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Olympus PEN E-P3 Digital Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Model Specifications

BrandOlympus ModelPEN E-P3
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 17 x 13mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
StabilizationYes Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 12800 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 60s, bulb up to 30m
Lens MountMicro Four-Thirds MountCrop Factor2X
Filter DiameterN /A Focus System 35-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type Optional EVF Viewfinder Size 0.20" 1.4 Megapixels 100% Coverage *Detachable articulating EVF is optional, not sold with camera.
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 3" LCD 610K Pixels 100% Coverage *Touchscreen
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes22ortrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Document, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach+Snow, Fisheye Converter, Wide Converter, Macro Converte
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot, Highlight Spot, Shadow Spot Bracketing 7 Shots ±2/3 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Flash Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 3 FPS, Unlimited JPEG, 17 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level 2 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash YesWireless Flash Control (GN 10) Flash Sync 1/180s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 *1280x720 @ 60 FPS Sound Input
Video Format AVCHD, M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 330 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2011-06-30, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 112 x 69 x 34mm (W x H x D) Weight 369g

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Olympus E-P3 Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
12 Megapixels Mirrorless (SLD)ISO 200-12800
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/4000-60s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.20" Optional EVF 1.4 MegapixelsCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
2 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
3 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 610K Pixels
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