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Old Mar 4, 2007, 6:15 PM   #21
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If that E-510 camera is some photoshopped fraud, then Olympus should do everything in their power to hunt down whoever is reponsible, and hire them to head their design team.

And Fuji does have an E510. They also have an S3. So does Canon. And a Z3. So does Casio. And so did Minolta. (Not to mention BMW). Fuji also has an A400, A610, and A700. All competing nearly directly against the A400, A610, and A700 models made by Canon.

I don't think there's any worry about the E-510 being confused with the E510. At least no more than there was with the E-500 being confused with the E500.



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Old Mar 4, 2007, 6:48 PM   #22
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Well I like most of what I've seen from the specs so far. IS, Live view with accurate exposure and white balance, good size and weight, kept the good controls on the E-510 version, USB 2.0 high speed (finally), bigger buffer. And, the prices suggested look reasonable (especially compared to early pricing of the E-330 and E-400).

But I'd actually prefer they came out with something with less than 10MP. I'm not quite as enthusiastic as everyone else about the image quality on the E-330. I have seen some good results with it, and some outstanding macro shots. But I think the images are a bit too soft initially. I think Phil likely got it right on that one as far as a too agressive anti-aliasing filter. But I doubt that was accidental. I suspect there must have been some sensor related reason. Even assuming that's been ironed out, are they ready to make the jump from 7.5 to 10 MP?

I thought the E-400 wass better thant the E-330. But, there is clearly still a noise issue there with 10MP. It looks to me to be about a stop behind the 400D in noise performace. But I still like the approach there of not too aggresive noise reduction better than the approach on the E-330. With IS on the E-510, that could easily make up for that extra stop in low light situations, so I think it will be competitive even if they can just match that sensor performance.

But I'd still rather have 6-8MP and a cleaner ISO 400-800. One thing I think Nikon got right with the D40.

The other disapointment might be that they should have more AF points by now on there. But, I'd rather have AF accuracy and speed. And it does seem that the E-400 had improved speed, so I hope that carries over. If it will focus quickly in low light, and the IS works reasonably well, I think it looks pretty good at the entry level even with no big noise improvment.

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Old Mar 4, 2007, 9:57 PM   #23
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i think you are right about the AA filter
i guess nothing can be done about that
as the self cleaning stuff is on top of it

although that said
you would need to replace the AA with something of the same thickness
and the camera would be susceptable to moire
but that is said to be like 5% of shots or less


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Old Mar 4, 2007, 10:18 PM   #24
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the 510 has IS whereas the 410 doesn't. the 510 has a bigger handgrip which might give it an additional edge on handheld steadiness. again the 410 doesn't. my point? i like the 410's size, i just wish it had IS built in.


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Old Mar 4, 2007, 11:33 PM   #25
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BTW, I read on the fourthirdsphoto.com site earlier today, someone said their NDA expires at 12:00AM EST.

So is anyone else waiting up for Santa tonight?


I expect that what we'll find out is that what we already know is in fact true. Just a half hour to wait .

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Old Mar 5, 2007, 2:02 AM   #26
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CONFIRMED !

http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/3886...and-e-510.html
The E-410 (SRP $799 with kit 14-42 f/3.5-5.6Olympus Digital lens)
The E-510 (SRP $899 with kit 14-42 f/3.5-5.6Olympus Digital lens)

and the lenses

http://www.olympus-global.com/en/new...70305edeve.cfm

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm (24-120mm) F2.8-4.0 SWD
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm (100-400mm) F2.8-3.5 SWD
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm (28-70mm)F2.0 SWD
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm (140-600mm) F4.0-5.6
ZUIKO DIGITAL 2.0x Teleconverter EC-20
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Old Mar 6, 2007, 1:19 AM   #28
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I wishthe stock lens' aperture is as big as F2.8 at least:?
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Old Mar 7, 2007, 12:12 AM   #29
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I wishthe stock lens' aperture is as big as F2.8 at least:?
Well, it is if you want to get the E-1's kit lens-- the 14-54 f2.8-3.5. :-)

But fast glass is expensive. All the intro models' kit lenses are slower. Not just those from Olympus, but all manufacturers. The kit lenses with the E-410 are the ED 14-42mm F 3.5-5.6, and the ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6.


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