CNET has reviewed the Olympus Evolt 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. CNET gives the camera 7.4 out of 10 (very good) and writes:
“The Olympus Evolt E-500’s images are generally excellent, particularly at the lower ISO ratings. In most shooting conditions, our test photos showed nicely balanced colors, good sharpness, accurate automatic exposures, and no visible purple fringing around contrasty details.
Our test images were clean and free of noticeable noise up to ISO 400. A handful of colorful speckles show up in dark areas at ISO 800, but even at that setting the highlights show little noise. Images shot at ISO 1,600 are fairly noisy, although the noise-reduction feature makes it less noticeable–with the trade-off that shooting time is doubled. “