Olympus E-300 EVOLT
8.0 megapixels (effective); auto and manual focus; program and manual exposure; JPEG; TIFF; and RAW file format; ISO range 100-1600; proprietary Lithium-Ion battery. Accepts interchangeable Zuiko digital lenses; comes standard with a 14-45mm lens
Not just another SLR, the 8-megapixel Olympus E-300 EVOLT distinguishes itself from the rest of the pack with a "supersonic wave filter" which eliminates dust from the camera's image sensor. Poised to compete with the Nikon D70 and the Canon Digital Rebel, the Olympus E-300 is available with a lens for less than $1000. Its body design is unique, as the viewfinder has been shifted to the side, eliminating the hump usually seen on the top of an SLR. The supersonic wave filter is designed to keep the CCD dust free by vibrating briefly at startup (or on command) to remove particles on the image sensor.