Olympus IR-300

Announced Feb 17, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 2 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
Winmar
 
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I bought this camera in around November 2005, and have given it a lot of use since then. The best thing about it is its size - it easily fits in your pocket and doesn't weigh you down. The image quality is generally very good to excellent in daylight. In lower light it gets a bit grainy, due in part to the small flash. I suppose the manufacturers had to make a compromise between the size of the camera and the power of the flash. It's not much good for taking pictures of bands with - I'd ...

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Bharshbarger
 
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Every year I shop for a new digital camera for one of my family members. This time it's for my wife's christmas present. I looked high(not slr) and low. I went to at least 5 different stores, talked with the sales people, played with various models(samsung, ricoh, nikon, canon, olympus, and panasonic), read the reviews on dpreview, and checked out the prices. I found, I wanted the functionality of the Canon S2 but needed something that could easily be taken along. So it wasn't going to be ...

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SemK
 
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I was disappointed from this little camera. My in laws asked me for a small and nice camera - and since I own the C5050 i thought that this camera has something from the Olympus line. So I got it and tested it and the images were so bad. huge noise problem and the poor WB was annoying - almost every picture came out with under saturated colors. The zoom is 3x and 4x digital - and it is not useful. I know how to use the camera and what to expect - but this one was bad. I was hoping that the my ...

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Jeza
 
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I bought the IR 300 a couple of weeks ago and have been pleasantly surprised. I actually went in to the store to buy the Canon IXUS 50 (or SD 400 as it's known in the States) but it was a little too pricey for me and I saw the IR 300. Not that "looks" matter AT ALL, but it's a sleek white colour and only 1mm thicker than the Canon and about 9 mm longer but it actually felt lighter. It's PERFECT for just putting in your pocket. Although it is quite small, it feels solid in the hand and ...

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miked58
 
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See my images to assess for yourself. I am very happy with this camera. http://mikese-1.freeservers.com/photo.html I bought this camera to be a permanent fixture in my pocket. I have an Olympus E-1 dslr and wanted a very small camera for the times that the pro camera was too much of a hassle. I have a sony W-1 but consider it too heavy for a shirt pocket and it's like a brick in the trouser pocket. It's early days with the little ir-300 but I must say it seems to be as I expected in terms of ...

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