Rear of Camera Controls

The rear layout of the E-330 bears more resemblance to the E-500 than the E-300, and it's better for it. Logical position of certain buttons (such as play and erase together beside the LCD) make overall use of the camera much more straightforward.

Each setting change (such as White Balance, AF mode, ISO etc.) displays a dedicated selection screen for that particular setting. In addition every adjustment is repeated on the viewfinder LCD, once you get used to the position of controls it's easy to adjust settings without removing your eye from the viewfinder (assuming live view is not active).

Buttons (Shooting mode)


Flash up

Press this button to release the pop-up flash, this is a mechanical release. Flash mode can be selected from the camera menu.

A / B Live View A/B Mode

Press to select the live view mode:
 • A Mode (uses small CCD in viewfinder chamber, Auto Focus)
 • B Mode (uses main sensor, mirror raised, shutter open, Manual Focus only)
Live View

Press to activate or deactivate live view, if B Mode is selected then the mirror is raised and the shutter opens.
Play mode

Enters a shooting priority play mode, you can return to shooting mode at any time by pressing the shutter release half-way or by pressing this button again.

Enters the camera menu (described later in this preview).

Display mode

When live view is active pressing this button selects the overlay detail, when the control panel is displayed it selects the information level.

A Mode Live View

 • Detailed overlay
 • Assist frame
 • No overlay
B Mode Live View

 • Detailed overlay
 • Assist frame
 • Magnify view (10x)
 • No overlay
Control Panel

 • Off 
 • Basic information
 • Detailed information
Auto Exposure / Auto Focus Lock

The AEL/AFL button can be programmed in a variety of different ways for different focus modes (Single AF, Continuous AF and Manual Focus). It can be programmed to be momentary AE Lock or Memo/Cancel AE Lock, it can also be programmed to perform and lock Auto Focus at the same time. These modes are described later in this preview.
Drive mode / Custom

This button by default allows you to select drive mode, it can however be customized to One-touch WB, Test Picture, My Mode, Preview (DOF) or Preview B (DOF on LCD).

 • Single shot
 • Continuous (3.0 fps)
 • 12 sec Self-timer
 • 2 sec Self-timer
 • IR remote
 • IR remote with 2 sec Self-timer
WB White Balance

 • Auto
 • 5300 K (Daylight)
 • 6000 K (Cloudy)
 • 7500 K (Shade)
 • 3000 K (Incandescent)
 • 4000 K (Fluorescent 1)
 • 4500 K (Fluorescent 2)
 • 6600 K (Fluorescent 3)
 • Custom
 • Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
Metering mode

 • ESP
 • Center Weighted Average
 • Spot
 • Highlight based spot
 • Shadow based spot
AF Focus mode

 • Single-AF
 • Continuous-AF
 • Manual focus
 • Single-AF & Manual focus
 • Continuous-AF & Manual focus
ISO ISO Sensitivity

 • Auto (ISO 100 - 400)
 • ISO 100
 • ISO 125
 • ISO 160
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 250
 • ISO 320
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 500 *
 • ISO 640 *
 • ISO 800 *
 • ISO 1000 *
 • ISO 1250 *
 • ISO 1600 *

 * With "ISO boost " set to ON
OK Control panel setting change

Press the OK button to change settings directly on the Control Panel display, navigate around the display using the four way controller.

Buttons (Play mode)

In play mode the four way controller is used to browse through images (Up/Right = Next, Down/Left = Previous) or to pan around a magnified image.

Exit play mode

Returns to shooting mode, you can achieve the same by half-pressing the shutter release button.


Displays a 'Yes / No' confirmation dialog to delete the current image. If images have been marked (using the OK button) you can delete multiple images in a batch.


Enters the camera menu (described later in this preview).
INFO Information Display

Rotates through the six different levels of information display:

 • No overlaid information
 • Basic overlay (quality, filename, file number)
 • More overlay (quality & size, date & time, filename, file number)
 • Histogram with detailed information (Y, R, G, B histograms)
 • Large histogram overlay
 • Blinking highlights (and quality)
 • Blinking shadows (and quality)
Protect / Unprotect

Protects (or unprotect's) the current image, this sets the file system 'Read Only' flag which means you can't accidentally delete the image using the erase button, however this does not protect against formatting of the storage card (an extra 'This card contains protected images, really format?' dialog would be good).
Copy / PictBridge Print

Allows you to copy images between the CF and xD cards (multiple images using the marking system, see below). If a PictBridge printer is connected to the camera via USB then you can print the currently displayed image.
OK Mark / Unmark image

Allows you to mark or unmark (tick mark) images as you browse, marked images can then be deleted or copied as a batch.