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Olympus EVOLT-300 Digital SLR Camera, 8 Megapixel, Interchangeable Lenses,

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About this item

The EVOLT E-300 is a 100% digital SLR camera that eliminates any photographic limitations. A powerful 8 megapixel CCD combines with interchangeable Zuiko digital lenses, our exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter & other cutting-edge technologies for world-class images. Advances in design make for a durable & portable compact camera you can take & trust anywhere. With impressively fast shooting & operating speeds that ensure you never miss a photo op, & the ability to switch lenses & add flashes so you never miss a beat.

Along with the advantages provided by the 8 megapixel Full Frame Transfer CCD & Olympus' exclusive dust eliminating Supersonic Wave FilterTM, images captured with the EVOLT E-300 benefit from a number of additional technologies as well.

The full line of Zuiko Digital Specific LensesTM are compatible with the EVOLT E-300 and each is perfectly matched with the 4/3-type image sensor to deliver light more directly to each of the imager's pixels. By filling each pixel more precisely, the outcome is clear, accurate color, sharp contrast & bright images even at the edges.

These lenses also feature their own internal CPU which allows them to directly communicate with the camera & transfer data specific to the lens being used to the software where corrections of potential distortions occur automatically.

Furthermore, the camera's TruePic TURBO image processor offers significantly improved image quality & combines with anti-blooming technology on each pixel to eliminate undesirable "artifacts", "moiré" and other aberrations that can appear.

Moreover, because the EVOLT E-300 is a single lens reflex(SLR)camera and not an electronic viewfinder(EVF) camera, macro, portrait, nighttime and action shots receive distinct advantages in terms of focusing, brightness and speed when it comes to the detail of your images.

An aluminum top cover provides added protection for the camera while giving it asophisticated feel. The die-cast aluminum chassis provides a strong foundation for a camera that can be used in all kinds of conditions. The metallic lens mount supplies further evidence as to the ruggedness of the camera while also supporting the use of interchangeable lenses up to the largest telephoto lenses in the E-System family. It boasts a durable shutter for long-lasting use. And its exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter repels dust and debris from the EVOLT E-300's 8 megapixel CCD so each and every image you capture is crystal clear and aberration free, just as you saw it through the lens.

Because it's equipped with our TruePic TURBOTM Image Processor, the EVOLT E-300 is able to deliver fast image data processing for the files generated by this powerful 8 megapixel digital camera. TruePic TURBO also has a huge impact on overall camera responsiveness as it accelerates the camera's start-up time, decreases the shutter release lag time so you can capture images more rapidly with quicker playback.

What's Included With This Item

  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Strap

Key Features

  • 8 megapixel FFT-CCD
  • Exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter eliminates dust and debris from the CCD for clear results
  • Compatible with the full line of Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses
  • TruePic TURBO Image Processor for increased speed and smoother image results
  • Newly-designed "flat top" body for increased portability
  • Side swing mirror box
  • TTL Optical Porro Viewfinder
  • Slide Pop-up Built-in Flash
  • Innovative new HyperCrystal LCD for clear viewing of images up to a 160-degree angle, even in bright conditions
  • Aluminum chassis and top body cover for increased durability
  • Steel reinforced Lens Mount
  • 2.5 fps Burst Mode
  • 64MB internal RAM buffer
  • Quick Metering System
  • 14 easily selectable Scene Modes including Landscape, Night Scene, Fireworks, Sunset, Portrait, Macro, etc.
  • Aperture and Shutter Priority
  • PictBridge compatible so you can directly connect to any PictBridge-enabled printer (such as the Olympus P-10) and print on the spot...no computer necessary
  • Full Speed USB 2.0 (12Mb/s)
  • Olympus Master software for image editing capabilities, image storage and organization options, and more
  • Fast TTL Autofocus system
  • Three Metering systems
  • Simultaneous RAW and JPEG Image Data Recording
  • Contrast, Sharpness and Tone Curve Controls
  • A Choice of Two Color Space Settings
  • Auto and Custom White Balance
  • Noise Reduction
  • High-Precision Flash Control
  • Histogram Information Display
  • Support for High-Capacity Memory Media
  • Self-timer and Remote Control

