Olympus Camedia 3030 Zoom

by Karen Nakamura


Overview and Personal Comments

The Olympus Camedia 3030 Zoom is a 3.3 megapixel digital camera with 3X zoom. The Olympus is a fine camera, but just a bit big for a point and shoot. It does have full manual (full Manual; Shutter-Priority; and Aperture Priority) modes along with the usual black and white; sepia; and other features.

It uses SmartMedia cards which are very-small postage size memory cards approximately 1.5mm thick. This, and the exposed gold contacts, makes them rather fragile.

Technical Details

Camera Name Camedia 3030 Zoom
Manufacturer Olympus
Place of Manufacture Japan
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Battery type 4 x AA (Alkaline; NiCad; NiMH)
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About Olympus

Although people think that Olympus must be a recent company, it actually has very old roots. It was founded in 1919 as "Takachiho Seisakusho" as a manufacturer of optical goods, with its first product being a microscope. In 1921, they released their first "Olympus" brand product. Their first camera came out in 1936, the Semi-Olympus with 75mm f/4.5 Zuiko lens. In 1949, the company changed their name to "Olympus Optical Co." after their main brand. One of their designers Yoshihisa Maitani, is famed for some classic designs:

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