Olympus has launched the E-520 D-SLR, the latest in the E-500 series. The camera features the Supersonic Wave Filter dust protection system and improved Live View capabilities. Based upon the forward-looking "designed for digital" Four Thirds Standard, the 10.0 Megapixel E-520 with Live View ensures uncompromising D-SLR quality. It allows sequential shooting at 3.5fps with up to eight images in RAW buffer. For low-light shooting situations photographers can select the built-in flash or choose an optional external unit.
The E-520 incorporates a built-in image stabilizer to ensure blur-free shots irrespective of the lens attached – wide-angle or ultra-tele - and without the need for a tripod.
As with all cameras in the Olympus E-System line-up, the E-520 incorporates the Supersonic Wave Filter to protect against the effects of dust, which can enter the camera during lens changes or otherwise result from normal operation.
No price has been announced yet, but the E-520 will go on sale by the end of May 2008.