Summary: I REALLY wanted to like this camera but I simply cannot get over how soft the images are compared to my E-510. When I looked at the images coming out of the E-30 with the Zuiko 12-60mm SWD lens I knew something was definitely NOT right.
Excerpt: I upgrade from E-510 to E-30 because the bad low light performance .... still the same... @ ISO 800 i got much noise than other cameras . do youreself a favor ... dont buy this camera at the same price you can get the nikon D90 with kit lens that is better than my E-30 with 12-60 SWD lenses...
Excerpt: Although quite large including the battery hand grip it handles really well, superb design to hold and use. Also with the two batteries of the grip accessory you can shoot all day, I like the quick menu selection on the screen and the custom settings, purchased with the 12-60mm lens which is a great...
Olympus E-30. Still not up there with the big boys?
5 September 2009
Excerpt: The E-30 is Olympus's own stepping-stone between the so-called "prosumer" models (what an awful word) and the E-3 professional SLR, being loosely comparable with the likes of the Canon EOS 50D, the Nikon D90 and the Sony Alpha A-350.
Excerpt: Last Saturday, I purchased the E-30 from a local dealer. My old camera was a Nikon F-301, bought more than 15 years ago. Just last week, this old Nikon became faulty. I took it to Nikon's service centre to repair it, but the repair man told me it is beyond repair.