Olympus E-520 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 14-42mm Lens

Olympus E-520 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 14-42mm Lens

Olympus E-520 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 14-42mm Lens

B&H # OLEE5201442 MFR # 262086
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Product Highlights

  • 10.0 Megapixel
  • 2.7" LCD Display with Live View
  • In-Body Image Stabilization
  • Four Thirds System
  • Supersonic Wave Filter Anti-dust System
  • 3.5 fps Burst
  • Scene Select Modes
  • Shadow Adjustment
  • Face Detection
  • Dual Card Slot (CF & xD)
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Olympus E-520 overview

  • 1Description

The Olympus E-520 SLR Digital Camera combines the versatility, performance, and image quality of a professional SLR, with the simplicity, compact size and ease-of-use of a consumer point-and-shoot digital camera - making it an ideal camera for photo hobbyists and serious digital photographers alike. The high resolution 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor combined with the TruePic III processor gives you better color and quality with true-to-life skin tones, brilliant blue skies, precise color transitions, more detail and less image noise - plus the high resolution provides you with the flexibility to crop your images and still produce large, detailed prints.

The 2.7" HyperCrystal II LCD enables images to be beautifully displayed in vivid color, even from 176-degree viewing angles or in bright sunlight, and the Autofocus Live View feature provides users with the choice of framing images with the viewfinder or on the LCD Display, making it simple to preview and review your images, and is the perfect tool for macro, portrait or even landscape shooting. The ergonomic and lightweight design of the camera body means that the camera will be comfortable to hold even after a long day of sightseeing, and the E-520 makes it easy to shoot like a pro with 20 intuitive Scene Select Modes like Fireworks, Night Scene, Portraits and even underwater modes.

The E-520's industry-leading Image Stabilization technology, which is built into the camera body, compensates for movement so you can capture blur-free shots with any lens -- even at slow shutter speeds. It uses a gyro sensor to track the movement of the camera and automatically compensates for it by moving the image sensor so blurriness is minimized or even eliminated. The image stabilization system can also be activated to assist you in low light settings. Furthermore, the Professional quality Zuiko lenses that Olympus has developed for the Evolt SLR cameras are designed to work perfectly with all of the camera's digital technology so your pictures will have exceptional color and clarity, and a broad selection of lenses is available. The E-520 also solves the dust problem commonly found with SLR cameras by providing a proven anti-dust system so your pictures will be spotless - every time.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution
The Olympus E-520 incorporates a 10-megapixel Live-MOS imaging sensor that provides professional quality image resolution and lower noise than other image sensors.
Professional Quality Zuiko-Digital Lens
Olympus Zuiko lenses are precision-engineered and designed especially for digital photography to provide edge-to-edge clarity and even brightness across your image. Furthermore, there is a large selection of Zuiko lenses available ranging from extremely wide angle to high zoom telephoto lenses as well as specialty lenses, and all Zuiko Digital lenses are compatible with all Olympus E-System digital SLR cameras.
In-Body Image Stabilization
The E-520 includes In-Body Image Stabilization that utilized sensor-shift technology to counter the effect of camera shake. Because the stabilization system is built into the camera body, it can be used with any compatible lens, eliminating the extra expense of specialized lenses. The In-Body Image Stabilization has three modes for increased versatility.

The IS-1 mode adjusts the sensor on both the X and Y-axes to compensate for movement by the photographer, so images stay sharp even at slow shutter speeds. To capture the action of athletes or animals, the Image Stabilization system offers two specialized modes; the IS-2 mode is optimized for holding the camera horizontally while panning which is ideal for capturing subjects such as a racecar flying down the track. For sharp images of moving subjects like a basketball player charging up the court, the IS-3 mode allows a photographer the option of holding the camera vertically while panning for dramatic effects of action. The artistic effects of panning enhance the shot and render the subject in sharp detail with a motion-blurred background.

