Olympus EVOLT E-300

Olympus camera

  • Olympus EVOLT E-300 review

    Judging by the number of reviews of this affordable digital SLR, there is an enormous amount of interest about the Olympus EVOLT E-300.

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    Featuring 8.0 megapixel resolution, a large 4/3 image sensor, an exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter that eliminates dust from the image sensor every time you turn on the camera, easy-to-use scene modes, and compatibility with the full line of Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses, we can see why Olympus fans get very excited with the EVOLT E-300.

  • Specifications

    - 8.0 megapixels
    - Auto and manual focus
    - Program and manual exposure
    - 1.8" HyperCrystal LCD monitor with 160° viewing angle
    - 5-level Sharpening, Contrast and Saturation controls
    - Selectable sRGB or Adobe RGB Color Space
    - Digital ESP, Center-weighted or Spot exposure metering modes
    - 3-point (selectable) TTL Auto Focus
    - ISO range 100-1600
    - JPEG, TIFF, and RAW file format
    - Proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
    - Accepts interchangeable Zuiko digital lenses
    - Comes standard with a 14-45mm lens
    - Next Generation TruePic Technology with advanced noise reduction

  • The EVOLT E-300 is the first 100% “digital-from-the-ground-up” consumer SLR system with interchangeable digital specific lenses. It features a high resolution 8-megapixel Kodak image sensor and employs the Olympus-exclusive Ultrasonic Dust Reduction system created for the professional E-1 SLR body.

    The EVOLT delivers the versatility, durability and performance of professional dSLRs but it's priced within the budget of consumer photographers.

    The EVOLT doesn't look like other digital SLRs because Olympus has eliminated the bulky pentaprism found on the top of traditional SLR cameras. The EVOLT uses a new Olympus TTL Optical Porro Finder coupled with a side-swing mirror box, that gives the camera its unique “flat-top” appearance.

    Most other digital SLR cameras use traditional 35mm film lenses which deliver insufficient light at the edges of a digital camera’s image sensor.The EVOLT does not have this problem, it accommodates the full line of interchangeable Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses™ designed specifically for digital capture.

    You don't need a degree in photography to shoot like a pro with the EVOLT. Programmed Auto Mode lets the EVOLT do all the thinking for you and selects just the right settings for any given situation.

    The Olympus TruePic TURBO Image Processor enhances processing speed for more responsive camera operation. More than just speeding up image data processing for the large image files generated by this 8.0-megapixel digital camera, TruePic TURBO also improves overall camera responsiveness and operating ease.

    The 64MB memory buffer and separate working memory lets you shoot at 2.5 frames per second up to 4 frames in either TIFF or RAW at full resolution. JPEG resolutions are also available when more shots are required.

    The 1.8-inch HyperCrystal LCD monitor has 134,000 pixels and offers three times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors so captured images are displayed in vivid color on the screen with exceptional clarity. This LCD features a wide, 160° viewing angle on both the vertical and horizontal axis, ensuring excellent visibility and image quality even to a group of people next to the photographer.

    The eight million pixel Olympus E-300 Digital SLR combines innovative design, stunning performance and a tempting price to bring digital SLR photography to the masses.