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Evolt E-500 DSLR with 18-180mm Lens (Silver)
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Olympus Evolt E-500 DSLR with 18-180mm Lens (Silver)

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Bursting with speed and producing spotless pictures with exceptional color and detail, the EVOLT E-500 is tailor-made for anyone to use while capturing the imagination in the process.

Premium picture quality and superb performance come easy with this comfortable to handle digital SLR. At a time when we want complex things to become simple, the EVOLT E-500 succeeds in doing so with a sleek, lightweight design for impressive portability and advanced controls and options that can be accessed with minimal effort. Bursting with speed and producing spotless pictures with exceptional color and detail, the EVOLT E-500 is tailor-made for anyone to use while capturing the imagination in the process.

The EVOLT E-500 makes it so simple to capture great pictures with 15 easily selectable scene modes and 10 exposure modes that all you need to do is point it in the right direction. Each pristine Zuiko digital-specific lens is perfectly matched to the camera's image sensor and features an internal CPU for direct communication with the camera to produce super sharp, bright, colorful pictures from edge-to-edge.

Shoot, store or backup pictures on your preferred choice of an xD-Picture Card, CompactFlash or both with the convenience of two media card slots. The exclusive TruePic TURBO Image Processor delivers a camera that responds with impressive speed from the moment it's turned on and smooth, colorful images every time. Supersonic Wave Filter vibrates 35,000 times per second to eliminate dust from the image sensor and any concern you'll ever have about changing lenses. The full-frame transfer CCD is designed to capture more information from each individual pixel to help you receive brilliant results from edge-to-edge with a full range of color, contrast and detail.

Detailed Specifications:

Type: Interchangeable Digital SLR Camera
Media: Compact Flash Card (Type I, II), Micro Drive, xD Picture Card (Dual Slot)
Imaging Size: 17.3mm x 13.0mm
Lens: Mount Four Thirds Mount
Compatible Lens: Zuiko Digital, Four Thirds System Lens
Number of Effective Pixels: 8 million pixels

Image Sensor
Type: 4/3 type Full Frame Transfer Type CCD solid-state image sensor
Effective Pixel Number: 8.15 million pixels
Aspect: 4:3
Filter Array: Primary color filter (RGB)

Dust Protect Filter: Supersonic Wave Filter

Recording System: Recording Format DCF (JPEG), TIFF, RAW
Recording Mode: JPEG, TIFF Ver. 6.0 (Exif 2.2), RAW (12bit)
RAW + JPEG Recording: RAW + SHQ/HQ/SQ modes

Type: Eye level Penta Dach Mirror type Optical View Finder
View field coverage: Approx. 95%
Magnification: Approx. x 0.9 with 50 mm Lens set to infinity on -1diopter
Eye Point: Approx. 10mm
Diopter Adjustment: Built-in type -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen: Fixed type
Mirror: Quick Return Mirror
Viewfinder information: AF frame, Shutter speed, Aperture value, AF confirmation mark, Flash, White balance, AE lock, Number of storable still pictures, Exposure compensation value indication, Metering mode, Battery check, Exposure mode, Record mode
Eye Piece: Shutter Interchangeable type, EP-4 supplied
Depth of Field Preview: One-touch WB Button (Customizable)

Playback Monitor:
Type: HyperCrystal LCD (TFT Color LCD)
Size: 2.5 inch
Pixel: Number 215,250 pixels
View field coverage: Approx. 100%
Brightness Control: +/- 7 steps

Auto Focus:
Type: TTL Phase Difference Detection System
Focus Mode: Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus / S-AF + MF/ C-AF + MF
Focus Area: 3 points
Detection Range: EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100)
Focus Area Selection: Automatic Selectable / Manual Selectable
AF Assist Lamp: Built-in Flash type
AF Lock: Locked by first position of Shutter Button/ AE/AF Lock Button (Customizable)
Focus Tracking: Available in Continuous AF Mode
Manual Focus: Available by rotation of a Lens Focus ring, Available for setting Manual focus operation in AF Mode

Exposure Control
Light Metering Mode: Digital ESP/Center Weighted Average/Spot (Approx. 2%)/Spot with Highlight, shadow control
Detection Range: Digital ESP/Center Weighted Average; EV 1 to 20 (50mm F2, ISO 100) Spot/Spot with Highlight, shadow control; EV 3 to 17 (50mm F2, ISO 100)
Exposure Mode: Full Auto, Program with Program Shift/Shutter Priority/Aperture Priority/Manual/Scene Program AE/Scene Select AE
Scene Program: Portrait/Landscape/Macro/Sports/Night Scene & Portrait
Scene Select: Portrait/Landscape/Landscape & Portrait/Night Scene/Night Scene & Portrait/Firework/Sunset/Macro/Sports/High-Key/Low-Key/ Documents/Beach & Snow/Candle/Children
Sensitivity: Auto: ISO100 to 400, Manual: ISO100 to 400, Expandable to 1600 (in each 1/3 EV step possible) (Noise filter is selectable in ISO boost)
Exposure Compensation: Up to +/- 5 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step
AE Lock: Locked by first position of Shutter Button / AE/AF Lock Button (Customizable)
Exposure Bracketing: 3 Frames in +/- 1, 2/3, 1/2 or 1/3 EV step

