PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

We got our hands on the $899 Olympus E-510, the latest digital SLR from the company that wants to spread Live View goodness across its product line. One thing we noticed immediately was the excellent view screen, with its 176° angle of view, making it easy to see even from a steep angles.

We're also pleased with the image stabilization on board, which held the thing steady even when it was zoomed all the way in. Even though one Olympus rep told us that Live View in the viewscreen was "always on," we noticed the Live View does go away when you take the picture.

Take a look at the gallery below for ten close-up views of the E-510, along with the E-410, its $799 little brother which is a bit smaller and lacks image stabilization.

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS

PMA 07: Olympus E-510 and E-410 Hands-OnS