Olympus PEN E-P3

Last Updated (16 July’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Cameralabs

Olympus PEN E-P3 is a new Flagship Micro Four Thirds camera which offers a 12.3-megapixel High Speed Live MOS images sensor. It also offers professional images quality with the world’s fastest auto-focus system, High performance in low light, Full 1080i HD video recording with stereo sound, High ISO sensitivity to 12,800, New 3D Shooting, and has a 3-inch OLED Touch Screen with high resolution of 614.000 dots. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.80in x 2.72in x 1.35in with weight Approx. 11.32oz (body only), 13.01oz (including Battery and Memory card). We are highly recommends this camera for selling photos online because its performance to take excellent photos according to user and expert reviews below. Not only does it, this camera also sold with low price for now.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Olympus PEN E-P3 Reviews

Cameralabs reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“The E-P3’s AF is fast and, most of the time, very accurate; there were some situations where the subject wasn’t sharp, but in the vast majority of situations it got it right.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Macworld reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“Shooting with the 12mm f/2.0 and the 14-42mm MSC lenses, there was some evidence of distortion from the 12mm (as expected from a 24mm-equivalent lens), but test shots were generally sharply focused and exhibited good detail.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“While the AVCHD video produced by the E-P3 is acceptable, it’s not up there with the best implementations in its class — particularly from competing Panasonic and Sony ILCs. The video image is not particularly sharp, even when using the 12mm lens that we love so much. Sound quality is good, though, and the automatic exposure is on the mark.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMAG reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“In terms of sharpness, the E-P3 scored very well, with a center-weighted average of 2,001 lines per picture height. Results higher than 1,800 mean very sharp images, and 2,000 and above is typically D-SLR territory.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“Image quality is the best we’ve yet seen from an Olympus PEN camera, with the new 14-42mm kit zoom producing crisp, sharp edges throughout the whole frame.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“The E-P3 is an impressive Micro Four Thirds camera. It’s well built, looks the part and takes great pictures to high ISO settings too.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“The physical buttons themselves have a good presence and solid stroke, with two rear dials for easy manipulation of shooting settings. The touchscreen itself is capacitive and quite responsive.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“Mostly results are as pin-sharp as we’d expect from a CSC – meaning sharper than your average compact if not quite as razor sharp as a larger piece of glass and DSLR sensor can provide.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Engadget reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“On the movie side, the 720p quality is just beautiful… if you’ve got it mounted on a tripod. Even the slightest hand movement introduces a disgusting amount of “jelly,””
rating: N/A

Ephotozine reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“Image quality of the Olympus PEN E-P3 is excellent with excellent detail from the 12 megapixel sensor, with low noise, and great colour. The build quality and appearance of the camera is simply excellent, and probably the closest we have come to a “tough” mirrorless camera yet.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Pocket-lint reviews the Olympus PEN E-P3 and writes;
“It’s a great camera to use, if not a little large compared to some of the competition, and produces among the best pictures of any Micro Four Thirds camera.”
Rating: ★★★★½

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Olympus PEN E-P3 User Manual (PDF)

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Olympus PEN E-P3 Features

High Speed Performance

The Olympus PEN E-P3 offers a new FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System to provide an incredible focus speed and gives 35 separate focus points for pin-point accurate focusing on small subjects. The focus is improved by continuous AF system and an AF Tracking which continuously adjusts focus and brightness of the subjects. For stills images and movies, the camera is equipped with an High-precision engineering and an improved internal focusing mechanism which is provide auto focus quickly, smoothly and silently shooting.


Additionally, the Olympus PEN E-P3 also comes with a TRUEPIC VI IMAGE PROCESSOR for its image processing engine. The images processor provides an Advanced Tone Control and Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction (especially colors such as emerald green, yellow, and gold) and color gradation of images. With this processor, you will get a shorter recovery time between shots and eliminates noise found in Live View and video recording.

Excellent Images Quality

With a 12.3-megapixels LIVE MOS images sensor that has been improved, the Olympus PEN E-P3 able to maximize the performance of all mZuiko digital lenses in any shooting situations and lets you capture images in high ISO sensitivity up to 12,800 and Full HD movie. The camera also has a Dust Reduction System to ensure the spot of images id free from dusts, even after changing lenses with patented Supersonic Wave Filter which silently vibrates, flinging and collecting the dust.

Moreover, Olympus PEN E-P3 offers an Image Stabilization system to reduce blurring images which caused by camera shake and also give Fine Detail Processing images which enhances the sense of detail and resolution, so the camera produces sharper and clearer images. Not only that, the camera also offers Built-in Flash that effectively illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red eye, and adds light in dark areas, so it supports you to shooting in low light conditions. Wireless flash also compatible with the camera.

Full 1080i HD Video Recording

Olympus PEN E-P3 allows you to record Full 1080i HD Video with stereo sound which can be saved in AVCHD or AVI formats instantly of a movie button on the camera. You can use Art Filters features of the camera to enhance your images by adding a filter variations, art effects and bracketing in all shooting modes as well as filming HD movies. In addition, the camera also lets you to capture 3D images by using 3D Photo Mode of the camera and save it into an .MPO file then show them on your HDTV or PC to share with your family and friends.


Ease of Use

The camera has bright and clear a 3-inch OLED Touch screen with high-resolution up to 614.000 dots that allows you to easy operate the AF points, release the shutter, and navigate the camera’s menus with just the touch of your finger. The screen comes with an AF (Anti-Fingerprint) coating to clear the screen from fingerprint smudges. Furthermore, Olympus PEN E-P3 is equipped with a dial, subdial and two new function buttons which supports you adjust aperture and exposure time in an instant without switching between menu selections.


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