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Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II

Portability
67
Imaging
41
Features
31
Overall
37
Olympus E-300 front
 
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II front
Portability
82
Imaging
54
Features
77
Overall
63

Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II Key Specs

Olympus E-300
(Full Review)
  • 8MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 400 (Expand to 1600)
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 624g - 147 x 85 x 64mm
  • Launched January 2005
  • Alternative Name is EVOLT E-300
  • Successor is Olympus E-330
Olympus E-M10 II
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 390g - 120 x 83 x 47mm
  • Announced August 2015
  • Earlier Model is Olympus E-M10
  • Successor is Olympus E-M10 III
Photography Glossary

Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II Overview

Lets look much closer at the Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II, one being a Advanced DSLR and the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and they are both produced by Olympus. There exists a huge gap among the resolutions of the E-300 (8MP) and E-M10 II (16MP) but they feature the exact same sensor size (Four Thirds).

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The E-300 was launched 11 years earlier than the E-M10 II and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-300 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Olympus E-M10 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting through a thorough comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the E-300 grades vs the E-M10 II in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-300 over the Olympus E-M10 II

 E-300 E-M10 II 

Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 II over the Olympus E-300

 E-M10 II E-300 
AnnouncedAugust 2015January 2005More recent by 129 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimension3"1.8"Larger display (+1.2")
Display resolution1040k134kSharper display (+906k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus E-300 and Olympus E-M10 II

 E-300 E-M10 II 
Manually focus More precise focusing
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera regularly, you'll have to factor its weight and measurements. The Olympus E-300 has got outer dimensions of 147mm x 85mm x 64mm (5.8" x 3.3" x 2.5") accompanied by a weight of 624 grams (1.38 lbs) and the Olympus E-M10 II has proportions of 120mm x 83mm x 47mm (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.9") having a weight of 390 grams (0.86 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have at that time. Following is the front view measurement comparison of the E-300 compared to the E-M10 II.

Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the E-300 and E-M10 II is 67 and 82 respectively.

Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements purely by going through a spec sheet. The photograph here might offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the E-300 and E-M10 II.

Clearly, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You should expect to see the Olympus E-M10 II to show more detail utilizing its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics much more aggressively. The older E-300 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II sensor size comparison

Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-300 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus E-M10 II as a Portrait photography camera
48
manual focus
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
doesn't have liveview
low resolution (8MP)
72
manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
offers face detect focus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-300 Street photography info
Olympus E-M10 II Street photography info
51
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
low max ISO (400)
83
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
supports touch focus
above average high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-300
Sports photography with Olympus E-M10 II
37
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
sensor has phase detect AF
doesn't have liveview
low frames per second (3.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (8 megapixels)
67
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
offers tracking focus
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus E-300
Travel photography with Olympus E-M10 II
45
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
low resolution (8 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
73
supports touch focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
built-in flash
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-300 Landscape photography info
Olympus E-M10 II Landscape photography info
43
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
tiny screen (1.8 inch)
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (8MP)
low max ISO (400)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
79
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
above average high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-300 Vlogging info
Olympus E-M10 II Vlogging info
9
no video recording
35
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of microphone socket
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Olympus E-300 vs Olympus E-M10 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-300 and Olympus E-M10 II
 Olympus E-300Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus E-300 Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Also called EVOLT E-300 -
Category Advanced DSLR Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched 2005-01-10 2015-08-25
Physical type Mid-size SLR SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - TruePic VII
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 8MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3264 x 2448 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 400 25600
Max boosted ISO 1600 -
Lowest native ISO 100 200
RAW pictures
Lowest boosted ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 3 81
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Available lenses 45 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 1.8 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 134 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.62x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 5.80 m (ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, flash off, 1st-curtain slow sync w/redeye, 1st-curtain slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/180 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60p/30p/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution None 1920x1080
Video file format - H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 624 grams (1.38 lb) 390 grams (0.86 lb)
Dimensions 147 x 85 x 64mm (5.8" x 3.3" x 2.5") 120 x 83 x 47mm (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 73
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.1
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.5
DXO Low light rating not tested 842
Other
Battery life - 320 photographs
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID - BLS-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (12 sec., 2 sec, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
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