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Olympus Evolt E-30 DSLR Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveManual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts xD memory.Accepts xD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Olympus Evolt E-30 is a Advanced DSLR with a Four-Thirds sensor and a Four-Thirds lens mount. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-3200. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin 2-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Olympus Evolt E-30 to compensate for camera shake with any mounted lens.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/8000 to 1m. This camera can make Bulb exposures up to 30m. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/8000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Olympus Evolt E-30

The Olympus Evolt E-30 features a 11-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

Dual controls-dials offer direct access to most exposure parameters which makes this digital camera suitable for advanced photographers. This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Olympus Evolt E-30 is performed via a small reflex optical viewfinder with 1.02X magnification and 98% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.5X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandOlympus ModelEvolt E-30
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS *LiveMOS sensor. Sensor Size 17 x 13mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 2-Axis Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 3200 Shutter-Speed 1/8000 - 60s, bulb up to 30m
Lens MountFour-Thirds MountCrop Factor2X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 11-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *DMF in AF-S or AF-C mode. 11-points full twin-cross.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 1.02X - 98% Coverage
Display Attachment Rotating Display Size 230K Pixels 2.7" LCD 100% Coverage *Color-tunable, 15 steps.
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes14Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night+Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 5 Shots ±1 EV
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 5 FPS, Unlimited JPEG, 12 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 12s
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level 2 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired, Infrared Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 18) Flash Sync 1/250s
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Compact Flash, xD GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 610 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2008-11-05, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 142 x 108 x 75mm (W x H x D) Weight 655g

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Olympus E-30 Facts


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-3200
Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-60s
2-Axis Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
98% Coverage
Small Viewfinder
Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
2 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
5 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsCompact Flash
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