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Olympus IS-30 DLX
8.2 out of 10

Olympus IS-30 DLX

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Specifications

Feature
Value
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Features
Four creative program modes let you call the shots
Features
Full Auto Mode selects shutter speed and aperture, lets you concentrate on framing and composition
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Superior 4X zoom lens with glass aspherical element
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Perfect panoramas at the flick of a switch
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Capture dramatic close-ups with focus on images only 30 inches away
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Spot Mode allows you to set exposure values to suit a specific area of your composition
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Half-step exposure compensation can emphasize shadows or highlights and compensate for very light or very dark backgrounds
Features
Quartz date and time recording
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A single mode selection button puts creative shooting at your command
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Stop Action Mode uses predictive autofocus to capture the excitement in sharp detail at speeds up to 1/2000th of a second
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Landscape Mode automatically selects a smaller aperture to increase depth of field and sharpen background focus
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Night Scene Mode synchronizes the flash with a slow shutter speed to properly expose subjects against a backdrop of city lights or sunset sky
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Portrait Mode automatically selects the largest aperture lighting conditions allow, softening background focus and drawing attention to foreground subject
Technical Specs
Type:
Full-automatic 35mm autofocus single-lens reflex camera with built-in 28-110mm zoom lens.
Film format:
35mm standard DX-coded film (24 x 36mm, switchable to panorama format).
Lens:
Olympus lens (52mm filter diameter, filter thickness must be 5mm or less for built-in lens cap to close) 28-110mm f4.5 ~ 5.6, 11 elements in 9 groups (5-group zoom construction).
Shutter:
Electronic control system, vertical focal plane shutter. Shutter speed 1/2000 sec. - 4 sec. Manual F8, 1 - 60 sec. Flash shutter synchronization: under 1/100 sec.
Focusing:
TTL phase-difference detection system; autofocus with focus lock. Auxiliary flash activates in low light (available at distances up to 26.2ft.; determined under Olympus test conditions). AF beep available. Focusing range: 2.5ft~ infinity. Provided with movement prediction autofocus (in Stop Action mode only).
Exposure compensation:
+/- 2EV (1/2 - step).
Viewfinder:
Standard/panorama switchable single-lens reflex system, magnification ratio 0.72 (at 50mm). Finder view-field - 85% of actual view-field.
Viewfinder information:
Autofocus frame, spot frame, panorama frame, autofocus indicator, flash indicator (to be used as flash warning), overexposure/underexposure indicator.
Diopter adjustment:
-2 ~ +1 diopters.
Light metering system:
TTL light metering system - fuzzy-logic ESP light metering, center-weighted average light metering, spot metering.
Exposure modes:
(1) Program AE (Full-Auto, Stop action, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene). (2) Aperture preferred AE. (3) Long Time (manual).
Exposure counter:
Progressive type, displayed on LCD panel.
Film speed range:
Automatic setting with DX-coded film (ISO 25, 32, 50, 64, 100, 125, 200, 250, 400, 500, 800, 1000, 1600, 2000, 3200. Intermediate film, speeds will be automatically set to the next lower speed).
Film loading:
Automatic loading (automatically advances to first frame when camera back is loaded).
Film advance:
Automatic film winding.
Film rewind:
Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind activated at end of film, automatic rewind stop). Rewind is possible at any pint with rewind button.
Self-timer:
Electronic self-timer with 12-sec. delay.
Remote control (optional):
Infrared remote control unit, 3-sec delay.
Flash:
Built-in IVP (Intelligent Variable Power) flash system. Manual activating system, recycling time of about 0.2 - 3.5 sec. (at normal temperature).
Flash range, wide and telephoto:
With ISO 100: Telephoto - 21ft., Wide angle - 16.4ft.
Flash modes:
Auto (automatic flash activation in lowlight and backlight), auto-S (red-eye reducing, otherwise same as Auto), Fill-in (forced activation), OFF (when flash is retracted).
Battery check:
Displayed on LCD panel.
Power source:
Two 3V lithium batteries (CR123A or DL123A).
Power source:
One 3V lithium battery (CR2025).
Dimensions:
4.8(W) X 3.5(H) X 4.5(D) in. (excluding protrusions).
Weight:
22.9oz (without batteries).
Imprinting direction:
Imprinting from behind film.
Type of data recording:
Year-month-day, day-hour-minute, no data, month-day-year, day-month-year.
External indication of data:
Continuous LCD panel display.
Automatic calendar system:
To year 2049, self adjusting.
Release Date
First seen
2 May 2006