Flash control,\nImage quality,\nImpeccable build quality in one of the world's cheapest DSLRs. It hard\nto comprehend that such things all go together. They do.\n[URL]http://www.auspics.com/RAWs/cat_crop[/URL]\nTop right hand corner for EXIF information.\n\nSO what actually do you compare these cameras with? A 20D is 2.2 times\nthe cost so do you compare it on price?\nA 350D is 1.5 times the cost and the same pixel count. Sadly it's images\nwith the kit lens are a long way off the Oly's.\nWhat about a Nikon 50D? Lens quality of the Oly is still better although\nI haven't seen images from one.\n\nMaybe Olympus have created a camera which didn't sell at it's intended\nprice and now the price has dropped, is in an amazingly unique situation\nwhere it's low light performance is probably the worst - except for\nSigma of any DSLR but it's general ability and image quality under all\nother conditions is absolutely up there with the best.\n\nWhere do they go from here? Will the E500 go head to head with the soon\nto be D200? I hope so because I have come to like these cameras far more\nthan my 4x more expensive Nikon. I would have saved myself about 00\nIf someone could have told me a year ago about these cameras.\n\nSadly everyone in these groups seems to thing anything without "C" or\n"N" starting the name is to be scorned... Not so these critter. Maybe\nwhen the E500 I ordered turns up, I can comment further. One of my\nclients is resigned to buying D200 so we'll have some real world\ncomparisons of them soon... As opposed to reviews.\n\nI'm about to do the unthinkable on Saturday... Shoot a Wedding with an\nE300! :-). Sure, I'll do the job with the D2X but I'm pretty sure the\nOly can go head to head for a lot of the shots so I'll double up and see\nif it really is as good as I think. More on this next week!