Olympus E-500 has a Four Thirds lens mount and currently there are 45 native lenses available for this mount. Olympus E-500 doesn't have a sensor based image stabilization system but 3 of these lenses already comes with optical image stabilization.What is the difference between the E-300 and E-500 Zuiko zoom lenses?
In conjunction with their announcement of the E-500 Olympus also announced two more ZUIKO Zoom lenses. The EZ 14 - 45 mm zoom used as the E-300 Kit lens is destined to be one of the E-500 Kit's lenses, however there will be a second (slightly lower priced) kit which will included the new 17.5 - 45 mm zoom lens.What makes the Olympus EVOLT E500 so special?
Olympus dedicated digital optics coupled with the Evolt E500 render sharpness and contrast more consistently at any given f-stop. The lenses are matched to the Four Thirds System standard image sensor for the optimal balance between image quality, camera, and lens size, and expandability.What is the difference between the E-300 and E-500?
Improvements over the E-300 include an all new metering system, a larger 2.5" LCD monitor, better control layout and other firmware delivered improvements. In conjunction with their announcement of the E-500 Olympus also announced two more ZUIKO Zoom lenses.