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Olympus E-PL3

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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. Also known as the Pen 'Lite' this model imroves on its predecessor in a number of ways.
  • 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
8.8
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
8 October 2011
  • Summary: Small and with an elegant metal finish the E-PL3 brings together much of what was lacking from its predecessors. This middle-of-range model is shrewdly positioned yet still offers the same autofocus speed and image quality of its bigger brother E-P3 model for some £250 less. While the E-PL3's £550 asking price may not be the most budget out there, it significantly cuts back on the rather expensive E-PL2 kit which will open it up to more users.
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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. Otherwise, the Olympus PEN E-PL3 digital camera is a beautiful looking camera capable of delivering crisp Full HD video, sharp still images at break neck focussing speeds, loads of manual dslr-like capabilities, fun ART filters and plenty more.
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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, numerous colours and updated Art filters with effects. Other changes include the camera no longer featuring a built-in flash, instead a clip on / pop up flash is included.
  • 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 и других аксессуаров, интерфейс Фотогид, ISO 200-12800, Арт-фильтры, видео Full HD 1080i@60 AVCHD.
  • 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 матрицы от пыли., Поворотный монитор достаточно высокого разрешения 460000 точек., Опциональный электронный видоискатель высокого качества., Разъем «горячий башмак» для подклю...
  • 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, снимки придется поворачивать вручную., Нет электронного уровня (датчика горизонтали; это минус в сравнении со старшей моделью E-P3).
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Overall 9
8.6

Olympus PEN E-PL3: Systemkamera mit schwenkbarem Display

COMPUTER BILD
5 October 2011
  • Summary: Die E-PL3 ist die Lite-Version der PEN-Generation von Olympus. Hat der Hersteller an der Ausstattung des Mini-Modells gespart? Und ging die Schrumpfkur auf Kosten der Leistung? Die Antwort gibt der Test.
  • Pros: Klappbarer Kontrollmonitor
  • Cons: Kein eingebauter Blitz, Keine Touchscreen-Bedienung
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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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