Olympus EVOLT E-500 Manual for Olympus Affordable Digital SLR with Interesting Feature

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Table of Content:

    1. The Introduction
    2. Whole Camera Look
    3. Full Camera Specification
    4. Price and Impression
    5. Manual User Guide

The Introduction of Olympus EVOLT E-500 Manual

As a product complement, manual plays a big role in helping users understanding a certain digital camera product. This is so especially due to the rich information inside. With this manual, users will be able to figure out many kinds of information regarding to the camera product. Some information such as specification, features, camera parts, instruction, and others will be provided here.Olympus EVOLT E-500 Manual - camera front face

So, for you who are still learning about camera, referring to the user manual of it will be the best idea to take. Further, due to this importance, here we aim to bring you manual of one digital camera products from Olympus. This is it, the Olympus EVOLT E-500 Manual.

The Overall Look of Olympus EVOLT E-500 Camera

Look always plays a big role in attracting customers. With the look, people can be instantly attracted to a certain camera product. More than that, look is also representing the personality of the camera owner. And it is also reflecting the quality and class of the product. This is why many manufacturers are concerning to bring the most sophisticated look of a camera. So, before jumping up to the Olympus EVOLT E-500 Manual, here we are going to talk about the look of this camera first.

From the Olympus EVOLT E-500 manual, you will notice that this camera tend to follow the line of modern design. Unlike the predecessor, E-300 that has odd design, this camera looks like common digital entry level SLR. With dimension of 130 x 95 x 66mm. it has good handling, however, thanks to the big handgrip.Olympus EVOLT E-500 Manual-camera back side

On the top side you will find few control buttons including exposure compensation and command dial, along with power switch, zoom adjuster and shutter button. More control buttons are placed on back side including AF Lock/AE Lock button, remote/continuous shot/self-timer button and navigation wheel.

Further, Olympus EVOLT E-500 manual also shows that there is also a set of button arranged vertically. Olympus EVOLT E-500 is equipped with 2.5-in LCD with resolution of 215K pixel along with an optical view finder with 95% field of view. Olympus implements a good LCD called HyperCrystal which work very good in delivering sharpness, vivid and vibrant images.

The Specification of Olympus EVOLT E-500

Olympus has introduced Olympus EVOLT E-500, its new compact digital LSR for both serious photographer and those who are beginner in SLR. This camera offers both automated scene as well as manual control that will allow you to play with your own creativity. This is another affordable four third camera from Olympus after E-300 which is the first affordable four third camera from Olympus. Does Olympus EVOLT E-500 perform well with the price it brings? Here is the review.Olympus EVOLT E-500 Manual-camera side

Going to the main heart of the camera, Olympus EVOLT E-500 manual states that this affordable camera has pretty interesting features in its compact body. This camera is equipped with 8MP four third Kodak CCD sensor. Metering sensor is 49 area metering with modes of Center-weighted, Spot, Highlight based spot, shadow based spot and advanced digital ESP.

Further, ISO sensitivity range goes from 100 – 1600, as stated in Olympus EVOLT E-500 manual. This ISO is accompanied with noise filter in high ISO. Focus modes are versatile from S-AF/C-AF/MF/S-AF&MF/C-AF&MF. This camera can do continuous shots at 2.5fps for 4 frames in RAW and unlimited in JPEG.Olympus EVOLT E-500 has lens kit of ZUIKO 17.5 – 45mm F3.5 – F5.6.

You can compare the specification of this camera with its predecessor: Olympus EVOLT E-410

