Olympus E-330 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Olympus Cameras i Full Review
Links
Model Name: Olympus EVOLT E-330 
Prices: Compare Prices
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: E-330
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1099.99
Street Price: $620.58
Date Available: 2006-03-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 15.4 oz (437 g)
Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.6 in.
(129 x 95 x 66 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: N-MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 7.5
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.3mm x 13mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.52 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3136 x 2352 (7.4 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW, TIFF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Four Thirds
Lens Thread: 58mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 90 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.20x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- 5.6 (T) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 38 cm to Infinity
15.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 58mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type, eye-level Porror-mirror
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 215,250 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 400
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800*, 1600* (with ISO boost on)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, One-Touch, Lamp 1 (3000k), Fluorescent 1 (4000k), Fluorescent 2 (4500k), Fluorescent 3 (6600k), Daylight (5300k), Cloudy (6000k), Shadow (7500k)
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 49-zone Digital ESP, Center Weighted Average, Spot, Highlight Spot, Shadow Spot. (Spot Approx. 2%)
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene & Portrait, Children, Sports, High-Key, Low-Key, Reducing Blur, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Beach & Snow, Underwater Macro, Underwater Wide, Panorama
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Slow synchro, Fill-in
Flash Guide Number: 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / Microdrive / xD
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW, TIFF
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RM-1 Wireless w/ bulb
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.94
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 4
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.79
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 4
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.76
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 3.10
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 4
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.370
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.350
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.103
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.430
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.70
Shutdown Time: 0.20
Play -> Record Time: 0.20
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 2.60
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 722
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLM-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1x Proprietary BLM-1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 400
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master CD
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: LCD display allows a live preview image, courtesy of a second (CCD) image sensor.

Olympus E-330

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Olympus E-330

Print the specs page for the Olympus EVOLT E-330 digital camera reviewPrint this Page

Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Purchase memory card for Olympus EVOLT E-330 digital camera
Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate