- 7MP - Four Thirds Sensor
- 2.5" Tilting Screen
- ISO 100 - 400 (Push to 1600)
- No Video
- Micro Four Thirds Mount
- 616g - 140 x 87 x 72mm
- Revealed March 2006
- Additionally referred to as EVOLT E-330
- Old Model is Olympus E-300
- Replacement is Olympus E-450
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Olympus E-330 overview
Olympus E-330 is Olympus's Advanced DSLR digital camera initially announced on March of 2006. The camera houses a 7MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3136 x 2352. The camera is referred to as "EVOLT E-330" in some markets.
Olympus introduced this model in order to upgrade the older Olympus E-300 (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently released the updated Olympus E-450 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to upgrade this model.
The E-330 comes in at #77 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & all round #685 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus E-330 history
The Olympus E-330 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the complete range underneath.
E-330 vs E-512MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2011
E-330 vs E-45010MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2009
E-330 vs E-3012MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2009
E-330 vs E-310MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2008
E-330 vs E-51010MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2007
E-330 vs E-5008MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2005
E-330 vs E-3008MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2005
Olympus E-330 Gallery
You can check the E-330 from different angles in the gallery below.
Olympus E-330 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Olympus E-330 based on factors which are normally seen as useful in a digital camera.
Olympus E-330 Sensor specifications
The specification of the sensor in the Olympus E-330 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3136 x 2352 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 7MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 400. This ISO can be increased electronically to a high of 1600. RAW format is supported which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the E-330's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The E-330 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus E-330 dimensions
Olympus E-330 weighs in at 1.36 lb (616 grams / 21.73 ounces) & has outer dimensions of 140mm x 87mm x 72mm (5.5" x 3.4" x 2.8"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams so the Olympus E-330 is lighter in comparison with various competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Down below is a image of the Olympus E-330 besides a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the E-330.
Olympus E-330 Lens specifications
The E-330 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses to select from. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the E-330.
Olympus E-330 Connectivity
The E-330 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send files and oftentimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Olympus E-330 Video specifications
Olympus E-330 does not record video. In case you are shopping for a digital camera to take only pictures, this might not be a problem.
Olympus E-330 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Olympus E-330 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Olympus E-330 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-330 is equipped with a 2.5 inch tilting display supporting a resolution of 215 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specifications for Olympus E-330 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.47x
Viewfinders can be quite helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Olympus E-330 Shutter specifications
Olympus E-330 has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Olympus E-330 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus E-330 has both in-built flash as well as external flash ability. The maximum flash sync is 1/180s.
Olympus E-330 Autofocusing specifications
Olympus E-330 has both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
The Sensor supports 3 focus points to pick from. Olympus E-330 has the ability to use manual focus in case it is needed for low light or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Olympus E-330 Battery life
The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 offers the highest (2260) battery life for this range of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the strongest battery life:
E-330 vs D7802260 yesnoyes
E-330 vs D8501840 yesyesyes
E-330 vs Df1400 yesnono
E-330 vs 90D1300 yesnoyes
E-330 vs D5001240 yesyesyes
Olympus E-330 for various categories of photography
The following graph displays a summation of the Olympus E-330 for various categories of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Olympus E-330 Portrait photography advice
The Olympus E-330 gets a score of 55 which is reasonable, and means the camera is somewhat adequate for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support plus the option to use off-camera lighting.
Olympus E-330 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a very good points tally of 61, the Olympus E-330 is a very decent pick to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Olympus E-330 Sports photography information
A awful sports photography points tally of 41 indicates the Olympus E-330 is just not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus E-330 Travel photography features
Size is pretty critical when selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Olympus E-330 gets a average 50 as a travelling camera which is somewhat suitable to take on your holidays.
Landscape photography with Olympus E-330
When you are planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Olympus E-330 at it's awful rating of 45 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate among its rivals.
Olympus E-330 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera should have a moving display, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Olympus E-330 is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a awful rating of 9.
Olympus E-330 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the E-330, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the family of Advanced DSLR.
The line graph listed below gives you a summary of the E-330 vs it's top ranked competitors mentioned above.
There are a bunch of cameras you might look at as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.