Olympus IS-500 Review

October 13, 2003 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 4 Comments | |

Olympus IS-500The Olympus IS-500 is an all-in-one SLR camera with a recommended price of ?219.99. It looks and acts like a traditional 35mm SLR, but the lens is built-in and cannot be detached, which for some people may be more convenient than carrying around a bag full of lenses. So can the IS-500 offer the best of both worlds - convenience and quality? Read my review to find out.

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#1 Vipin Joshi

Whats landed cost of the 1.3x teleconvertor in Rupees in India, Mumbai?

Need to know whether we can add a wide angle lens to IS-500?

The camera is excellent & produces excellent results.
Is there any way the lens aperture can be adjusted to 1/100sec as my camera does not operate the flash automatically.


2:06 pm - Monday, April 26, 2004

#2 Mark Goldstein

Hi Vipin,

I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your first question.

As far as I know there aren't any extra lenses available for the IS-500 (it's a fixed lens camera).

Do you mean adjusting the shutter speed to 1/100th second?

5:37 pm - Tuesday, April 27, 2004

#3 Luke

I have the IS-500 camera and you can add several converters to it including wide angle and a 1.7 teleconverter that stretches it to 204 mm. It appears all IS-series camera lenses will fit it. I am using the IS-10 1.7 teleconveter with my IS-500 and it works perfectly.

5:09 pm - Tuesday, June 12, 2007

#4 raviteja

i want to sell my olympus is-500 if any one intrested just call me on 9949494898 maintained nicely not even single scratch on any side of the piece

4:48 pm - Friday, September 16, 2011