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Olympus Unveils E-30 DSLR Camera

Filters, multiple image photos, a level sensor and more give this camera its edge.

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The new Olympus E-30 digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera sports a variety of different features that seek to produce not only more sharp and stable images but also more artistic ones. The camera provides advanced dust reduction and in-body mechanical image stabilization. It also offers TruePic III+ Image Processor, for increased clarity, and Autofocus Live View. These features are coupled with a new 12.3-megapixel high-speed Live MOS image sensor.

Equipped with an internal Digital Level Sensor that detects and reports the camera’s pitch and roll, the E-30 is designed to help properly frame subjects and save time normally spent rotating an image in computer software. In addition, Art Filters replicate effects found in image software-such as pop art, pale and light color, soft focus, light tone, grainy film, and pin hole-and can be immediately viewable when shooting using the swivel 2.7-in Live View HyperCrystal LCD. The Multiple Exposure function allows photographers to combine images shot in different locations and moments. The E-30 can combine up to four images in a single photograph, overlaying various subjects to create a montage on the fly, directly on the camera’s LCD.


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