Olympus E-330 Flash
Olympus EVOLT E-330 Exposure
Flash Test Results
Coverage and Range
A fairly strong flash. Our indoor shots required slightly less than average positive compensation in the normal flash mode.
|14mm equivalent||45mm equivalent|
|Normal Flash, +1.3 EV||Slow-Sync Mode, +1.0 EV|
Flash coverage was quite uneven at wide angle, though results at telephoto were more uniform. In the Indoor test, the Olympus EVOLT E-330's flash underexposed our subject at its default setting, requiring a higher than average +1.3 EV positive exposure compensation boost. Results are still a hint dim overall, but anything brighter washed out Marti's features too much. The camera's Slow-Sync flash mode resulted in a more even exposure and a brighter overall image, at +1.0 EV, though the longer shutter time resulted in an orange color cast.
Flash power remains pretty strong to about 16 feet at wide angle, though coverage and power is actually less at the closer 6 and 7-foot distances. At telephoto, the flash is bright to about 10 feet, and quite dim at the 16-foot point.
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