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Olympus Evolt E-300

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
File Size RAW: Approx. 13.5MB (3264x2448)
TIFF: Approx. 23.3MB (3264x2448)
JPEG SHQ: Approx. 6.1MB (3264x2448) 1/2.7
HQ: Approx. 4.3MB (3264x2448) 1/4
HQ: Approx. 1.9MB (3264x2448) 1/8
SQ: Approx. 5.9MB (3200x2400) 1/2.7
SQ: Approx. 4.1MB (3200x2400) 1/4
SQ: Approx. 1.9MB (3200x2400) 1/8
SQ: Approx. 4.0MB (2560x1920) 1/2.7
SQ: Approx. 2.4MB (2560x1920) 1/4
SQ: Approx. 1.2MB (2560x1920) 1/8
SQ: Approx. 1.4MB (1600x1200) 1/2.7
SQ: Approx. 0.9MB (1600x1200) 1/4
SQ: Approx. 0.5MB (1600x1200) 1/8
SQ: Approx. 0.9MB (1280x960) 1/2.7
SQ: Approx. 0.6MB (1280x960) 1/4
SQ: Approx. 0.3MB (1280x960) 1/8
SQ: Approx. 0.6MB (1024x768) 1/2.7
SQ: Approx. 0.4MB (1024x768) 1/4
SQ: Approx. 0.2MB (1024x768) 1/8
SQ: Approx. 0.2MB (640x480) 1/2.7
SQ: Approx. 0.2MB (640x480) 1/4
SQ: Approx. 0.1MB (640x480) 1/8
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
Type Electronic Controlled Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed P,Ps,A: 1-1/4000
S,M: 30-1/4000
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 4 frames
JPEG (depends 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 Guide Number: 13
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)
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 category REC1, REC2, Play Back, Custom, Setup
Languages English, German, Spanish, French, (English Set as Default OIMA). Add additional languages through Web
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
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)
Operating Environment
Temperature Operating Range; 32°F to 104°F ( 0 to 40°C)
Storage Range; -4°F to 140°F ( -20 to 60°C)
Humidity Operating Range; 30 to 90%, Storage Range; 10%~90%
Dust and Splash Proof No

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