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E-500 good or bad

gsxr400 14 14
25 Jan 2007 5:52PM
i have been waiting to buy a pentax k100D but the e-500 has come down in price.
i am torn between the two.
the e-500 has more pixels at 8 but it has a smaller sensor so will there be any improvement in quality.
the pentax has an image stabeliser but only 6 million pixels.
what do i go for, i need the camera to do everything from macro to landscapes.
afunkyname 15 354
25 Jan 2007 7:36PM
Fujiconvert 17 1.3k England
25 Jan 2007 7:41PM
Any specific reason?
Craftysnapper 16 272
26 Jan 2007 10:26AM
It's only has "bad" as the person using it Wink

It is quite a good camera and consistently beats the K100D in reviews (if you set store by those), there really are no bad DSlr's on the market now, if you decide to get it, then get it with the twin lens kit (which will cover most of your needs} as the 40- 150mm (80-300mm equiv)) optical quality is way above it's price and is proberbly why Oly have dropped it from there list and replaced it with a slower and inferior optic, to much competition for there upper range glassWink
adyparker 14 15 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 9:39PM
I have an e500 at the moment. I think it's a fantastic camera. When you check the spec out it's up to the standard of cameras twice the price. But not got the designer price tag.
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
26 Jan 2007 11:29PM
Difference in sensor size is not huge, very small. At the price the E500 is going for now. It Can`t be beaten, recently saw the E500 2 lens kit being sold for just over 400.

bppowell 19 2.2k 2 England
27 Jan 2007 9:59AM
Good, very good.

I am not sure I like the price it is being sold for, makes the second hand value of mine not worth the effort of selling it.

I bought it just after it came out and been very plaesed with the results,paid top price at the time.

Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
27 Jan 2007 11:48AM
The E500 Kit is worth just getting for the two lenses at the current price. Though they are the entry level kit lenses, there quite good and each a stop faster than the Olympus newer more compact designs. There could still be a few of these kits around.

gsxr400 14 14
27 Jan 2007 4:32PM
Thanks for your comments i am leaning towards the e-500 now
fatmod 15 22 England
4 Feb 2007 8:23PM
i love my e500 i think its a fantastic bit of kit takes a stunning photo no regrets about buying it
jakabout 17 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2007 9:10PM
I recently bought an E-500 kit on eBay - brilliant price :o) Double lens kit with the faster lens (don't seem to sell those anymore), the 40-150 f3.5-4.5.

Played around with it a bit today - I'm really impressed. Focuses fast, nice crisp images, meters well, lots of ways to access the important things like ISO, WB, image parameters etc.

Can't really go wrong - unless you're worried about resale value.
ruralscotland 17 1.3k
4 Feb 2007 9:23PM
With the price the E500 is available for, I would get it. Excellent camera producing excellent shots.

Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
4 Feb 2007 9:53PM
I recently found this interesting video, showing the om dust reduction system working.


Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
5 Feb 2007 1:43AM

Quote:I recently bought an E-500 kit on eBay - brilliant price :o) Double lens kit with the faster lens (don't seem to sell those anymore), the 40-150 f3.5-4.5

For some reason the link refused to work, Ebay have the 2 lens kit for 375.

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