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The Olympus E-30 is a Four Thirds System camera produced between December 2008 and about 2011. It was the only two-digit model in the E DSLR series, positioned between the Olympus E-520 and the E-3 cameras in terms of size, weight, capabilities and price. It was sold in a kit with the Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II lens.[1]

Olympus E-30
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
LensFour Thirds
SensorLive MOS Four Thirds 17.3 mm x 13.0 mm(2× conversion factor)
Maximum resolution12.3 million effective pixels, 4032 x 3024 pixels
ASA/ISO rangeISO 100 to 3200
StorageCompactFlash Type I/II (UDMA), Microdrive, xD-Picture Card
Focus modesSingle Shot AF, Single Shot AF + MF, Continuous AF + MF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Focus areas11-point TTL Phase Difference Detection AF
Exposure modesAuto, Program AE with shift), Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Scene Program, Scene Select (Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS Mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents)
Exposure meteringTTL Open-Aperture Metering System (49 Zones)
FlashE-TTL II automatic built-in pop-up, 13 m ISO 100 guide number, 27 mm (equivalent in 135 format) lens focal length coverage; compatible with Canon EX Series Speedlite external hotshoe-mount flashes
Shutterfocal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range60-1/8000 seconds, bulb shooting
Continuous shooting5.0 frame/s (RAW 12 frames maximum)
ViewfinderEye-Level TTL Optical Pentaprism with 98% coverage and 1.02X magnification
Image processing
WB bracketing±3 stops in 1-stop increments;
Rear LCD monitorVari-Angle 2.7 HyperCrystal III TFT LCD with 230,000 pixels
BatteryBLM-1 Li-ion battery pack
Weight730 g (1.6 lb)
Made inChina


  1. ^ "Olympus E-30 Camera Review". DigitalCameraInfo. Retrieved 15 July 2011.