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Olympus E-P3

60

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Olympus E-P3

Olympus E-P3
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SLR 12.3MP 4" 4032 X 3024 Pixels Oct 2011
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Olympus E-P3 Review

We have scored the Olympus E-P3 as follows:
60
Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has some great features.
Main features of the
The faster AF (autofocus) world quick system AF (frequency acceleration sensor) and a lens incorporating the mechanism of the MSC (movie & still compatible)
Speed sensormore than ever the image quality and sensitivity iso12800 through the new 12.3 high megapixel live MOS with compatibility movie HD full and new truepic VI image processing engine
Advanced graphical user interface featuring a 3.0 - inch OLED touch screen display. design of high-quality metal body and detachable handle sophisticated camera

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

58
Portrait Photography
Average
55
Landscape Photography
Average
63
Everyday Photography
Good
67
Sports Photography
Good
89
Wildlife Photography
Excellent

Olympus E-P3 Video Reviews

How Big is the Olympus E-P3?

The Olympus E-P3 is 122mm wide and 69.1mm tall. It is 34.3mm deep and weighs 321g.

Olympus E-P3 front dimensions
Olympus E-P3 size in context

Olympus E-P3 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Only 4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus E-P3 17mm has a maximum image resolution of 4032 x 3024 pixels. That's 23% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the E-P3 17mm of only 12.3MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 77% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The E-P3 17mm's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 34% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the E-P3 17mm of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Olympus E-P3 17mm of 321g is heavier than 65% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The E-P3 17mm has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Features Date Imprinting

The E-P3 17mm features date imprinting. 93% of cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The E-P3 17mm features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Olympus E-P3 17mm has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Bluetooth

The E-P3 17mm features bluetooth. 95% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Calendar

The Olympus E-P3 17mm features calendar, unlike 86% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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3D

The E-P3 17mm is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Average Display Diagonal

The E-P3 17mm's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 22% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The E-P3 17mm has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The E-P3 17mm supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The E-P3 17mm features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus E-P3 17mm has a touchscreen. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the E-P3 17mm of 5x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 75% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The E-P3 17mm supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The E-P3 17mm supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus w1442mm, v204031wu000l1, v204031bu000l1, v204031su000l1, v204033su000l1, E-P3 Body/BK, olympus ep3

Barcodes:

00050332179462, 00050332179479, 00050332179486, 00050332179530, 00689466585124, 03168430785625, 04545350036508, 04545350036515, 04545350036522, 04545350036539, 04545350036546, 04545350036553, 04545350036560, 04545350036577, 04545350036591, 04545350036607, 04545350036614, 04545350036621, 04545350036638, 04545350036690

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