Summary: I hate this camera. It's finicky and very difficult to get it to focus. If the lighting isn' perfect you're out of luck. I thought perhaps it was just me, but when I passed it over to a more experienced SLR camera user they had similar problems. I really wish I got a different camera. Every time I try to use this it just ends up being a headache. Putting the settings on automatic doesn't help either. It results in horribly lit and blurry pictures as well.
A classic "tank" -- one of my favorite cameras ever!
Bron "Bron", Amazon
9 November 2010
Summary: Why am I now bothering to write a review of a camera that's 5 or 6 years old? Because it's a true classic (like the Oly E-10) and worthy of the effort. I love cameras. I have a fair number. I started out as a kid and have always loved photography. Loved 35mm, had my own darkroom (b/w and later color) for many years. Moved in to digital when they first appeard and never looked back. So I have a fair amount of experience with photo gear.
Summary: Fantastic camera. I've been able to take some great shots with this baby and have had no problems. I'm using PNY Optima Pro 2GB CompactFlash 133X (20MB/Sec Read/Wrte Speed) Flash Memory Card P-CF2GB-133W-DVDC for memory (About 950 pics on HQ) and my time between shots is less than a sec. I don't even notice anytime between shots really.
Summary: I was very exctied to receive this item, as it was a valentines day gift for my wife, until she tried to use it, so far its been in twice for repair for the same problem, the lenses will not focus. I'm not sure if this is the fault of the manufaturer or not, but I am giving the store the benefit of the doubt and giving them 5 stars, this is for price of this item, and the quickness in which I received it.
Summary: I bought this camera in September of 2005. In the last year and a half it has served me very well. I have taken 7500 pictures and the camera is going strong! I have taken pictures in all settings, light and dark, bright light and shadow, and the photos turn out nicely. Very little editing is required, if any, to have a great looking shot. Pros: -Solid, aluminum body -Strong built-in flash -Great picture quality -Easy to use menu -Both lenses perform well.
Summary: This camera is well worth every penny. I shoot mostly wildlife and landscape photograpy and both my Zuiko 14-45mm and 40-150mm lenses see plenty of action. The 14-45 is a great all purpose lense that doubles both as a semi-wide angle and a short Telescopic lens. The 40-150 is a short tele that performs as it is supposed to. Picture quality is the best I have had yet out of a camera.
Summary: I love this camera, it photographs great, it has great lenses. Now the great thing about this camera is that you can pick the types of photographic scenes you'll be taking in automatic setup or you can customize scene exposures and other photography features like in the oldschool 35mm cameras did such as so you can get streak in lights and other effects that the old film cameras were able to do. The pictures come out superbly.
Summary: Being my first SLR, this camera is one heck of a good investment! Now I know why so many people talks about the difference, that robust-feeling of holding a well-made SLR compared to even the most expensive point-and-shoot cameras. With all the reviews here a lot has been said already about this camera. I'd add to those by pointing out one of my favorite feature of this camera: 8 Mpixels!
Summary: Hey guess who!? The sinister minister with yet another Digicam review!Well the E300 brings my camera count up to 5 and it may very well decrease it. I have by nature been very weary of the digital SLR's even though I sell tons of them every week, I have used the Canon XT and 20D, and the Nikon D70, consistantly.