Gordon Liang has reviewed the Olympus E-500, an entry level Digital SLR camera with 8.2 Megapixels, a 2.5″ LCD Screen, and the legendary SSWF anti-dust reduction system. In conclusion they write:
“The Olympus E-500 is a mixed bag with plenty of things going for it, but equally a number of aspects which could be considered deal-breakers by some photographers. Highlights of course include the SSWF anti-dust system, an impressively high level of information and control for a budget body, along with an increasing number of high quality lenses – check back in the future for full reviews of four Zuiko Digital models including the impressive 7-14mm ultra wide angle zoom.
On the downside though, the anti-dust process imposes a serious delay every time the camera powers up, the motorised manual focusing (and lack of anti-shake options) could seriously infuriate some photographers, the lack of detail when zooming during playback is disappointing, while the view through the viewfinder has to be one of the smallest from any digital SLR; it’s also a missed opportunity not to automatically switch off the monitor when you go to compose a shot”