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Olympus E-PL3
7.4 out of 10

Olympus E-PL3

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

About
20 March 2015
  • Summary: For those looking at digital interchangeable lens cameras, one of the longest-running options is the Olympus PEN family of cameras. Olympus has sold for a few years now, and the company has put together a great collection of style and performance with the PEN family.
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Overall 9
8.7

Olympus E-PL3

Camera Labs
1 November 2011
  • Summary: The Olympus Pen E-PL3 is a 12.3 megapixel mirrorless ILC based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. The middle of the range Pen, it combines a high degree of control and customisation with ease of use features in a compact and sylish body that features built-in sensor-shift image stabilisation.
  • Pros: Built-in stabilisation works with any lens., Excellent all-round image quality., Highly customisable., Good range of movie exposure modes., Fast startup and AF response.
  • Cons: 16:9 screen not ideal for still photos., Poorly positioned control wheel., Lacks composite HDR and low light mode.
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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Functionality 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 10
10
Build quality 7
7.0

Olympus PEN E-PL3 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: There’s plenty to like and very little to gripe. The gripe being the exclusion of a HDMI cable in the kit – considering the Full HD video option and the number of large screen TVs rolling out the doors of retailers.
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Review

What Digital Camera
20 September 2011
  • Summary: Available for £550 upon launch the E-PL3 is slightly pricier than its closest Compact System Camera competitors. By comparison the Panasonic Lumix G3 (which has both a built-in flash and electronic viewfinder) can be bought online for £490 with a 14-42mm lens.
  • Pros: Metal body, fast autofocus, wireless flash ability, good lower ISO image quality
  • Cons: Continuous and Tracking focusing speeds, no built-in flash (included hotshoe mount version instead), 16:9 ratio screen makes for small 4:3 image preview, high ISO image quality
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 8
8.0
Photo quality - macro 10
10
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 10
10
Photo quality - sports 10
10

Olympus E-PL3

digicambuyer.co.uk
4 December 2011
  • Conclusion: The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 is a great, easy-to-use compact system camera that provides quality images – perfect for anyone looking to step up their photography
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Mirrorless Review

ePHOTOzine
22 August 2011
  • Excerpt: , and is a significant update to the predecessor with a significantly more compact body, new shutter system, with higher speed shooting at upto 5.5 fps, anti shake sensor, ultra fast focus, AF illuminator, tilting 16:9 screen with 460k dots, Full HD video, stereo sound, completely new design,...
  • Pros: Two year warranty, Good build quality, Excellent image quality, In camera anti-shake (works with ALL lenses), Art filters + effects, Customisable function button, video button, right and down buttons, Tilting screen, 5.5 fps shooting (fastest M43 yet), Compact, Rear thumb grip, Great colours
  • Cons: Lacks built in flash, Advanced menus can seem daunting initially, Slow pop up menus, Small scroll wheel, very close to screen, No front grip (flipbac? why not give the option Olympus?), Strangely large box for a small camera (twice the size of Panasonic Lumix G boxes)
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Photo quality 10
9.5
Functionality 9
9.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0

Olympus PEN E-PL3

OnFoto
1 November 2011
  • Summary: Беззеркальная камера со сменной оптикой. КМОП матрица 12 Мп формата 4/3, стабилизатор на сдвиге матрицы, двухъядерный процессор TruePic VI, быстрый автофокус «FAST AF» с 35 зонами, подсветка автофокуса, поворотный монитор 16:9 разрешения 460000 точек, разъемы для входящей в комплект внешней вспышки...
  • Pros: Сменные объективы – возможность установить оптимальный., Китовый объектив 14-42 относительно компактен за счет складной конструкции., Встроенный стабилизатор изображения на сдвиге матрицы (любой установленный объектив, даже неродной, становится стабилизированным)., Ультразвуковая система очистки ...
  • Cons: Нет встроенной вспышки (которая была у предыдущей модели E-PL2 и есть у старшей модели E-P3)., Нет оптического видоискателя., Нет выступа или рукоятки для правой руки (в отличие от старшего E-P3)., При установке на штатив блокируется доступ к аккумулятору и карте памяти., Нет датчика ориентации, ...
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Overall 10
10

Klassikko

mbnet.fi
15 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Vaikka Olympus ratsastaa vanhan filmi-Penin maineella, alkaa digitaalisessakin Pen-sarjassa olla klassikon ainesta. Alkuvaiheessa kaikissa kamerasarjoissa on lastentauteja, muuta niiden parantamisesta voi syntyy todellista laatua. PL-3 on muo ...
  • Pros: Kuvanlaatu, Nopea tarkennus, Lisävarusteet
  • Cons: Niukasti suoria ohjaimia
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