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Old Nov 9, 2004, 3:44 PM   #1
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Just posted is our comprehensive hands-on Olympus Evolt E-300Review. It took us a while to finish the first look posted earlierdue to being loaded down with other dSLRs but the full review has now been posted - as of Feb 7, 2005.

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Old Nov 9, 2004, 5:57 PM   #2
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If it comes in at the Olyhinted "under the D-Rebel" price for the kit this I think thiswill become my next camera. It has everything I want and more with only 1 missing feature I would have liked....that being an xD media slot with the CFII slot like on the C8080. Although im sure I can live without it now that CF cards are dropping in price like a rock!

Can't wait to see the production model final reviews!Now to start saving...:-)
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I was at a Toronto photo show two weeks ago, and Olympus said they were aiming for the D-70 price range ($400 more than the dRebel price).
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Why no Image Stabilisation????? That makes it a non-starter as far as I'm concerned. Wake up Olympus!
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The 'old' Pentax ist is still smaller: 129.0 x 94.5 x 60 mm (5.1 x 3.7 x 2.4 inches)
The Oly E-300 EVolt: 146.5 x 85 x 64mm (5.7 x 3.3 x 2.5 inches)

... But it does have 8Mpixels
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Old Nov 11, 2004, 3:14 AM   #6
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Why no Image Stabilisation????? That makes it a non-starter as far as I'm concerned. Wake up Olympus!
It's still possible for Olympus or some other company to come out with an IS lens...don't forget, it's not only Olympus behind the 4/3 format. I was at an E-1 lecture one time and there was a bunch of camera and lens manufacturers who have signed on to the 4/3 format, although only so far Olympus has produced products so far.
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It's still possible for Olympus or some other company to come out with an IS lens...don't forget, it's not only Olympus behind the 4/3 format.
... So they can charge us more for each lens?
Why not do it like on the Minolta and then every lenses will have it!
Canon made this mistake in its early years... their first AF was in the lens, until Minolta 'rocked' the camera world :?



http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/h...991_story.html
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...SLRs/canont80/

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But that's ancient history (and those who don't learn from history...) look what Canon's doing today...again it's certain Canon lenses, not the camera that has the IS. To compensate for camera shake, it's one of the middle optics that has to shift as seen in Canon's demonstration:
http://www.canon.com/technology/deta...ift/index.html

Does any of todays dSLRs with exchangeable lenses have IS on the camera itself? It seems that the cameras that do have IS on the CCD don't have exchangeable lenses (like the Minolta A2).

It would be great if a manufacturer put every little wanted feature on the camera. Too bad you can't pick and choose, like Oly's ultra sonic wave filter, Minolta's IS, the best full frame imager with the least amount of noise at ISO3200, etc.
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Does any of todays dSLRs with exchangeable lenses have IS on the camera itself? It seems that the cameras that do have IS on the CCD don't have exchangeable lenses (like the Minolta A2).
History may repeat itself:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/diginews.html#shake

As for ISO-3200 check the links below:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...57&forum_id=84
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Old Nov 20, 2004, 2:43 PM   #10
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In case you would like to know and don't already, I just spotted the E-300with kit 14-45mm,priced at $1285.00 Canadian. So I would imagine that will equate to well under the $1000 US mark.

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