Olympus E-PL3

The Olympus E-PL3 is a 12 megapixel, compact system camera. Like other compact system models it has a set of features similar to those found on a Digital SLR, but with a considerably smaller body size. It is compatible with a range of lenses too.

The body of the E-PL3 has a metal finish. Olympus have launched a number of different colour versions (silver, black, red and white). On the back of the camera is a 3 inch LCD screen for composing photos and viewing the menu system. If you find yourself in a tricky shooting position the screen will tilt away from the body. The flash unit detaches from the E-PL3 when it is not required to keep the size of the camera to a minimum.

When you are looking for some creative control you have access to manual exposure modes (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority). Manual focusing is available too. This combination can help you get the exact look you are after. Other focusing options include a 35 point Auto Focus System and AF tracking focus. Images can be stored in RAW mode. Image stabilisation has been built into the camera to help overcome any picture blur caused by camera shake.

Movies can be recorded via the High Definition movie mode. Sound is recorded in stereo.


Olympus E-PL3


Camera Type: Compact System Camera

12 Megapixels

Dimensions: 109.5 x 63.7 x 37.3mm

Weight: 313g

Memory Card: SD / SDHC / SDXC / Eye-fi

Olympus E-PL3 Details

Style

Compact System Camera

Megapixels

12

LCD Screen

3

MemoryCards

SD / SDHC / SDXC / Eye-fi

Aspect Ratios

4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4

File Formats

JPEG RAW

Shutter Speed

8 - 1/4000 seconds + 30 minute bulb

Sensitivity

Auto, ISO 200 - 12800

White Balance Settings

Auto, Tungsten, Flourescent 1, Sunlight, Flash, Overcast, Shade, Custom

ExposureCompensation

+/- 3 EV ( 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps )

Flash Modes

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

Flash Range

10m

Shooting Modes

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

Maximum Movie Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Maximum Movie Frames Per Second

Unknown

Maximum Movie Duration

29 minutes

Viewfinder

No

Metering

ESP light metering, Spot metering, Centre weighted metering, Highlight, Shadow

ManualControls

Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation

Yes

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

2 and 12 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Dimensions

109.5 x 63.7 x 37.3mm

Weight

313g

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Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Olympus E-PL3 Specification