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Olympus E-10 Digital SLR Camera

By Dr. Gonzo

What is it?

Manufacturer's Web site: Olympus
Product page: E-10 digital camera

Olympus E-10

The E-10 is Olympus' flagship digital camera. It is a true SLR design that uses a beam splitting prism to get the image to the CCD and the optical viewfinder. It has a fixed ED glass autofocusing lens, a built-in flash and a true 4 megapixel CCD sensor.


Type Digital SLR camera with 1.8 inch color TFT LCD monitor
Imaging system CCD: 2/3" 4.0 megapixel (3.9 effective)
Supported resolutions: 2240x1680, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480
Color: 10-bit/pixel
File formats: TIFF, Olympus RAW, JPEG
ISO equivalency: 80, 160, 320 ISO
Storage media Smart Media, CompactFlash type II dual slot (concurrent use)
Lens Aperture: F/2.0-F/11
Focal length, 35mm equivalent: 35mm-140mm
Zoom magnification equivalent: 4x
Construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
Shutter speed Bulb 30 sec. max, manual 8 to 1/640 sec., auto 2 to 1/640 sec.
Batteries Four (4) AA size (1.5v alkaline, 1.2v NiMH rechargeable)
Dimensions 5 in. x 6.3in. x 4.1 in.)
Weight 1050 g without batteries, lens cap, memory cards (37 oz)
Operating temperature 32 to 104 degrees F

NOTE: This is a very abbreviated spec listing. Check the full listing on Olympus' site here.


I ordered my E-10 from Essentiallyyoursdigital.com. Here's how I break down the experience:


  • Fast shipping, I ordered Wednesday night and got the camera Friday
  • Low prices
  • Not grey market (as far as I can tell, it's a legit U.S. product I received)
  • Relatively trouble-free transaction, seems to be an honest shop
  • Clunky web site, not much automation
  • Although the shop is in California, they ship from a New York warehouse, and when it comes to digital cameras, getting anything from New York when you were trying to avoid it is BAD
  • Almost zero communication. I had to ask whether the item shipped, and received a one-word reply (Yes). Then I had to ask for the tracking number, and they gave it to me. It would have been much better if they sent me the information without my having to chase for it, especially since their site is not automated enough to show order status.
  • Shipping is somewhat expensive
Although my overall experience was positive with this retailer, I have since found other reputable places with the same or lower prices, and I'd be willing to give them a try before I go with EYD again.

Added: October 10th 2005
Reviewer: Raul
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