Olympus EVOLT E-500 Quick Specification

Body material Plastic
Sensor • 4/3 type CCD (Kodak Full Frame Transfer)
• 17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
• 8.9 million total pixels
• 8.0 million effective pixels
• RGB (Primary) color filter array
• Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
• Supersonic Wave Filter (dust protection)
Image processor TruePic Turbo
Image sizes • 3264 x 2448
• 3200 x 2400
• 2560 x 1920
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
File formats • RAW
• JPEG (EXIF 2.2) – three levels
JPEG compression • SHQ (1/2.7)
• HQ (1/4)
• SQ (1/8 or 1/12)
File sizes • 3264 x 2448 RAW: 13.6 MB
(examples, • 3264 x 2448 TIFF: 24.5 MB
approximate) • 3264 x 2448 JPEG SHQ: 6.4 MB
• 3264 x 2448 JPEG HQ: 4.5 MB
• 3200 x 2400 JPEG HQ: 4.4 MB
• 2560 x 1920 JPEG HQ: 2.5 MB
• 1600 x 1200 JPEG HQ: 1.0 MB
Lenses • 4/3 standard lens mount
• Range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
• Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
Auto focus • 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
• Automatic or manual point selection
• EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
Focus area selection • Automatic
• Manual
Focus modes • Single shot AF
• Continuous AF
• Manual focus
Manual focus Focus by wire
AF assist lamp Yes, flash strobe (flash must be raised)
Exposure modes • Program AE (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Manual
• Scene
Scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Macro
• Sports
• Night Scene & Portrait
Other scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Landscape & Portrait
• Night Scene
• Night Scene & Portrait
• Firework
• Sunset
• Macro
• Sports
• High Key
• Low key
• Document
• Beach & Snow
• Candle
• Children
Sensitivity • Auto (ISO 100 – 400)
• ISO 100
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500 *
• ISO 640 *
• ISO 800 *
• ISO 1000 *
• ISO 1250 *
• ISO 1600 *
* With ISO Boost set to On
Metering system • 49-zone multi-pattern
• Range (Digital ESP): 1 to 20 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
• Range (Spot): 3 to 17 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
Metering modes • Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (2%)
• Highlight based spot
• Shadow based spot
AE Lock • AE/AF lock button
• With shutter release half-press
AE Bracketing • 3 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
Exposure steps 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV
Exposure compen. • -5.0 to +5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
Shutter speed • Program AE mode: 1 – 1/4000 sec
• Aperture, Shutter Priority mode: 60 – 1/4000 sec
• Manual mode: 60 – 1/4000 sec, Bulb (up to 8 mins)
Flash X-sync speed • 1/180 sec
• 1/4000 sec (Super FP mode)
Aperture values Depends on lens: 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
White balance • Auto
• 5300 K (Daylight)
• 6000 K (Cloudy)
• 7500 K (Shade)
• 3000 K (Incandescent)
• 4000 K (Fluorescent 1)
• 4500 K (Fluorescent 2)
• 6600 K (Fluorescent 3)
• Custom
• Kelvin (2000 – 14000 K)
WB fine tuning • Red – Blue: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
• Green – Magenta: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
WB Bracketing • 3 frames
• 4, 8 or 12 mired steps
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Image parameters • Color mode (Natural, Vivid, Muted)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
• Monochrome (B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue) – filter (Ye, Or, Re, Gr)
• Graduation (High Key, Normal, Low Key)
Drive modes • Single
• Continuous
Continuous • 2.5 fps
• RAW/TIFF: 4 frames maximum
• JPEG: Up to card capacity @ HQ 1/8 (with high speed media)
Self-timer • 2 sec
• 12 sec
Flash • Auto electronic pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 13
• Sync modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction,
Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in, Off
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
External flash • Hot shoe
• TTL Auto FP / TTL auto for Olympus dedicated flash (FL-20, FL-36, FL-50)
• Modes:Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in for exclusive flash.
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
Viewfinder • Eye-level TTL Optical Pentaprism
• Field of view 95%
• Magnification 0.9x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre
• Eye point 16 mm at -1 dioptre
• Dioptre adjustment -3 to +1 dioptre
• Focusing screen: Fixed type
• Mirror: Quick return mirror
Viewfinder info • AF frame (super imposed)
• AE lock
• AF confirmation mark
• Metering mode
• Exposure mode
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• White balance
• Exposure compensation value indicator
• Flash
• Battery check
• Record mode
• Number of storable still pictures
Control panel display • Metering mode
• Exposure mode
• Aperture value
• Shutter speed
• Exposure level indicator
• Exposure compensation value
• Exposure compensation indicator
• AE bracket
• Colour space
• Picture mode
• Gradation
• Colour saturation compensation value
• Sharpness compensation value
• Contrast compensation value
• White balance
• White balance compensation value
• Noise reduction mode
• AE lock
• Flash mode
• Flash compensation value
• Focus mode
• AF frame
• Drive mode
• Record mode
• Number of storable still pictures
• Selected memory card
• Battery check
Orientation sensor Yes
LCD monitor • 2.5″ TFT LCD monitor (wide viewing angle)
• 215,250 pixels
• 100% frame coverage
Playback functions • Single
• Magnify (2 – 14x)
• Index (4, 9, 16, 25 frames)
• Calendar view
• Rotation
• Light box view
• Slide show
• Histogram (Lum / RGB)
• Highlight & Shadow point warning
Editing • RAW development
• JPEG editing (B&W, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Color saturation, Resize)
Storage • Compact Flash (Type I and II) / Microdrive
• xD- Picture card
Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Only USB 1.1 speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• IR Remote control (optional)
Vertical / portrait grip None
Power BLM-1 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
Dimensions 130 x 95 x 66 mm (5.1 x 3.7 x 2.6 in)
Weight (no batt) 435 g (1.0 lb)
Weight (inc batt) 479 g (1.1 lb)
Box contents E-500 body, USB cable, video cable, Li-Ion battery pack (BLM-1) and Li-Ion battery charger (BCM-2) or CR123A battery holder (LHD-1) and 3xCR123A, shoulder strap, Olympus Master CD-ROM, instruction manual, warranty card.

Olympus EVOLT E-500 Price and Impression

Olympus EVOLT E-500 Manual for Olympus Affordable Digital SLR with Interesting FeatureOverall image quality is good. The color is accurate and low light performance is promising. The only issue is on the startup time that spend 2 seconds, which is considered slow. Olympus EVOLT E-500 support CF card and xD card for more comfortable storage option. While for power source, this camera is equipped with BLM-1 rechargeable Lithium ion battery.

For connectivity, it has USB 2.0 for PC and direct video out. Olympus EVOLT E-500 is released in price range of $799. This price is affordable for a good quality digital SLR with interesting feature inside. We can recommend Olympus EVOLT E-500 for a choice for compact digital SLR.

Olympus EVOLT E-500 Manual User Guide

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