Olympus SP-310

Announced Aug 29, 2005 •
7 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
gnugent
 
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I love this little camera, I wish that Olympus still carried a camera similar to this along with the Stylus line. My only regret is not buying the SP 350 instead of the SP 310. Having the hotshoe would be great to use with my FL36 flash. Problems: Original problems with the battery life, but that was corrected in a firmware upgrade.

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tynn daez
 
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this camera is a good learning unit, by experimenting on manual settings you will understand how things works... like arperture, shutter, iso, etc. using auto is not that bad at all. im happy and satisfied with this sp310!!! when i bought my sp310, it comes with 4pcs 2100m ap gp rechargeable batt. with charger, 256mb olympus memory card, jacket ( no option for sizes), photography magazine, 23 percent discounts ITS ON SALE , AND A NOKIA 1110i CELLPHONE!!! what do you think guys... is it a ...

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omniuni
 
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When my old Olympus D-360, a 1.3 megapixel camera started to die, I knew it was time for something a bit newer. I think that purchasing the SP-310 is one of the best purchases that I have made. The camera is small and light, but quite sturdy. Only the battery compartment could be a bit more secure, but it locks in and is in no danger at all of opening up. I use the camera with standard rechargeable 2500mAh batteries. They last for plenty of pictures, though they show the "low battery" warning ...

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hha
 
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The SP-310 has excellent picture quality, with AUTO mode, full manual control including focus. The iso200 images are very good and iso400 is very usable (better than iso400 on my 4 MPixel Nikon cp4500) . The 2.5" LCD is very nice, but on the ski slope you will use the optical viewfinder instead. The menu system is excellent, but deep. Once you settle on your preferred camera configuration, it can be saved in MyMode 1 through 4. Very compact, not as small as my Minolta X20, but all key ...

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madhurya
 
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I LOVE my SP-310. Its a wonderful camera, extremely light, compact, has LCD and an viewfinder BOTH in such a compact form factor. Uses standard AA batteries is a HUGE plus, since a proprietary battery is a major concern in my SD300. Image quality is at par (if not better) than the canon cameras! Oly has a firmware upgrade available which resolves the noise issues. Make sure you do it if you're facing that problem. The flash is very strong and was able to light almost all objects in an ...

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Shogun1
 
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This camera "eats" batteries. Went through three sets of 2200 & 2300 mAh ni-mh batteries in less than an hour and a half. Used only the optical viewfinder in an attempt make a difference. Did not help. Note the November 21st review in this forum. Several of the LCD menu examples show a red, low battery life indicator. Three of them in just one page. Returned the camera.

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D P Cole
 
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A camera is only as good as the image it takes. The lens is astonishly well built. And there's no purple fringing I can see. This I loved. The construction is well done. For plastic. Color saturation is very good. The inbuilt flash is acceptable. The camera is very easy to use for beginners or pros. The inclusion of so many controls and settings suggests Olympus is selling this to prosumers... ...But the amount of image noise is unacceptably high. It renders the RAW format POINTLESS when ...

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