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Olympus E-300
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Overview
TypeDigital single-lens reflex
Lens
LensInterchangeable (Four Thirds mount); uses Four Thirds lenses from various makers, ranges from Olympus 8mm f/3.5 fisheye to Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3
Sensor/medium
SensorKodak KAF-8300CE Four Thirds System FFT-CCD
Maximum resolution3,264 × 2,448 (8 million)
Film speed100 to 1600
Storage mediaCompactFlash (Type I or Type II)
Focusing
Focus modesAuto, Manual, Auto+Manual, Continuous
Focus areas3 Points
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesManual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Program
Exposure meteringESP, Center-Weighted, Spot
Metering modesESP, Center-Weighted, Spot
Flash
FlashBuilt In and Hot Shoe
Shutter
ShutterUnrated
Shutter speed range1/4000 to 30 seconds, Bulb
Continuous shooting2.5 frame/s
Viewfinder
ViewfinderOptical TTL with Porro mirror
Image processing
White balance2000K to 10000K
WB bracketingYes, Adjustable to increments of 2 steps, 3 steps, or 6 steps.
General
LCD screen1.8"
BatteryLi-ion 7.2v Rechargeable
Weight624 g (22 oz)

The Olympus E-300 (Olympus Evolt E-300 in North America) is an 8-megapixel digital SLR manufactured by Olympus of Japan and based on the Four Thirds System. Announced at photokina 2004, it became available at the end of 2004. It was the second camera (after the Olympus E-1) to use the Four Thirds System, and the first intended for the consumer market[1].

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Digital single-lens reflex camera

Digital single-lens reflex camera

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Olympus E-1

Olympus E-1

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Features

The camera's appearance was unique, as it lacked the ubiquitous SLR pentaprism "hump". Instead, a Porro prism system was used; it fitted sideways within the camera, with a sideways-swinging mirror, and located the viewfinder eyepiece to the left (seen from behind) relative to the lens centerline. The body was largely of ABS plastic over a metal frame; the lens mount was metal, and there was a metal covered area on the left top of the camera. This area also contained the onboard flash, which popped up and forward at the touch of a button. The onboard flash popup mechanism is manual. In low light scenarios the flash will not pop up automatically but the photographer must press the button and pop it up before taking the photo.

The E-300 uses Olympus' patented Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system to shake dust from the sensor during startup and when requested by the user; this largely eliminates the problem of dust accumulation on the surface of the image sensor.

The E-300 was replaced by the Olympus E-330, a similar model with live preview, in January 2006.

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Pentaprism

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Porro prism

Porro prism

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Dust reduction system

Dust reduction system

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Olympus E-330

Olympus E-330

The Olympus E-330 is a DSLR launched on 30 January 2006, using the Four Thirds System lens mount standard. Its main feature is its live image preview functionality, permitting an image to be previewed on the LCD screen. While live image preview is not new in compact digital cameras, the E-330 is significant because it was the first digital SLR to offer this feature. With the ability to digitally zoom in 10× before taking a picture, it is very well suited for exact manual focussing, for example in macro photography.

Live preview

Live preview

Live preview is a feature that allows a digital camera's display screen to be used as a viewfinder. This provides a means of previewing framing and other exposure before taking the photograph. In most such cameras, the preview is generated by means of continuously and directly projecting the image formed by the lens onto the main image sensor. This in turn feeds the electronic screen with the live preview image. The electronic screen can be either a liquid crystal display (LCD) or an electronic viewfinder (EVF).

Source: "Olympus E-300", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_E-300.

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