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September 28, 2004
Specifications of E-300
Product type Product type Single-lens reflex digital camera with interchangeable lens system
Memory CompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive
Screen size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount Four Thirds Mount
No. of effective pixels 8.0 megapixels
Image pickup element Product type 4/3-type full-frame transfer primary colour CCD
Total no. of effective pixels Approx. 8,150,000 pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4 : 3)
Dust reduction system Supersonic Wave Filter
Recording Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching II
File format RAW (12-bit), TIFF (RGB 8-bit), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 3264 x 2448 pixels
[TIFF] 3264 x 2448 pixels
[JPEG] 3264 x 2448 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
Viewfinder Product type Eye-level single-lens reflex viewfinder
Field of view Approx. 94%
Viewfinder magnification 1.00x (-1diopt, 50 mm lens, infinity)
Eye point 20mm (-1 diopt)
Diopter adjustment range -3.0 - +1.0 m diopt
Focusing screen Fixed (Neo Lumi-Micron Mat screen)
Mirror Side swing quick return mirror
Eyepiece shutter External
Depth of field Can be checked
Monitor Product type 1.8 inch HyperCrystal LCD
Total no. of pixels Approx. 134.000 pixels
Field of view Approx. 100%
Brightness control 15 levels
Focusing AF system TTL phase-difference detection system
Focus mode (1) Single AF
(2) Continuous AF
(3) Manual focus
Focusing point 3-point multiple AF (left, centre, right)
AF luminance range EV 0 - 19 (ISO 100)
AF illuminator Built-in
Exposure Control Metering system TTL open-aperture metering system
(1) Digital ESP metering
(2) Centre weighted average metering
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2% for the viewfinder screen)
Metering range EV 2 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering)
EV 3 - 17 (Spot metering)
At normal temperature, ISO 100
Exposure mode (1) P: Programme AE (Programme shift can be performed)
(2) A: Aperture priority AE
(3) S: Shutter priority AE
(4) M: Manual
(5) Scene programme AE
(6) Scene select AE
Scene programme AE Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Night scene, Sports
Scene select AE Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Night scene, Sports, Landscape & Self portrait , Night scene & Self portrait, Fireworks, Sunset, High key, Document, Manner shot, Beach & snow, Candlelight
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 - 400 (High ISO values (ISO 800 and ISO 1600) are available)
Exposure compensation +/-5EV in 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps
AE lock Locked by first position of Shutter button / AEL button (customisable)
Exposure bracketing 3 frames in 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps
White Balance Mode setting Auto, Preset (8 settings), One-Touch, Custom (Up to 4 settings at Kelvin temperature)
White balance compensation +/-7 step (Auto, Preset)
White balance bracketing 3 frames
Colour Mode Colour matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB
Saturation 5 levels
Image Quality Adjustment Sharpness 5 levels
Contrast 5 levels
Shutter Product type Computerised focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed P, Ps, A mode: 1 - 1/4000 sec.
S, M mode: 30 - 1/4000 sec.
Bulb: up to 8 min. (with limiter)
Scene programme and Scene select modes: 4 - 1/4000 sec. (depends on selected mode)
Drive Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, Remote control
Sequential shooting RAW/TIFF mode: Max. 4 pictures at up to 2.5 frames/sec.
JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec.
Optical remote control Operation time: 2 sec., 0 sec. (with optional RM-1 remote control)
Integrated Flash Flash control mode TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation, Fill-in
Synchronisation speed 1/180 sec. or less
Flash intensity control up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV steps for exclusive flash
Synchronisation timing 1st curtain synchronisation/2nd curtain slow synchronisation (selectable)
Playback Playback modes Single-frame, Close-up (2 - 10x), Index (4/9/16 frames), Slideshow, Picture rotation
Information display Histogram, Highlight point warning, AF frame, Photographic information
Menu Languages Japanese, English
Input/Output External connector USB connector (mini-B), DC-in jack, Video-out jack (NTSC/PAL selectable)
Flash Attachment Hot Shoe
Remote control cable Through Power Battery Holder HLD-3 with optional Remote Cable RM-CB1
DC-IN DC-IN jack (Optional: AC Adapter AC-1)
Power Requirements Battery BLM-1 Li-ion Battery
Date/Time backup Approx. 3 months using the built-in battery
AC power supply AC-1 AC Adapter (optional, 100V-240V type)
Dimensions/Weight Dimensions 146.5mm (W) x 85mm (H) x 64mm(D)
(excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 580g
(without batteries, CF Card, caps and monitor cover)
Operating Environment Temperature 0 - 40 degrees (operation) / -20 - 60 degrees(storage)
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Others Print DPOF, PictBridge (compatibility planned)
Package includes E-300 body, Li-ion battery pack (BLM-1), Li-ion battery charger (BCM-2) OLYMPUS Master software CD-ROM, USB cable, Video cable, Eyepiece shutter, Shoulder strap, Manuals, System chart, Warranty card
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