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Olympus E-500 Four Thirds Digital SLR Camera Body, Black {8 M/P}

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Olympus E-500 Four Thirds Digital SLR Camera Body, Black {8 M/P} Description


Introduced September 2005, the Olympus E-500 Digital Camera has presents a traditional, light and compact design. A remarkable camera delivering excellent handling and impressive performance with clever creative features and ideal for the new photographer. The Olympus E-500 DSLR concerts 8-megapixel CCD sensor, Supersonic Wave Filter for sensor dust removal, 2.5 fps burst shooting, 1/4000 second shutter speed, 49-segment iESP metering system, and 2.5 inch HyperCrystal LCD monitor. Concerting creative flexibility, top performance, and image quality of a professional SLR the Olympus E-500 is a suitable camera for photographer in training.

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.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 8
  • Sensor Size/Type: 17.3 x 13.0mm / CCD
  • Resolution: 3264 x 2448 
  • ISO Sensitivity: ISO: Auto or selectable from 100 - 400
    ISO: 1600 (ISO Boost) 
  • File Formats: RAW, RAW + JPEG, TIFF, JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - three levels 
  • Lens Mount: Four Thirds
  • Shutter Speeds: 60 seconds to 1/4000th of a second
  • Continuous Shooting (fps): 2.5 fps
  • Flash: Built-in, Hotshoe, Compatible with: FL-20, FL-36, FL-50, Macro Flash Controller FC-01
  • Exposure Modes: Program AE (with shift,) Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Scene
  • White Balance: Auto WB, Preset WB, Custom WB, One-touch WB  
  • Self Timer: 2 sec. - 12 sec.
  • Video: No
  • Frame Rate (AV recording): N/A  
  • Video Clip Length: N/A
  • Viewfinder: Eye-level TTL Optical Pentaprism
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 95%
  • Display Screen: 2.5 inch, 215,250, 000 pixel TFT color display
  • Memory Card Type: Compact Flash (Type I and II) / Microdrive, xD- Picture card 
  • Battery: BLM-1 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery 
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.6 inches
    130 x 95 x 66 mm
  • Weight: 1.1 lb
    479 g



Camera Modes

Scene Modes:

  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Landscape & Portrait
  • Night scene
  • Night Scene & Portrait
  • Firework
  • Sunset
  • Macro
  • Sports
  • High-Key
  • Low-Key
  • Documents
  • Beach & Snow
  • Candle
  • Children

Picture Modes:

  • Vivid
  • Natural
  • Muted
  • Black & White
  • Sepia

Drive Modes:

  • Single
  • Sequential Shooting

Sequential Shooting Speed:

  • Approx. 2.5 fps


Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card


Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second

Physical Characteristics

Height 3.7"
Lens Mount Four Thirds


Image Formats JPEG, RAW, TIFF



Network & Communication


Battery Information

Battery Built-in No

Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD
Total Camera Resolution 8.2 Megapixel
Display Resolution 215250 Pixel
Effective Camera Resolution 8 Megapixel
Screen Size 2.5"


Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction

General information

Product Series E
Product Model E-500
Product Line EVOLT
Manufacturer Part Number 262060
Manufacture GTIN 0050332156531
Brand Name Olympus


Autofocus Type Passive
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Wide Angle No


Platform Supported Mac, PC
Additional Information


  • Auto: ISO100 to 400
  • Manual: ISO100 to 400, Expandable to 1600 (in each 1/3 EV step possible) (Noise filter is selectable in ISO boost)

Language Options:

  • English
  • German
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