The Olympus E-P3 is a compact system camera. In terms of features it has a very similar set up to a Digital SLR, but it has a much smaller body size. Again as with a Digital SLR you are able to use different lenses, allowing you to select the ideal lens for the photo you are about to take.
The E-P3 has 12 megapixels. Controls and settings are accessed through a 3 inch OLED Touchscreen.
Focusing options include a 35 point Auto Focus system. Manual focusing is available too. Image stabilisation has been built into the camera body. More advanced controls include manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority). These give you extra creative options for your photos. You can also choose to save your images in RAW format. This gives you greater scope for image adjustment if you are planning to enhance your photos through a package such as Photoshop.
Additional features include the ability to adjust levels of sharpness, contrast and saturation. There are also a set of Art Filters available to give your photos a different look. Among the range of filters are Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film and Pinhole. You can also shoot Full High Definition movies.
The E-P3 is compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards. This means you can transmit your photos to a Wi-Fi enabled computer.
Compact System Camera
SD / SDHC / SDXC / Eye-fi
4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4
8 - 1/4000 seconds + 30 minute bulb
Auto, ISO 200 - 12800
White Balance Settings
Auto, Tungsten, Flourescent 1, Sunlight, Flash, Overcast, Shade, Custom
+/- 3 EV ( 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps )
AUTO, Manual, Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation, Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Macro, Sports, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Children, High key, Low key, Digital Image Stabilisation, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach and Snow, Fisheye converter, Macro converter, 3D, Wide converter
Maximum Movie Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Maximum Movie Frames Per Second
Maximum Movie Duration
ESP light metering, Spot metering, Centre weighted metering, Highlight, Shadow
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
2 and 12 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
122.0 x 69.1 x 34.3mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Olympus E-P3 Specification