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Saturday, Jun 25, 2005

Olympus E-300 Review - DigitalCameraInfo

Category: Olympus E-300

Olympus E-300While there are significant design flaws and performance issues painfully apparent on the Olympus E-300, there is still a lot to value in a sub-$900 Digital SLR. Foremost, the EVOLT E-300 is an inexpensive 8 megapixel camera with a solid build and durable casing. Additionally, Olympus has worked hard to create an impressive range of lenses and other accessories for it, and more than one manufacturer has also committed to making compatible lenses and camera bodies for the system. The E-300 also offers dust-removal technology that’s moderately effective, while its competitors don’t approach the issue in the same manor.

Performance wise, I find the E-300’s autofocus system, with only three sensor sites and limited low-light capability, the most problematic aspect of the camera. Those users who plan on shooting action – not just sports or wildlife, but anything that moves faster than a potted plant – will find this camera’s focusing an unavoidable problem. I’d recommend either the Canon Rebel XT or the Nikon D70s over the E-300 on this issue alone. The result is that most users will get sharper pictures with other models.

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