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Olympus E-P3

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Olympus Pen E-P3: Is It An M9 For The Rest Of Us?

1 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The half-frame 35mm Olympus Pen F was introduced in 1963 and featured none other than the late W. Eugene Smith, cigarette dangling from his lips, in magazine ads of the time. Its latest digital incarnation, the E-P3, is built using the Micro Four Thirds system that unlike the Pen F is not half-frame and uses the same chip size (17.3x13mm) as the standard Four Thirds system.
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Olympus PEN E-P3 Review

26 December 2011
  • Excerpt: First saw the Olympus PEN E-P3 back in September during our trip to Hong Kong. It was eventually launched in the Philippines in October with a suggested retail price of Php44,750 (includes a MSC-M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED m14-42mm II R f3.5/5.6 zoom lens). Check our full review after the jump.
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Who you calling Micro?

Gear Patrol
30 November 2011
  • Excerpt: In the last few years a new breed of camera has stormed the digital photography world. Known as mirrorless or interchangeable lens cameras, they forgo the mirror of a DSLR (or SLR) for a smaller, lighter, and more portable package. They’ve grown in leaps and bounds by providing amateurs an opportunity to upgrade from a point-and-shoot and enthusiasts a way to lighten the load of a DSLR kit. A winning proposition for all involved.
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Overall 7

Olympus E-P3

29 November 2011
  • Summary: While the Olympus PEN E-P3 shoots out in front of its class for performance and holds its own on features and design, it's a bit expensive and you'll need to tweak its JPEG settings to get the most out of its images.
  • Pros: The Olympus PEN E-P3 is an attractively designed camera that's now one of the fastest in its class.
  • Cons: Poor video quality and suboptimal default image settings aren't that great, so you really need to shoot raw to get good results at midrange to high ISO sensitivities.
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Olympus E-P3 Review

Photography Review
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The Olympus E-P3 is the third-generation flagship camera in the Olympus Pen line of Micro Four Thirds format mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras. It has a 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor, seriously improved auto focus, full HD video, a beautiful OLED (organic light emitting diode) touchscreen display, a solid metal body and pro-level exposure controls. The Olympus Pen system has matured considerably since the E-P1 was introduced in the summer of 2009...
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Overall 7

Olympus PEN E-P3 Digital Camera

15 November 2011
  • Summary: The PEN E-P3 sells at a maximum retail price of Rs. 39,999 for a single lens kit (14-42mm) and a maximum retail price of Rs. 46,999 for a dual lens (14-42mm lens and 40-150mm). While this may be a step up from point and shoot cameras, the PEN E-P3 has its fair amount of quirks for a camera looking to break into the DSLR market share.
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Overall 8

Olympus PEN E-P3

15 November 2011
  • Summary: This new sensor delivers high-quality images and performance. Image noise is low and metering rarely overexposes. There are some issues with color- and white-balance accuracy though. The Olympus PEN E-P3 is much faster than its predecessor, particularly for autofocus which is more reliable and performs well in moderately low light.
  • Pros: Low image noise, Conservative metering, Fast contrast-detect AF, Short shutter-lag, Almost instant video recording, Generally quick and responsive, Effective built-in stabilization, Excellent automatic, Great LCD visibility and anti-reflective coating, Highly customizable interface, Excellent build quality
  • Cons: Poor color accuracy, Below average AWB, Useless ISO 12800, No detents on lower control-dial, Poor video framing preview accuracy, Modal Exposure-Compensation, Histogram disappears during EC, Not always, Uncomfortable strap eyelets, Poorly placed tripod mount, Low battery life
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Camera Test: Olympus Pen E-P3

Pop Photo
3 November 2011
  • Summary: Olympus’s P3 does a good job of updating the company’s top Pen model. P2 shooters thinking about stepping up will gain a pop-up flash, slightly less noise, a tiny bit of extra resolving power, but will have to trade ISO 100 for ISO 12,800. Some may find ISO 12,800 useful for marginal lighting situations; others may find it too noisy. We appreciate the upgrade, and feel that the added features outweigh any ISO argument.
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Olympus EP3 with the M Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 lens

1 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Discuss this Review Where to buy Olympus Stylus 1 12 MP Digital... Rs. 44990 Explore Olympus 3CON-P01 Lens Converter... Rs. 16999 Explore Olympus VG-180 16MP Point and... Rs. 4799 Buy Now Other Digital Cameras Popular Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Sigma DP2 Quattro digital camera Pentax K-500 Nikon D4 Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Canon EOS 650D Fujifilm X100S Nikon Coolpix P7700 Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7 Sony Alpha 77 Latest Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Sigma DP2 Quattro digital camera...
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Expert Review

28 October 2011
  • Excerpt: The original Olympus PEN line was a series of half-frame 35mm cameras that included the PEN F SLR system. Produced in one form or another from 1959-1980, the PEN line was attractively designed and quite compact. In fact, the idea behind the name was that these cameras were as portable as a writing PEN .
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