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Japanese site posts numerous full-size Olympus E-300 sample images
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Olympus UK confirms E-300 price at £699
Thanks to dpnow reader, Nicholas
, we've been able to look at a gallery of 29 Olympus E-300 (Evolt in the US) sample images on the Japanese site dc.watch.impress.co.jp
According to AltaVista BabelFish translation, the shots were taken by Mr.Yamada Kumi, who seems to enjoy a lot of early access to new cameras.
The selection includes day and night, plus indoor shots taken using ISO settings from 100 right up to 1600. It appears that all the images were taken with the new 'budget price' 14-45mm (28-90 equiv) Digital Zuiko standard zoom.
There is also some indication on the same page that the E-300 will start to ship in Japan on 3rd December. Our information is that small numbers will be on sale in the UK towards the end of December.
Meanwhile, Olympus in the US is predicting that the typical street price of the E-300 Evolt there will be $999.