e500 vs e510


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monkeyjopaw

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aside from the IS and 2mp, what are the differences?
 

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how about the Dollars. :D

The processor is also different. CCD vs NMOS. Non LV vs LiveView. Better noise control. slightly heavier. What else??:dunno:
 

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I think they improve dim light focusing speed too... if i'm not wrong.
 

holidaydom

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Basically the E510 spec-sheet reads like the E410 but with the addition of IS

Price wise it's projected to be about US$100 more than the E410
 

OlyFlyer

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Pop-up flash is better in E-500 (GN13). The E-510 has GN10 only.
The E-500 has no wire release (or call it tetered) while the E-510 has it. A real big step forward from that crazy idea of RM-1 being the only way to remote control the camera.

All in all, the E-510 should be a much better camera than the E-500. No wander, the years has gone by sinec the E-500 release. Not that the E-500 is bad but the E-510 IS :bsmilie: better.
 

OlyFlyer

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I was actually wrong about the flash. The E-510 has GN-12, not far from GN13. High speed USB in E-510 is also new to E-500, even if I rarely use the USB for image transfer, it is a great improvement for Olympus Studio users.
 

Kid Shotter

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But still no vg.This is a good news because this will get my temptation for E510.;)
 

holidaydom

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VG = Vertical Grip ;)

I really miss this on my E500 as well - wondering if there some 3rd party maker for this but apperently the OLY market isn't big enough.

But if you notice, the Battery Door on the E500 is actually "detachable" - you can clip it in and out with moderate force - so maybe the vertical grip was on the cards during development but they decided to take it out somewhere along the road...
 

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While the battery door is detachable on the E-500, it's not designed to be removed like it is on the E-300! The E-300 door actually has a metal lever that you can slide to remove one of the hinge pins from its hole, so you can easily remove the door...rather than wearing out and potentially breaking the plastic hinge that's on the E-500 door.
 

drakon09

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Personally I think the E300 was built better than it was supposed to be, with all the trimmings like vertical grip, cable release and underwater housings.

Perhaps the poor reception to the radical body shape was what killed the design.
 

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After seeing the E-510, I am wondering should I buy this one instead as my new backup camera body... itching now... ha ha ha... mainly because they have increased the weight on the E-510.
 

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Personally I think the E300 was built better than it was supposed to be, with all the trimmings like vertical grip, cable release and underwater housings.

Perhaps the poor reception to the radical body shape was what killed the design.
Yup, many reviewers called it ugly (although I liked it better than the E-1 design). There are even some E-300 users who insult their own camera by calling it the Ghettocam.

Before the E-4xx/510 the E-300 was one of the best looking (besides the E-330).
 

microcosm

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The E-300 and E-330 cameras must be one of the most outstanding DSLR camera designs ever... just that people are resistant to radical changes. I hope they do not kill the design... waiting for E-360 or something.
 

OlyFlyer

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... waiting for E-360 or something.
I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. With the introduction of E-400 I think it is quite clear. I think flipping the mirror upwards instead of sideways is easier and more reliable. It is not just about body design and matter of taste, traditional mirror chamber and movement is a pure mechanical solution that is simple, reliable and works by itself most of teh time for most of the photos, since they are taken in horizontal (landscape) position. I think that makes camera design easier. The other fact is, to have two different factory routines is expensive. I think we should face the fact that the E-3xx design was just an odd one. Is there actually any advantages with the design other than opening up a market to people who like the shape?

The only one I know of is the possibility to use both external and pop-up flash at the same time, but that has actually nohing to do with the shape, more with the way the flash pops up.
 

Kid Shotter

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I call my E300 Ghettocam
 

drakon09

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It's hard enough for us as Olympus users to get respect among dSLR photographers without our own users insulting the camera.
The 300 being coined as the "Ghetto Cam" is pretty prevalent at DPR though. :bsmilie:
 

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