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!
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!
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.
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!
Summary: this camera does have the capabilty to take nice photo's, but technology has come so far since the time this came out - i owned this camera for one day, and returned it to the seller on ebay. it just can't hold a candle to the new olympus cameras - i decided to spend $120 more on a new model, and two kit lenses. WELL worth the extra money! i went for the e-520, and now i have a camera that i can have fun with....vs. the older, bulkier, and lack-luster e-300.
Summary: The camera what exactly what the discription said it was. I really don't know anything about cameras. I wish that the lens would have been alittle better, but still happy with the product. I bought it for my husband for Christmas, I think he will be happy with it too.
Summary: This camera is one of the best buys I have ever made. With 8 million mega pixels it is the only camera you will ever need no matter what your photographic ability. The e-300 is at home taking high quality close up shots for my own website as well as taking every day pictures of my children and pets. Battery life is average but easy charged and spare batteries easilly availible for a very reasonable amount.
Excerpt: "...more expensive cameras. it comes with olympus master, as well as a cd manual. olympus master is relatavely good, but i recommend using picasa2, which is supplied free by google. the main reason i switched to picasa is because a few months into having the camera, for whatever reason, olympus master lost me 400-500 photos, which i wasnt very pleased about, so i got picasa, and havent had any problems with that as yet. all in all a great little ...
Pros: Compact and fun to use, compatable with OM lenses with adapter .
Excerpt: "...FP / TTL auto for Olympus dedicated flash • Modes: Auto / Red-eye Reduction / Slow Syncro / 2nd Curtain Slow Syncro / Fill-in for exclusive flash • Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step for exclusive flash Viewfinder • Eye-level TTL Optical Porro Finder • Field of view 94% • Magnification 1.0x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre • Eye point 20 mm at -1 dioptre • Dioptre adjustment ...
Pros: 8 mega pixels
Cons: if you use it at 8 mp all the time - you'll need a large memory card