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Olympus EVOLT E-300
4.6 out of 10

Olympus EVOLT E-300

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Overall 7
6.7

Olympus E-300

best4reviews.com
13 December 2006
  • Summary: The metering issue notwithstanding, the E-300's image quality is very good, the kit lens is compact and lightweight and the camera packs in so much kit (+/-5 steps of exposure compensation is a very good example) it opens up rich tapestry of photography for those upgrading from compact digital...
  • Pros: Handling, sRGB and Adobe RGB capture, RAW+JPEG capture, Supersonic Wave (dust removal) Filter, customisable exposure steps, good noise reduction and helpful Olympus Master software.
  • Cons: Slow USB 1.1 connectivity, underexposure issues with localised highlights in a scene.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Evolt E300

PC Magazine
25 August 2006
  • Conclusion: A good affordable choice for serious amateurs who want high-resolution images, lots of control, and access to a growing assortment of Four Thirds lenses. But be prepared for slightly slower-than-average performance and darker through-the-lens viewing than with other D-SLRs we've seen.
  • Pros: Well-built. 8-megapixel digital SLR for the price of an entry-level 6MP D-SLR. Possesses all important features and functions. Olympus's "sonic clean" capability keeps dust off the sensor.
  • Cons: Evolt's porroflex optical viewing system isn't as bright as a traditional pentaprism. AF Assist consists of annoying preflashes rather than a separate light. Image quality, while good, should be better for an 8MP camera. USB 1.1 is too slow for the large images that the Evolt creates.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 5
5.0
Picture quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
26 March 2006
  • Summary: Its compact size and performance make it adept at handling most picture-taking situations, so this is a camera that will please just about anyone who’s serious about their photography.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-300

Pocket Lint
2 May 2005
  • Pros: Simultaneous RAW and JPEG capture, a Supersonic Wave filter, customisable exposure steps (1/3rd, 1/2 or 1EV steps), great noise reduction processing, well thought out Olympus Master software
  • Cons: USB 1.1 connectivity, rather odd metering glitch, startling underexposure issues for images with localised areas of brightness
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-300

Absolut Photo
9 May 2006
  • Excerpt: Le but d'Olympus avec le E-300 est de présenter un reflex numérique au standard 4/3 (standard développé en partenariat avec plusieurs firmes dont Fujifilm et panasonic) équipé d'un capteur huit millions de pixels avec nettoyage par ultrasons et le tout pour un prix très compétitif.
  • Pros: Viseur agréable, Bon piqué, Le prix
  • Cons: Autofocus peu performant
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Overall 8
8.1

Olympus E-300

CNET
12 April 2005
  • Conclusion: Après l'E-1, Olympus lance un appareil photo reflex numérique grand public. Doté d'une résolution de huit mégapixels, il produit de bonnes performances tout en demeurant accessible.
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