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Olympus E-30 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
The Olympus E30 features a dual card slot supporting the widely used CompactFlash card and the in-house xD Picture Card. We can understand the Olympus support of the xD Picture concept throughout the entire assortment; however, if we look at the market, support for SDHC seems the most logical decision. xD offers a maximum of 2GB storage capacity and can theoretically grow to 8GB which should have happened a while ago. Meanwhile, the SD platform ran off with it by offering the SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) with a maximum storage capacity of 32GB.
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Olympus E30 supports RAW & JPEG
Sadly enough, Olympus did not further develop the dual card slot by offering support to mixed storage of RAW and JPEG. It would have been convenient if RAW pictures could be stored on one card and JPEG on the other. Or to support continuous shooting by automatically using the second card in case the first one is full. Now, you have to manually choose which card has to be used for storage. Details such as described before could make a photographer's life more pleasant.

SanDisk Extreme IV memory card
The JPEG files of the Olympus E-30 are approximately 8.2MB in highest quality. In RAW or ORF if you prefer the Olympus name, the files are approximately 13.9MB. Despite the file sizes, the E-30 is able to keep up its speed with 5fps. The buffer can hold up to 12 RAW pictures which is quite an achievement offering you enough space. The Olympus E3 is the only camera surpassing this amount with 19 RAW pictures. Depending on the compression ratio and/or the amount of pixels, you can let your hair down! With the amount of approximately 280 pictures on a fast memory card such as the SanDisk Extreme IV, you will not easily be short of space.

Considering 1GB of storage capacity:
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - RAW (ORF) - 13.9MB - 4:3 - 72 pictures
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - JPEG SF - 8.2MB - 4:3 - 121 pictures
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - JPEG F - 5.7MB - 4:3 - 175 pictures
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - JPEG N - 2.7MB - 4:3 - 376 pictures
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - JPEG B - 1.8MB - 4:3 - 561 pictures
Resolution 3200x2400 pixels - JPEG SF - 5.4MB - 4:3 - 187 pictures
Resolution 3200x2400 pixels - JPEG F - 3.4MB - 4:3 - 300 pictures
Resolution 3200x2400 pixels - JPEG N - 1.7MB - 4:3 - 592 pictures
Resolution 3200x2400 pixels - JPEG B - 1.2MB - 4:3 - 876 pictures
Resolution 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG SF - 2.2MB - 4:3 - 316 pictures
Resolution 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG F - 2.2MB - 4:3 - 466 pictures
Resolution 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG N - 1.1MB - 4:3 - 913 pictures
Resolution 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG B - 0.8MB - 4:3 - 1361 pictures
Resolution 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG SF - 1.3MB - 4:3 - 789 pictures
Resolution 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG F - 0.9MB - 4:3 - 1163 pictures
Resolution 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG N - 0.5MB - 4:3 - 2205 pictures
Resolution 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG B - 0.4MB - 4:3 - 3198 pictures
Resolution 1280x960 pixels - JPEG SF - 0.9MB - 4:3 - 1230 pictures
Resolution 1280x960 pixels - JPEG F - 0.6MB - 4:3 - 1776 pictures
Resolution 1280x960 pixels - JPEG N - 0.3MB - 4:3 - 3366 pictures
Resolution 1280x960 pixels - JPEG B - 0.3MB - 4:3 - 4569 pictures
Resolution 1024x768 pixels - JPEG SF - 0.6MB - 4:3 - 1881 pictures
Resolution 1024x768 pixels - JPEG F - 0.4MB - 4:3 - 2665 pictures
Resolution 1024x768 pixels - JPEG N - 0.3MB - 4:3 - 4920 pictures
Resolution 1024x768 pixels - JPEG B - 0.2MB - 4:3 - 6396 pictures
Resolution 640x480 pixels - JPEG SF - 0.3MB - 4:3 - 4264 pictures
Resolution 640x480 pixels - JPEG F - 0.2MB - 4:3 - 5815 pictures
Resolution 640x480 pixels - JPEG N - 0.1MB - 4:3 - 9138 pictures
Resolution 640x480 pixels - JPEG B - 0.1MB - 4:3 - 12793 pictures
SanDisk USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Extreme card reader
If you hesitate to transfer files through the Olympus E-30, you may choose to use a card reader. A card reader is handy for your digital workflow if you want to avoid connecting the camera all the time, or want to be able to keep the workflow going whilst the memory card transfers pictures. The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed card reader of SanDisk is one of the fastest available and provides data transfers of maximum 20MB/sec.

Olympus E30 Li-Ion battery
The battery of the Olympus E30 is an old acquaintance. We already met this guy at the E-510/520 and even big brother Olympus E3 uses this Li-Ion battery. The PS-BLM1 offers 1500mAh 7.2 V capacity which delivered some 250 pictures (Live View on and off) during our test. After that, the battery has to be recharged again, which surprisingly enough takes five long hours. If you care for Live View and always use it, you will obviously get fewer pictures. A spare battery is a good solution in that case.

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