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Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm
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Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm Digital Camera

SLR 12.3MP Live MOS 4/3" Oct 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Olympus has good camera reviews
Supports video recording
4/3"" optical sensor size

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Reviews

Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 4,447 expert and user reviews (including 84 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews. We also found that Olympus has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 100% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm supports video recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm, and the Fujifilm X10 which has better reviews; or the Olympus E-PM1 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Olympus digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Picture Quality

4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has a maximum optical sensor size of 4/3"". That's over three times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". 17.30 x 13.00mm.

A 4/3"" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

A 1/2.33"" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size across similar types of digital camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Olympus E-PM1, and the Fujifilm X-S1 or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Fujifilm X10 are also worth considering.

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4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has a higher image resolution than most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a 4032 x 3024 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The display diagonals of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera range from 1" to 3.5".

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm X-S1, and the Olympus E-PM1 or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm are also worth considering.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera is 420,000 pixels. The Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (610,000 pixels) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm which has better reviews; or the Olympus E-PM1, or the Fujifilm X-S1 which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Olympus E-PM1, or the Fujifilm X-S1 or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm.

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Has an HDMI Port

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Networking

Features Bluetooth

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm features bluetooth, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not feature bluetooth.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 1600 and 12800 are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Battery

330 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard), including the E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm which takes 330 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The lightest comparable spec camera that has been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g. With a weight of 321 grams, the E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm (180g and higher rated), or the Fujifilm X10 (330g and higher rated); or the Fujifilm X-S1 (905g and cheaper).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Olympus released the E-P3 + M.ZUIKO 17mm.


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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