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Olympus E-300 Specifications

Kit Price
(inc. 14-45 mm lens)
• US: $ 999
• UK: £ 699 (inc VAT)
Body material • Aluminium die-cast chassis
• Top cover aluminium, rest plastic
Sensor • 4/3 type CCD (Kodak Full Frame Transfer)
• 17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
• 8.9 million total pixels
• 8.0 million effective pixels
• RGB (Primary) color filter array
• Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
• Supersonic Wave Filter (dust protection)
Image sizes • 3264 x 2448
• 3200 x 2400
• 2560 x 1920
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
File formats • RAW
• RAW + JPEG
• TIFF
• JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - three levels
Lenses • 4/3 standard lens mount
• Range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
• 2x FOV crop
Auto focus • 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
• Automatic or manual point selection
• EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
Focus area selection • Automatic
• Manual
Focus modes • Single shot AF
• Continuous AF
• Manual focus
Manual focus Focus by wire
AF assist lamp • Yes, flash strobe (flash must be raised)
Exposure modes • Program AE (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Manual
• Scene
Sensitivity • Auto (ISO 100 - 400)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• Expanded: ISO 800, ISO 1600
Metering modes • Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (2%)
AE Lock • AEL button
• With shutter release half-press
AE Bracketing • 3 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
Exposure steps 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV
Exposure compen. • -5.0 to +5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
Shutter speed • Program AE mode: 1 - 1/4000 sec
• Aperture, Shutter Priority mode: 30 - 1/4000 sec
• Manual mode: 30 - 1/4000 sec, Bulb
Flash X-sync speed • 1/180 sec
• 1/4000 sec (Super FP mode)
Aperture values Depends on lens: 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
White balance • Auto
• 3000 K (Incandescent)
• 3600 K (Incandescent)
• 4000 K (Fluorescent)
• 4500 K (Fluorescent)
• 5500 K (Sunny)
• 6500 K (Cloudy)
• 6600 K (Fluorescent)
• 7500 K (Shade)
• Kelvin (2000 - 10000 K)
• Custom
* All of the above can be fine tuned +/- 7 levels except manual presets
WB Bracketing • 3 frames
• 1, 2 or 3 steps
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Image parameters • Saturation (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
• Monochrome (B&W, Sepia)
• Graduation (High Key, Normal, Low Key)
Drive modes • Single
• Continuous
Continuous • 2.5 fps
• 4 frames maximum
Self-timer • 2 sec
• 12 sec
Flash • Slide pop-up
• TTL auto
• Guide no. 13
External flash • Hot shoe
• TTL Auto FP / TTL auto for Olympus dedicated flash
• Modes: Auto / Red-eye Reduction / Slow Syncro / 2nd Curtain Slow Syncro / Fill-in for exclusive flash
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step for exclusive flash
Viewfinder • Eye-level TTL Optical Porro Finder
• Field of view 94%
• Magnification 1.0x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre
• Eye point 20 mm at -1 dioptre
• Dioptre adjustment -3 to +1 ditopre
• Focusing screen: Fixed Neo Lumicron Matte
• Mirror: side swing quick return mirror
Viewfinder info • AF point
• AF frame
• AE lock
• AF confirmation
• Metering mode
• Exposure mode
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• White balance
• Exposure compensation value
• Flash
• Battery level indicator
• Record mode
• Number of storable sequential pictures
Control panel display • Flash mode
• Flash compensation value
• Metering mode
• Focus mode
• Record mode
• Exposure mode
• Battery check
• Aperture value
• Shutter speed
• Number of storable still pictures
• Number of storable sequential pictures
• Image quality adjustment
• ISO
• Colour space
• Mono tone
• Hi/Lo key
• Colour saturation compensation value
• Sharpness compensation value
• White balance
• AE lock
• Exposure level indicator
• Exposure compensation value
• Exposure compensation indicator
• AF frame
• Auto bracket
• Noise reduction mode
• White balance bracket
• Drive mode
• Selected scene mode
• Number of pixels
Orientation sensor Yes
LCD monitor • 1.8" TFT LCD monitor ('advanced super view')
• 134,000 pixels
• 100% frame coverage
Playback functions • Single
• Magnify (2 - 10x)
• Index (4, 9, 16 frames)
• Slide show
• Histogram / Highlight warning
Editing • RAW development
• JPEG editing (monochrome only)
Connectivity • USB (1.1)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• IR Remote control (optional)
• DC-IN
Vertical / portrait grip Optional HLD-3
Power • BLM-1 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• Optional Power Battery Holder HLD-3 and Lithium-Ion battery
• Optional AC adapter AC-1
Dimensions 147 x 85 x 64 mm (5.8 x 3.4 x 2.5 in)
Weight (no batt) 580 g (1.3 lb)
Weight (inc batt) 624 g (1.4 lb)
Box contents E-300 body, USB cable, video cable, Li-ion battery pack (BLM-1), Li-ion battery charger (BCM-2), shoulder strap, Olympus Master 1.1, CD-ROM, instruction manuals, warranty card.
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