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Olympus E-300 Digital Camera Review

Model E-300
Type Interchangeable digital SLR camera
Compatible lens ZUIKO Digital, FourThirds System lens
Lens mount FourThirds mount
Body
Chassis Aluminium die-casting
Outer shell Top cover: aluminium
Other: plastic
Media Compact Flash card (Type I and II), Microdrive.
xD-Picture Cards can be used in combination with the CF card Adapter MACF-10.The xD Panorama function is not available.
Effective pixel number 8 million pixels
Image size 17.3mm x 13.0mm
Image sensor
Type 4/3 type Full Frame Transfer CCD solid-state image sensor
Total pixel number 8.89 million pixels
Aspect ratio 4:3
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB).
Filter
LPF Fixed type
Dust protect filter Supersonic Wave Filter
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level TTL Optical Porro Finder
Field of view Approx. 94%
Magnification Approx. 1.0x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 diopters
Eye point 20mm at -1 dioptres
Diopter adjustment Built-in type -3.0 to + 1.0 dioptres
Focusing screen Fixed type (Neo Lumicron Mat Screen)
Mirror Side swing quick return mirror
Viewfinder information AF point (super impose), AF frame, AE lock, AF confirmation, metering mode, exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture value, white balance, exposure compensation value, flash, battery level indicator, record mode, number of storable still pictures.
Depth of field preview Yes (customised OK button)
Eye cup Interchangeable type EP-3 supplied
Eye piece shutter Eye piece cap supplied
Autofocus
Type TTL Phase difference detection system
Focus modes Single AF, continuous AF and manual focus
Detection range EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100)
Focus areas 3 points
Focus area selection Automatic and manual selection
AF assist lamp Built-in flash, optional Olympus dedicated flashes
AF lock Locked by first position of shutter release button
Focus tracking Available in continuous AF mode
Focus aid Available
Manual focus Available by rotating focus ring, manual focus operation in AF mode (customised)
Exposure control
Light metering system TTL open aperture light metering with 3-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering modes Digital ESP, centre-weighted average, spot (approx. 2%)
Detection range Digital ESP, centre-weighted average: EV 2 to 20 and spot EV 3 to 17 (50mm f2, ISO 100)
Exposure modes Programme with programme shift, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Scene Programmes Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, manual
Scene select Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Landscape with Portrait, Night Scene with Portrait, Fireworks, Sunset, High Key, Document, Museum, Beach & Snow, Candle
Exposure compensation Up to +/- 5 EV in each 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
AE lock Locked by first position of shutter release or AEL button (customised)
Exposure bracketing 3 frames in +/- 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (selectable)
Sensitivity
Auto ISO 100 to 400
Manual ISO 100/200/400. Expandable to 800/1600.
Shutter
Type Electronically controlled focal plane shutter
Shutter speed P, Ps: 1 - 1/4000;
A, S: 30 - 1/4000;
M: 1/4000 - 30 sec and
bulb (up to 8 minutes)
Scene Program and Scene Select 4 - 1/4000 (depends on selected mode).
X-synch speed X = 1/180 sec.
Super FP up to 1/4000 sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 12 or 2 sec.
Drive system
Drive modes Single and sequential shooting
Sequential shooting speed Approx. 2.5 fps
Max. frame number on
sequential shooting
RAW/TIFF 4 frames,
JPEG (depends on compression ratio and pixel number)
White balance system
Auto WB system Advanced detection system with CCD imager
Preset WB 8 type (3000k -7500k)
Custom mode 1 custom setting by one-touch WB
WB compensation Up to +/-7 steps for both auto and preset settings.
2000-6000K; 100K step,
6000-8000K; 200K step,
8000-10000K; 500K step.
WB bracketing 3 frames with 2,4,6 steps
Processing
Image processing TruePic TURBO
Colour space sRGB/Adobe RGB.
Colour saturation 5 levels
Sharpness 5 levels
Contrast 5 levels
Monotone Black and white mode, sepia mode
Graduation 3 levels (high key, normal, low key)
Built-in flash
Type Slide pop-up type, TTL auto
Synchronisation modes Auto, red-eye reduction, slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, fill-in, manual
Guide number Approx. 13
External flash control
Type TTL auto FP/TTL auto for Olympus dedicated flash, auto or manual
Synchronisation modes Auto, red-eye reduction, slow synchro, 2nd curtain slow synchro, fill-in for exclusive flash
Intensity control Up to +/- 2 EV in each 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV step for exclusive flash
Multi-flash control Yes (control built-in and external flash independently with FL-36)
Control panel
Control panel information Metering mode, exposure mode, aperture value, shutter speed, exposure level indicator, exposure compensation value, exposure compensation indicator, AE bracket, image quality adjustment, ISO, colour space, monotone, hi/lo key, colour saturation compensation value, sharpness compensation value, white balance, white balance bracket, noise reduction mode, AE lock, flash mode, flash compensation value, focus mode, AF frame, drive mode, record mode, number of storable still pictures, number of storable pictures, battery check.
Playback monitor
Type Hyper crystal LCD panel
Size 1.8 inch/4.6cm
Pixel number 134,000 pixels
Field of view Approx. 100%
Brightness control +/- 7 steps
Playback functions
Display mode Single, zoom (2 to 10x), index (4,9,16 frames), slide show, rotation
Information Histogram, high light point warning, AF frame, exposure mode, metering mode, shutter speed, f-stop, compensation level, ISO, colour space, white balance mode, focal length, focus area, file type, contrast level, sharpness level
Erase/protect function
Erase modes Single, all
Image protect mode Single
Recording system
Type of recording format DCF, DPOF compatible, EXIF2.2 compatible, PRINT Image Matching II compatible
Type of file format JPEG, TIFF (RGB 8 bit), RAW (12 bit)
RAW+JPEG recording Yes
File size RAW: uncompressed Approx. 13.5MB (3264 x 2448)
TIFF: uncompressed Approx. 23.3MB (3264 x 2448)
SHQ:JPEG Approx. 6.1MB 3264 x 2448 1/2.7
HQ: Approx. 4.3MB 3264 x 2448 1/4,
Image Editing
RAW development Yes
JPEG editing Yes (monotone, resize)
PictBridge Yes
Menu
Category Shooting menu 1, shooting menu 2, playback menu, custom menu, setup menu
Languages English (default), German, Spanish, French. Optionally, one language can be downloaded via internet.
Interface
PC interface USB: mini B (storage, camera control)
Video signal output NTSC or PAL selectable
Synchro socket Hot shoe
Remote control Wireless by RM-1 or RM-2 / wired by RM-CB1 with HLD-3 or via PC with SDK (optional) or Studio Software (optional)
DC in DC in jack (optional AC adapter AC-1)
Power supply
Battery Rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack BLM-1
AC adapter Optional AC adapter
Size/weight
Dimensions 146.5 x 85 x 64mm
Weight Approx. 580g (without batteries and CF card or cap)
Miscellaneous
Battery check Automatic check
Sleep mode Yes (1,3,5,10 min. selectable)
Date/time saving Approx. 3 months using built-in-battery
Environment
Temperature Operating range: 0C to 40C. Storage range: -20C to 60C
Humidity Operating range: 30 to 90%. Storage range: 10% to 90%.
Box contents E-300 body, USB cable, video cable, Li-Ion battery pack (BLM-1), Li-Ion battery charger (BCM-2), shoulder strap, Olympus Master CD-ROM, instruction manuals, warranty card.

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