Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
  News Headlines APPLE CANON FUJIFILM HTC HUAWEI LG MICROSOFT NIKON OLYMPUS PANASONIC PENTAX SAMSUNG SONY  
Lets Go Digital
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
Olympus E30 review
Dennis Hissink : January 5th 2009 - 00:10 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
OlympusOlympus E30 digital SLR camera review : With the introduction of the Olympus E30, a pro-consumer digital SLR camera becomes available by Olympus for the first time. The camera's target group are those users who don't really care for a solid housing that withstands all weather types, yet have strong demands when it comes to the specifications. The Olympus E30 was officially mentioned for the first time during the Photokina in September of this year. At that moment, the camera still only existed in beta status, however, it was introduced worldwide very fast in November and is now actually available.

• Read our Olympus E30 review.
Olympus E30 review

Olympus E30 Body
Although at first glance, the Olympus E-30 looks quite similar when it comes to the appearance of the E-3, the housings do differ vastly. We find a number of new buttons, and other buttons have either been replaced or have disappeared all together. What stayed is the perfect hand-fit. With a handgrip that fits as a glove and an acceptable weight, the Olympus E30 digital SLR camera fits solidly and pleasantly in the hand. The buttons on the back of the camera next to the monitor are directly accessible with the thumb of your right hand, which adds to a swift operation.

Olympus photo gallery

A new digital SLR with a whole lot of possibilities
Once you use the Olympus E30 you will come to the conclusion that it offers a whole lot of possibilities. And yet, the inexperienced or non-Olympus photographer will build up a bond with the camera quite fast. The basis will be fairly familiar in general, and also the standard buttons will not lead to any questions. Diving into the menu will surprise you, while extensive and even unique possibilities will be found here. This requires using the manual for further exploring.

E30 review

Olympus E30 review with DIWA Labs test
More than enough reason to try the new 12.3 Megapixel Olympus E30 in practice. We were very curious to learn about the improvements and differences between the E-520 and E-3 models; the two DSLR cameras that have the Olympus E-30 in their centre. Besides the test in practice, the Olympus E30 is also thoroughly tested in our DIWA Lab, where these products are put through standardized tests in the same lab circumstances. Our findings can be read in the following Olympus E30 review.




   Olympus E30 test
   Olympus E30 test photos
   Olympus E30 review rating
   Next  Kodak Zx1 video camera
   Previous  Samsung Omnia review
   News by brand:Olympus
   News by category:Digital camera reviews
   News by brand and category:Olympus Digital camera reviews


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest Olympus announcements
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm lens
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm lens
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm macro lens
Olympus PEN E-PL8 system camera
Olympus announces development of OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Olympus FD-1 flash diffuser
Olympus Tough TG-870
Exclusive Olympus Limited Edition camera
Olympus 300mm telephoto lens
Olympus PEN-F high-end system camera
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II system camera
Olympus OM-D firmware update
Olympus Tough TG-4 accessories
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4
Olympus Stylus 1s
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Nokia 216 mobile phone
SanDisk 256GB waterproof microSD memory cards
Fujifilm Frontier DE100 inkjet printer
Nikon KeyMission Action Cameras
Nikon School online photography & video classes
Sony BRAVIA 4K HDR TV series
Rollei ePano Selfie accessory
Olympus FL-900R flash
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm lens
SanDisk 1 Terabyte SDXC memory card
Polaroid Snap Touch instant digital cameras
Photokina 2016 Golden Pin for Leica chairman
YI M1 Bluetooth mirrorless camera
Photokina 2016: Sigma D-SLR lenses
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm lens
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA