Olympus E-330 Review

 
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Olympus EVOLT E-330 Exposure


Flash Test Results

Coverage and Range
A fairly strong flash. Our indoor shots required slightly less than average positive compensation in the normal flash mode.

14mm equivalent 45mm equivalent
Normal Flash, +1.3 EV Slow-Sync Mode, +1.0 EV

Flash coverage was quite uneven at wide angle, though results at telephoto were more uniform. In the Indoor test, the Olympus EVOLT E-330's flash underexposed our subject at its default setting, requiring a higher than average +1.3 EV positive exposure compensation boost. Results are still a hint dim overall, but anything brighter washed out Marti's features too much. The camera's Slow-Sync flash mode resulted in a more even exposure and a brighter overall image, at +1.0 EV, though the longer shutter time resulted in an orange color cast.

Flash Range: Wide Angle
6 ft 7 ft 8 ft 9 ft 10 ft 11 ft
Click to see EV330FL06W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL07W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL08W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL09W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL10W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL11W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
12 ft 13 ft 14 ft 15 ft 16 ft
Click to see EV330FL12W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL13W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL14W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL15W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL16W.JPG
1/30 sec
f3.5
ISO 100

Flash Range: Telephoto
6 ft 7 ft 8 ft 9 ft 10 ft 11 ft
Click to see EV330FL06T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL07T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL08T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL09T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL10T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL11T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
12 ft 13 ft 14 ft 15 ft 16 ft
Click to see EV330FL12T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL13T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL14T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL15T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100
Click to see EV330FL16T.JPG
1/80 sec
f5.6
ISO 100

 

Flash power remains pretty strong to about 16 feet at wide angle, though coverage and power is actually less at the closer 6 and 7-foot distances. At telephoto, the flash is bright to about 10 feet, and quite dim at the 16-foot point.

 

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