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FIRST LOOK: OLYMPUS E-410 AND E-510
Previously, Olympus was one of the few major players in the DSLR game to not have a 10 megapixel model in the US market. That all changed with today's announcement of the 10-megapixel E-410 and E-510.
The E-510 (SRP $899 with kit 14-42 f/3.5-5.6 Olympus Digital lens) has a meatier grip and is about 30 percent bigger overall. It needs the extra mass to hold the mechanical sensor-shift components. It also employs the slightly off-square mirror and pentamirror trick to slim down just a bit, but it definitely has a bigger overall presence than its sibling. The decision by Olympus to introduce a sensor-shift stabilizer is brilliant in the Four Thirds alliance arena. Now any Leica, Olympus, Panasonic or third-party lens can enjoy the benefits of stabilization for only $100 more than the E-410.
Olympus EVOLT E-510 Press Release
Olympus EVOLT E-410 Press Release
Innovative 2.5-Inch Full Time Live View HyperCrystal LCD
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