Anti-Dust System
The proven anti-dust system ensures that you'll get spotless pictures - every time. Every time you turn on the E-520, the Supersonic Wave Filter - located between the shutter and the image sensor - silently vibrates an amazing 30,000 times per second, so dust is flung away and collected so it can't come back. As a result, you can change lenses anywhere without worrying about dust.
Compact and Comfortable Design
The lightweight and compact body of the E-520 is ergonomically designed for superior comfort so it's a pleasure to carry and use for hours at a time.
TruePic III Image Processor
The TruePic III Image Processor provides fast camera operation and processing speed for more responsive camera operation. Along with the speed advantages, TruePic III also produces crystal clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to provide you with brilliantly clear, and bright photos with accurate skin tones.
20 Easy-to-use Scene-select Modes
The E-520 makes it easy to shoot like a pro with 20 easy-to-use Scene Select Modes covering practically every common shooting scenario including Portrait, Fireworks, Sports, Landscape, Sunset, and many more. Simply select the right mode for your shot, and the E-520 takes care of the rest.
Face Detection
The Face Detection feature distinguishes between people's faces and the background and is shown right on the LCD. This innovative technology tracks up to eight faces within the image area and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Enabled by the advanced TruePic III Image Processor, Shadow Adjustment Technology compensates for extreme contrast when shooting under bright light conditions such as afternoon sunlight. Shadow Adjustment Technology adjusts the exposure in the shadows while retaining all the detail in the bright areas.
Built-in and External Flash
Use the built-in, auto pop-up flash with six modes including auto and redeye reduction, and even manually adjust the flash intensity for a custom look, or attach an external flash such as the FL-36 to the Hot Shoe for even more illuminating options. The E-520 is also compatible with Olympus wireless flashes such as the FL-50R, so you could utilize wireless multi-flash photography to truly expand your creative options.
2.7" LCD Display
The 2.7 HyperCrystal II LCD has approximately 230,000 pixels, and provides many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors, making it easy to view your shots, even in bright sunlight. Plus, you'll be able to see the screen with amazing clarity from almost any angle.
Autofocus Live View
In addition to a traditional optical through-the-lens viewfinder, the E-520 boasts a Live View LCD, which makes it easier to compose and shoot in any situation, from any angle. In addition The E-520's on-screen Autofocus works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects, in focus, on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way - making composition of your shots even easier. In addition, Perfect Shot Preview enables you to view and select your favorite effect right on the LCD, and see how the image will look, even before you capture it.
Capture in JPEG or RAW
Shoot using JPEG format for no-hassle sharing, printing, and viewing, or shoot using RAW format for highest image quality and control. You can even shoot in both JPEG & RAW formats simultaneously for the ultimate in file management options.
Versatile Color Modes
The E-520 is compatible with sRGB or Adobe RGB color spaces, and you can fine-tune your photo's colors with five modes (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone, Sepia), shoot in black and white using monotone filter effects or use picture tone settings (Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available) for even more image color options. Altogether, the advanced color modes of the E-520 let you be as creative as your imagination allows.
Dual Card Slot
The E-520 has two memory slots, one that hold Compact Flash (Type I & II) or Microdrive cards and one for xD-picture cards. Use the dual slot design to transfer images you want to save from one card to another for better management of your important images.
Auto-Connect USB & Direct Print Compatible
Transfer your images faster and easier to a computer for viewing, editing, printing and more with a simple USB connection (USB 2.0 Full Speed), no software installation necessary. The E-520 can also connect to any PictBridge-enabled printer via the included USB cable for fast and easy PC-free printing. Simply select the images that you wish to print on the camera's LCD and print.
Remote Control Flash Control
You can control the power of compatible Olympus flash units from the back of the camera
In the Box
Olympus E-520 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 14-42mm Lens
  • 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System) dqszdqvzxquqeqfte
  • BLM-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BCM-2 Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Olympus Master 2.0 Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Olympus Worldwide Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Olympus E-520 specs

