Olympus E-30 review
The fact of the matter, however, is that this is a circa-£1,000 DSLR where the main thrust of innovations or improvements are focused on ‘art filters’ one would normally assume better suited to a compact camera. Why didn’t Olympus just ignore the art filters and simply boost the resolution and LCD size of the E-3 in an upgrade instead? The natural conclusion is that Olympus wasn’t quite ready to make the E-3 redundant until they had finished a new E-’X’. Either way, if you can do without weatherproofing and don’t mind the 98% viewfinder, you’ll be getting an E-3 equivalent for a couple of hundred pounds cheaper, which can only be a good thing.