E-330 SLR

E-330 SLR

Olympus E-330 SLR Review

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Olympus EVOLT E-330 Digital SLR




Recording / Setup Options



Olympus EVOLT E-330 Digital SLR

Camera1 menu options:

  • Card Setup - All Erase or Format xD or CF card
  • Custom Reset Setting - When powered up the camera can be reset to one of two custom settings
  • Picture Mode - Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone, Sepia
  • Gradation - High Key, Normal, Low Key
  • Resolution - SHQ, HQ, SQ, RAW, RAW+SHQ, RAW+HQ, RAW+SQ, TIFF
  • Exposure Compensation - Overrides metering +/-5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps
  • Noise Reduction - Long exposure noise reduction: Off, On
  • White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1/2/3, One-Touch or Custom (2000-14000°K)
  • ISO - Auto (100-400), 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400 (500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250 and 1600 when ISO Boost is enabled)
  • Metering - Digital ESP, Center-weighted average (60%), Spot (2%), Spot High Light and Spot Shadow


Olympus EVOLT E-330 Digital SLR

Camera2 menu options:

  • Flash Mode - Auto, Red-eye, Auto Fill, Cancel, Red-eye/Slow, Slow-sync (front curtain), Slow-sync (rear curtain), Full Fill, 1/4 Fill, 1/16 Fill, 1/64 Fill
  • Flash Compensation - Adjusts flash output +/-2 in 1/3 steps
  • Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, Selftimer (12s, 2s), Remote
  • AF Mode - Single-AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus, Single-AF+MF, Continuous AF+MF
  • AF Area - Auto Multi (all 3), Left, Center or Right
  • White Balance Bracketing - Off, 3 frames 2 steps, 4 steps or 6 steps
  • AE Bracket - Off, 3 frames 0.3EV, 0.7EV or 1EV steps
  • FL Bracket - Off, 3 frames 1, 2 or 3 steps
  • MF Bracket - Off, 5 frames 1 or 2 steps, 7 frames 1 or 2 steps
  • Anti-Shock - Delay shutter after mirror up: Off, 1 to 30 sec.




Olympus EVOLT E-330 Digital SLR

When you turn the Mode Dial to the SCENE position you will be shown a menu of the available modes. It starts out with a large sample picture which then shrinks down to make room for the text explanation of the mode. The Scene modes available are: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene & Portrait, Children, Sport, High Key, Low Key, Image Stabilization, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sun Set, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow, Underwater Wide, Underwater Macro.



Olympus EVOLT E-330 Digital SLR

Setup1 menu options:

  • ISO Step - 1/3EV or 1EV steps
  • ISO Boost - Off, On+NR or On (Boost enables ISO up to 1600)
  • ISO Limit - Limit the highest ISO when set to Auto
  • EV Step - 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV for shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation
  • ALL WB - Clear All or Set All white balance compensation
  • HQ - Set JPEG compression for HQ: 1/4, 1/8 or 1/12
  • SQ - Set JPEG compression for SQ: 1/2.7, /14, 1/8, 1/12
  • Manual Flash - Off or On
  • FL/AE Comp - Off or On
  • Sync Speed - Flash sync speed (1/60 - 1/180)
  • Live View Boost - Off or On
  • Dial - Control dial function in P mode (Exp Comp or Program Shift) and M mode (shutter speed or aperture)
  • AEL/AFL - AEL button function in S-AF, C-AF and MF modes
  • AEL/AFL Memo - AEL Memory On or Off
  • AEL Metering - AEL metering mode: Auto, ESP, Center, Spot, Spot Highlight, Spot Shadow
  • Quick Erase - Off or On
  • (RAW+JPEG) Erase - JPEG / RAW / RAW+JPEG
  • Custom Drive Button - Continuous, Remote, Selftimer, One-Touch WB, Test Picture, My Mode, Preview, Preview B
  • My Mode Setup - Two user-settable custom modes
  • Focus Ring - Select direction of the focus ring action
  • AF Illuminator - Focus-assist: Off, On = use flash pulses
  • Reset Lens - Resets the focus of the lens when powered down
  • 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
  • Frame Assist - A Mode (Off, Passport), B Mode (Off, Golden Section, Grid, Scale)




Olympus EVOLT E-330 Digital SLR

Setup2 menu options:

  • Time and Date - Set the camera's clock
  • CF/xD - Select storage media slot
  • File Name - If Auto it will continuously increment, Reset will reset the numbers
  • Edit Filename - Customize the file naming method
  • LCD Brightness - Adjust LCD backlight
  • Language - Menu language
  • Video Out - NTSC or PAL format
  • Beep Sounds - Button sounds Off, On
  • Rec View - View on LCD after capture: Off, Auto, 5s, 20s
  • Sleep - Auto off time: Off, 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m
  • 4h Timer - Auto power off: Off, 4H
  • Button Hold Time - 3s, 5s, 8s, Hold
  • Screen - Off, On
  • Ctl Panel Color - Control Panel Color Scheme: 1 or 2
  • Priority Set -
  • USB - Auto, Storage, Control, Easy Print, Custom Print
  • Color Space - sRGB or Adobe RGB
  • Shading Compensation - Compensate for dark areas at the edge of image caused by wide angle lenses: Off, On
  • Pixel Mapping - Map out bad CCD imager pixels
  • Cleaning Mode - Manually initiate ultrasonic CCD filter cleaner, raise mirror and opens shutter curtain
  • Underwater Mode Swaps the Sport and Night+Portrait on the Mode Dial to Underwater Macro and Underwater Wide
  • Firmware - Display firmware revision number




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