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First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download

Sample images from a production-ready Olympus E-30

UPDATE 8th December: RAW files added to sample gallery; open with Olympus Master 2.11

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(High ISO comparison with an Olympus E-3 and Nikon D300 to follow)

Here we have 28 JPEG images for you to download from our second sample of the Olympus E-30 DSLR, which goes on sale around this time next month. The camera body supplied by Olympus UK has version 1.0 firmware and all the pictures were taken with a matching Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II standard zoom lens. In-camera noise filter mode was left at the standard setting (centre of of five levels).

Quite a few of these samples are taken at higher ISO settings of 800, 1600 and 3200 ISO, because there will be a added interest in the performance of the new 12MP LiveMOS sensor in the E-30.

These images are copyrighted and provided for personal evaluation only. No other use or re-publication is permitted. Please do not link to these images from any other website. Each image file is around 6MB long. And please do let us know what you think of the image quality the 45-200 delivers.

Click on a thumbnail to view the full size original camera JPEG image in your browser or, better still, download the target JPEG file and examin in your own software.

   
Focal length: 54mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/60th
ISO: 400
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 54mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/125th
ISO: 800
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 54mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/250th
ISO: 1600
Link to RAW file
         
   
Focal length: 61mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/640th
ISO: 3200
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 54mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/40th
ISO: 100
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 54mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutter speed: 1/100th
ISO: 100
Link to RAW file
         
   
Focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/15th
ISO: 100
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/50th
ISO: 400
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/100th
ISO: 800
Link to RAW file
         
   
Focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/200th
ISO: 1600
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/400th
ISO: 3200
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/30th
ISO: 100
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Focal length: 29mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/125th
ISO: 100
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/160th
ISO: 100
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 18mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/1000th
ISO: 100
Link to RAW file
         
   
Focal length: 24mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter speed: 1/200th
ISO: 100
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 20mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/200th
ISO: 400
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 18mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/80th
ISO: 100
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Focal length: 22mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/20th
ISO: 100
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/30th
ISO: 100
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 36mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/40th
ISO: 400
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Focal length: 15mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/1600th
ISO: 400
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 15mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/160th
ISO: 1600
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 42mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/160th
ISO: 1600
Link to RAW file
         
   
Focal length: 54mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/80th
ISO: 1600
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 35mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/400th
ISO: 1600
Link to RAW file
  Focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/640th
ISO: 400
Link to RAW file
         
       
Focal length: 54mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/320th
ISO: 400
Link to RAW file
       

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First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download

Four Thirds User editorial team First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Here we have our first batch of Olympus E-30 production-level sample images for you to download and ... (more)

deevee Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
thanks Ian for posting these; i think i can live with that level of noise at ISO 1600 and higher; th... (more)

Stephen Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Ian, would it be fair to say that the in camera processing and noise reduction is key to the improve... (more)

Ian Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
I don't think so. After discussing it last night, I think we came to the conclusion that ACR open... (more)

Stephen Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
I wonder (with respect) if you are evading my question ;) We also talked about the Olympus Maste... (more)

Ian Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
No, not evading :) When ACR supports a new camera, that camera's RAW file characteristics are ... (more)

geohsia Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Hi Ian, Is there any chance you can shoot a series highlighting the extremes of the 14-54 v2. I... (more)

Ian Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
No problem - am always here to serve :) However, I asked Olympus if there is any difference ... (more)

geohsia Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Wow, that was quick. I guess this answers any lingering questions. I was hoping to move back to the... (more)

Ian Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
[B][COLOR="DarkGreen"]UPDATE[/COLOR][/B]: [I]shows, after all, that the 14-54 II is different[/I]... (more)

geohsia Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Makes sense. Thanks Ian. -geo... (more)

hschnee Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
From these sample photos, the E-30 seems to have nice dynamic range and holds highlight detail well,... (more)

Ian Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
I shot RAW at the same time, but they are huge files - 3x bigger than the JPEGs, so I will select... (more)

John Perriment Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
I see what you mean, Stephen. At present I process E3 RAW files at 1600 & 3200 ISO in Master rath... (more)

Ian Re: E-30 shoot out with E-3 and Nikon D300
I should have some analysis of high ISO performance from the E-30 compared to the E-3 and a Nikon D3... (more)

Ian Re: E-30 shoot out with E-3 and Nikon D300
All 28 samples are now available in RAW and JPEG. Use Olympus Master 2.11 to open the RAW files. ... (more)

Ian Re: E-30 shoot out with E-3 and Nikon D300
There's a lot of chatter on other sites :rolleyes: about the RAW samples - mainly very positive. ... (more)

Stephen Re: E-30 shoot out with E-3 and Nikon D300
Mmm seems they are linking to the shots too Ian which you expressly asked people not to :\... (more)

Ian Re: E-30 shoot out with E-3 and Nikon D300
Mmmm - actually, I'm seeing someone has downloaded some of the samples and linked to his own web ... (more)

mathu Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Hi That was me who posted some links to your samples on DPR but I've also included the links to t... (more)

Ian Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Hi Mathu - and welcome to FTU! Unfortunately I left the office to go home just five minutes befor... (more)

clknight Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Promise? I've been on the edge of my seat waiting for these.....Can't wait! Colin... (more)

Ian Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Yes - though I have a very busy schedule at the moment, so I can't say precisely when. Ian... (more)

viztyger Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Looking Forward to your comparisons with the E-3 and D300. I recently did a comparison between my D... (more)

clknight Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Have you seen the ones on Imaging Resource?... (more)

Ian Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Alas, I have only just uploaded the files, the analysis will have to be tomorrow. According to... (more)

clknight Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
So we'll have to wait until tomorrow for the for the analysis [I]and[/I] the images?... (more)

Idle_Bull Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
This begs the question, if you set the E-3 to the D300 Equivelent ISO (ie. just over 2000 instead of... (more)

clknight Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
I would think it would only matter in comparisons, when you're trying to match true ISO values be... (more)

AndyBeeson Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Hi, This is my first post here. I`m very interested in the E-30 having viewed both the jpeg and raw... (more)

AndyBeeson Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
Hi Regarding the fringing I noticed with the E-30 in the samples, I`ve since loaded a couple of RAW... (more)

ReggieB Re: First Olympus E-30 review image samples to download
that's certainly good news. Hopefully Oly fixed their processing to eliminate this problem in produ... (more)

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