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Olympus E-30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Olympus E-30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the low light performance and viewfinder are mixed. Many are less positive about the software.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus E-30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Olympus E-30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the color and image quality. The lens and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus E-30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Olympus E-30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but the size and portability get less positive views.

performance, image quality, price, design, usability

portability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Olympus E-30 DSLR reviewed: distinctly different, but that's a good thing

 

Olympus' E-30 just recently began to hit store shelves after being announced last November, and the shutterbugs at DigitalCameraReview have taken the liberty...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (pcworld.com)

Olympus E-30

 

The Olympus E-30 has a well-rounded feature set that should appeal both to consumers upgrading from lower-end DSLR cameras and to buyers looking for something of a more semipro caliber. The E-30 is sold as a kit ($1350 as of 7/7/09, including a...

Very impressive autofocus in daylight

Complicated customizable menus ; Unimpressive performance at high ISOs

This model packs many features and impressed us in daylight, but its high-ISO performance was unimpressive

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Simon Joinson, Richard Butler and Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Olympus E-30 Review

 

The E-30 is the long-awaited high-end enthusiast model that fills the gap in the Olympus E-Series lineup between the E-520 and the ostensibly professional level E-3. Such is the pace of change in the digital camera market that the new model leapfrogs...

Excellent out-of-camera JPEG results with good Dynamic Range, pleasing color and subtle tonality ; Bright clear viewfinder far better than most Four Thirds cameras ; Slightly improved resolution and pixel level sharpness over E-3 ; Good range of image...

Resolution not quite as good as best in class, though you won't see it in JPEGs ; Higher noise levels/noise reduction at higher sensitivities than its best competitors ; Not much highlight headroom in raw files (around half a stop) ; Unreliable auto...

The E30 takes all that's good about the Pro level E3 (build quality aside) and throws in some cool new features for good measure. It's a lovely camera and the spec is certainly impressive - as is the image quality (helped by some excellent lens...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus E-30 review

 

Olympus E-30

Very nice photo quality and performance; extensively customizable; flip-and-twist LCD; Art Filters are fun.

Poor My Mode custom settings implementation; without more control, Art Filters will remain a novelty for this class of camera.

A great general-purpose dSLR, the Olympus E-30 offers an attractive alternative for advanced shooters not yet wedded to a system.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Olympus E-30

 

The Olympus E-30 can produce sharp images with onboard Photoshop-esque effects, but its features don't make up for its image shortcomings.

Very sharp pictures. Fast. In-camera Photoshop-esque effects. Swiveling LCD.

Noisy at high ISOs. A bit pricey. No HDMI-out.

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus E-30 SLR Review

 

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Olympus E-30

 

In conclusion the Olympus E-30 is a great camera for users of all skill levels. A mid-rage D-SLR with the added features of photo software, the functionality of a point-and-shoot, and the high end functionality of an D-SLR, the E-30 is the best of both...

270 degree swivel 2.7 inch HyperCrystal II LCDFace detection & Art FiltersMultiple Exposure ShootingMultiple Aspect ratio selection

Limiting 4/3 lens mounts

If you are looking to upgrade from your “beginner” digital...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus E-30 Review

 

Olympus E-30 digitale SLR camera Olympus heeft de afgelopen jaren flink aan de weg getimmerd met het FourThirds systeem. Waar het ooit begon in 2003 met de E-1 zien we gestaag en vooral het afgelopen jaren in versneld tempo innovatieve verbeteringen en...

Jan, 2009

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus E-30 review

 

With the introduction of the Olympus E-30, a pro-consumer digital SLR camera becomes available by Olympus for the first time. The camera's target group are those users who don't really care for a solid housing that withstands all weather types, yet...

Olympus is fond of the limelight, and has worked on the FourThirds system for the last few years. It once started in 2003 with the E-1 and we have witnessed, in particular over the last few years, an enhanced speed of introducing innovative...

Recommended!

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Olympus E-30 Review

 

First impressions of the Olympus E-30 are that it's very similar to its literally bigger brother, the E-3, with a familiar control layout. The E-30 is quite a lot smaller (141.5x107.5x75.0mm versus 142.5x116.5x74.5mm) and lighter (655g versus 810g)...

So in conclusion, while the Olympus E-30 has a lot going for it, particularly for experienced users looking for something a little different, or prospective E-3 buyers who don't need the weather-sealing, it also has some notable downsides that...

Jan, 2009

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