The Olympus E-30 is features with 12 Megapixels and is a prosumer DSLR that able to fills the gap in Olympus DSLR line between the entry level E-620 and the flagship “pro” E-3. Being a typical prosumer level camera, the Olympus E-30 possess with more features compare to the Olympus E-3 and E-620 but at the same time having some features with both models.
Olympus claims a five-stop advantage for its Sensor Shift image stabilization system and features with a Four Thirds DSLR with semi-pro aspirations.
Olympus E-30 Four Thirds System
The Olympus E-30 is based on the Olympus Four Thirds system, introduced for the ‘digital age’. It seems a little odd to stick with the 4:3 aspect ratios now the world has gone wide-screen, but at least this Olympus E-30 can also shoot stills in the more conventional 3:2 aspect ratio, as well as in 16:9 widescreen. Another disadvantage is that lenses have a 2.0x focal length conversion factor, so depth of field isn’t as tight as with most DSLRs. This is bad news for portraiture but can be a bonus when shooting landscapes.
The build quality feels reassuringly weighty and rugged, despite being based on a glass fiber-reinforced plastic shell, and enables comfortable handling. The big, bright pentaprism viewfinder is particularly easy on the eye, offering a class-leading 1.02x magnification and a secondary LCD on the top plate makes it quick and easy to keep tabs on camera settings.
Around the back, OLYMPUS E-30 seems to be not having a great button layout, but still it does come with some nice features. The main LCD includes a pivoting system, which is handy for Live View shooting. Other headline features include Olympus’s proven TruePic III + image processing system and a fast II-point autofocus system with the advantage that all focus points are fully biaxial, whereas only the central AF point is bi-directional in most cameras, the other AF points only working in either the vertical or horizontal plane.
Other finery includes a built-in sensor-shift image stabilization system, which Olympus claims gives a five-stop advantage, although our real world tests suggested three stops was about the limit and if you feel the need for speed, the E-30 has a nippy burst rate of Sfps and an impressively fast maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 seconds. Ultimately, however, this Olympus E-30 feels very pricey without the inclusion of HD video.
The pentaprism design offers a huge 1.02x magnification with 98% coverage.
The tilt and pivot function is handy for Live View, but it only has 230K pixels.
They’re not laid out well, but do provide quick access to key camera settings.
The three-mode image stabilizer has to be manually switched here.
In summary, the released of Olympus E-30 camera could be the positioning that Olympus intended to reach. This is the latest technology in which a camera with a complete range of probabilities and for they are not letting down with this regard. As a camera user, you should having yourself enjoy the technology that come with this Olympus E-30.