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Olympus Stylus 300 Digital 3 Megapixels and Smaller

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)


  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution3.34 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens35 - 105 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Focus Range20 in. to Infinity (w)
    Macro Focus Range8 - 20 in. (w)
    Focal Length5.8 - 17.4 mm
    Camera Resolution3.34 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2048 x 1536 • 1600 x 1200 • 1280 x 960 • 1024 x 768
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA) • 160 x 120
    Video Speed15 fps
    Max Movie Length70 Seconds
    Video FormatQuickTime
    Aperture Rangef3.1/f5.2 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed1/2 - 1/1000 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset) • Overcast (Preset)
    Frames Per Second1 Frames
    Memory TypexD Picture Card
    Compression TypeJPEG
    File Size (High Res.)2.67 MB (48 images on 128MB card)
    File Size (Low Res.)0.16 MB (about 800 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 320
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash
    ViewfinderOptical (Through-the-lens)
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size1.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution134,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeProprietary Lithium
    Self Timer12 Sec.
    Mp3 Built In
    Built-in MicrophoneWithout Built-in Microphone
    Built-in SpeakerWithout Built-in Speaker
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS 8 • Apple Mac OS 9 • Apple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP
    Width3.8 in.
    Depth1.3 in.
    Height2.2 in.
    Weight0.36 lb.
    Warranty6 Months
    Exterior ColorSilver
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • Hand Strap • 16 MB Memory Card • Lithium Battery • Battery Charger • Remote Control
    Release DateFebruary, 2003
    MPN225370
    Product ID20654386

Product Description

  • Sensor: 3.24 megapixel effective CCD
  • Max resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
  • Lens: 5.8–17.4mm f/3.1-5.2 (35mm equiv: 35–105mm) w. 4x digital zoom
  • All-weather performance
  • QuickTime Movie Mode
  • Storage media: xD-Picture Card
  • Interface: USB


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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Marcus a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: February 3, 2004

    Strengths:    Compact, Sturdy (I've dropped mine a few times), Easy to use, Sleek, Pretty good resolution. This camera is a great for first time digital owners who want something they can tote along with them wherever they go.

    Weaknesses:    This camera is very user friendly, and as a result, is not extremely customizable. There aren't a lot of options or features inherent in it. The zoom and actual resolution are very good for the size, but not something you'd use if you're a serious photography buff. The price is a little high.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a pretty good camera if you're looking for something quick, easy, and compact. The menus and options are very easy to understand and use. I also found it very easy to upload pictures to my pc using just the camera.

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    Price Paid:    $299.00

    Purchased At:   Best Buy

    Similar Products Used:   Coolpix 5.2 Megapixel. Going to buy an SLR digital next.



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ericsteffy a Intermediate from Columbus, Ohio

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 2003

    Strengths:    Small/compact form factor
    Easy to navigate settings
    Flexible and full featured


    Weaknesses:    No audio in movie mode.. oh well. Not a big deal.

    Bottom Line:   
    Nice camera. Fit my criteria for a digital camera that could fit in my front pocket and take excellent photos. Very easy to use and seemingly durable in a metal case. I purchased an extended life battery and more memory so I can take up to 400 high quality pictures or 1600 low quality. Some reviews I read stated that the flash did not produce enough for dark, night shots like in a bar.... If you are close enough to the subjects.. it is fine. Comes with everything you need to get started. Only a USB cable (included) to hook up to your PC. Highly recommended.

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    Price Paid:    $312.00

    Purchased At:   Digital for less



    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Yoyo a Expert

    Date Reviewed: April 21, 2003

    Strengths:    Nice picture quality, metal body, water resistent( not for scuba or snorkling), very compact and feature packed.

    Weaknesses:    expensive at $399 + $120 for memory, no case means back lcd may get scratched, not sesitive enough for some night pictures of moving objects.
    printing digital pics is expensive, $0.49 each 4x6 at kodak.com


    Bottom Line:   
    This is my first digital camera after years of using Minolta, Nikon, Canon and Leica SLR´s. After taking more than 250 pictures in a recent trip to Las Vegas in all possible conditions I can state I have a pretty god knowledge of its features and limitations.
    For a point and shoot camera its pretty good, nice quality pics at second highest definition. Colors are excellent, comes with remote control and timer for self portraits. Its pretty compact and the battery life is quite good if the flash is not used all the time.
    On the low points side. Even though its an all metal body( which is good), it fell to the floor and the shield got bent and detacched from the body, this is BAD as the camera will not work without the shield plus its function is to protect the camera not detach of it falls!, second the camera comes with only 16 megs of memory ( good for about 10 pics in high resolution) to get good milagfe you will have to invest over $100 in aditional memory(256megs), finnaly its programable features do not possee the right combination for advanced fotography ( ie sports at night).
    In summary, its not close to a quality SLR, but its not supposed to be one. If you need professional features is a digital camara, purchasse a real digital SLR.
    If you want a nice quality pocket size digital camera with features, picture quality and rugged body, this is it.
    Well recomended!

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    Price Paid:    $379.00

    Purchased At:   J&R Music world

    Similar Products Used:   Minolta, Nikon, Canon, Leica SLR´s, non-digital




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