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Olympus E-PL3
6.8 out of 10

Olympus E-PL3

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Overall 8
8.0

Great little camera

Enrique Sanchez, Amazon
18 March 2016
  • Summary: Great little camera, do not expect the performance of a $1000+ set up, but its a bang for your buck! I noticed that extra lenses are quite expensive, so I order a lot of old OM lenses for cheap off ebay and a adapter for it and its lots of fun to play with it to get great pictures.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Alison C., Newegg
1 May 2014
  • Pros: for the price I paid, it's excellent quality. If you're a basic photographer like me, this is the best... need to play around with it for a bit, but love it!
  • Cons: dark and night shots are not that vivid... maybe I don't know how, but even with a flash it takes a pause when you take a shot and gets blurry...
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Pen

Edward O., Newegg
7 February 2014
  • Summary: A great entry level digital camera. Not as bulky as a dslr. Well built by Olympus. If your expectations are realistic this camera is an excellent buy.
  • Pros: for the money probably the best deal out there. All in one compacts can be more expensive and still don't deliver the same image quality. Micro 4/3rds is compact yet powerful and can be expanded with after market lenses. If you are coming from an average compact this epl3 will blow you away.
  • Cons: wonky interface takes some time to get used to. There are full manual controls yay! No front handgrip. Sensors in newer models handle low light better but you will not be able to buy those cameras at this price-point. Prime lenses are expensive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fully meets expectations

Parella "JL", Amazon
9 September 2013
  • Summary: Already have an E-P1 and have added two Lumix lens to complement the original Zuiko 14-42. The E-PL3 was bought for traveling - the P1 is such a piece of art it's too precious to take on the road.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

richteed, DP Review
11 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I've been using this for a year now and hardly picked up my DSLR in that time. In fact, I'm thinking of selling it to fund a VF2 viewfinder for this camera. It takes all of my pentax primes and my lensbaby with a £5 adapter and the excellent kit zooms with the camera give me 28-300mm (35mm equiv) to...
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Overall 8
8.0

OK Camera

Robert D., Newegg
2 July 2013
  • Pros: At a sale price of about $250 or less this is a good camera and a step above many point-and-shoot cameras. The E-PL3 is small and relatively light weight, with acceptable battery life and takes good quality 12-megapixel images. The 14-42mm lens front element does not rotate, making use of a circu...
  • Cons: The HDMI output is finicky. It doesn’t work with my SONY 55” TV or with my high-end Dell LCD monitor, but does work when plugged into my Onkyo receiver. The manual zoom lens requires new operating skills if you have only used a point-and-shoot camera with power zoom. Manual zoom and focusing woul...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great value for quality camera

Stefano M., Newegg
25 June 2013
  • Summary: I am happy with the camera so far. Spare lenses are expensive, not in absolute but compared to the cost of the camera. Even a small fixed lens has a cost comparable to this kit. The included lens takes good pictures.
  • Pros: Good physical design, solid metal case, small and light and with tilting LCD. Takes very good quality photos and video. Good price for a camera with interchangeable lenses. Fun artistic effects and filters built in.
  • Cons: The video image stabilization creates strange motion effect, a noisy at ISO 1600 or above.
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Overall 8
8.0

Your Mileage May Vary

Perry, Amazon
3 April 2013
  • Summary: To me, a camera's needs to succeed at producing a top quality Image first and foremost. If it fails to deliver in any way related to the final output of the camera, then it has a tough road ahead that is littered with other failed prospects.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ciddi Biri, DP Review
12 October 2012
  • Excerpt: After pen e-pl1 this is superb camera for me !.. Very very fast AF speed than pen e-pl1. Size, lens size, software, body quality perfect. LCD screen is very very easy scratching, directly you must use lcd screen saver. Problems: Low light photos not very good, ISO 800 is max. for this cameras.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ciddi Biri, DP Review
12 October 2012
  • Excerpt: After pen e-pl1 this is superb camera for me !.. Very very fast AF speed than pen e-pl1. Size, lens size, software, body quality perfect. LCD screen is very very easy scratching, directly you must use lcd screen saver. Problems: Low light photos not very good, ISO 800 is max. for this cameras.
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