Posted on Wednesday, April 27 2005 @ 17:50:19 CEST by LSDsmurf
After several years of producing expensive, higher-end film SLRs, Olympus has finally entered the consumer digital SLR market with the first SLR that conforms to the 4/3 standard, a lens and image-sensor spec that has yet to be widely adopted. Priced at $999, the new Evolt E-300 competes directly with Canon’s $999 EOS Digital Rebel XT and Nikon’s $1,299 D70. While I’m glad to see Olympus finally entering this market, I’m a little disappointed that its first foray is a camera that falls more in the “catch-up” category than in the “setting-the-standard” category. Nevertheless, the E-300 delivers very good quality photos in a body that’s comfortable to hold and easy to use..