Olympus E-510 with Sigma SD10 Comparison

Olympus E-510 and Sigma SD10 Main Features

  • November, 2007
  • March, 2004
  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 3 MP APS-C CMOS (Foveon X3) Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 136 x 92 x 68 mm, 490g.
  • 152 x 120 x 79 mm, 950g.
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Olympus E-510 Scores


Imaging score
44
Features score
49
Value for money score
67
Portability score
82
Overall score
52

Sigma SD10 Scores


Imaging score
34
Features score
28
Value for money score
54
Portability score
64
Overall score
36

Sigma SD10 with Olympus E-510 Overview


Let's compare Olympus E-510 with Sigma SD10. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Olympus E-510 was released in 2007, and Sigma SD10 in 2004. E-510 is newer, which is a plus. SD10 3 years older. However 3 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of E-510 is greater than that of SD10. The difference of 7 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . E-510 has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), SD10 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Olympus E-510 has a larger 2-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 1-inch Fixed screen.
E-510 has optical (pentamirror) viewfinder, and the SD10 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Olympus E-510 has n/a fps continuous shooting.

General E-510 SD10
Brand Olympus Sigma
Model E-510 SD10
Announced November, 2007 March, 2004
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Four Thirds Sigma SA Bayonet
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2 n/a
Number of Lenses 45 76
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 1"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 130k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 98%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46 0.77
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 3 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/6000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Unknown
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor Dimensions mm 20.7 x 13.8 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 285.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 3 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 2268 x 1512
Max Native ISO 1600 800
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 1600
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 490 g 950 g
Physical Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm 152 x 120 x 79 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card Compact Flash Type I or II
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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