Technical Specs

Type Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR Camera
Media: Compact Flash Card (Type I, II), Micro Drive
Imaging Size: 17.3 x 13.0 mm
Lens Mount: Four Thirds Mount
Compatible Lens: Zuiko Digital, Four Thirds System Lens - Number of Effective Pixels 8 million pixels
Image Sensor Type: Full Frame Transfer CCD (4/3 FFT-CCD)
Effective Pixel Number: Approx. 8.15 million pixels
Aspect: 4:3
Filter Array
Primary color filter (RGB)
Dust Proof of Image Sensor Yes - Supersonic Wave Filter
Recording System Recording Format: DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif compatible, PRINT Image Matching II compatible
Recording Mode: RAW ( 12bit ), TIFF ( RGB 8-bit ), JPEG
RAW + JPEG Recording: Yes: RAW + SHQ/HQ/SQ modes
File Size RAW: Approx. 13.5MB (3264x2448) TIFF: Approx. 23.3MB (3264x2448) JPEG SHQ: Approx. 6.1MB (3264x2448) 1/2.7 HQ: Approx. 4.3MB (3264x2448) 1/4 HQ: Approx. 1.9MB (3264x2448) 1/8 SQ: Approx. 5.9MB (3200x2400) 1/2.7 SQ: Approx. 4.1MB (3200x2400) 1/4 SQ: Approx. 1.9MB (3200x2400) 1/8 SQ: Approx. 4.0MB (2560x1920) 1/2.7 SQ: Approx. 2.4MB (2560x1920) 1/4 SQ: Approx. 1.2MB (2560x1920) 1/8 SQ: Approx. 1.4MB (1600x1200) 1/2.7 SQ: Approx. 0.9MB (1600x1200) 1/4 SQ: Approx. 0.5MB (1600x1200) 1/8
File Size SQ: Approx. 0.9MB (1280x960) 1/2.7 SQ: Approx. 0.6MB (1280x960) 1/4 SQ: Approx. 0.3MB (1280x960) 1/8 SQ: Approx. 0.6MB (1024x768) 1/2.7 SQ: Approx. 0.4MB (1024x768) 1/4 SQ: Approx. 0.2MB (1024x768) 1/8 SQ: Approx. 0.2MB (640x480) 1/2.7 SQ: Approx. 0.2MB (640x480) 1/4 SQ: Approx. 0.1MB (640x480) 1/8
Viewfinder Type Type: Optical eye level single lens reflex viewfinder
View field coverage: 94% Centered Horz./Vert.
Magnification: Approx. x 1.00 with 50mm lens set to infinity on -1diopter
Eye Point: 20mm on -1 diopter
Diopter Adjustment: Built-in type -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen: Fixed (Mat Screen with AF/Metering Marks)
Mirror: Side Swing Quick Return Mirror
Viewfinder Information AF frame (Super Impose), AE lock, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure mode, White balance, Flash, AF confirmation mark, Metering mode, Number of storable sequential pictures, Exposure compensation value indication, Record Mode, Battery Level Indicator
Eye Piece Shutter: Eye Piece Cover included - Depth of Field Preview Preview Button
Playback Monitor Type HyperCrystal TFT Color LCD - Size 1.8 inch/4.6 cm - Pixel Number 134,000 pixels - View field coverage Approx. 100% - Brightness Control +/- 7 steps
Auto Focus Type: TTL Phase Difference Detection System
Focus Mode: Single AF/Continuous AF/Single AF + MF/Manual Focus
Focus Area: 3 points
Detection Range: EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100)
Focus Area Selection: Automatic Selection / Manual User Selection
Auto Focus AF Assist Lamp: Built-in optional Olympus Dedicated Flashes
AF Lock: Locked by first position of Shutter Button / OK Button (Customizable)
Focus Tracking: Available in Continuous AF Mode
Manual Focus: Available by rotation of a Lens Focus ring - Available for setting Manual focus operation in AF Mode
Exposure Control Light Metering Mode: Exposure measurement at open aperture - Digital ESP/Center Weighted Average/Spot (2%)
Detection Range: Digital ESP/Center Weighted Average; EV 2 to 20 Spot; EV 3 to 17(50mm F2, ISO 100)
Exposure Mode: Program with Program Shift/Shutter Priority/Aperture Priority/Manual Scene Program/Scene Select
Scene Program: Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports
Exposure Control Scene Select: Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Landscape & Self Portrait, Night Scene & Self Portrait, Fire Work, Sunset, High Key, Document, Manor Shot, Beach & Snow, Candle
Sensitivity: AUTO/100/200/400 (AUTO: 100-400) Expandable to 800/1600
Exposure Compensation: Up to +/- 5 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step
AE Lock: Locked by first position of Shutter Button / AEL Button (Customizable)
Exposure Bracketing;3 Frames in +/- 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step (selectable)
