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Autofocus Live View with Multiple Exposure shooting lets you create artistic effects in-camera. Six Art Filters instantly give your images a variety o...

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ProFold out LCD screen, Image Stabilization, Zuiko le...

ConsNoise in low light, Too many buttons, Badly laid o...

The E-30 is Olympus's own stepping-stone between the so-called "prosumer" models (what an awful word) and the E-3 professional SLR, being loosely comparable with the likes of the Canon EOS 50D, the Nikon D90 and the Sony Alpha A-350. It shares a lot of the E-3's features and has even overtaken...

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ProExcellent auto-focus performance

ConsNONE!!!

Last Saturday, I purchased the E-30 from a local dealer. My old camera was a Nikon F-301, bought more than 15 years ago. Just last week, this old Nikon became faulty. I took it to Nikon's service centre to repair it, but the repair man told me it is beyond repair. I thought to myself, yeah, since...

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Product Information : Olympus E-30

Manufacturer's product description

Autofocus Live View with Multiple Exposure shooting lets you create artistic effects in-camera. Six Art Filters instantly give your images a variety of creative looks. Features like Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology and In-body Image Stabilization ensure clear, crisp images in any shooting situation. It all adds up to a DSLR for photographers who want to express themselves more artistically.

Product Details

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode

Product Description: Olympus E-30 - digital camera

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card, xD-Picture Card

Display: LCD display - 2.7"

Supported Battery: 1 x Olympus BLM-1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1500 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1500 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1050 mAh ( included )

Dimensions (WxDxH): 14.2 cm x 7.5 cm x 10.8 cm

Weight: 0.66 kg

Image Processor: TruePic III+

Sensor Resolution: 12.3 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 14 - 42 mm - f/3.5-5.6 Four Thirds, 3.9 x zoom lens - 14 - 54 mm - f/2.8-3.5 Four Thirds, 5 x zoom lens - 12 - 60 mm - f/2.8-4.0 Four Thirds

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Image Stabiliser: Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Min Focus Distance: 25 cm, 22 cm

Environmental Parameters

Humidity Range Storage: 10 - 90%

Humidity Range Operating: 30 - 90%

Max Storage Temperature: 60 °C

Min Storage Temperature: -20 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Battery

Details: 1 x Olympus BLM-1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1500 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1500 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1050 mAh ( included )

Battery Type: Olympus BLM-1

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Range: EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )

X-sync Speed: 1/250sec

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 5 steps in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps

Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Min Shutter Speed: 30 min

Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec

White Balance Presets: Sunlight, tungsten light, shade, overcast, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), 3000K - 7500K

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

Special Effects: Sepia, Monotone, Black & White Red filter, Black & White Yellow filter, Vivid, yellow, green, red, Custom Effect, Black & White Orange filter, soft focus, Black & White Green filter, Muted, portrait, orange, Grainy Film, Light Tone, Pop Art, Pale & Light Colour, pin hole

Exposure Modes: Automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Exposure Metering Zones: 49

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Light Sensitivity: ISO auto (200-800), ISO 100-3200, ISO auto (200-3200)

Miscellaneous

Body Material: Glassfibre reinforced plastics

Included Accessories: Battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, video cable

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 0.66 kg

Height: 10.8 cm

Depth: 7.5 cm

Width: 14.2 cm

Memory / Storage

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash, xD-Picture Card, Microdrive

Image Storage: RAW 4032 x 3024 ¦ Super-fine JPEG 4032 x 3024 - 6.8 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 4032 x 3024 - 4.7 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 4032 x 3024 - 2.2 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 4032 x 3024 - 1.5 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 3200 x 2400 - 5.3 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 3200 x 2400 - 3.7 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 3200 x 2400 - 1.7 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 3200 x 2400 - 1.1 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 3.6 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 2.2 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 1.1 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 0.7 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 - 1.3 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 - 0.8 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 - 0.5 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 1600 x 1200 - 0.3 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1280 x 960 - 0.8 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 - 0.5 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 1280 x 960 - 0.3 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 1280 x 960 - 0.2 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.5 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.4 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.2 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.1 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 - 0.2 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 - 0.2 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 640 x 480 - 0.1 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 640 x 480 - 0.1 MB

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card, xD-Picture Card

Lens System

Features: Internal focusing system, ED glass

Lens System Mounting: Four Thirds

Filter Size: 58 mm, 67 mm, 72 mm

Lens Construction: 8 groups / 10 elements, 11 groups / 15 elements, 10 groups / 14 elements

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 28 - 84mm, 28 - 108mm, 24 - 120mm

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 14 - 42 mm - f/3.5-5.6 Four Thirds, 3.9 x zoom lens - 14 - 54 mm - f/2.8-3.5 Four Thirds, 5 x zoom lens - 12 - 60 mm - f/2.8-4.0 Four Thirds

Min Focus Distance: 25 cm, 22 cm

Max View Angle: 74 degree(s), 84 degree(s)

Additional Features

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Self Timer Delay: 2sec, 12sec

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, DPOF support, display brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, histogram display, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, LCD live view mode, in-camera red-eye fix, shadow point display, highlight point display, contrast control, Shadow Adjustment Technology, in-camera RAW processing

Continuous Shooting Speed: 5 frames per second

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Dioptric Correction Range: -3 to +1

Magnification: 1.02x

Field Coverage: 98%

Viewfinder Type: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, AF-in-focus, flash charge completion, aperture, frame counter, white balance, metering system, Exposure Mode, battery status, record mode, ISO sensitivity

Display

Display Features: Rotating

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Type: 2.7" LCD display

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card, xD-Picture Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Master

General

Optical Zoom: 3 x, 3.9 x, 5 x

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode

MPN: N3224192, N3223992, N3224292, N3224392, 262032, 262031

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Sensor Features: Supersonic Wave Filter (SWF)

Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes

Field of View Crop Factor: 2

Optical Sensor Size: 13.0 x 17.3mm

Effective Sensor Resolution: 12,300,000 pixels

Total Pixels: 13,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: Live MOS

Sensor Resolution: 12.3 Megapixel

Image Processor: TruePic III+

Image Stabiliser: Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 11

Auto Focus: TTL contrast and phase detection

Camera Flash

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 13

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

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