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Olympus PEN E-P3 Indoor Crops

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 but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.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.

Indoor Crops

The Olympus PEN E-P3 is compared to the Nikon 1 V1
Nikon 1 V1
which uses a smaller 10 MP with a 2.7X crop compared to a crop-factor of 2X. All images below are 100% unmodified crops from their respective cameras. Aperture, white-balance and ISO were set on the camera, the remaining settings were left on automatic. The E-P3 had the Zuiko 45mm F/1.8 ED
Zuiko 45mm F/1.8 ED
lens while the 1 V1 had the Nikkor 1 30-110mm F/3.8-5.6 VR
Nikkor 1 30-110mm F/3.8-5.6 VR
.

Olympus E-P3 Nikon 1 V1
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The performance of these two similar-sized cameras remains close at all ISOs. As expected, the V1 shows less dynamic range and somehwhat higher noise in shadow areas due to a smaller sensor.

Olympus PEN E-P3
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By on 2011/11/10
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Olympus E-P3 Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
12 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 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
2-Axis Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.20" Optional EVF 1.4 Megapixels (0.58X)Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
2 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
3 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 610K Pixels
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