Olympus E-30 SLR Digital Camera

Olympus E-30 SLR Digital Camera

Olympus E-30 SLR Digital Camera - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBOE30 MFR # 262030B

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  • 12.3 Megapixel
  • 2.7" Swivel LCD Display with Live View
  • In-Body Image Stabilization
  • Four Thirds System
  • Supersonic Wave Filter Anti-dust System
  • 5 fps Burst
  • Scene Select Modes
  • Face Detection & Shadow Adjustment
  • Art Filters & Multiple Exposure
  • Dual Card Slot (CF & xD)
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Olympus 262030B overview

  • 1Description

The Olympus Evolt E-30 SLR Digital Camera is the ideal camera for photo hobbyists and serious digital photographers alike. The high resolution Live-MOS image sensor combined with the TruePic III+ processor gives you better color and quality with true-to-life skin tones, brilliant blue skies, precise color transitions, more detail and less image noise. The camera also features a 2.7" HyperCrystal II LCD enables images to be beautifully displayed in vivid color, even from 176-degree viewing angles or in bright sunlight, and the Autofocus Live View feature provides users with the choice of framing images with the viewfinder or on the LCD Display. In addition the Display flips out and swivels - making it simple to preview and review your images, even when shooting at an odd angle - the perfect tool for macro photography.

The E-30 makes it easy to shoot like a pro with 20 intuitive Scene Select Modes like Fireworks, Night Scene, Portraits and even underwater modes. Plus features like Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology and In-body Image Stabilization ensure clear, crisp images in any shooting situation; while six Art Filters instantly provide your images a variety of creative looks. The E-30 also solves the dust problem commonly found with SLR Cameras by providing a proven anti-dust system so your pictures will be spotless - every time.

