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.
Excerpt: This camera has the fastest auto focus I have ever seen. It has many options for the focus. It also has dust reduction that works and is built like a tank. I used the camera in all weather conditions including subzero and it worked flawless. The Olympus E3 is a very fast camera with many features. Absolutely recommended!
Summary: I Like the build quality, focus speed as well as the ease of handeling. I bought the camera because I have several Zuiko two thirds lenses and would like to stay within this system. I also believe that the E3 offers you the best value (semi pro) that money can buy The problem I have with this camera is that it tends to underexpose. The exposure works well in ''Live View"" I also have a Olympus E620 as well as a E330 which I prefer using for everday work.
Summary: As a full time professional I was very satisfied by almost every aspect of this camera body and some of the options to upgrade and adapt it in the future, yet... One very major consideration is the very limited availability of items such as option of lens and items such as dedicated flash units. If one happens to be looking outside of the Olympus name to add to this unit- best of luck.
Summary: As an upgrade from my E1, the E3 is a great camera. It's built like a tank, and the image quality is far superior to the E1. Without the battery grip, the camera is nicely balanced with the 14-54mm lens. The image stabilizer works great, and really helps out in those situations where you just can't use a flash (or don't want to). The pop up flash on a pro level camera is great also.
Pros: Bright LCD, Dust removal system, Image Stabilization, Large bright viewfinder, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction, Weatherproof Body
Cons: Contols aren't intuitive, LCD is unprotected