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Olympus-e-pl3.32806675
7.7 out of 10

Olympus E-PL3

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Overall 8
8.0

For what it is it worked great.

panerd, Amazon
12 April 2014
  • Summary: This is a mirrorless digital 4/3 rds camera. It has an image sensor about 1/4 the size of 35mm film. A 25mm lens is a normal lens on this camera. The sensor is much bigger than most of the point and shoot digital cameras and offers much better image quality. The camera itself is about half the size and weight of a DSLR but is not a put in your pocket camera. It has no view finder. For the price I got it, it was a good deal. Makes a great travel camera.
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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

Very good overall camera

yt, Amazon
21 January 2014
  • Summary: Everything is great except the auto white balance under incandescent lighting. It's too warm even if you turn the keep warm setting off. Outdoors it's good.
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Overall 8
8.0

PEN E-PL3

Bob, Amazon
1 January 2014
  • Summary: Great camera for the money. It is lightweight and and easy to carry. The set up cd is easy to use and helpful,also the manual makes ease of use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Everything I expected

Noel, Amazon
25 December 2013
  • Summary: I love that adapters can be used so that old lenses can be used with it. I attached a Canon FD 50mm lens. The EPL3 or any micro four thirds camera will double the focal length.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lots of bang for the buck!

Carlos R., Amazon
11 December 2013
  • Summary: Haven't had a lot of time to use it but so far so good. Big improvement in terms of auto focus, smoothness of zoom and burst mode over the EPL 1 which I still have. Compact and easy to hold for me; had seen reviews that it was a bit difficult to hold in one hand. Great quality images. The only downside is that it's minimum ISO is 200 and the bracketing function is somewhat limited. I would recommend this camera and it is an unbelievable value for the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice camera for the price

Quiet Gardener, Amazon
15 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought this camera because I needed more features than my Nikon point and shoot had and I wanted to keep the price in the sane range as a point and shoot. However, the biggest appeal is the ability to tap into a pretty nice lens and flash system (micro 4/3rds lenses and olympus remote controlled flashes) and still have a camera that is easy to carry around. It really is a compact system.
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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. The E-PL3 is lighter and smaller than the P1 and has a (strong) plastic body but it feels and functions very well. It feels expensive. Am pairing it with the original Zuiko 14-42 and not the one it came with.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

richteed, DP Review
2 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 a very high standard and virtually no weight.  It really is a "take anywhere" camera.
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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 circular polarizer easy. Works well with OM to M 4/3 adapter and older OM 35mm lenses.
  • 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 would be easier with a built-in viewfinder. This is not an expandable “system” camera - the available Micro Four Thirds lenses are limited. The included manual does a very poor jo...
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