12.3 Megapixel Resolution
The high-performance 12.3-megapixel Live MOS image sensor provides professional quality image resolution with excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and lower noise than other image sensors
Uses Professional Quality Zuiko-Digital Lens
Olympus Zuiko lenses are precision-engineered and designed especially for digital photography to provide edge-to-edge clarity and even brightness across your image. Furthermore, there is a large selection of Zuiko lenses available ranging from extremely wide angle to high zoom telephoto lenses as well as specialty lenses, and all Zuiko Digital lenses are compatible with all Olympus E-System digital SLR cameras
In-Body Image Stabilization
The In-Body Image Stabilization system utilizes sensor-shift technology to counter the effect of camera shake so you can shoot sharp steady images - always. When shooting in low light the system can compensate for camera shake by up to 5 shutter speed steps. And because the stabilization system is built into the camera body, it can be used with any compatible lens, eliminating the added expense of specialized lenses
Anti-Dust System
The proven anti-dust system ensures that you'll get spotless pictures - every time. Every time you turn on the E-30, the Supersonic Wave Filter - located between the shutter and the image sensor - silently vibrates an amazing 30,000 times per second, so dust is flung away and collected so it can't come back. As a result, you can change lenses anywhere without worrying about dust
TruePic III+ Image Processor
The TruePic III+ Image Processor provides fast camera operation and processing speed for more responsive camera operation. Along with the speed advantages, TruePic III+ also produces crystal clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to provide you with brilliantly clear and bright photos with accurate skin tones
20 Easy-to-use Scene-select Modes
The E-30 makes it easy to shoot like a pro with 20 easy-to-use Scene Select Modes covering practically every common shooting scenario including Portrait, Fireworks, Sports, Landscape, Sunset, and many more. Simply select the right mode for your shot, and the camera takes care of the rest
Face Detection
The Face Detection feature distinguishes between people's faces and the background and is shown right on the LCD. This innovative technology tracks up to eight faces within the image area and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Compensating for extreme contrast when shooting under bright light conditions such as afternoon sunlight, Shadow Adjustment Technology adjusts the exposure in the shadows while retaining all the detail in the bright areas
Built-in and External Flash
Use the built-in, auto pop-up flash with six modes including auto and redeye reduction, and even manually adjust the flash intensity for a custom look, or attach an external flash such as the FL-36 to the Hot Shoe for even more illuminating options. The E-30 is also compatible with Olympus wireless flashes such as the FL-50R, so you could utilize wireless multi-flash photography to truly expand your creative options
Autofocus Live View
In addition to a traditional optical through-the-lens viewfinder, the E-30 boasts a Live View LCD, which makes it easier to compose and shoot in any situation, from any angle. In addition The E-30's on-screen Autofocus works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects, in focus, on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way - making composition of your shots even easier. In addition, Perfect Shot Preview enables you to view and select your favorite effect right on the LCD, and see how the image will look, even before you capture it
2.7" Swivel LCD Display
The 2.7" HyperCrystal II LCD has approximately 230,000 pixels, and provides many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors, making it easy to view your shots, even in bright sunlight. Plus, you'll be able to see the screen from almost any angle thanks to the 270-degree swivel range of the display so photographers can compose at tough angles, including overhead and down low. And combined with the Live View feature, users can now hold their digital SLR camera at waist level when taking portrait photos for a more intimate connection with your subject
Capture in JPEG or RAW
Shoot using JPEG format for no-hassle sharing, printing, and viewing, or shoot using RAW format for highest image quality and control. You can even shoot in both JPEG & RAW formats simultaneously for the ultimate in file management options
Multi-Aspect Ratio Shooting
The E-30 provides nine aspect ratios including the standard 4:3, as well as 16:9 for cinematic-style images, and square format for the classic medium format camera look. There are also other popular aspect ratio selections available
Multiple Exposure Function
Combine images shot in different locations and moments - the Multiple Exposure function overlays up to four RAW images and saves it as a single image- right in the camera, for dramatic and surreal results
Digital Level Sensor
The internal Digital Level Sensor indicates the cameras orientation in the optical viewfinder on the control panel, and during Live View operation. It is extremely useful to landscape and architectural photographers who must ensure that horizon lines and vertical elements are properly oriented in the image
Versatile Color Modes
The E-30 is compatible with sRGB or Adobe RGB color spaces, and you can fine-tune your photo's colors with five modes (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone, Sepia), shoot in black and white using monotone filter effects or use picture tone settings (Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available) for even more image color options. Altogether, the advanced color modes of the E-30 let you be as creative as your imagination allows
Art Filters
The Art Filters replicate six dramatic effects so users can produce photographic artwork. Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, and Pin Hole Camera are all available right in the camera so you can apply these effects at the time of shooting to ensure that you've captured the mood just right
Dual Card Slots
The E-30 has two memory slots, one that hold Compact Flash (Type I & II) or Microdrive cards and one for xD-picture cards. Use the dual slot design to transfer images you want to save from one card to another for better management of your important images. The CF Card slot is also compatible with UDMA compliant CF cards for improved data transfer rates, and therefore camera performance
Auto-Connect USB & Direct Print Compatible
Transfer your images faster and easier to a computer for viewing, editing, printing and more with a simple USB connection (USB 2.0 Full Speed), no software installation necessary. The E-30 can also connect to any PictBridge-enabled printer via the included USB cable for fast and easy PC-free printing. Simply select the images that you wish to print on the camera's LCD and print
In the Box
Olympus E-30 SLR Digital Camera
  • BLM-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BCM-2 Battery Charger
  • USB/Video Muti-Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Olympus Master Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • 90-Day Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Olympus 262030B specs

