Product Type: Olympus digital cameras
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olympus E410 - review from a compelte amatuer!!
Member Name: janie_the_painy
Advantages: easy to change lenses. light. affordable. durable
Hi i thought I would give this review from the point of view of someone who knew next to nothing about photography when I purchased my first DSLR (which was this model).
I purchased one of these camera's 5 years ago, and to this day I still own it and use it as my main camera. I do not own any other DSLR.
I knew so little about photography when I purchased this I was under the impression if i got a decent camera i could take decent photo's. I literally thought it was es easy as that!
I knew nothing of aperature and lenses and curves, nor what 3/4 's of this camera was capable of doing. To this day I still havent learnt about RAW images !! (that is my fault and nothing to do with the camera!)
Now, whilst with some cameras you do need a good understanding of photography to use them, i found with the E410 i didnt really!
WHen i opened this camera i literally placed the lens on it and started snapping pictures. I snapped away and took over 2 thousand images in one day. Then I did something I had never done before - I edited them with the software that came with the camera. And I instantly loved my camera!
There WAS a certain degree of an instant imporvement in my photo's, which i was over the moon with.
I have since learnt a lot more about photography, and can now take a variety of styles of photo's, i still class myself as a beginner though!
The camera is, to me, lightweight, and easy to use. It comes with your first lens too, and is a fabulous addition to any amateur photographer. It makes an excellent first DSLR camera, and indeed with the added bonus of being able to buy more lenses for it, would do the pforessional photographer too!
The lenses are easy to take on and off, and are also easy to clean and maintain. I love them! No complex processes involved, literally line the two red dots up twist and off they come! Or on they go. AS easy as that!
It gives a very clear crips picture with low noise in the background. The editing software is superb and in the five years I have had this camera i have never felt the need to upgrade to a paid editing software, i find it does everything i could posiibly want from a photo editing software programme.
Lenses are reasonably priced and often so much cheaper than for other brands of camera, there are even other brands of lens that easily fit onto this camera too.
The remote control is a valuble picec of equipment for it too, i LOVE it. It enables me to be in family photo's, or to not have to stay in one position for hours when waiting for that perfect shot of some reclusive animal!
You can also buy infared lenses which give your photos a whole new meaning of life.
I really can not begin to recommend this product enough.
I chose mine by reading online reviews, and I had to hunt several websites to find reveiws that compared various different makes of DLSR. This is classed by many an an entry level DSLR, but as i say I still have mine five years later, and still have not felt the need to upgrade. It is a fab easy to use camera and I love it. I highy recommend it!
Summary: A brilliant DSLR, couldnt live without mine. HIGHLY recommend it
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