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Old Apr 14, 2007, 1:22 PM   #1
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I've been trying to follow the E410 and E510 DSLRs from Olympus and thought I remembered that the E410 didn't have any kind of built in image stabilzation but now when you go to the Olympus website (http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...=1294&fl=2 ), the E410 page has information about it having digital image stabilization. Do you think this is a mistake or a late addition to this model?
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Old Apr 14, 2007, 1:41 PM   #2
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no its marketing speel
what 410 has is a sort of auto iso
it raises the iso thereby raising the shutter speed to a useful level for the focal length you are using
if you want IS, you require the 510

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Old Apr 14, 2007, 4:57 PM   #3
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"Digital" image stabilization is sort of like "digital" zoom. In that it's not worth a heck of alot.

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Old Apr 14, 2007, 7:24 PM   #4
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I've been trying to follow the E410 and E510 DSLRs from Olympus and thought I remembered that the E410 didn't have any kind of built in image stabilzation but now when you go to the Olympus website (http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...=1294&fl=2 ), the E410 page has information about it having digital image stabilization. Do you think this is a mistake or a late addition to this model?
I couldn't find it during a quick scan, but if they said something like that they must have hired a few of the Canon marketing folks.
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Old May 7, 2007, 9:43 AM   #5
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The 410 is advertised as having "Digital Image Stabilization" (without the IS insignia) while the 510 has the "Sensor Shift Image Stabilization" (I guess REAL IS). Does anyone know if this is the only difference between these two? The Oly site doesn't seem to have a side-by-side comparison and I'm lost with all the technical details listed for each. I have an E-500 and wondering what would be the better upgrade? 510 or 410. Is the only difference IS?
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Old May 7, 2007, 9:01 PM   #6
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The E410 is a VERY small camera. That's what its designed to be. Its the smallest/lightest DSLR available, so its the ultimate in a travel camera. Its really a pocket DSLR. They seem to have done a tremendous job in creating such a camera.

The E510 is a bit larger with a full sized battery grip and will certainly hold larger lenses more comfortably. The IS is well suited to these larger lenses. If you like the E500, Id guess the E510 would be considered the way to go.
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Old May 9, 2007, 10:45 AM   #7
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WxHxD

Oly400 130x91x53mm+obj

Oly410 130x91x53mm+obj.

Oly510 136x92x56+obj.

Canon400D 127x94x62mm+obj.

NikonD40 126x94x64mm+obj.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/olympuse410/page3.asp

Canon400D, NikonD40/x ... are SMALLER then Olympus - for depth you have to count objectiv too
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Old May 9, 2007, 4:57 PM   #8
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Canon400D, NikonD40/x ... are SMALLER then Olympus - for depth you have to count objectiv too
Not according to the link you posted.

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The E-410 and Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi) are approximately the same width and height however the E-410 is considerably narrower
While the E-400 and E-410 are slightly longer, they are also considerably narrower (by about half an inch). The main thing that affects your grip is the depth of the body. The narrower body is easier to hold. The extra few millimeters lengthwise even makes it easier to hold, as you have more room there for your fingers than on athe Canon. As for height, if you look at the side by side photo, you can see that the only reason the E-410 is the same eight is the protuding prism/flash--most of the body is a bit lower than the 400D.

Then, there's weight (with batteries):
130 x 91 x 53 mm (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.1 in) 435 g (1.0 lb) Olympus E-410
130 x 95 x 66 mm (5.1 x 3.7 x 2.6 in) 479 g (1.1 lb) Olympus E-500
136 x 92 x 68 mm (5.3 x 3.6 x 2.7 in) 490 g (1.1 lb) Olympus E-510
124 x 94 x 64 mm (4.9 x 3.7 x 2.5 in) 522 g (1.2 lb) Nikon D40x
126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in) 524 g (1.2 lb) Nikon D40
127 x 94 x 65 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in) 556 g (1.2 lb) Canon EOS 400D

If you want to include lenses as well:

74.0mm 205g - D40/D40x kit (3.5-5.6/18-55)
66.0mm 190g - 400D kit (3.5-5.6/18-55)
61.0mm 190g - E410/510/400 kit (3.5-5.6/14-42)
72.0mm 220g - Olympus 2nd kit (4-5.6/40-150)
97.3mm 310g - Canon budget tele (4.5-5.6/55-200)
79.0mm 255g - Nikkor budget tele (4-5.6/50-200)
99.5mm 335g - Nikkor VR budget tele (4-5.6/50-200)




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http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/4116...and-e-410.html
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Old May 12, 2007, 4:28 AM   #10
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Steve

Thanks for the link ! Have to agree with the reviewer that the E510 does make a lot more sense esp for just $100.00 difference between the two cameras.

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