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.
|Camera Name||Camedia 3030 Zoom
|Place of Manufacture||Japan|
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|Battery type||4 x AA (Alkaline; NiCad; NiMH)|
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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: