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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 views, but some have doubts about the software. There are some mixed opinions about the low light performance and viewfinder.

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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. Reviewers really like the color and image quality. The lens and usability also get good views. Opinions are divided on 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. Reviews about the usability and design are overall positive. The price and image quality also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the size and portability.

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 : Mark Sparrow (techradar.com)

Olympus E-30 review

 

Serious mid-range player or a bit of a gimmick?

Swivel screen ; Packed with features

Doesn't push the pixel count ; Heavy

This is a great upgrade for existing Olympus E-series users. Those who are more interested in pixel peeping and cheap lenses may not like it. But if you enjoy creative photography then the Olympus E-30 is great camera that deserves a closer inspection.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus E-30 review

 

The E-30 is simply the best-performing Olympus DSLR we've seen.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Derrick Story (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus E-30 review

 

Its foundation comprises a sturdy body design that feels comfortable in the hand; a swing-out 2.7-inch LCD, 12.3-megapixel image sensor (providing plenty of resolution for 13-by-19-inch prints); and sensor-based image stabilisation. The Olympus E-30...

In terms of image quality, performance, features, and design, the Olympus E-30 stacks up well against other digital SLRs in its price range. Its creative features are a plus, and we very much liked having the swing-out LCD screen. We were a little...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Olympus E-30 Review

 

Olympus has re-entered the highly competitive enthusiast/semi-pro sector of the market with the release of its E-30. With a resolution of 12.3-million pixels, it offers more megapixels than any other model in its E-series system – although Olympus will...

Olympus has certainly endeavoured to put as much on the body as possible, with a selection of buttons on the top and several more on the rear. The top-plate boasts an exposure dial on the left and a decent information LCD panel on the right side. While...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus E-30 review

 

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

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (macuser.co.uk)

Olympus E-30

 

With the introduction of the E-30 DSLR, Olympus continues to carve its own path based on the Four Thirds sensor format. Packing a new 12-megapixel Live-Mos imager as well as many of the features of the top-of-the-range E-3 - including an 11-point AF...

Noise levels aren't quite as low as in images from the D90, either, and at ISO800 and above, the E-30 struggles to match the 15-megapixel EOS 50D, let alone compete with the similar pixel count of the D90

May, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Olympus E30

 

12MP pro-sumer Four-Thirds digital SLR with Live View, tilt and fold LCD, built-in image stabilisation and digital art filters. The good Olympus and Panasonic's Four-Thirds system is growing up – the E30 (along with Panasonic's G1) gives pro-level...

Small, sexy and surprisingly efficient. And we’re not just talking about Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere – the E30 has superb image quality, rock-solid stabilisation and plenty of cutting-edge features. Olympus E30 is tagged with Olympus, E30, DSLR camera...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Derrick Story (techworld.com)

Olympus E-30 review

 

The new Olympus E-30 digital single-lens reflex camera (SLR) from Olympus combines a solid feature set with a truly creative personality.

In terms of image quality, performance, features, and design, the Olympus E-30 stacks up well against other digital SLRs in its price range. Its creative features are a plus, and we very much liked having the swing-out LCD screen. We were a little...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus E-30

 

Olympus joins the mid-range DSLR battle, but does the E-30 have what it takes to beat the competition?

The E-30 is a very capable camera and a worthy upgrade from the E-520 that will serve advanced enthusiasts well. The less-than-rugged build keeps it from seeing off the competition.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

Olympus E-30 demo days at Jessops

 

Staff across the UK will be on hand to take photographers through the camera

The days will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February at the London New Oxford Street, Birmingham Temple Row, Cardiff and London White City stores

Feb, 2009

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