E-510 SLR

E-510 SLR

Olympus E-510 SLR Review

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Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR




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Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR

When you turn the Mode Dial to the SCENE position you will be shown a menu of the available scene presets. First you see a large sample image which then shrinks down to make room for the text explanation of the mode. There are 18 Scene modes available: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene & Portrait,Children, Sport, High Key, Low Key, DIS (compensates for a moving subject such as a sporting event) Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama and Beach & Snow.

Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR

"Camera 1" menu, accessed from the Menu Direct Button, options:

  • Card Setup - All Erase or Format
  • Custom Reset Setting - When powered up the camera will be reset to one of two custom settings
  • Picture Mode - Vivid, Natural, Muted/Monotone
  • Gradation - High Key, Normal, Low Key
  • Resolution - RAW, SHQ, HQ, SQ, RAW+SHQ, RAW+HQ, RAW+SQ
  • White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1/2/3, One-Touch or Custom (2000-14000°K)
  • ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800 or 1600
  • Noise Filter -Off, Low, Standard or High
  • Noise Reduction - On or Off


Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR

"Camera 2" menu, accessed from the Menu Direct Button, options:

  • Metering - Digital ESP, Center-weighted average, Spot, Hi Spot (highlight control), SH Spot (shadow control)
  • Exposure Intensity Control -2 to +2
  • Auto Focus Mode - Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus, Single AF + MF, Continuous AF + MF
  • Auto Focus Frame Selection - Auto Multi (all 3), Left, Center or Right
  • White Balance Bracketing - Off, 3 frames, 2 steps, 4 steps or 6 steps
  • Flash Bracketing - Off, 3 frames 0.3EV, 3 frames 0.7EV, 3 frames 1.0EV
  • Anti-Shock - Off, 1 sec to 30 sec




Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR

"Setup 1" menu, accessed from the Menu Direct Button, options:

  • ISO Limit - 100, 200, 400
  • EV Step - 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV for shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation
  • ALL WB - Clear All or Set All white balance compensation
  • HQ - Set JPEG compression for HQ: 1/4, 1/8 or 1/12
  • SQ - Set JPEG compression for SQ: 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8, 1/12
  • Flash Compensation + Exposure Compensation - On or Off
  • Speed Sync - 1/60 to 1/180
  • Auto Flash Popup - On or Off
  • Dial - Control dial function in P mode (Exp Comp or Program Shift) and M mode (shutter speed or aperture)
  • AEL/AFL - AEL button function in S-AF, C-AF and MF modes
  • AEL/AFL Memo - AEL Memory On or Off
  • AEL Metering - AEL metering mode: Auto, ESP, Center, Center HI, Center SH
  • Quick Erase - On or Off
  • (RAW+JPEG) Erase - JPEG / RAW / RAW+JPEG
  • Function - Off, White Balance Value, Test Picture, My Mode, Preview, Live Preview
  • My Mode Setup - My Mode 1 or My Mode 2
  • Focus Ring - Select direction of the focus ring action
  • AF Illuminator - Focus-assist: Off, On = use flash pulses
  • Reset Lens - On or Off
  • Live View Boost - On or Off
  • Release Priority S - Release shutter in S-AF mode before focus lock or flash ready
  • Release Priority C - Release shutter in the C-AF mode even while adjusting focus
  • Beep Sounds - Button sounds On or Off
  • Frame Assist - On or Off
  • Arrow Pad Lock - On or Off




Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR

"Setup 2" menu, accessed from the Menu Direct Button, options:

  • Time and Date - Set the camera's clock
  • CF/xD - Select memory card
  • File Name - If Auto it will continuously increment, Reset will reset the numbers
  • Edit Filename - Selects file naming convention (RGB, sRGB, month/date/year)
  • LCD Brightness - Adjust LCD back light (Low/0/High)
  • Language - Menu language
  • Video Out - NTSC or PAL format
  • Rec View - View on LCD after capture: Off, 1 - 20 seconds
  • Sleep - Auto off time: Off, 1 min, 3 min, 5 min, 10 min
  • Back lit LCD - How long till LCD dims: 8 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, hold on
  • 4 h Timer - 4 h or Off
  • Button Timer - 3 sec, 5 sec or Hold on
  • Priority Set - Yes or No
  • USB Mode - Auto, Storage, MTP, Control, Easy Print (PictBridge) , Custom Print (PictBridge)
  • Color Space - sRGB or Adobe RGB
  • AEL/AFL - Function button switch - On or Off
  • Shading Compensation - Compensate for dark areas at the edge of image caused by wide angle lenses: On of Off
  • Pixel Mapping - Map out bad CCD imager pixels
  • Cleaning Mode - Manually initiate ultrasonic CCD filter cleaner, raise mirror and opens shutter curtain
  • Firmware - Display firmware revision number




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