The EVOLT E-300 is a 100% digital SLR camera that eliminates any photographic limitations. A powerful 8 megapixel CCD combines with interchangeable Zuiko digital lenses, our exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter and other cutting-edge technologies for world-class images. Advances in design make for a durable and portable compact camera you can take and trust anywhere. With impressively fast shooting and operating speeds that ensure you never miss a photo op, and the ability to switch lenses and add flashes so you never miss a beat.
Type Type Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR Camera Media Compact Flash Card (Type I, II), Micro Drive Imaging Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm Lens Mount Four Thirds Mount Compatible Lens Zuiko Digital, Four Thirds System Lens Number of Effective Pixels 8 million pixels Image Sensor Type Full Frame Transfer CCD (4/3 FFT-CCD) Effective Pixel Number Approx. 8.15 million pixels Aspect 4:3 Filter Array Primary color filter (RGB) Dust Proof of Image Sensor Yes - Supersonic Wave Filter Recording System Recording Format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif compatible, PRINT Image Matching II compatible Recording Mode RAW ( 12bit ), TIFF ( RGB 8-bit ), JPEG RAW + JPEG Recording Yes: RAW + SHQ/HQ/SQ modes Viewfinder Type Optical eye level single lens reflex viewfinder View field coverage 94% Centered Horz./Vert. Magnification Approx. x 1.00 with 50mm lens set to infinity on -1diopter Eye Point 20mm on -1 diopter Diopter Adjustment Built-in type -3.0 to +1.0 diopter Focusing Screen Fixed (Mat Screen with AF/Metering Marks) Mirror Side Swing Quick Return Mirror Viewfinder information AF frame (Super Impose), AE lock, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure mode, White balance, Flash, AF confirmation mark, Metering mode, Number of storable sequential pictures, Exposure compensation value indication, Record Mode, Battery Level Indicator Eye Piece Shutter Eye Piece Cover included Depth of Field Preview Preview Button Playback Monitor Type HyperCrystal TFT Color LCD Size 1.8 inch/4.6 cm Pixel Number 134,000 pixels View field coverage Approx. 100% Brightness Control +/- 7 steps Auto Focus Type TTL Phase Difference Detection System Focus Mode Single AF/Continuous AF/Single AF + MF/Manual Focus Focus Area 3 points Detection Range EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100) Focus Area Selection Automatic Selection / Manual User Selection AF Assist Lamp Built-in optional Olympus Dedicated Flashes AF Lock Locked by first position of Shutter Button / OK Button (Customizable) Focus Tracking Available in Continuous AF Mode Manual Focus Available by rotation of a Lens Focus ring
Available for setting Manual focus operation in AF Mode
Exposure Control Light Metering Mode Exposure measurement at open aperture
Digital ESP/Center Weighted Average/Spot (2%)
Detection Range Digital ESP/Center Weighted Average; EV 2 to 20 Spot; EV 3 to 17 (50mm F2, ISO 100) Exposure Mode Program with Program Shift/Shutter Priority/Aperture Priority/Manual Scene Program/Scene Select Scene Program Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports Scene Select Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Landscape & Self Portrait, Night Scene & Self Portrait, Fire Work, Sunset, High Key, Document, Manor Shot, Beach & Snow, Candle Sensitivity AUTO/100/200/400 (AUTO: 100-400) Expandable to 800/1600 Exposure Compensation Up to +/- 5 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step AE Lock Locked by first position of Shutter Button / AEL Button (Customizable) Exposure Bracketing 3 Frames in +/- 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step (selectable) White Balance System Auto WB System Advanced Detection System with CCD Imager Preset WB 12 Types (3000K - 1000K) WB Compensation up to +/- 7 step in each Auto/Preset setting Custom WB Compensation up to +/- 7 step
2000-6000K in 100K steps
6000-8000K in 200K steps
8000-10000K in 500K steps
On touch Mode 4 on touch Settings WB Bracketing 3 Frames with +/- 5/10/15 mired steps Color Mode Color Space sRGB/AdobeRGB Saturation Saturation 5 levels Image Quality Sharpness 8 levels Contrast 5 levels Shutter Type Electronic Controlled Focal Plane Shutter Shutter Speed P,Ps,A: 1-1/4000
