Olympus E-300 summary
Olympus E-300 is Olympus's Advanced DSLR camera initially launched on January of 2005. The camera has a 8MP, CCD Four Thirds sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3264 x 2448. The camera is referred to as "EVOLT E-300" in other countries.
The E-300 is ranked #90 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & over-all #870 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our database. Please check our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your custom requirements.
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Olympus E-300 family
The Olympus E-300 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed range below.
Olympus E-300 Gallery
You can see the E-300 from several angles in the gallery here.
Olympus E-300 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of good and bad points of the Olympus E-300 based on features that are typically regarded as crucial in a camera.
Olympus E-300 Sensor details
The measurement of the sensor in the Olympus E-300 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3264 x 2448 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 8MP and has a native ISO range of 100 - 400. This ISO can be extended electronically to a high of 1600. RAW photos are saved which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the E-300's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The E-300 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is shown in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Olympus E-300 dimensions
Olympus E-300 weighs around 1.38 lbs (624g or 22.01 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 147mm x 85mm x 64mm (5.8" x 3.3" x 2.5"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 776g so the Olympus E-300 is less heavy compared with various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a pic of the Olympus E-300 alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will show the button design on the E-300.
Olympus E-300 Lens specs
The E-300 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available to buy. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the E-300.
Olympus E-300 Connectivity
The E-300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send photos and in some cases adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external screen. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Olympus E-300 Video specs
Olympus E-300 doesn't take video. In case you are wanting a camera to take only photos, this is not a concern.
Olympus E-300 Weather Sealing
Olympus E-300 does not include environment proofing so wet conditions can easily affect the camera.
Olympus E-300 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-300 has a 1.8" fixed display boasting a resolution of 134k dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The ViewFinder specifications for Olympus E-300 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinders are very useful in bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Olympus E-300 Shutter specs
Olympus E-300 has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Olympus E-300 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Olympus E-300 has both in-built flash as well as external flash support. The max flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.
Olympus E-300 Autofocus specs
Olympus E-300 has both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
The Sensor has 3 focus points to pick from. Olympus E-300 features manual focusing in case it is required in low light conditions or you want more accurate control on focusing.
Olympus E-300 Battery life
The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has got the best (2260) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Here is a number of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the highest battery life:
Olympus E-300 for different kinds of photography
The following illustration indicates a summary of the Olympus E-300 for different kinds of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section below.
Olympus E-300 Portrait photography details
The Olympus E-300 gets a points tally of 49 which is average, and means the camera is somewhat acceptable for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support and flexibility to work with external lighting.
Olympus E-300 Street photography details
With a average score of 52, the Olympus E-300 is relatively adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus E-300 Sports photography features
A bad sports photography score of 37 means the Olympus E-300 is just not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have fantastic tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus E-300 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is very critical in picking a travel camera. Overall, the Olympus E-300 gets a bad 45 for a travelling camera which makes it just not good to buy for your travels.
Olympus E-300 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus E-300 with it's bad grade of 43 as a landscape camera is just not good amongst its rivals.
Olympus E-300 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should have a moving display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Olympus E-300 is just not good for vlogging as it receives a bad rating of 9.
Olympus E-300 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the E-300, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the category of Advanced DSLR.
The line chart just below will give you a summary of the E-300 vs it's highest scoring competitors shown above.
There are more cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.