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Olympus E-300 digital camera
at a glance
3264 x 2448
1.8" lcd viewer
Li-ion rechargeable
Olympus E-300 review summary
camera date Dec 04  out of production
pixels / class 8.2M  SLR digital camera
overall rating above average overall camera rating  14 reviews
image quality average it its class image quality rating  read our review
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features average it its class digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography enthusiast
Olympus E-300 specifications
lens / zoom  Four Thirds mount
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  ESP, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto | manual - color temp. adjustment in 12 steps, custom
shutter  auto | manual / B, 30 s - 1/4000 s
exposure  +/- 5 EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
flash / mode  hot-shoe - 4 modes - 1st / 2nd curtain synchro
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
image size  3264x2448 / 3200x2400 / 2560x1920 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 1024x768 / 640x480
image format  raw / tiff / jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  SHQ / HQ / SQ
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 12s /  2s
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb / video (NTSC / PAL)
storage  Compact Flash I / II
extra features  histogram display
imager 17.3 mm  x 13.0 mm
Olympus E-300 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
15Feb05 Olympus E-300 review by DCViews
15Feb05 Olympus E-300 review by DCViews (nl)
26May05 Olympus E-300 review by Photoxels
19Apr05 Olympus E-300 review by Megapixel
13Apr05 Olympus E-300 review by Photographyblog
07Feb05 Olympus E-300 review by Steves-digicams
16Dec04 Olympus E-300 review by Quesabesde (es)
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
13Mar05 Olympus E-300 review by Imaging-resource
16Jan05 Olympus E-300 review by DCResource
11Jan05 Olympus E-300 review by DPReview
01Dec04 Olympus E-300 review by
Introductions, previews and other reviews
26Jun05 Olympus E-300 review by DigitalCameraInfo
22May05 Olympus E-300 review by Peter Burian
22Mar05 Olympus E-300 review by PHOTOgraphic
News, guides, hints & tips
20Nov07 Olympus E-300 firmware update version 1.5
17Jan06 Olympus updates firmware for some Zuiko lenses
09Nov05 Olympus Eyecup Magnifier ME-1 for the E-300
12Jan05 Lenses for use with the Olympus digital SLRs
03Oct04 Olympus EVOLT E-300 overview
Forum discussions Olympus SLR Talk Forum Olympus Talk Forum  Olympus Forum Olympus Forum
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Olympus E-300 announcement clippings

The Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera has remained essentially the same in both form and function for decades, becoming the high-performance workhorse of choice for both amateur and professional photographers worldwide. But much has changed since the first film SLR debuted all those years ago. Today, the pervasiveness of digital technology has forever altered photography, freeing Olympus from the limitations of traditional film SLR camera designs to be more innovative when building the next generation SLR for the digital age.

The result is the Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital SLR, the first 100 percent "digital-from-the-ground-up" consumer SLR system with interchangeable digital specific lenses. Incorporating a newly design compact body featuring the Dust Reduction system pioneered on the professional E-1 SLR body, the EVOLT delivers the versatility, durability and reliable performance of an SLR that isn't just for the pros - now it's for photographers of all skill levels at a price they can afford.

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