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Olympus EVOLT E-330
4.9 out of 10

Olympus EVOLT E-330

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All-purpose digital SLR with live view LCD and professional quality underwater housing system

digitalcameraroundup.com
30 November 2011
  • Excerpt: At this year's PMA -- the Mecca of shows for professional photographers -- Olympus product manager Sally Smith Clemens pointed out that in the digital era, unlike in the olden days of film, cameras change very quickly. "
  • Pros: Competent digital SLR suitable for above and underwater use, “Live View” via bright 2.5-inch wide viewing angle LCD, LCD can be rotated into different positions (not with housing), Polycarbonate underwater housing provides view inside, seals perfectly, Brackets and pivots allow directing the exte...
  • Cons: Onscreen menus needlessly sparse and cryptic, Underwater assembly with flash is large, negatively buoyant, and has many little parts that can get lost. Brackets and pivots hard to adjust
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Evolt E-330

PC Magazine
19 June 2007
  • Conclusion: It may not be a flawless camera, but the Olympus Evolt E-330 stands apart from all other D-SLRs on the market today.
  • Pros: First D-SLR to let you compose your shots on its LCD screen. Articulating 2.5-inch LCD.
  • Cons: Performance could be stronger. Only three autofocus points.
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Camera Test: Olympus Evolt E-330 DSLR

Pop Photo
15 June 2007
  • Excerpt: IT'S HERE -- LIVE PREVIEW IN A DSLR! Olympus pulled it off, with its new 7.5MP (effective) Evolt E-330 DSLR ($1,000 street, body only). It's the first DSLR to offer a live color preview in its LCD monitor.
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Hands On With the Olympus Evolt E-330

Pop Photo
15 June 2007
  • Excerpt: One basic difference between digital point-and-shoot cameras and interchangeable-lens digital SLRs is the function of their external LCD screens. On point-and-shoots the screen is used both for composing pictures and for reviewing them once they've been taken.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0

Olympus E-330 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
29 May 2007
  • Conclusion: The 7.5 mega-pixel capture allows the photographer to produce bigger than A3 images without a hitch. The 14x digital zoom, or 14-45mm (28-90mm 35mm equivalent) Zuiko lense is a very handy range and with the ISO range producing great images up to 800 ISO there will be plenty of satisfied Olympus...
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Expert Review

DP Review
15 May 2007
  • Conclusion: The introduction of the E-330 confused us, it was difficult to see where this new camera fitted into the current digital SLR market. It's more expensive than the more traditional (but in my opinion better) E-500 yet offers very little more other than live view.
  • Pros: Good resolution at lower sensitivities (no real difference to eight megapixels), Good vivid color response, more 'consumer appeal' type (selectable Picture Modes), Low noise up to ISO 400, gets softer at ISO 800, too soft at ISO 1600 (JPEG), New metering sensor a vast improvement over the E-300, ...
  • Cons: Very small viewfinder and darker (difficult to see fine detail, difficult to check focus), Recommended sensitivity ISO 100 - 400, images at ISO 800 usable, ISO 1600 not really, Poor noise reduction algorithm, blurs the image too heavily at ISO 1600, always on, Noise tends have the appearance of c...
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
1 February 2007
  • Conclusion: Olympus E-330 FourThirds digital SLR camera At least Olympus cannot be accused of lacking creativity, something that is perfectly illustrated by the introduction of the Olympus E330 digital SLR.
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Overall 8
7.9

Olympus EVOLT E-330

Photoxels
16 October 2006
  • Summary: As a follow-up to the E-300, the Olympus EVOLT E-330 is a successful improvement with excellent image quality up to ISO 400, with ISO 800 usable. It also handles and operates better and provides lots of customizable settings.
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Expert Review

Digital Photography Now
3 September 2006
  • Excerpt: We've just received a production Olympus E-330 (Evolt), the first true DSLR with a live preview capability and the first DSLR with a next-generation Live MOS image sensor - our initial impressions will be posted here.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
25 January 2006
  • Excerpt: Being the jaded camera reviewer that I am, the talk of yet another entry-level digital SLR didn't excite me. Then Olympus told me the secret of the EVOLT E-330 ($999 body only, $1099 with lens): it's the first digital SLR with a real "live view" on the LCD -- just like on the point-and-shoot digicam...
  • Pros: Excellent photo quality; low noise levels through ISO 800; redeye not a problem, Live view feature lets you shoot in ways not possible with other D-SLRs (though see the numerous issues below), Large, high resolution, tilting LCD display, Solid construction, no button clutter, Full manual controls...
  • Cons: Hefty price premium, Poor low light visibility when using live view; "boost" feature doesn't help much, Darker-than-average optical viewfinder, Live View Mode A doesn't show 100% of the frame like on most fixed-lens cameras, Continuous shooting burst rate drops dramatically when using live view, ...
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