Still a great camera, and now good examples can be picked-up for peanuts.
23 May 2013
Summary: Review written in May 2013, London, UK. Well, I bought this now old digital SLR a few weeks ago and here are my thoughts... It's my first digital SLR... I used film SLRs and medium format cameras back in my youth, but have only used 'posh' compacts and bridge cameras since turning digital (Leica d-lux 3, Canon G9, Fuji S9600 etc). I bought the E-300 off eBay for £99 (about US$150) with the 14-45mm kit lens, in mint condition. What a bargain!
Summary: I like this littl camera because of it,s retro look.It does resemble a rangefinder camera.I really can,t find anything to dislike about this product.I can use it as back up camera and the price ,I just couldn't pass up.I bought it w/o any lense, but not to worry,I had some lenses that were just collecting dust.I have been buying adapters to put them to good use.Those adapters work really great.I have'nt had any difficulty in metering,exposure,of course everything in...
This camera is a great camera and very durable and long lasting.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The olympus stylus 300 digital camera is a great little camera. I have had mine for almost 5 years and it has held up quiet well. However it is a earlier model and the mega pixels in zooming are not that great. I have taken some fatastic photos with it though and will continue to take photos with it even after I get a new one. The camera is easy to operate and is very simple to understand.
Excerpt: The Olympus EVOLT-300 was one of the first digital SLR's Olympus came out with. It has a fairly primitive white balance that requires the photographer to know something about white balance before taking good photos. Of course there is an "auto" setting for WB too. The camera is a great starter for the serious photographer. A good used E-300 would make a nice gift for a beginner.
Excerpt: Got this model Refurbished 1 year and a half ago. Have used it regularly and has taken beautiful pictures. At 8 mb You can blow them up as large as you like and still look great. Camera is full of professional features and settings, But also has Factory pre-sets you can select for any type of location, so if your not a professional you can still get professional looking pictures.
Revolutionary, easy - auto or manual, you get the best picture!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I've used my canera for Weddings, Partys, commercial photography, even Hot air balloon events and I've never had a problem with the camera it makes taking pictures easy. It has special exposures for night, landscape, portraits, action and scenes. I wouldn't be without it! The newer camers may be great in megapixels but you can't beat the quality you get from this camera!
Excerpt: My husband loved this camera so much he bought two (he lost the first one). When the lost camera turned up, we had two and when we replaced them with a newer model, we gave one to my sister (a high school student) and gave the other to my two year old daughter to use! They both still work great after six years of (heavy) use!
I love the look of a Kodak CCD sensor. Awesome colors!
31 May 2011
Summary: I love the kodak sensor on this camera. Images taken with a big CCD sensor have something special about them. I would try to get a E-410 or E-510 (they are better to work with) as far as image quality, if your a good photographer, people will think you have a $1000+ camera...its that good.
Summary: First let me say I am not the the best, or worst picture taker out there. I have used an Olympus C8080 for many years and I have gotten quite good with the above average point and shoot C8080. I have sold some of my work and I have not had anybody say negative things about my pictures. I have now stepped up my capabilities with the EVOLT E300 and my capabilities have vastly improved. I thank my professional photographer friends for reccomending this camera.