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Olympus E-330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews of Olympus E-330. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and performance are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the shutter and color are different. Many are less positive about the image stabilizer and low light performance.

screen, usability, image quality, performance, portability

lens, price, focus, low-light, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus E-330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Olympus E-330 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. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

durability, performance, portability, usability, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Olympus E-330 Black Digital CameraOlympus E-330 Black Digital Camera

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus E-330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Olympus E-330 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: 318AF Digital Slave Flash For Use For The Olympus E-520, E-510, E-500, E-30, E-3, E-330, E-300, E-1, C-8080, C-7070, C-5060 Digital Cameras318AF Digital Slave Flash For Use For The Olympus E-520, E-510, E-500, E-30, E-3, E-330, E-300, E-1, C-8080, C-7070, C-5060 Digital Cameras

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Long (pcworld.com)

Olympus EVolt E-330

 

Live preview on LCD is a unique feature--but one that presents both benefits and liabilities.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Ben Long (pcworld.com)

Evolt E-330 Digital SLR

 

The Olympus EVolt E-330 ($1100 as of March 21, 2006) is an upgrade of the company's previous E-300 model. The E-330 is unique among midrange digital SLR cameras in allowing you to use its LCD screen as a viewfinder.

LCD screen can be used as a viewfinder Unlimited continuous shooting

Rear-mounted LCD can be distracting Limited lens selection

The camera's interface is adequate, permitting relatively speedy access to essential controls. And the E-330 includes Olympus's excellent automatic sensor-cleaning mechanism to keep dust from marring your images

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Ben Long (pcworld.com)

Olympus Evolt E-330

 

Artwork: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

LCD screen can be used as a viewfinder ; Unlimited continuous shooting

Rear-mounted LCD can be distracting ; Limited lens selection

Standout LCD plus good optic and image quality, but there's no LCD status display and lens options are limited.

Apr, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Olympus Evolt E-330

 

Type: D-SLR, Maximum Resolution: 3136 x 2352 pixels, Megapixels: 7.5, Media Format: CompactFlash, Media Format: xD-...

First D-SLR to let you compose your shots on its LCD screen. Articulating 2.5-inch LCD.

It may not be a flawless camera, but the Olympus Evolt E-330 stands apart from all other D-SLRs on the market today.

Mar, 2006

Recommended!

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Olympus E-330

 

On January 26th 2006 over a year since the introduction of the E-300 Olympus revealed the 7.5 million pixel 'live view' successor, the E-330. The E-330's biggest differentiation to any other digital SLR is its capability to deliver a live view on the...

Good resolution at lower sensitivities (no real difference to eight megapixels), Good vivid color response, more 'consumer appeal' type (selectable Picture Modes), Low noise up to ISO 400, gets softer at ISO 800, too soft at ISO 1600 (JPEG), New...

Very small viewfinder and darker (difficult to see fine detail, difficult to check focus), Recommended sensitivity ISO 100 - 400, images at ISO 800 usable, ISO 1600 not really, Poor noise reduction algorithm, blurs the image too heavily at ISO 1600,...

The introduction of the E-330 confused us, it was difficult to see where this new camera fitted into the current digital SLR market.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus Evolt E-330 review: Olympus Evolt E-330

 

Can preview shots on LCD; large LCD; very solidly built; strong photo quality.

Takes a while to figure out some of the features; kit lens is slow.

The Olympus Evolt E-330 is a very good midrange dSLR with unique live scene viewing on its large LCD.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicam Online (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus EVOLT E-330 Digital SLR

 

The Olympus EVOLT E-330 is the world's first interchangeable lens digital SLR to offer a true "Live View" image on the LCD screen, in addition to the optical viewfinder. The design of a normal DSLR camera is such that the mirror remains down, blocking...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus E-330 SLR

 

Physical Views The Olympus E-1 , the Evolt E-330 and the Evolt E-300 for comparison Continue on to Page Two Olympus EVOLT E-330 Specifications Type Interchangeable lens digital SLR camera Body Die-cast aluminum chassis, aluminum top cover,...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus E-300 SLR 11/8/2004)

May, 2000

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

Olympus E-330 SLR Test

 

Olympus E-330 SLR Test : Die 2004 eingeführte Olympus E300 digitale Reflexkamera wich stark vom traditionellen Design der Reflexkameras ab. Als Olympus ein Jahr später die Olympus E500 einführte, dachte man, dass Olympus sich wohl doch für einen...

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Li-Ion BLM-1 / Rechargeable

Camera

Calendar: Yes
Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Playback zoom:2
Playback zoom (max):2
Scene modes:beach, Candlelight, Children, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sports, Sunset, Underwater
Self-timer:2 / 2,12
Self-timer delay:2 / 2,12
White Balance:Auto

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.8 / 2.5
Display resolution (numeric):134.000

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, fill-in, manual, Red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Manual

Lens System

Optical Zoom:14 / 3.2

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100

Memory

Compatible memory cards:cf, xd

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Camera CCD sensor:4/3 type
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/4000, 30 - 1/4000, 1/4000 - 30, 4 - 1/4000 / 1/4000 - 4
Data compression:JPEG
Digital SLR: Yes
Interface:NTSC / PAL, DC, AC-1, RM-1 / USB
Lens system:ZUIKO Digital, FourThirds System
Light exposure type:TTL
Power Source:AC adapter, BLM-1 / BLM-1
Video capability: No

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image sensor size:4/3
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448
Megapixel:7.5
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Supported aspect ratios:4:3

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:USB: mini B
PictBridge: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic

Video

Motion JPEG frame rate:2.5
Video Frame Rate:2.5

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Magnification:0.93
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.52 / 2.83
Height:3.35 / 3.43
Weight:19.4 / 20.5
Width:5.51 / 5.79