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The best entry-level Olympus DSLR cameras are the interchangeable lens available under the $800 price range. The below listed top-rated DSLRs offer relatively lower customization options when compared to the high-end DSLR cameras. These cameras can capture images of over 14 Megapixel resolution and are available under the Evolt and Pen product lines. Check out the relatively older products from Olympus which can be available from online stores.

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Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm Lens and EVF


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Olympus PEN E-P2
Olympus PEN E-P2
Olympus PEN E-P2
Olympus SP-800UZ
Olympus E-420
Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm Lens and EVF
Olympus E-P2 Black SLR Digital Camera Kit w  17mm Lens  12 3MP  SDHC Card Slot
Olympus PEN E-P2 Digital Camera
Olympus SP-800UZ Digital Camera
Olympus E-420 Digital Camera with 14-42mm lens
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Release Date
Nov 2009
Nov 2009
Nov 2009
Feb 2010
Apr 2008
Camera Type
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Optical Zoom
3.0 x
3.0 x
3.0 x
30.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
12.3 Megapixel
12.3 Megapixel
13.1 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
11.8 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Live MOS
CCD
Live MOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.

E-P2 is hardly catchy, and also a pain to type.

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E-P2 is hardly catchy, and also a pain to type.

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E-P2 is hardly catchy, and also a pain to type.

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The SP-800 UZ is one of the most versatile cameras on the market today thanks to the 30x wide optical zoom lens.

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Some of the changes and enhancements seem to compensate for the white-balance and exposure problems we encountered with the older model, such as the new Shadow Adjustment Technology and improved white-balance algorithms.

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