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Olympus has extended its old-school E-500 snapper series, with the creation of another 10-megapixel digital SLR (DSLR) model. Olympus_E520_01 Olympus' E-520 is its latest 10-megapixel camera The E-520 sports a sizeable 2.7in LCD screen which is designed to provide a broad colour gamut and better viewing in extreme lighting …

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A refreshing change

Pleased to see at least one manufacturer not getting obsessed by the megapixel race, but instead realising it had a good physical platform and building on it without screwing around with the basics. Perhaps if a few more did the same, the Panasonics (and similar) of this world who produce otherwise excellent cameras blighted by pointless resolution one-upmanship, might see the light and deliver some crackers. Wouldn't it be nice to read a technically-oriented review that didn't have an implicit sigh when mentioning the "inevitable megapixel hike"? Sadly though there are enough sheep in the world who still think megapixels are the be-all-and-end-all, that this won't happen any time soon. Probably better to hope for some radically new sensor technology that can keep everyone happy, perhaps based on captured UFO technology or something. Oh, did someone mention Foveon? It'll never sell to the sheep - it's too honest; why would any sheep want to buy a camera with only a third of the megapixels?!

Meanwhile, go Olympus! But please put SD on your next update.

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