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E-30 Vs E-3 major functional differences

I've just picked up a used E-30 from that auction site at a reasonable price. It's come from Germany so once I've figured out how to change the language I'm going out to play.

I've bough the E-30 as a stop gap to use along side my E-3, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the eve of Oly, hopefully, announcing something new for 4/3 (plus the budget just got swallowed as a deposit for next years big holiday).

I didn't get a manual but have owned several Oly cameras now (e-500, e-510, e-3 & EP-2) so the interface is familiar. What I'm looking for are the features the E-30 has that my E-3 doesn't (it sure has a lot of dials). I get the whole no weather sealing, bigger sensor, slightly improved ISO aspect. It's stuff like the AF tweaking I'm after (main reason I bought one as I'm hopefully renting a little tuna next month and I'm worried about back focus with my EC-14 & EC-20). I think it has scene modes and art filters too.

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Re: E-30 Vs E-3 major functional differences

Personally I've never used an E-30, but I do know it has the AF micro adjusting trickery you mention.

The manual is available on various pits of the internet, but is easily accessible here;

http://fourthirds-user.com/wiki/Manuals

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Re: E-30 Vs E-3 major functional differences

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... I get the whole no weather sealing, bigger sensor, slightly improved ISO aspect. It's stuff like the AF tweaking I'm after ...
Sensor same size, I know you meant more megapixels.
Better highlight rolloff, and ISO-bracket function.
WB-brackets two axes.
In many cases not better higher-ISO noise, just different.
Brownish woodland auto-WB, I add green+1 to global WB on this series of cameras to get back to proper earth & foliage.
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