Imaging-resource.com does some of the most comprehensive reviews of cameras, and they noted in their review that the Olympus E-510 does not focus well in low light:
I have the Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR. I am new to owning a DSLR, I've only had point and shoot cameras before. Since I am just starting out I have been using the camera in auto mode. I plan on learning how to use the manual mode, but for now I am starting with auto.
Now for my question....
On auto mode the pictures are impressive out doors. However when inside it is so fustrating. Sometimes the camera will not focus properly and will take a very very long time to take a photo or the camera may just flash several times and refuse to take a picture. It has been so annoying to the point I am thinking of getting rid of the DSLR all together.
My brother has a Canon D90 and has had no issues like I have had in auto mode. In fact we took pictures of the same object in doors; my camera would not focus and just the flash just blinked a few times whereas my bothers camera took a great shot.
Does anyone know why the Olympus EVOLT E-510 is acting this way in auto mode? I understand the camera is meant for manual photographing but one would think auto mode should work. Am I doing something wrong? Very fustrating...