Olympus Camedia E10

Olympus Camedia E-10

After the Canon Powershot 600 I want to go a step further in taking digital pictures so I was looking around for an anther and more improved camera. I really was very interested in the Olympus Camedia E10 but the price was a problem for me. So I decided to go for a Nikon ccolpix camera. So I went to the shop and there was a new E10 on offer (but still expensive). So after some doubt I decided to go for the Camedia E10 (still expensive 4600.- Dutch guilders in 2001. On April 29th 2001 I bought this camera and one of the first pictures I took was the picture below with the colorful flowers.

Launched in 2000, the CAMEDIA E-10 was a real all-in-one digital single-lens reflex camera specified for professional use. It has a 4-megapixel CCD and large-aperture 4x zoom lens. It subsequently evolved into the E-20, which featured a 5-megapixel CCD and the world's first hybrid scanning system (switchable between interlaced and progressive scanning).

So I used the camera it for a number of years. One of the first things I want to find out at that time was how big enlargement can I make from a 4 Mega pixel .jpg file. Because I was working at a photo lab, this test was very easy for met to do. We made a print of one square meter on the laser printer on real color photo paper and it came out very good. So I was very satisfied with the quality of this camera. You can find this picture below on this page.

The only thing I that failed for me was the fact that it was not possible to switch lenses. There was an option to use lens adapters for tele and wide angle but I never went for that option. So the next step was a DSLR camera with removable lenses. So in 2004 I bought the next camera; a Nikon D70. But still went on using the E10 for some years especially when i needed to photograph documents in an archive without flash. The camera works perfect for close-up pictures.


one of my first pictures taken with the E10. (size orig. 2.5 Mb)

close-up picture in ambient low light
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Camedia E-10
Digital SLR camera with 4.5 cm/1.8 inch color TFT LCD monitor.
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Olympus Camedia E-10 brochure Dutch version

Olympus Camedia E-10 brochure English version

Olympus Camedia E-10 brochure English version