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Olympus EVOLT E-30

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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

DP Review
24 August 2009
  • Summary: The E30 takes all that's good about the pro-level E3 (build quality aside) and throws in some cool new features for good measure. It's a lovely camera and the spec is certainly impressive, as is the image quality (helped by some excellent lens options). The problem is that its price and positioning put it into direct competition with some of the best cameras on the market today, and in that context, it struggles to stand out from the crowd.
  • Pros: Excellent out-of-camera JPEG results with good Dynamic Range, pleasing color and subtle tonality, Bright clear viewfinder far better than most Four Thirds cameras, Slightly improved resolution and pixel level sharpness over E-3, Good range of image parameters (but not enough latitude in terms of contrast and saturation), Efficient DR enhancement setting (Auto-Gradation), Efficient sensor-shift image stabilization system (around 2.5 stops), Vertical panning image stabi...
  • Cons: Resolution not quite as good as best in class, though you won't see it in JPEGs, Higher noise levels/noise reduction at higher sensitivities than its best competitors, Not much highlight headroom in raw files (around half a stop), Unreliable auto white balance and presets in artificial light, Nice though it may be, the viewfinder is visibly smaller than the E-3 and APS-C cameras in this class, Lower resolution screen than the competition, Long, unstructured menus make...
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
27 May 2009
  • Conclusion: Olympus E-30 digital SLR camera Olympus is fond of the limelight, and has worked on the FourThirds system for the last few years. It once started in 2003 with the E-1 and we have witnessed, in particular over the last few years, an enhanced speed of introducing innovative improvements and renewals. Live View was adopted by Olympus at an early stage; an extremely compact and light DSLR (E410/E420) also came rolling off the Olympus fabrication line.
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Overall 8
7.5

A great digital SLR camera for anyone who wants to make the leap from a compact camera.

Good Gear Guide.au
18 August 2009
  • Summary: Despite its noisy images, we recommend the E-30 for anyone who is considering making the leap from an advanced compact camera to a D-SLR. It’s an easy camera to use, and the Live View mode will make it a relatively smooth transition.
  • Pros: Live View mode works very well, good on-screen menu system, fast performance, more than 30 shots in high-speed burst mode, useful scene modes
  • Cons: Optical viewfinder is uncomfortable to use, images displayed noticeable noise at ISO 400, no physical focus mode switch
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Photo quality - landscapes 8
8.0
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 6
6.0
Photo quality - sports 8
8.0

Olympus E-30

digicambuyer.co.uk
25 February 2009
  • Conclusion: The E-30 is a very capable camera and a worthy upgrade from the E-520 that will serve advanced enthusiasts well. The less-than-rugged build keeps it from seeing off the competition.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Olympus E-30

PhotographyBLOG
28 January 2009
  • Summary: The E-30 is a brave attempt by Olympus to offer something different in the mid-range DSLR market, with a strong emphasis on in-camera creative effects that actually prove to be fun to use. The Multiple Exposure mode in particular is a great example of making a traditional photographic technique easier.
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Overall 8
8.2
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0
Photo quality 10
10

Olympus E-30 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Na een intensieve praktijktest gecombineerd met de technische testen van het DIWA Lab komen we al snel tot de conclusie dat de Olympus E30 een zeer serieuze DSLR is die een zeer uitgebreide functionaliteit te bieden heeft. Weliswaar wordt de camera op enkele puntjes afgetroefd door de sterke concurrentie, het totaalbeeld dat de camera biedt is er een van een DSLR camera die absoluut sterk staat en overtuigt.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-30

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: L’ Olympus E-30 est un reflex qui vient proposer une alternative expert à l’ Olympus E3 : à ce titre on pouvait en attendre beaucoup car l’ Olympus E-3 est un boîtier très réussi (par sa construction et ses fonctionnalités) dont le seul bémol est à mettre au compte d’un capteur qui bruitera… à partir de 1600 iso (ce qui ne correspond déjà plus à une utilisation standard et est par ailleurs compensé par une stabilisation intégrée très efficace).
  • Pros: Stabilisation, Antipoussière, Ecran orientable, Niveau
  • Cons: Image qui commence à bruiter au delà de 1000 iso, viseur moins bon que E3, Prix ? (à voir suivant l'évolution de ces prix)
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Overall 8
8.2

Olympus E-30 Test

Let's go digital
2 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Olympus E-30 digitale SLR-Kamera Olympus hat in den letzten Jahren mit dem Four-Thirds-System neue Wege eingeschlagen. Angefangen hat es 2003 mit der E-1. Nun sieht man seit Jahren, wie im raschen Tempo innovative Verbesserungen und Erneuerungen eingeführt werden. Live View wurde von Olympus schon in einem frühen Stadium angenommen, außerdem lief eine sehr kompakte und leichte DSLR-Kamera (E410/E420) von den Produktionsbändern bei Olympus.
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Overall 8
8.2

Olympus E-30 Review

LetsGoDigital
9 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Cihazın yoğun pratik kullanım incelemesine DIWA Laboratuarı'ndaki teknik test sonuçlarını da eklediğimizde kısa sürede Olympus E-30'un kapsamlı bir fonksiyonelliğe sahip ciddi bir dijital SLR fotoğraf makinesi olduğu sonucuna ulaşıyoruz. Bazı noktalarda rakipleri E-30'u geride bıraksalar da cihazın genel olarak bıraktığı izlenim güçlü ve cazip bir DSLR modeli olduğu yönünde.
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Overall 8
8.2

Olympus E-30 Review

LetsGoDigital
9 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Cihazın yoğun pratik kullanım incelemesine DIWA Laboratuarı'ndaki teknik test sonuçlarını da eklediğimizde kısa sürede Olympus E-30'un kapsamlı bir fonksiyonelliğe sahip ciddi bir dijital SLR fotoğraf makinesi olduğu sonucuna ulaşıyoruz. Bazı noktalarda rakipleri E-30'u geride bıraksalar da cihazın genel olarak bıraktığı izlenim güçlü ve cazip bir DSLR modeli olduğu yönünde.
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