Excerpt: Great camera. ISO has problems above 500 and pretty much useless above 1600. Has fantastic colors and great definition. It is a fantastic studio camera with controlled lighting. I like the out of camera jpgs. It's hard to push the dark areas very far before it gets really noisy.
Excerpt: As long as you recognize the camera's limitations, it is a great and solid tool. With such great optics, and used at low ISO, whenever possible, it is capable of outstanding results. The rest is up to you and your talent, as it is with every camera.
Summary: As a committed Olympus user, I added the E-30 to the E-3, E-620 and E-510. The E30 is very similar to the E3 and was very easy to use right out of the box. The increase from 10mp to 12mp is appreciated but is not a reason to upgrade. The E30 is not weatherproofed like the E3.
Summary: I started out with an E-510, went to the 520, then took a couple of steps back and started using the E-1 and the E-500, then added the E-3 to my bag which saw about 6 months use, but all the jumping around came to an end the day I bought the E-30.
Good in daylight...night shooting takes some time..
Chan Teng Heng, Amazon
31 August 2009
Summary: Owned this camera for few months now. Have been an Olympus user for sometime (3-4 years). My views therefore compare with other cameras available. What I like: *fast focus with the 14-54Mk II lens. Wow.
Excerpt: 12-60mm lens is superb. Used it with old E 510 where it was a bit front heavy, now well balanced on E 30. Viewfinder is much better, but at the cost of more weight. Bought after price went down for less than D90, where it belongs.
Excerpt: Hello, got the camera a few weeks now! It works fine and gives very good photographs. (after the Nikon-d40x, the e-520 was a little disappointing....this is much - much better!) Olympus, keep up the good work! Problems: NO problems yet!
Excerpt: With the drop in price and May Rebate this became a good option I do a little bit of all types of shooting, so the small hand grip of the E620 when using the 50-200mm and EC14, was not a viable option. The E30 is comfortable, ergonomic (2 wheels) and solid.