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Old Jan 26, 2006, 11:05 AM   #11
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Just skimmed the review on the E-330 and from what I have read, I like it. Cool idea with the live preview and swivel screen, makes for great ease in taking pictures in curous positions I like the separate histogram for colors, that is a neat idea.

What I would have liked to have seen though is maybe an AF assist lamp instead of using the flash, there is just something weird to me about it. Maybe it's because I have concerns of early extinguishment (breaking).


Overall, if I was in the market, would I get an E-330? Yeah! It's great as an entry -level SLR.

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Old Jan 26, 2006, 1:00 PM   #12
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As an "entry level dSLR camera" shouldn't the Olympus E-330 be priced closer to the Nikon D-50? The announced higher pricing, I think, might well limit it's marketability in a hotly competitive market.

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Old Jan 26, 2006, 1:17 PM   #13
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To me, the camera closer to the D50 is already out....the E-500. This new E-330 is unique, with features that will appeal to advanced amatuers like myself currently shooting with an E-1. I see the E-330 as a mid-tier camera, between the high and the low, and for where it's at it looks to me to have "the right stuff".

On another site I saw someone with a site showing a price already postedin Germany of 890 Euros for the body only, which would be slightly less than $1,100 US, which is probably about right.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 7:18 PM   #14
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Well, my 1/26 prediction was wrong.

I am still trying to confirm exactly what the 330 is. There are differing statementsall around the web. Olympus should step in and clearly state the 330's operation chracteristics. (what works when and what doesn't).

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Old Jan 27, 2006, 3:35 AM   #15
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Previews are available not only here, but also on Digital Camera Resource Page, Imaging -Resource, and DPReview (and probably elsewhere as well). Between them they should tell you quite a bit about what the camera does and doesn't do. In fact, Imaging-Resource.com even has a video presentation that goes into concrete detail about it.

For anyone really interested in the philosophy lying behind the design, I would also suggest you check out This Interview with Olympus product managers; it at least gives a bit of insight into their train of thought, whether you agree with it or not.


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Old Jan 27, 2006, 7:41 AM   #16
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Thanks, i will checkout Imaging-resource.

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