.5