White Balance System
WB mode: Auto WB, Preset WB, Custom WB, One-touch WB
Preset WB: Lamp1(3000k) / Fluorescent 1 (4000k) / Fluorescent 2 (4500k) / Fluorescent 3 (6600k) / Daylight (5300k) / Cloudy (6000k) / Shade (7500k)
WB Compensation: R-B/G-M up to +/- 7 step in each 2mired step for each Auto / Preset setting
Custom WB Compensation: up to +/- 7 step, 2000-6000K in 100K steps, 6000-8000K in 200K steps, 8000-10000K in 500K steps
One-touch Mode: 4 one-touch Settings
WB Bracketing: 3 Frames with +/- 4/8/12 mired steps

Color Mode:
Color Space: sRGB/AdobeRGB
Saturation: 5 levels in each Vivid, Natural and Muted mode

Picture Mode: Vivid/Natural/Muted/Black & White/Sepia

Image Quality:
Sharpness: 5 levels in each Picture mode
Contrast: 5 levels in each Picture mode
Shutter Type: Electronic Controlled Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed: A,P,Ps: 1/4000 to 60 Sec. (depends on conditions), S: 1/4000 to 60 Sec., M: 1/4000 to 60 Sec. and Bulb (up to 8 minutes), AUTO: 1/4000 to 2 Sec. , Scene: 1/4000 to 2 Sec (depends on selected mode), Self Timer 12 or 2 Sec (possible to cancel)
Remote Control: Wireless with bulb function by RM-1 (RM-1:option)
Drive System: Drive Mode Single/Sequential Shooting
Sequential Shooting Speed: Approx. 2.5 fps.
Max. Frame Number on Sequential Shooting: RAW; TIFF:4 Frames, JPEG (HQ, SQ); Up to full capacity with high speed Media (with SanDisk Extreme III CF card on default image quality mode {HQ 1/8})

Control Panel:
Control Panel Information: Flash mode, Flash compensation value indication, Metering mode, Focus mode, Record mode, Aperture value, Shutter speed, Battery check, Number of storable still pictures, Image quality adjustment, ISO, Color space, Mono tone, Hi/Lo Key, White balance, Remote control, Self-timer, Exposure level indicator, Exposure compensation indicator, AF frame, Number of storable sequential pictures, Exposure compensation value indication, Auto bracket, Noise reduction, Single-frame shooting/Sequential shooting, Color saturation compensation value indication, Sharpness compensation indication value, AE bracket, WB bracket

Flash Control
Type: TTL Auto FP/TTL Auto for Olympus Dedicated Flash
Built-in Flash: Flash Guide Number: 13
Flash Modes: Auto/Red-eye Reduction/Slow synchro/ Fill-in for Exclusive Flash
X-Sync Speed: X = 1/180 Sec.
Intensity Control: Up to +/- 2 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step
Syncro Timing: Front curtain and Rear curtain selectable
Multi Flash Control: (control built in and ext FL flash independently)

Display Mode: Single/Zoom ( 2/3/4/6/8/10/14x)/Index (4/9/16/25 frames)/Calendar View/Slide Show/Light Box View
Information: Exposure Mode, Metering Mode, Shutter Speed, F-Stop, Compensation level, ISO, Color Space, WB Mode, WB Compensation Level, Focal Length, Focus Area, File type, Picture Mode

Menu category: REC1, REC2, Play Back, Custom, Setup
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean (depending on region)

External Connector:
Personal Computer Interface: Full Speed USB 2.0 (12Mb/s)
Personal Computer Connector: USB connector: MiniB
Video Signal Output: Video Out Jack (NTSC or PAL selectable)
X-synchronization Socket (PC Socket): Hot Shoe

Power Supply:
Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion battery Pack BLM-1/3x CR123A with LBH-1
Battery Check: Automatic check
Sleep Mode: (1, 3, 5, 10 min. selectable)
Date/Time saving: Approx. 5 months using the built-in battery

Dimensions: 5 x 3.7 x 2.6 in. (129.5 x 94.5 x 66 mm)
Weight: 15.34 oz. (435 g) [body only]

18-180mm Lens Specifications:

Focal length   18-180mm.
35mm equivalent focal length   36-360mm.
Lens Construction 15 elements in 13 groups, including 2 ED glass lens elements and 2 aspherical glass lens elements.
Mechanism Inner focus system.
Angle of view   62 to 6.9 degrees.
Closest focusing distance   0.45m.
Maximum image magnification   0.23x.
Number of blades 7.
Maximum aperture 1:3.5 (18mm) - 1:6.3 (180mm).
Minimum aperture 1:22.
Filter size   62mm
Dimensions 78 mm (D) x 84.5 mm (L).
Weight 435 g.
Tele converter EC-14 compatibility Yes.
Extension tube EX-25 compatibility  Yes.
Lens hood   LH-65.
Lens cap   LC-62B ( 62mm).
Box contents   Lens hood (LH-65), lens cap (LC-62B), lens rear cap (LR-1), instruction manual, warranty card.

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