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Articles > Camera news Sep 27, 2005  20:00
Olympus E-500

Olympus has announced a new Four Thirds System digital SLR, the E-500 (to be know in North America as the 'Olympus EVOLT E-500'). The E-500 has a much more traditional SLR appearance than the E-300, it features the same eight megapixel 4/3 size CCD but has a range of improvements and new features including a new metering sensor, new high ISO noise filter, a 2.5" LCD monitor and better control system.

London, 26 September 2005, Digital SLR photography is gaining in popularity as more and more people become hooked on the higher quality and flexibility that only an SLR camera can offer. Olympus announces the E-500 - its impressive new addition to the E-System SLR range.

The Olympus E-500 will be available by the end of October. Delivering the versatility and power that are the hallmarks of a performance SLR the E-500ís impressive range of features include:

  • A compact, lightweight and easy to handle body in a classic penta-prism design
  • A professionally approved, user-friendly controls layout
  • An 8 megapixel Full Frame Transfer CCD
  • Olympusí unique Supersonic Wave Filter to eliminate problems with dust when changing lenses
  • A shot preview function to provide easy viewing of images before they are saved onto the memory card
  • A high resolution 2½″ HyperCrystal LCD with 215,250 pixels
  • Improved metering from a 49 area sensor
  • A special filter to minimise image noise at high ISO levels
  • Two memory card slots for Compact Flash and xD media cards
  • Full manual control or a choice of 21 pre-defined scene modes


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