Olympus C-3030Z Specifications

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Max resolution
2048 x 1536
Low resolution
1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960,
1024 x 768, 640 & 480
Image ratio w:h
CCD pixelsClick for help
3.34 megapixels (3.24 effective)
CCD sizeClick for help**
1/1.8" (0.556")
ISO ratingClick for help
Auto, 100, 200, 400
Olympus 6 elements in 8 groups, F2.8
Zoom wide (W)Click for help
32 mm
Zoom tele (T)Click for help
96 mm (3 x)
Digital zoomClick for help
Yes, smooth up to 2.5x
Auto Focus
Yes (Contrast detection)
Manual FocusClick for help
Yes, 20cm (8") - Infinity
Normal focus range
80 cm (31") - Infinity
Macro focus range
20 cm (8") - 80 cm (31")
Five blade iris diaphragm
White balance override
Yes - 5 position
Aperture rangeClick for help
F2.8 - F11 (wide & tele)
Min shutterClick for help
1 sec (auto), 16 sec (manual)
Max shutterClick for help
1/800 sec, 1/10,000 sec (movie mode)
Built-in Flash
Yes, internal
Flash Guide No.
4m/12.5ft at F2.8 / ISO 100
External Flash Yes, Olympus 5-pin connector (FL-40)
Flash modes
Auto, Fill-in, Anti-red-eye, Slow Sync, Off
Exposure adjustmentClick for help
-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
MeteringClick for help
Center-weighted, Spot
Aperture priorityClick for help
Yes, full range (13 positions: F2.8 - F11)
Shutter priorityClick for help
Yes, full range (30 positions: 1s - 1/800s)
Full manualClick for help
Yes, full range (13 apertures: F2.8 - F11)
& (42 shutter speeds: 16s - 1/800s)
Lens thread
Yes using optional Olympus adapter or 3rd party
Continuous / Burst
Yes (3.3fps full size), QuickTime (15 fps)
Tripod mount
Yes, 12s delay
Remote control
InfraRed supplied
Time-lapse recording
Video out
Yes (output varies by region)
Storage types
SmartMedia (up to 64MB)
Storage included
16 MB SmartMedia
Uncompressed format
Compressed format
Quality Levels
Optical (85% frame coverage)
1.8", 114,000 pixels
Playback zoom
Yes, 1.5x to 3.0x in 0.5x steps
Operating system
USB (Serial PC / Mac optional cable)
Battery / ChargerClick for help
BatteryClick for help
2 x Olympus CR-V3 Lithium batteries
4 x AA (NiMH rechargeable recommended)
Weight (inc. batteries)
380 g (13.4 oz)
109 x 66 x 76 mm
(4.3" x 2.6" x 3")
Notes Voice recording

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What that means is that if it were a vidicon tube it would be 0.556 inches in diameter.

This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.

For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.

(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)