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Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm
Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm
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Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm Digital Camera

MILC 12.3MP Live MOS 4/3" May 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Olympus has good reviews for its digital cameras
Supports video recording
4/3"" optical sensor size

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Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon 1100, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Olympus camera. In addition, this camera 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Picture Quality

4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm is 4/3"". That's over three times the optical sensor size of the most frequently found 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 across all cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst optical sensor size is 1/2.33"".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Canon 1100 which has better reviews.

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4032 X 3024 Still Image Resolution

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a 4032 x 3024 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768 and 2560 x 1920.

A 4032 x 3024 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a 4032 x 3024 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this spec and age. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the best image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera have display diagonals of between 1" and 3.5". At 3 inches, the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon SX220 HS, or the Nikon 1 V1.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the 510 HS (3.2"), or the 1100 (3.2") both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a built-in flash, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm features connection to PC. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature connection to PC.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Olympus camera. The ISO sensitivities 200 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

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