E-300 SLR

E-300 SLR

Olympus E-300 SLR Review

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Olympus Evolt E300 Digital SLR




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Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital SLR

Camera1 menu options:

  • Exposure Compensation - Overrides metering +/-5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps
  • Resolution - SHQ, HQ, SQ, RAW, RAW+SHQ, RAW+HQ, RAW+SQ, TIFF
  • Flash Mode - Auto, Red-eye, Red-eye/Slow, Slow-sync (front curtain), Slow-sync (rear curtain), Auto Fill, Red-eye Fill
  • AF Mode - Single-AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus, Single+MF
  • White Balance - Auto, 3000K, 3600K, 4000K, 4500K, 5300K, 6000K, 6600K, 7500K, CWB1, CWB2, CWB3, CWB4, One-Touch
  • ISO - Auto (100-400), 100, 200, 400, (800 and 1600 if Boost is enabled)
  • Metering - ESP, Center-weighted averaging, Spot
  • AF Area - Auto Multi (all 3), Left, Center, Right


Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital SLR

Camera2 menu options:

  • Card Setup - All Erase or Format CF card
  • Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, AE Bracketing, Selftimer, Remote
  • Flash Compensation - Adjusts flash output +/-2 in 1/3 steps
  • One-Touch WB - Set custom white balance
  • Monotone - Off, B&W, Sepia
  • Gradation - High Key, Normal, Low Key
  • Saturation - Lo, -1/2, Normal, +1/2, Hi
  • Contrast - Lo, -1/2, Normal, +1/2, Hi
  • Sharpness - Lo, -1/2, Normal, +1/2, Hi
  • White Balance Bracketing - Off, 3 frames 2 steps, 4 steps or 6 steps
  • HQ Quality - 1/4 or 1/8 compression
  • SQ Size/Quality - Size: 640x480, 1024x768, 1280x960, 1600x1200, 2560x1920, 3200x2400 Quality: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2.7 compression
  • Shading Compensation - Compensate for dark areas at the edge of image caused by wide angle lenses: Off, On
  • Noise Reduction - Long exposure noise reduction: Off, On
  • Anti-Shock - Delay shutter after mirror up: Off, 1 to 30 sec.




Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital SLR

When you turn the Mode Dial to the SCENE position you will be shown a menu display of the pre-programmed Scene modes available. It starts out with a large sample picture which then shrinks down to make room for the text explanation of the mode. There are 15 Scene modes available: Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Landscape & Self Portrait, Night Scene & Self Portrait, Fireworks, Sun Set, High Key, Document, Manor Shot, Beach & Snow, Candle



Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital SLR

Setup menu options:

  • EV Step - 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV for shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation
  • ISO Boost - Off or On enables ISO 800/1600
  • Manual Flash - Off or On
  • White Balance Tuning - Fine tune white balance for the preset settings (3000 - 7500 K) in 7 steps (20° K per step)
  • Custom WB - Define the CWB1 - CWB4 values in degrees K
  • AF Illuminator - Focus-assist: Off, On = use flash pulses
  • AEL Metering - AELock metering mode: Auto, ESP, Center, Spot
  • Release Priority S - Release shutter in S-AF mode before focus lock or flash ready
  • Release Priority C - Release shutter in the C-AF mode even while adjusting focus
  • Custom OK - Customize OK button function: Off, Shortcut (Drive, One-Touch WB,Monotone, Gradation, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness, WB Bkt), Preview, AF/MF
  • Time and Date - Set the camera's clock
  • Reset - Reset all paramaters to default
  • Filename - If Auto it will continuously increment, Reset will reset the numbers
  • Rec View - View on LCD after capture: Off, Auto, 5s, 20s
  • Beep Sounds - Button sounds Off, On
  • LCD Brightness - Adjust LCD backlight
  • Sleep - Auto off time: Off, 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m
  • PC Mode - USB: Auto, Storage, Control, Print
  • Language - Menu language
  • Video Out - NTSC or PAL format
  • Pixel Mapping - Map out bad CCD imager pixels
  • Cleaning Mode - Manually initiate ultrasonic CCD filter cleaner, raise mirror and opens shutter curtain
  • Reset Lens - Resets the focus of the lens when powered down
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  • Color Space - sRGB or Adobe RGB
  • Focus Ring - Select direction of the focus ring action
  • Firmware - Display firmware revision number




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