Bulb (up to 8 minutes by limiter)
Scene Program and Scene Select: 4-1/4000 (depends on selected mode)
1/3, 1/2, 1EV step selectable
Self Timer 12 or 2 seconds Remote Control Yes (Optional: Remote Control RM-1)
0 or 2 sec. (Selectable)
Drive System Drive Mode Single/Sequential Shooting/IR Remote/Self Timer/BKT Sequential Shooting Speed Approx. 2.5 fps Max. Frame Number on Sequential Shooting RAW/TIFF 3 frames
JPEG (depend on compression ratio and pixel number)
Control Panel Control Panel Information Flash mode, Flash compensation value indication, Metering mode, Focus mode, Record mode, Aperture value, Shutter speed, Battery check, Number of storable still pictures, Image quality adjustment, ISO, Color space, Mono tone, Hi/Lo Key, White balance, Remote control, Self-timer, Exposure level indicator, Exposure compensation indicator, AF frame, Number of storable sequential pictures, Exposure compensation value indication, Auto bracket, Noise reduction, Single-frame shooting/Sequential shooting, Color saturation compensation value indication, Sharpness compensation indication value, AE bracket, WB bracket Flash Control Type TTL Auto FP/TTL Auto for Olympus Dedicated Flash Built-in Flash Yes. Flash Modes Auto/Red-eye Reduction/Slow synchro/ Fill-in for Exclusive Flash X-Sync Speed X= 1/180 sec. or less FP 1/30 sec. - 1/4000 sec. Intensity Control Up to +/- 2 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step for Exclusive Flash Syncro Timing 1st Curtain Synchro/2nd Curtain Slow Synchro (Selectable) Multi Flash Control Yes (control built in and ext FL flash independently) Playback Display Mode Single/Zoom (2/3/4/10x)/Index (4/9/16 frames)/Slide Show Information Histogram, High Light Point Warning, AF frame, Exposure Mode, Metering Mode, Shutter Speed, F-Stop, Compensation level, ISO, Color Space, WB Mode, Focal Length, Focus Area, File Type, Contrast Level, Sharpness Level Erase/Protect Function Erase Mode Single/All/Selected Image Protec Mode Single, Selected Menu Menu category REC1, REC2, Play Back, Custom, Setup Languages English, German, Spanish, French, (English Set as Default OIMA). Add additional languages through Web Customize Custom Reset 4 types External Connector Personal Computer Interface Full Speed USB 2.0 (12Mb/s) Personal Computer Connector USB connector: MiniB Video Signal Output Video Out Jack (NTSC or PAL selectable) X-synchronization Socket (PC Socket) Hot Shoe, External Flash Connector Remote Cable Through PS-HLD3 with Optional Remote Cable RM-CB1 DC-IN DC-IN Jack ( Optional: AC Adapter AC-1) Power Supply Battery Rechargeable Li-ion battery Pack BLM-1 Battery Check Automatic check Sleep Mode Yes (1, 3, 5, 10 min. selectable) Date/Time saving Approx. 5 months using the built-in battery AC Adapter Optional AC adapter: AC-1 AC 100V-240V, 50-60Hz; DC 9V Size/Weight Dimensions 5.77 x 3.35 x 2.52 in./146.5 x 85 x 64mm Weight Approx. 20.5 oz./580g (without batteries and CF Card, Caps)
Zuiko 14-45mm Lens:
The Zuiko Digital 14-45 millimeter f3.5-5.6 (equivalent to 28-90 millimeters in 35 millimeter photography) has a 3.2x zoom that covers the zoom range most frequently used in everyday photography. Constructed with 12 elements in 10 groups and a weight of just 9.98 ounces, it offers users an extremely dynamic, portable everyday-use zoom.
A newly developed "floating" mechanism is incorporated into the focusing system to ensure exceptionally smooth action across the entire focusing range. Close-ups as near as 15 inches/38 centimeters are possible throughout the zoom range. The lens also boasts a new multi-coating process, which minimizes ghosting and flaring as well as a reliable metal lens mount, which is designed for ruggedness that ensures confidence in any situation.
Zuiko 40-150mm Lens:
The Zuiko Digital 40-150 millimeter f3.5-4.5 (equivalent to 80-300 millimeters in 35 millimeter photography) has a 3.8x zoom capability that provides everything from mid-range zoom power to easy-to-use full-fledged zoom. With 13 elements in 10 groups and a weight of just 15.75 ounces, the Zuiko Digital 40-150 millimeter lens is meant to go anywhere. In addition, the lens employs a f3.5-4.5 brightness making it ideal for achieving effects like background blurring and perspective compression, suitable for everything from portraits to sports scenes.