    Camera Type Interchangeable Lens SLR Digital Camera with Live View
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 4/3 (Four Thirds) 11.8 Megapixel Live MOS with RGB Primary Color, IR Cut Filter, and Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system)
    Effective Resolution 10.0 million pixels
    Color Depth 36-Bit RGB
    Color Modes sRGB or Adobe RGB (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone)
    Image Adjustment Parameters (Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation)
    Filter effect (Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter for Monotone)
    Picture tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone)
    Gradation (auto, high key, normal, low key)
    Image File Formats RAW (12-Bit)
    JPEG (Super fine [1/2.7], Fine [1/4], Normal [1/8], Basic [1/12])
    Recorded Resolution 3648 x 2736 (RAW, SHQ HQ)
    3200 x 2400 (SQ)
    2560 x 1920 (SQ)
    1600 x 1200 (SQ)
    1280 x 960 (SQ)
    1024 x 768 (SQ)
    640 x 480 (SQ)
    Video Recording No
    Audio Recording No
    Lens Mount Four-Thirds
    Focal Length Multiplier 2x
    Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Advanced Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization System)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type TTL phase-difference detection system (3-point multiple AF) or contrast detection system (11-point multiple AF) with AF illuminator
    Focus Modes Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, C-AF + MF, AF Lock, Focus tracking
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto ISO
    Selectable ISO (100 - 1600 in 1 EV steps)
    Shutter Type Computerized focal-plane shutter
    Shutter Speed 60 - 1/4000 seconds in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps
    Bulb (up to 30 min. with limiter)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Exposure Metering TTL open-aperture metering system (Digital ESP - 49-point multi pattern, Centre weighted average, Spot, Spot with Highlight control, Spot with Shadow control
    Exposure Modes Auto, Program AE (Program shift can be performed), Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Scene program AE, Scene select AE, Exposure compensation (±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable), AE lock, Exposure bracketing (frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1EV steps selectable)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K), White balance compensation (±7 steps in each R-B/G-M axis), Custom white balance, One-touch white balance, White balance bracketing (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each R-G/G-M axis)
    Scene 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 (requires Olympus xD-Picture Card), Beach & Snow, Underwater Wide, Underwater Macro
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto pop-up Retractable flash; Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Fill-in, Slow synchronization, Manual, Off.)
    Effective Flash Range 39' (12.0 m) @ ISO 100
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    External Flash Control TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual, FP TTL Auto, FP Manual
    Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed 1/180 second (up to 1/4000 second with Super FP)
    Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Burst Capability 3.5 fps up to 8 frames in RAW (up to memory capacity in JPEG)
    Self Timer 2 seconds or 12 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Date & Time Stamp No
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    Built-in Memory No
    Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash (type I & II)/Microdrive
    xD-Picture Card
    File Size
    RAW Super fine Fine Normal Basic
    3648 x 2736 11MB 6.8MB 4.7MB 2.2MB 1.5MB
    3200 x 2400 - 5.3MB 3.7MB 1.7MB 1.1MB
    2560 x 1970 - 3.6MB 2.2MB 1.1MB 0.7MB
    1600 x 1200 - 1.3MB 0.8MB 0.5MB 0.3MB
    1280 x 960 - 0.8MB 0.5MB 0.3MB 0.2MB
    1024 x 768 - 0.5MB 0.4MB 0.2MB 0.1MB
    640 x 480 - 0.2MB 0.2MB 0.1MB 0.1MB
    Battery Type BLM-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter No
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (High Speed) storage and camera control
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
    Remote Control RM-UC1 Remote cable (optional) or RM-1 infra-red remote control (optional)
    Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
    System & Software Requirements Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
    Macintosh OS X (10.2 or later)
    Viewfinder Eye-level Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder with Diopter adjustment (-3.0 - +1m-1
    Viewfinder Info Aperture value, Shutter speed, Record mode, AF confirmation mark, Flash, WB, AE lock, Number of storable still images, Exposure compensation value, Metering mode, Battery warning, Exposure mode, AF frame (super impose)
    Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
    LCD Display 2.7" HyperCrystal II TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels) with brightness adjust (15 levels), and Live View Feature
    Information Display Battery information, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, BKT setting, NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Picture mode, Flash mode, Record mode, Image size, Card information, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, FP warning, AF frame, AF illuminator deactivated notification, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, RC mode setting
    Language Options English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
    Playback Options Single-frame, Index (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames), Calendar, Close-up ( 2-14X), Slideshow, Picture rotation (auto mode available), Histogram (independent luminance/RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information, Image Erase/Protect (Single frame, All frames, Selected frames), Image Editing (RAW development, Monotone, Sepia, Red-eye reduction, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file))
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.6 x 5.4 x 2.7" (92 x 136 x 68mm) body only
    Weight 16.8 oz (475g) body only

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