Olympus E330 - Digital SLR camera|
According to Kai Thon: "A dedicated image processor was developed for the E-330. Olympus calls it TruePic TURBO, at Panasonic it's called Venus Engine III. I'm almost certain that it's the same processor with two different names. In any case, the Olympus version seems to do an excellent job. My few shots so far show well defined colours, large dynamic range or impressive low image noise, even at ISO 1600. A major advantage of the new Live MOS is its larger light sensitive area within each pixel…"
Olympus E-330 DSLR - Live View and FourThirds system
Kai continues: "My experience with the screen is divided. It works well in summer, even in sunshine, provided the brightness is set to maximum (7 levels up). However, if you are in snow covered surroundings and the sun is shining, it is virtually impossible to see anything on the screen. Your eyes simply can't cope with such extreme contrasts. In these circumstances, an optical viewfinder is priceless, especially an SLR finder. I have used the Olympus E-330 for nearly two weeks, one week in Florida and one week at home. As a great fan of the FourThirds system, it was easy for me to fall in love with the camera's compact design, its fast responses and outstanding image quality." You want to learn more about the new Olympus digital SLR camera? Continue to read the Olympus E-330 preview at DigIT!
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A Norwegian imaging website with daily news of new product announcements, and also news about workshops concerning digital image-editing. Kai Thon, a Jack-of-all-trades in the world of digital imaging, started in 1999 with his website DigIT.no and publishes almost always in the Norwegian language. In spite of that the site is well worth mentioning because Kai Thon scrutinizes with regularity various cameras and publishes his results. Kai Thon operates from Sandefjord, Norway, but also travels around the world to discover the latest news. Kai also visits certain events, like the Photokina and the PMA. He publishes extensive reviews of these events.