LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus E-30 has a Fully Articulated 2.7" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7", the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
For those of you who loves shooting selfies, self or group photos, Olympus E-30 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of E-30's LCD screen is Vloggers.
E-30 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 98% and a magnification ratio of 0.56x. 98% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus E-30 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
E-30 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Olympus E-30 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 11 points to choose from. Olympus E-30 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Unfortunately Olympus E-30 doesn't have Video recording ability.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus E-30 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Olympus E-30 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 750 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 929 shots, Olympus E-30 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend E-30 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Advanced DSLR Cameras
Nikon D780 with its 2260shots is the model with longest battery life among Advanced DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus E-30 vs Nikon D780 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Olympus E-30 Features Compared to Main Competitors