    Camera Type SLR Digital Camera
    Imaging
    Resolution Effective: 13.1MP, Recorded: 12.3MP
    Sensor 17.3 x 13mm MOS
    Bit Depth 12-bit
    File Formats RAW, JPEG
    File Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Crop Factor 2x
    Optics
    Lens No
    Zoom N/A
    Lens Mount Four Thirds
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Range N/A
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity ISO 100-3200
    Shutter Speeds 1/8000 - 60 sec, bulb
    Metering Digital ESP, Center-weighted Average, Spot
    Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Scene
    White Balance Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Custom
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Burst Capability High-speed continuous: 5fps, Low-speed continuous: up to 4fps
    Self Timer 2 seconds or 12 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Remote Control RM-UC1 Remote cable (optional)
    RM-1 infra-red remote control (optional)
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Effective Flash Range Up to 39' (12.0 m)
    External Flash Connection Hotshoe, PC Terminal
    Dedicated Flash System Olympus FL Series
    Max Sync Speed 1/250 sec
    Memory
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type CompactFlash I/II, xD
    Still Images per GB RAW: 73
    JPEG: High Res:124 - Low Res:10,240
    A/V Recordingdcfzyawueyaryur
    Video Recording No
    Video Resolution N/A
    Video Clip Length N/A
    Audio Recording N/A
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Eye-level Single-Lens Reflex
    Viewfinder Coverage 98%
    Display 2.7" LCD
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0, A/V
    System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Macintosh OS X (10.2 or later)
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
    Humidity: 30-90% (operating), 10-90% (storage)
    Weatherproofing Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Durability Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Power
    Battery Type BLM-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter AC-1 Adapter Kit (optional)
    Physical
    Dimensions 4.3 x 5.6 x 2.9" (108 x 142 x 75mm)
    Weight 23.1 oz (655g) body only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 8.0 x 4.5"

