Summary: I needed to upgrade my DSLR system from my Olympus E1 and E330 within an extremely limited budget. The E5 body being un affordable for me, the closest Olympus camera was the predecessor, the E3 which is the one I decided for; this camera offers enough megapixels for my needs and add an array of resources due to its advanced technology. I made an offer to the seller, explaining my situation and it was accepted.
I like using the camera even though it is heaver than my older one
3 March 2013
Summary: I purchased this camera for several reasons; one had lenses that fit, I own another Olympus camera and wanted to upgrade to a newer camera with more features that this camera offered. It is loaded with features that my older camera doesn't have. More features, more options, more complicated.
Excellent camera for those that demand high image and product quality.
9 December 2012
Summary: the E-3 is a full featured professional model body that I have been using for a couple of years now and it is just fantastic. I found the most recent one on Ebay for parts and or to give to my Son who is also into photography. after a minor repair I gave it to him (as an early Christmas gift) and He is loving it. fast response and crisp photos...What else is there to say it is a high quality professional model that is tough and ready for action.
Summary: Depends on what flavour you like, APSC,Full frame or 4/3rds. I like 4/3rds and APSC, my Canon 40D is brilliant, so is my E3. They fill different roles, Sport and wildlife I will take the Canon because I can get Long lenses at a sensible price, bring on Olympus lenses ! stunning IQ, shocking prices. Horses for courses,in use give me the E3 every time.
Summary: Having conducted some field tests with the E-3 more than a year before purchasing, I realized this was a great camera with professional features needed for quality work. Worked with an E-500 for years, which provided outstanding quality at its price point. The E-3 was a huge step up and is accomplishing everything for needed for magazine and other promotional and advertising needs.