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Olympus EVOLT E-300

By: Shawn Barnett and Dave Etchells

8.0 megapixels, ZUIKO DIGITAL lens mount, digital SLR design, and loads of features!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 11/08/2004, Updated: 03/12/2005

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus EVOLT E-300


Model Name:

Olympus EVOLT E-300 
Model Number: E-300 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price:  
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-05
Date Available: 2004-12-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional RM-1 remote 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 20.5 oz (580 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 5.8 x 3.3 x 2.5 in.
(147 x 85 x 64 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264x2448, 3200x2400, 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 8.00
CCD Size (inches): 4/3 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Kodak KAF-8300CE CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.00
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels: 7
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Phase Detection: 3 points, 1 cross-type 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.2500
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus:  
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description:  
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type, eye-level Porro-mirror 
Optical VF Accuracy: 94%
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 134,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
ISO Rating Max: 1600
Number of White Balance Settings: 16
White Balance Settings: 12 presets, 4 custom settings 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 60 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/4000 
Exp Adj Range: 5.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: ESP, Center-weighted average, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 or 12
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto / Red-eye Reduction / Slow synchro / Fill-in 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 11
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: Unknown 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Flash Sync 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: RAW, TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: None 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 2.100 seconds
Shutdown Time: 0.300 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.200 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 3.000 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.360 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.370 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.370 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.100 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.900 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.900 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.900 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 6
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.580
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 500.00
Battery Form Factor: BLM-1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLM-1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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