It is not always easy to use an optical viewfinder – in a crowd you can't see over the heads of those around you, and low angle close-ups can be hard to reach. With the E-510, you have another option - use the Live-View LCD screen to preview and review photos. And you'll see the screen with amazing clarity from almost any angle.
The high-resolution, 2.5" HyperCrystal™ LCD screen (230,000 pixels) means you can compose your shots easily, even outside in sunlight.
The interchangeable Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 lens (equivalent to 80-300mm in 35mm photography) is perfect for everything from portraits to sports scenes. It features a 3.8x zoom, a f3.5-4.5 brightness for effects like background blurring and compression, a new multi-coating and reliable metal lens mount, along with 13 elements in 10 groups and a weight of just 15.75 oz./450 grams (approx.).