View Full Version : Getting to know my E520

23rd March 2013, 06:00 PM
....one day on, still ain't taken a single shot yet (it's widdlin' down !!)

However I'm getting acquainted with it and I'm mighty impressed with the Scene Modes on offer. Anyone here just simply use THEM ???? - and what parameters are still user adjustable if you do use them.

More intelligent questions will follow........you may have guessed I didn't get a user manual and (as a misplaced Scotsman) I'm reluctant to print the 140 odd pages on offer ! It DOES seem a very intuitive little cracker......

David M
23rd March 2013, 06:15 PM
Download a PDF version and read it on screen.

Pierre L
24th March 2013, 03:31 AM
This is the site I use for manual downloads from Olympus


(reading the original question again: I guess you already have a copy of the manual that you can read on the screen. Sorry)

29th March 2013, 02:38 AM
You can easily buy a printed version of the manual on Ebay.

29th March 2013, 08:02 AM
This could be worth a look:


Most will apply to your e-520 as written. I certainly found it useful when I was setting up mine in the past.


29th March 2013, 08:30 AM
I've had an e520 for a couple of years now, and I've never used any of the Scene Modes!

As said in the first post, it is a very intuitive little camera...Rob's link is also very useful.


29th March 2013, 10:49 AM
All done now - as with most manuals, there are about 5 pages which are MUST READS and the rest (now nestling on my hard drive) are a 'need to know'.

Regarding the Scene Modes, I pilfered the info I needed from Landscape and Moving, then changed to A priority - then saved the two I REALLY wanted to RESET 1 and 2. Both are now 'tweakable' for differing shot scenarios.

Thanks to everyone who had an input....

26th April 2013, 08:42 PM
I've had an E-520 for a number of years, bought soon after launch. It came with a quite a good user manual which nowadays they don't seem to provide.

My last Oly was the XZ-1 that came with a comprehensive .pdf manual on CD.

Afterthought: I seldom use the E-520 any more since I bought an E-3, but the E-520 does take superb images, and you will be well pleased with it.

27th April 2013, 10:13 PM
I have an E-520 and just love it. I know I could upgrade, but it suits me just fine at the moment. You will love yours too. Light and forgiving!
I confess I don't use the Scene Modes much except the Sunset, which I find useful at times. Mine lives on Aperture Priority most of the time.
Try and get your hands on a printed Manual, it would be the only Manual that I have ever been supplied with, with anything, that I have actually READ! :D

27th April 2013, 11:05 PM
May I suggest you look in 2nd hand books on the net? Lots of excellent guide books for the various models to be found there.

6th December 2013, 12:04 AM
The E-520 is a fantastic first cam! It was mine too and I loved every bit of it. Sadly I am selling it now.

If you could not find a soft copy of the manual, PM me and I will try to locate the one I had.