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Olympus E-330 Digital Camera Review

Model Olympus E-330
Type Interchangeable lens Live view function digital SLR camera.
Compatible lens ZUIKO Digital, FourThirds System lens
Lens mount FourThirds mount.
Body Engineering plastics
Media CompactFlash card (Type I and II), Microdrive, xD picture card. (Dual slot).
xD-Picture Cards can be used directly in the xD-Picture Card slot,or via the MACF-10 Compact Flash adaptor.The xD Panorama function is available in conjunction with the Live Preview mode.
Effective pixel number 7.5 million pixels.
Image size 17.3mm x 13.0mm
Image sensor
Type Live MOS sensor (4/3 type MOS solid-state image sensor)
Total pixel number 7.94 million pixels
Aspect ratio 4:3.
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB).
Filter
LPF Fixed type.
IR cut filter Hybrid type.
Dust protect filter SuperSonic Wave Filter.
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level TTL Optical Porro mirror type finder
Field of view Approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.93x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 dioptres
Eye point Approx. 18mm at -1 dioptres.
Diopter adjustment Built-in type -3.0 to +1.0 dioptres.
Focusing screen Fixed type.
Mirror Side swing quick return mirror.
Viewfinder information AF frame (super impose), AE lock, AF confirmation mark, Metering mode, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, White balance, Exposure compensation value indicator, Flash, Battery check, Record mode, Number of storable still pictures.
Depth of field preview Yes (customised Drive button). Selectable in optical view finder or on the LCD monitor.
Eye cup Interchangeable type EP-5/6, EP-5 supplied.
Eye piece shutter Built in type.
Live Preview
Type A mode: Full time live preview with AF function.
Field of view: approx. 92%
2 passport templates are available.
B mode: Macro live preview with MF.
Field of view: 100%.
Close up 10x and position selectable.
3 templates are available: golden section, 8x6 grid, scale.
Autofocus
Type TTL phase difference detection system.
Focus modes Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual focus, Single AF + MF, and Continuous AF + MF.
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, AE/AF lock button (customised).
Focus tracking Available in continuous AF mode.
Focus aid Available.
Manual focus Available by rotating focus ring, available for setting manual focus operation in AF mode (customised).
Exposure control
Light metering system TTL open aperture light metering with 49-zones multi-pattern sensing system.
Light metering modes Digital ESP, Centre-weighted average and Spot (about 2% of entire frame), High light based spot, Shadow based spot.
Detection range Digital ESP, Centre-weighted average:
EV 2 to 20 (50mm 1:2, ISO 100).
Spot:
EV 3 to 17 (50mm 1:2, ISO 100).
Exposure modes Programme with programme shift, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual.
Scene programmes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Night Scene & Portrait.
(Underwater macro and Underwater wide selectable.)
Scene select Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene & Portrait, Firework, Sunset, Macro, Nature macro, Sports, High Key, Low key, Document, Beach & Snow, Underwater macro, Underwater wide, Panorama, Candle, Children, Image Stabilizor.
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 AE/AF lock button (customised).
Exposure bracketing 3 frames in +/- 1, 2/3, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps (selectable).
Sensitivity
Auto ISO 100 to 400.
Manual ISO 100 to 400. Expandable to 1600 (in each 1/3 EV steps possible)
Shutter
Type Electronically controlled focal plane shutter
Shutter speed P, Ps, A mode: 1/4000 2 sec. (depend on conditions)
S mode: 1/4000 60 sec.
M mode: 1/4000 60 sec. and bulb (up to 8 min.)
Scene mode: 1/4000 4 sec. (depend on selected mode)
X-sync speed X = 1/180 sec.
Super FP up to 1/4000 sec
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release.
Self-timer 12 or 2 sec.
Remote control Yes (including bulb function) with RM-1 (optional) or via PC with SDK (optional) or Studio Software (optional)
Drive system
Drive modes Single and sequential shooting.
Sequential shooting speed Approx. 3.0 fps.
Max. frame number on sequential shooting RAW / TIFF 4 frames,
JPEG (HQ, SQ) min. 15 frames (depend on the motif).
White balance system
Auto WB system Advanced detection system with Live Mos imager.
