D-520 Zoom

D-520 Zoom

Olympus D-520 Zoom Review

By Movable Type Admin


Click for our main menu


Olympus D-520 Zoom

Features and Controls





Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom

Olympus 3x zoom lens (5 - 15mm), F2.8/4.9 (equivalent to 38mm - 114mm on a 35mm camera)

Stepless 2.5x digital zoom. TTL system auto focus (contrast detection system) with a focusing range: 20" ~ infinity in Normal mode and 8 to 20" in Macro mode.

The lens retracts inside the camera when powered down and the sliding cover protects it, no lens cap required.



Olympus C-3030

The zoom lens control is located on the top, next to the shutter release.

In Play mode this also selects the zoom-in (magnify) and index modes.



Olympus C-3030
The D-520Z has a large and bright optical finder but lacks a diopter control adjustment.

The green LED indicates a focus lock and the amber LED tells you the status of the flash.



Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom

Builtin multi-mode intelligent speedlight; Auto (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight), red-eye reduction, fill-in (forced activation), night scene (first curtain sync), night scene+redeye reduction, off (no flash).

Working flash range: Wideangle 8" - 15' (0.2m - 4.5m) @ ISO 100



Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom

On the back is a 1.5-inch color TFT LCD monitor and the majority of the camera's controls. The 4-way switch lets you navigate menus (see next page) and select playback images, enable macro mode, enable self-timer, select the desired flash mode, delete images and lock or unlock images. Below that is the MENU button which also serves as the OK (accept selection) button and the MONITOR button that controls the color LCD.



Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom

On the left side are the I/O ports:


High-speed USB data port, Auto Connect enabled

Video output, video is NTSC format only

DC INput for optional AC adapter or an external battery pack





Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom

The D-520Z stores its images on 3.3v SmartMedia cards. On the back side of the handgrip is the card slot which accepts any size up to 128MB. Olympus includes an 16MB card with panorama function.



Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom

The D-520Z is powered by two AA size batteries (Alkaline, lithium, NiMH) or one of the Olympus CR-V3 one-use lithium.





Continue on to
Page Three







Return To Our
Reviews Menu











Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens $899.95
Sony TX Series DSC-TX9/R 12.2MP Digital Still Camera with Sony TX Series DSC-TX9/R 12.2MP Digital Still Camera with "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor and 3D Sweep Panorama $399.99
The EVERYTHING YOU NEED Package for Nikon D3100 and Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Cameras. Includes: Wide Angle & Telephoto Lenses, Filters, Batteries, Flash, Tripod, Monopod, Case, 32GB Memory Card & Much Much More! The EVERYTHING YOU NEED Package for Nikon D3100 and Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Cameras. Includes: Wide Angle & Telephoto Lenses, Filters, Batteries, Flash, Tripod, Monopod, Case, 32GB Memory Card & Much Much More! $339.95
Nikon COOLPIX L840 Digital Camera (WHITE BOX) with 38x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Red) ZeeTech Bundle with Original Battery + Original Charger + Original Strap + ZeeTech 6pc Starter Kit Nikon COOLPIX L840 Digital Camera (WHITE BOX) with 38x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Red) ZeeTech Bundle with Original Battery + Original Charger + Original Strap + ZeeTech 6pc Starter Kit $326.96
Nikon Coolpix S220 10MP Digital Camera with 3x  Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch LCD (Cobalt Blue) Nikon Coolpix S220 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch LCD (Cobalt Blue) $225.00
Professional Video Stabilizing Handle - Scorpion grip for Olympus D-520 Zoom (C-220 Zoom) Stabilizer Grip, Scorpion Handle, Vertical Handle w/Shoe Mount Professional Video Stabilizing Handle - Scorpion grip for Olympus D-520 Zoom (C-220 Zoom) Stabilizer Grip, Scorpion Handle, Vertical Handle w/Shoe Mount $55.00
Battery2go DC/DV Adapter Supply 3.4V-2.5A Fits Olympus FE-4030, D-520 Zoom, D-425, SP-350, C-21, C-460, D-595 Zoom Battery2go DC/DV Adapter Supply 3.4V-2.5A Fits Olympus FE-4030, D-520 Zoom, D-425, SP-350, C-21, C-460, D-595 Zoom $41.99