White Balance System Auto WB System: Advanced Detection System with CCD Imager
Preset WB: 12 Types (3000K - 1000K)
WB Compensation: up to +/- 7 step in each Auto/Preset setting
Custom WB Compensation: up to +/- 7 step - 2000-6000K in 100K steps - 6000-8000K in 200K steps - 8000-10000K in 500K steps
On touch: Mode 4 on touch Settings
WB Bracketing: 3 Frames with +/- 5/10/15 mired steps
Color Mode Color Space: sRGB/AdobeRGB
Saturation: Saturation 5 levels - Image Quality Sharpness 8 levels - Contrast 5 levels
Shutter Type: Electronic Controlled Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed: P,Ps,A: 1-1/4000 - S,M: 30-1/4000 - Bulb (up to 8 minutes by limiter) - Scene Program and Scene Select: 4-1/4000 (depends on selected mode) - 1/3, 1/2, 1EV step selectable
Self Timer: 12 or 2 sec.
Remote Control: Yes (Optional: Remote Control RM-1) 0 or 2 sec. (Selectable)
Drive System Drive Mode Single/Sequential Shooting/IR Remote/Self Timer/BKT - Sequential Shooting Speed Approx. 2.5 fps - Max. Frame Number on Sequential Shooting RAW/TIFF 3 frames JPEG (depend on compression ratio and pixel number)
Control Panel Information Flash mode, Flash compensation value indication, Metering mode, Focus mode, Record mode, Aperture value, Shutter speed, Battery check, Number of storable still pictures, Image quality adjustment, ISO, Color space, Mono tone, Hi/Lo Key, White balance, Remote control, Self-timer, Exposure level indicator, Exposure compensation indicator, AF frame, Number of storable sequential pictures,
Control Panel Information Exposure compensation value indication, Auto bracket, Noise reduction, Single-frame shooting/Sequential shooting, Color saturation compensation value indication, Sharpness compensation indication value, AE bracket, WB bracket
Flash Control Type: TTL Auto FP/TTL Auto for Olympus Dedicated Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes.
Flash Modes: Auto/Red-eye Reduction/Slow synchro/ Fill-in for Exclusive Flash
X-Sync Speed: X= 1/180 sec. or less FP 1/30 sec. - 1/4000 sec.
Intensity Control: Up to +/- 2 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step for Exclusive Flash
Flash Control Syncro Timing 1st Curtain Synchro/2nd Curtain Slow Synchro (Selectable) - Multi Flash Control Yes (control built in and ext FL flash independently)
Playback Display Mode: Single/Zoom (2/3/4/10x)/Index (4/9/16 frames)/Slide Show
Information: Histogram, High Light Point Warning, AF frame, Exposure Mode, Metering Mode, Shutter Speed, F-Stop, Compensation level, ISO, Color Space, WB Mode, Focal Length, Focus Area, File Type, Contrast Level, Sharpness Level
Erase/Protect Function Erase Mode" Single/All/Selected
Image Protec Mode: Single, Selected
Menu Menu category: REC1, REC2, Play Back, Custom, Setup
Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, (English Set as Default OIMA). Add additional languages through Web -
Customize Custom Reset 4 types
External Connector Personal Computer Interface: Full Speed USB 2.0 (12Mb/s)
Personal Computer Connector: USB connector: MiniB
Video Signal Output: Video Out Jack (NTSC or PAL selectable)
X-synchronization Socket (PC Socket): Hot Shoe, External Flash Connector
Remote Cable: Through PS-HLD3 with Optional Remote Cable RM-CB1
DC-IN: DC-IN Jack ( Optional: AC Adapter AC-1)
Power Supply Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion battery Pack BLM-1
Battery Check: Automatic check
Sleep Mode: Yes (1, 3, 5, 10 min. selectable)
Date/Time saving: Approx. 5 months using the built-in battery
AC Adapter: Optional AC adapter: AC-1 AC 100V-240V, 50-60Hz; DC 9V
Size/Weight Dimensions: 5.77 x 3.35 x 2.52 in./146.5 x 85 x 64mm
Weight: Approx. 20.5 oz./580g (without batteries and CF Card, Caps)
Operating Environment Temperature Operating Range; 32°F to 104°F ( 0 to 40°C)
Storage Range; -4°F to 140°F ( -20 to 60°C)
Humidity Operating Range; 30 to 90%, Storage Range; 10% 90%
Dust and Splash Proof: No
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