Olympus E-3 Digital SLR Camera


Olympus E-30 Digital SLR Camera


Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR Camera


Olympus E-5 Digital SLR Camera

Price Best Price: $859.00
Best Price: $1,299.00
Best Price: $1,699.00
  • Full environmental seals
  • Fast auto-focus
  • Very good image quality
  • Tilt/shift LCD screen with live view
  • Image stabilization in camera body
  • Unique features such as Multiple Exposure and Digital Leveler
  • Support for multiple aspect ratios
  • Exposure bracketing in three or five frames
  • Real-time focusing in Live View mode
  • 98 percent field of view through optical viewfinder
  • Live View mode to compose shots with LCD
  • Extensive feature set, including exposure, flash, and color balance bracketing
  • Supports both Compact Flash and xD cards
  • Live View mode lets you view images on the LCD screen instead of in the viewfinder
  • Excellent image quality
  • Light and comfortable to carry
  • Fast autofocusing
  • Weather resistant body
  • In-body image stabilization
  • Dual card slots (CF and SD)
  • Wireless flash control built-in
  • Level gauge
  • 100% field of view optical viewfinder
  • Menus are too complex
  • Control layout is a little cumbersome
  • Not as good as the competition at high ISO
  • Lacks customizability
  • No movie mode
  • Battery charger requires cord instead of plugging directly into wall outlet
  • Difficult access to advanced functions
  • Accessing advanced functions can be confusing
  • No manual focus switch on lens
  • No manual focusing switch on lens
  • 12 MP sensor
  • Limited video options
  • Lackluster high ISO performance above 1600
  • Only 5 fps burst mode
  • No mode dial
At A Glance



Part Number 262010 262030 262071 262865

Battery Information

Battery Built-in No No No No
Battery Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of Batteries Supported   1    
Battery Size Supported   Proprietary Battery Size   Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Rechargeable   Yes   Yes
Battery Life       870 Shot
Number of Batteries Supported       1

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 2.50  " 2.70  " 2.50  " 3.00  "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.1  Megapixels 12.3  Megapixels 10.0  Megapixels 12.3  Megapixels
Image Sensor Size       4/3" (0.71" x 0.53")
Image Sensor Type       Live MOS


Shortest Shutter Speed 1/8000 Second 1/8000 Second 1/4000 Second 1/8000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second 60 Second 60 Second 60 Second


Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF Auto Flash, Slow Sync, Flash ON, Rear Curtain Sync, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction

General Information

Manufacturer Olympus Corporation Olympus Corporation Olympus Corporation Olympus Corporation
UPC Code 050332160569 050332166967 050332160460 050332176348
Manufacturer Part Number 262010 262030 262071 262865
Brand Name Olympus Olympus Olympus Olympus
Product Name E-3 Digital SLR Camera E-30 Digital SLR Camera EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR Camera E-5 Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

The new flagship of the Four Thirds Standard-based Olympus E-System. The E-3 gives photographers a high-performance tool that is primed for any assignment and satisfies the most stringent demands for D-SLR photography. It represents the ultimate choice for the professional photographer and provides the highest levels of speed and image quality as well as Live View capabilities and the ultimate in reliability.

The E-30 is for photographers looking to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary masterpieces. Autofocus Live View with Multiple Exposure shooting lets you create artistic effects in-camera. Six Art Filters instantly give your images a variety of creative looks. Features like Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology and In-body Image Stabilization ensure clear, crisp images in any shooting situation. It all adds up to a DSLR for photographers who want to express themselves more artistically.

The Olympus EVOLT E-510 digital SLR is a great camera to help you evolve as a photographer. Only Olympus digital SLRs are engineered to be 100-percent digital. Simply put, this means your pictures will have stunning edge-to-edge sharpness that can't be beat. Olympus' Live View LCD technology is a unique feature that enhances your picture-taking experience. Whatever life brings, whatever you're photographing, you'll capture colorful memories with the E-510's proven Dust Reduction System and powerful, 10-megapixels imager.

Built on our revolutionary E-System technology, the new Olympus E-5 adds powerful new features that let you do more than ever before. Designed to maximize the award-winning performance of Zuiko Digital lenses, the E-5 achieves the highest image quality of any Olympus camera-with astonishing detail, blazing speed, and true-to-life color. New options like user control in Art Filters and 720p HD Video give you more freedom to explore creative effects. And with its weatherproof design, the rugged E-5 can go anywhere.

Product Model E-3 E-30 E-510 E-5
Product Type Digital SLR Camera Digital SLR Camera Digital SLR Camera Digital SLR Camera


Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 4032 x 3024 3648 x 2736 4032 x 3024


Autofocus Points 11 11   11
Focus Modes Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual
Image Stabilization   Optical Optical Optical
Optical Zoom     3.0  x  


Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card CompactFlash (CF) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)


Package Contents
  • E-3 Digital SLR Camera
  • Li-ion battery BLM-1
  • Li-ion battery charger BCM-2
  • USB cable
  • Video cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card
  • E-30 Digital SLR Camera
  • Li-Ion Battery BLM-1
  • Li-Ion Battery Charger BCM-2
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • Eye Piece Cover EPC-1
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • EVOLT E-510 Digital SLR Camera
  • 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Lens
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (BLM-01)
  • USB Cable
  • Video Out Cable
  • Li-Ion Battery Charger (BCM-2)
  • Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User Manual
  • QuickStart Guide
  • Registration Card
    • E-5 Digital SLR Camera
    • Li-Ion Battery BLM-5
    • Li-Ion Battery Charger BCM-5
    • USB Cable
    • Audio&Video Cable
    • Shoulder Strap
    • CD-ROM
    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty Card
    Features       Live View, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority

    Physical Characteristics

    Camera Assembly Body Only Body Only Body with Lens Kit Body Only
    Height 4.6" 4.2" 3.6" 4.6"
    Width 5.6" 5.6" 5.4" 5.6"
    Depth 2.9" 3.0" 2.7" 2.9"
    Weight (Approximate) 28.64  oz 23.04  oz 16.16  oz 28.16  oz
    Durability       Dust Proof, Water Proof


    Viewfinder Type SLR SLR SLR SLR


    Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

    Network & Communication

    GPS     No  


    USB       Yes
    HDMI       Yes


    Video Formats       Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution       1280 x 720
    Maximum Frame Rate       30 fps


    Performance (New)


    Very Good Very Good Good Fair

    Very Good Very Good Superior Good

    Good Good Good Very Good

    Good Good Good Very Good
    Video Quality

    Video Sound Quality



    Image Quality, Sharpness

    48.8 51.8 50.9  
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash

    62.1 68.5 49.9  
    Image Quality, Color

    60.4 57.0 61.5  
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction

    72.3 54.6 79.4  
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal

    55.1 53.8 52.5  
    Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation

    58.9 79.4 60.5  
    Image Quality, Color--Auto

    56.9 54.2 55.8  
    Battery Life (minutes)

    273.5   273.5  
    Image Quality, Exposure

    57.2 58.2 51.7  
    Number of Shots

    500.0   500.0  
    Image Quality, Color--Adjusted

    64.0 59.8 67.3  
    Image Quality, Distortion

    65.1 69.6 66.7  
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise

    70.9 62.1 70.2  
    Image Quality, Overall

    59.2 58.0 56.4  
    Number of Batteries

    1   1  
    Image Quality Score

    Very Good Very Good Very Good