Preset WB 7 types (3000K 7500K).
Lamp 1 (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
Custom WB 1 custom setting (2000-14000 Kelvin).
WB compensation R B / G M, up to +/-7 steps in each 2 mired for both auto and preset settings.
On touch white balance 1 one touch setting
WB bracketing 3 frames with +/- 5/10/15 mired steps.
Processing
Image processing TruePic TURBO.
Colour space sRGB / Adobe RGB.
Picture mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Black & White, Sepia.
Colour saturation 5 levels in each Vivid, Natural, Muted mode.
Sharpness 5 levels in each Picture mode
Contrast 5 levels in each Picture mode.
Filter Yellow, Orange, Red, Green in Black & White and Sepia mode
Toning Sepia, Blue, Red, Green in Black & White mode.
Gradation 3 levels (high key, normal, low key)
Built-in flash
Type TTL auto or manual.
Pop up Manual.
Synchronisation modes Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in, Off.
Guide number Approx. 13.
Intensity control Up to +/- 2EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
External flash control
Type TTL auto FP / TTL auto for Olympus dedicated flash (with FL-36, FL-50), auto or manual.
Synchronisation modes Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in for exclusive flash.
Intensity control Up to +/- 2EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
Control panel
Control panel information Metering mode, Exposure mode, Aperture value, Shutter speed, Exposure level indicator, Exposure compensation value, Exposure compensation indicator, AE bracket, ISO, Colour space, Picture mode, Gradation, Colour saturation compensation value, Sharpness compensation value, Contrast compensation value, White balance, White balance compensation value, Noise reduction mode, Flash mode, Flash compensation value, Focus mode, AF frame, Drive mode, Record mode, Number of storable still pictures, Selected memory card, Battery check, Live View mode.
Playback monitor
Type HyperCrystal LCD panel.
Size 2.5 inch / 6.4cm.
Pixel number 215.250 pixels.
Field of view Approx. 100%.
Brightness control +/- 7 steps.
Playback functions
Display mode Single, Zoom (2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14x), Index (4, 9, 16, 25 frames), Slide show, Calendar view, Rotation.
Information Exposure mode, Metering mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation level, ISO, Colour space, White balance mode, White balance compensation level, Focal length, Focus area, File type, Picture mode, File name, Image size, Recorded card type
Exposure level view Histogram (R, G, B available), High light point warning, Shadow point warning.
Erase / protect / copy function
Erase modes Single, All, Selected.
Image protect mode Single, Selected.
Copy mode Single, All, Selected.
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 (12bit).
RAW+JPEG recording Yes.
File size RAW: 3136 x 2352, uncompressed, Approx. 12.9 MB
SHQ: 3136 x 2352, 1/2.7, Approx. 5.7 MB
HQ: 3136 x 2352, 1/4, Approx. 4.0 MB
HQ: 3136 x 2352, 1/8, Approx. 1.8 MB
SQ: 2560 x 1920, 1/2.7, Approx. 4.0 MB
SQ: 2560 x 1920, 1/4, Approx. 2.4 MB
SQ: 2560 x 1920, 1/8, Approx. 1.2 MB
Image editing
RAW development Yes
JPEG/TIFF editing Yes (Black & White, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Colour saturation, Resize).
PictBridge Yes.
Menu
Category Shooting menu 1, Shooting menu 2, Playback menu, Setup menu 1, Setup menu 2
Languages Default 6 languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian),
One language can be downloaded via internet. (Portuguese, Dutch, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)
Interface
PC interface USB 2.0 (Full speed).
Video signal output NTSC or PAL selectable
Synchro socket Hot shoe.
Power supply
Battery Rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack BLM-1 or 3x CR123A with LBH-1
Size / weight
Dimensions 140 x 87 x 72mm.
Weight Approx. 550g (without batteries and CF card).
Miscellaneous
Sleep mode Yes (Off, 1, 3, 5, 10 min. selectable).
Power off mode Yes (Off, 4hours selectable).
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-330 body, USB cable, video cable, Li-Ion battery pack (BLM-1) and Li-Ion battery charger (BCM-2), shoulder strap, Olympus Master CD-ROM, instruction manual, warranty card

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