    Olympus 262030B reviews

    E-30 SLR Digital Camera is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 58.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Pro-quality performance Great Body! and Great handling! What can I say about this SLR! The only difference between this and pro E-3 is the all weather body and 100% view. Apart from this it has all the features that the E-3 has. So if you are semi-pro as I am and dont care too much about all-weather body, then get this piece and you will not need anythign else. Supper fast AF and IS (which I use only for low light hand held pics) are the ones I love and cant live without. The 5fps continuos is cool when it comes to photographing kids or animals! Art filters are fun, and thats all about them. If you are a serious photographer you wont be using them after first 7 days. Works great with the HLD-4 grip which I can live without now.
    Date published: 2009-05-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, but room for improvement- IQ noise I use the camera for my work as a forensic engineering investigator and as a hobbyist photographer. Upgraded from Olympus E-510. Chose it for the articulating screen, RC flash capability, shooting speed & 5-frame bracketing. Feels comfortable in your hand. Really provides a lot of flexibility. Lots of buttons and wheels to enable fine tuning without having to dive into menus for everything. Quite a bit heavier than what I've used before, but getting used to it. ISO capability is somewhat disappointing for a camera of this level and price range, but that's the price you pay for a smaller sensor.
    Date published: 2009-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional, Yet Easy To Use I am using the E-30 as my main camera, for everything from portraits to macro work. The camera is built great and the image quality is outstanding. The image stabilization works like a charm. I really enjoy how well the JPEGS come out straight from the camera. I can count on the JPEGS to make most of the sensor (RAW doesn't affect image quality as much as some of the other competition.) This camera, paired with one of the high quality Zuiko zooms, is a great system. I am very happy and surprised with this camera!
    Date published: 2009-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Camera for Long Work, Pro or No I had the advantage of being 20 years out of the SLR game when buying this camera, so I could start really clean without a bag full of lenses I had to match to some body. The camera is for photo safari work, long telephoto. In-body Image Stabilization like that in the E-30 only became possible with DSLRs and, sorry Canon and Nikon, there is not one reason to put it in the lens anymore (not with Continuous LiveView to defeat the see it stablized argument, which never was much of an argument anyway). For that, and the 2.0 Crop Factor (so my 400mm lens plays like an 800mm lens on a 35mm camera), and the very-low-noise LiveMOS sensor (which really does produce low-noise images way out to ISO 1600) (camera runs to 3200), this camera is optimal for me. It supports UDMA memory cards, and saving RAW files you ALMOST can't outrun this camera's buffer when shooting high speed continuous (at 5 fps). And the large, crisp color LCD LiveView display swivels through 360 degrees and even folds over to protect itself when dropped into the camera bag. ALL the stats are best of class, from viewfinder coverage and magnification (98%,1.02x) to shutter speed (1/8000) to weight (655g). I'm short 2 fingers on my right hand and can report ease of operation is better than anything except a point-n-shoot. With fast f/2.8 lenses I've had no problems with the auto-focus, even using a 2x teleconverter. (I like the Sigma lenses for Four Thirds better than the Olympus equivalents for their AF technology, which I find critical for my application.)
    Date published: 2009-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love my E-30 I upgraded from an E-500 and have nothing negative to say about my E-30. It's well built, fits in my hands perfect and the button placement just seems right to me. I thought about an E-3 and even researched other brands in this price range, but I came back to the E-30 every time. The ability to program the I.S is really a cool feature and the art filters ( no matter what people say) can add a little creativity while your shooting with some nice results. Oh and coming from the 500 I'm thrilled with the ISO performance. I have shot 3200 with nice results, and 1600 looks awesome.
    Date published: 2010-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Upgrade Upgraded from an E-510. Solid body and great feel as compared to smaller, lighter competitors. Great viewfinder, strong built-in flash, easy controls. Dedicated depth-of-field preview is a plus, along with Olympus's industry-leading configurable data panel. Best combination of automation and manual control out there.
    Date published: 2009-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice images out of the camera I'm using this camera for 2 and half month until now. I didn't buy it because I needed to upgrade from e-510 to something better but I needed a second body beside my other camera. The camera performs well and great even at high iso (1600-2000-2500-3200) but to get the best results you need a third party noise filter. I put my noise filter in-camera OFF most of the time and then I use a third party software to remove the noise and keep the details example; Neat Image. I don't need more than iso800 or 1600 but it's good to learn what my camera capable of. using the camera with 12-60 or leica 25mm is very exciting. with 12-60mm it's very fast focus and produces sharp images. with the leica the focus not that fast because of the lens itself but also very sharp images. The Art Filters are fun. in the beginning you will not feel they're important but while walking street or traveling it's amazing feature. I just came from trip 3 days ago, through the last 2 months the filters served me well. It's not heavy nor light. for someone already using e-510, the e-30 is just fine after a while. the only thing I didn't like is the auto white balance which mostly not accurate or good. but it's easy to correct it by any software.
    Date published: 2009-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, flexible workhorse I bought this camera to replace my E-510. I liked the E-510, but I was looking for specific improvements, notably with autofocus and better image results at higher ISO ratings. The E-30 is a complicated beast! It's taken me 5 months to write this review, because I first had to understand how it works. No thanks to the documentation in that respect: the manual treats the all-important area of using the autofocus in two different places, and the terminology is so confused that it looks self-contradictory. What's the difference between SENSOR AF and AF SENSOR? Depending on the language you speak, they could be two different things. Some functions don't seem to be in the manual at all. For example, the only description of switching between the autofocus target modes (one target, five targets, 11 targets) is via the menu, which is really cumbersome when you're taking photos. By chance I came across the way to do it: hold down the ... button and turn either of the wheels. But that doesn't seem to have made it to the manual. The layout of the controls is also an issue: compared to the E-510, there are so many more things that you can tweak, and I'm left feeling that the Olympus engineers had their problems finding a way to do it. They weren't completely successful: E-510 was simpler to use. Those are irritations, but they don't stop the camera taking excellent photos, once you've worked out how to do it. I'm quite happy with it. The promised improvement in autofocus is real: it's fast and accurate, even in low light, where I had had trouble with the E-510. The combination of the swivelling LCD monitor and live view with zoom proves extremely effective for extreme macro photography. I'm also happy that I can turn the monitor screen around to protect it when I'm carrying it outdoors. When I bought this camera, I seriously considered moving to Nikon or Canon. I'm glad I didn't. I've used those cameras, and they have similar issues. Now that I'm used to the camera, the issues I describe are no longer a problem. There are plenty of other things in the camera, too, like art filters, that I don't use at all. But that doesn't detract from it.
    Date published: 2009-10-01
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