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Old Nov 5, 2008, 6:59 AM   #1
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Here's a link to the official release of the E-30:


http://www.dpreview.com/news/0811/08110502oly_e_30.asp

a first look by dpreview:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0811/08...0_hands_on.asp

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Old Nov 5, 2008, 7:28 AM   #2
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There are a series of photos detailing the camera at fourthirdsphoto.com. One of the more interesting images is that of the OPV screen. The settings are shown as being on the bottom of the screen as opposed to the side as found on the E-510.



Here is the link tothe image gallery:

http://www.fourthirdsphoto.com/e30/02.php
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Hi Zig

Looking at the varous sites .. looks as if theyre using:

* a OVF similar in size to the E1's (which is about time),
* slightly smaller body size to the E3 (even smaller than the E1)
* the E3's 11 point AF
* G1's 12MP NMOS or a variation of the sensor.
* CDAF

I'll be passing on the E30, as I think my E3's plenty for me and atm its not getting as much use as I;d like but if things pick up and I get paid to shoot (I wish) then I would think of getting the E30 as a second body. For those with 's the E5XX/E400's it definietly looks like a cam worth stepping up to if you don;t need the weathersealing but the price will need to drop a wee bit in my opinion.

Do we know if its got a mag alloy body ?

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Hi Harj,

The most complete specs I've found were on fourthirdsphoto.

All the specs say about the body is that it's non weathersealed. No mention of an alloy body .

http://www.fourthirdsphoto.com/e30/index.php

This is indeed an interesting development. I'm intrigued by the features as listed thru this release. The 12.3MP Live MOS sensor could really be a significant improvement over what OLy currently offers and what the E-510 currently has. My interest is not so much on the pixel count, because my own opinion is that 10MP seems to be fine for my needs. I've printed photos from the E-510 as large as 8.5" x 23" and 13" x 19" that came out quite satisfactorily for me. But if the sensor, along with the firmware/software upgrades introduced with the E-30 is as good as stated, then I'll be saving my pennies to buy it.

One area of continued concern, for me, is the OPV. As much as I would like to get an E-3 because of it's larger OPV.the size of the E-3 is just a bit bigger than what I want to carry around all day. The E-30 looks like a good ocmpromise.

If I had the E-3, as you do, this new release would definitely not be nearly as exciting.


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Hi Harj,

The most complete specs I've found were on fourthirdsphoto.

All the specs say about the body is that it's non weathersealed. No mention of an alloy body .

http://www.fourthirdsphoto.com/e30/index.php

This is indeed an interesting development. I'm intrigued by the features as listed thru this release. The 12.3MP Live MOS sensor could really be a significant improvement over what OLy currently offers and what the E-510 currently has. My interest is not so much on the pixel count, because my own opinion is that 10MP seems to be fine for my needs. I've printed photos from the E-510 as large as 8.5" x 23" and 13" x 19" that came out quite satisfactorily for me. But if the sensor, along with the firmware/software upgrades introduced with the E-30 is as good as stated, then I'll be saving my pennies to buy it.

One area of continued concern, for me, is the OPV. As much as I would like to get an E-3 because of it's larger OPV.the size of the E-3 is just a bit bigger than what I want to carry around all day. The E-30 looks like a good ocmpromise.

If I had the E-3, as you do, this new release would definitely not be nearly as exciting.


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