How does the latest four thirds addition fit into the enthusiast DSLR market?

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Olympus E-30

Overall score:88%
Image Quality:85%


  • Free-angle LCD screen, build quality, light body, button layout


  • Pointless Art Filters, tends to underexpose, JPEG ISO performance


Olympus E-30 Review


Price as reviewed:

When we tested the Olympus E-3 in January 2008, we described it as ‘…a fine all-rounder and a jewel to use’ and duly awarded it a mark of 90% and a coveted WDC Gold Award. We praised its build, image quality and general interface, and it looks like those comments must have filtered their way back to the Olympus HQ if the E-30 is anything to go by…

The E-30 is the latest top-end DSLR from Olympus and bears an uncanny resemblance to its older brother, the E-3, in both aesthetics and specification, yet Olympus assures us that the new model is a neat fit in between the E-520 and E-3 models. As such the E-3 is set to remain the first stop for those photographers looking to bag themselves the flagship Olympus DSLR. But where exactly does the E-30 fit in to the line-up with regards to performance, and does it provide a challenge to the mantle of the E-3 as the king of Four Thirds cameras?


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Olympus E-30 verdict

Olympus E-30 specifications


  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Image Quality
  6. 6. Value For Money
  7. 7. Verdict
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