Olympus E-30 Review
Olympus E-30 Specifications
|Prices||• UK: £999
• US: $1299
|Body material||Glass fibre reinforced plastics|
|Sensor|| 4/3" Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
13.1 million total pixels
12.3 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
|Dust suppression||Supersonic Wave Filter|
In-body sensor shift
|Aspect Ratio||4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 5:4 / 7:6 / 6:5 / 7:5 / 3:4|
|Image processor||TruePic III|
|Image sizes|| 4032 x 3024
3200 x 2400
2560 x 1920
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG
JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
|JPEG compression||• SuperFine (1/2.7)
• Fine (1/4)
• Normal (1/8)
• Basic (1/12)
|Lenses||• 4/3 standard lens mount
• Range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
• Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
|Auto focus||• 11-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
• Automatic or manual point selection
• EV -2 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
• Contrast detect AF available in live view
|Focus area selection||• Automatic
|Focus modes||• Single shot AF
• Single shot AF + MF
• Continuous AF (Phase detect only)
• Continuous AF + MF (Phase detect only)
• Manual focus
|Manual focus||Focus by wire (SWD lenses have mechanically-coupled manual focus)|
|AF assist lamp||Yes, flash strobe (flash must be raised)|
|Exposure modes||• Auto
• Program AE (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
|Metering system||• 49-zone multi-pattern
• Range: 1 to 20 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
|Metering modes||• Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (2%)
• Highlight based spot
• Shadow based spot
|AE Lock||• AE/AF lock 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||• 60-1/8000 sec
• Bulb (up to 4 hours, default 8 mins)
|Aperture values||Depends on lens: 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps|
|Flash X-sync speed||• 1/250 sec
• 1/4000 sec (Super FP mode)
|White balance||• Auto
• Fluorescent 1
• Fluorescent 2
• Fluorescent 3
• 4 custom presets
• Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
• Dual sensor WB measurement (external WB sensor and TTL)
|WB fine tuning||• Red - Blue: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
• Green - Magenta: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
|WB Bracketing||• 3 frames
• 2, 4 or 6 mired steps
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters||• Picture mode (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Custom)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Sharpness + Contrast (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• B&W filter (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
• B&W/Sepia toning (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
• Gradation (High Key, Normal, Low Key)
• Art Filters (6)
|Drive modes||• Single
• Remote control
|Continuous||• 5.0 fps
• RAW: 12 frames maximum
• JPEG: Up to card capacity @ Large Normal (with high speed media)
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
• 12 sec
• Anti Shock: 1-30 sec delay
|Flash||• Built-in pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 13
• Sync modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in, Off, Bracketing
• Flash power: Up to +/- 3EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
• Hot shoe
|Viewfinder||• Eye-level single-lens view finder
• Field of view 98%
• Magnification 1.02x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre
• Eye point 14 mm at -1 dioptre
• Depth of field preview
• Dioptre adjustment -3 to +1 dioptre
• Focusing screen: Interchangeble
• Mirror: Quick return mirror
|LCD monitor||• 2.7" HyperCrystal II TFT LCD monitor (wide viewing angle, semi-transmissive)
• Vari-angle (swing and tilt)
• 230,000 pixels
• 100% frame coverage
|Playback functions||• Single
• Magnify (2 - 14x)
• Index (4, 9, 16, 25, 49, 100 frames)
• Calendar view
• Light box view
• Slide show
• R,G,B Histogram (With Highlight & Shadow point warning)
• Shooting information
|Playback information||• Exposure mode
• Metering mode
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• Exposure compensation level
• Colour space
• White balance mode
• White balance compensation level
• Focal length
• Focus area
• File type
• Picture mode
• File name
• Image size
• Recorded card type
|Editing||• RAW data edit
• Red-eye reduction
• Black & White
• Correction of saturation
• Shadow Adjustment Technology
|Storage||• Compact Flash (Type I and II) / Microdrive
• xD- Picture card
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• IR Remote control (optional)
|Vertical / portrait grip||• HLD-4
• Shutter button, 2 dials (main & sub dial), 2 buttons (Fn & AF target button), dust & drip proof
|Power||BLM-1 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)|
|Dimensions||142 x 116 x 75 mm (5.6 x 4.6 x 2.9 in)|
|Weight (inc batt)||730 g (1.6 lb)|
|Box contents||E-30 body, body cap, Li-ion battery BLM-1, Li-ion battery charger BCM-2, USB cable, Video cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master 2 CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.|
- 19 Features
- 20 Software
- 21 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 22 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 23 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 24 Photographic tests (Dynamic Range)
- 25 Photographic tests
- 26 Compared to...
- 27 Compared to...(JPEG)
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- 30 Compared to...(JPEG)
- 31 Compared to...(RAW)
- 32 Compared to...(High ISO)
- 33 Compared to...(Resolution)
- 34 Conclusion
- 35 Samples
|Hot Air Balloons Over Bagan by User9320321874|
|Blue mood by darub|
from Fixed lens shootout.
|Yellow Warbler by LeeS|
from A Big Year - birds
|Waiting for the Parade by tcoker1103|
from - La Vida Loca - (Black and White Street Photography+ A Border)
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