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Epson L-500V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Epson L-500V. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Epson L-500V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Epson L-500V from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the price and battery. The memory and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the image quality and portability.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Wu (

Epson L-500V review


Epson's L-500V adds a new twist to the digital photography home market, adding fast continuous mode shooting (three frames per second) and user-choosable picture frames to their five megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD display, and an...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Carol Mangis (

Epson L-500V


Very good image quality and a big, beautiful LCD make this camera an attractive package.

Attractive, compact, and sturdy. Large LCD. Very good pictures. Decent video.

No optical viewfinder. Limited manual controls. LCD is hard to read in bright sunlight.

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Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Epson America Photopc L-500V Digital Camera Camera


If simplicity were a virtue, Epson's $349, 5-megapixel point-and-shoot would be saintly. Bucking the trend of stuffing more and more features into a small digital camera, the L-500V gives you just the basic exposure controls--perfectly adequate for...

The camera's second unusual function seems a bit funky, but will appeal to some snapshooters. Epson's Print Image Framer is a collection of digital "frames" that you can add to your photos to give them an extra touch of fun. The frame is associated...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Epson L-500V Camera Review - PCWorld


Sharp 2.5-inch LCD

Awkward thumbstick

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Epson L-500V


Continue on to Features & Controls L-500V Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million CCD Sensor Total number of pixels: approx. 5.36 million Lens 5.6mm (W)--16.8mm (T) (35mm equivalent: 34mm--102mm) F2.8 (W)--4.9 (T) Digital Zoom...

Jan, 2005

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Epson PhotoPC L-500V


The Epson PhotoPC L-500V is small and rectangular, well-shaped for larger coat pockets and most purses, with a sophisticated, minimally-styled body. Though quite compact, the camera accommodates a very generous 2.5-inch LCD monitor, which serves as the...

Compact size, Solid build, In-camera image stabilization makes all lenses better for low light shooting, Same sensor as 7D, Kit lens covers 18-70mm 35mm equivalent range, Very good to excellent low-light capability, Excellent battery life, Decent...

Proprietary hot shoe, No PC sync port, No video recording (a fact of life with SLRs), Hand grip may be uncomfortably small for some users, Image noise slightly high at ISO 1600, RAW+JPEG option only saves fine-mode JPEGs. (But that's not a bad...

The L-500V's 3x optical zoom lens has a focal range from 5.6-16.8mm, the equivalent of a 34-102mm lens on a 35mm camera. Focus ranges from 19.7 inches (50 centimeters) to infinity in normal focus mode, with a macro setting that lets you get as close as...

Expert review by : Robert Ellis (

Epson L-500V


The L-500V takes good pictures, but most casual shutterbugs will prefer a cheaper, slightly lower-resolution model.

Low noise ; sharp 2.5-inch LCD ; continuous shooting mode

Awkward thumbstick ; mediocre video quality ; no optical viewfinder

The most obvious differences are the L-500V's spacious 2.5-inch LCD (but at the expense of an optical viewfinder) and rechargeable battery. The oversized, sharp LCD makes it exceptionally easy to read and navigate menus, but the thumbstick is awkward...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (

Epson L-500V


The Epson L-500V is a compact 5 Megapixel digital camera combined with a 2.5 inch Photo Fine viewer. It is the world's highest definition consumer display on the market with 256 pixels per inch (ppi) which enables accurate viewing and sharing of photos...

Sep, 2004

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The trend in consumer digital cameras has finally settled into three stable categories: the big digital single lens reflex (DSLR) with 8-14-megapixel resolution, the midsize ãenthusiastä models offering 8-megapixels and longer/faster non-removable...

In the shooting department, I have no complaints. The L-500V is as good or better than any subcompact from any maker Iâve seen this year. The camera is responsive, with imperceptible shutter lag and rapid reset for the next shot. AF/AE is virtually...

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Epson L-500V


The Epson L-500V has been created, says Epson, to appeal to those snappers not enamoured of digital cameras with small LCDs. And the result is a stylish compact camera that has the ‘world's highest resolution' colour screen at 256 pixels per inch.

Simple to use and offering good image quality, the large Photo Fine screen is the stand out feature of a stylish little digital camera

Modest manual control, no optical viewfinder and slightly soft images tarnish an otherwise great little camera.

The Epson L-500V is great easy to use compact model that boasts enough resolution and image quality for prints up to A4 and over. The large screen is not unique on such digital cameras, but the high-resolution Photo Fine technology is a standout...

Mar, 2005

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