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Olympus E-30
Olympus E-30
Top 54%1,119 points
Top 54%
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Olympus E-30 review: 55 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
17.3 x 13mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
11
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
530ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
3200 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
55
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
750shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

9. weight

655g
HTC Re: 65.5g

10. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.3bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

12. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Olympus E-30
31% have it

13. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
10.4Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs

14. pixel density

256ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi

15. resolution

553 x 415px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px

16. battery power

1500mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
230k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots

18. width

141.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm

19. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Olympus E-30
55% have it

20. volume

1140.84cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³

21. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Olympus E-30
45% have it

22. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Olympus E-30
35% have it

23. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Olympus E-30
19% have it

24. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Olympus E-30
30% have it

25. height

107.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm

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