Olympus Pen E-P3

  • Olympus Pen E-P3
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Based on 57 scores, 84 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    18
  • Good:
    32
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Excellent overall performance.
  • Good still and video image quality.
  • Full complement of manual and auto controls.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Confusing menu system beyond the basics.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Shutterbug on -

“Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance.”—W. Eugene Smith The half-frame 35mm Olympus Pen F was introduced in 1963 and featured none...

By Macworld on 70

Olympus has been on the fast track with its Pen mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras since June 2009, when the E-P1 was introduced. Now in its third generation, the 12 megapixel E-P3 easily slides into the flagship position of the Olympus Micro...

By Photo Answers on 80

The Olympus E-P3 is the flagship model in the Olympus Pen series, sitting above the lower-spec E-PM1 and E-PL3 models....

By The Imaging Resource on -

Along with partner Panasonic, Olympus pretty-much invented the Compact System Camera sector a couple of years ago, and since then their PEN-series models have gone down a treat with the buying public. It's a market that's becoming increasingly...

By LetsGoDigital on -

The Olympus PEN series has a relatively large sensor, while the system camera itself is not as compact as a digital compact camera. It combines the creative freedom of a digital SLR combined with the ease-of-use of a compact camera. The...

By Macworld UK on 100

This upgrade of the E-P2 currently tops the Olympus range. The E-P3 is a camera to satiate enthusiast as much as consumer, even though its 12.3-megapixel resolution has stayed the same since 2009. While the E-PL3 has lost a flash, Olympus’...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

The E-P3 is a fantastic camera, which easily upholds the substantial reputation of the PEN range. It’s an excellent CSC that will suit everyone, regardless of skill Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features...

By ThinkDigit on 70

For the M Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 lens the price tag of Rs. 44,995 is more than the cost of an EP3. But then, wide angle prime lenses are costly. Quality wise, it is a brilliant lens and one will find very little to complain about. The lens is great for...

By Photo Answers on 80

At £799 with the 14-42mm kit lens (or £699 body only) the E-P3 sits at the more expensive end of the CSC market and, while it excels in its field, at its current price point you could pick up a great D-SLR with change left over....

By Photo Answers on 80

The E-P3 is Olympus flagship Micro Four Thirds system camera. Claiming the fastest autofocus of its class, its clear it means business. The compact system camera market is continually expanding, with Olympus now an old hand at producing these...

By VR-Zone on 80

The Olympus Pen E-P3 is a huge improvement to its older sibling with an OLED display, faster focusing and built-in flash. However, the touchscreen only allows you to do touch focus and shoot, instead of selecting the different setting and options...

By Digital Photography School on -

Three months before its official release the photographic press caught its first sight of this new model. This was paralleled by close looks at two related models, near-identical in specs, but differing radically in appearance: welcome also to the...

By Ubergizmo on -

The Olympus E-P3 is a remarkable camera that snaps quality photos, even in difficult lighting conditions. I like the build quality, and the attention to details that Olympus has put into it. Its design will surely catch the attention of classic...

By Smarthouse on 80

The EP-3 houses a 17.3 x 13 mm Micro Four Thirds chip that sits it somewhere between the sensors found in DSLRs and compact cams. The large sensor ramps up low-light imaging performance, though still doesn't perform on par with bigger DSLRs. Coupled...

By Channel News Australia on 80

The EP-3 tops the latest PEN series from Olympus with high image quality and enough features to lure in the enthusiast while being simple and creative enough for the artistically keen amateurs.The EP-3 houses a 17.3 x 13 mm Micro Four Thirds chip that...

By CNET Asia on 78

An attractive retro-styled camera with fast autofocus speeds that produces images with accurate and pleasing colors....

By Photo Review Australia on 88

The E-P3 is the flagship model of three PEN-series cameras announced by Olympus at the end of June. The 12.3-megapixel sensor from previous PEN models continues in all three cameras, which differ in body size, appearance and functionality. The E-P3...

By Camera Labs on 83

Olympus E-P3 verdict You get a different view of a camera having spent ten days with it in the absence of any other distractions, so this isn't the usual Cameralabs verdict assessing features and specifications and including comparisons with...

By Engadget on 70

At $900, the E-P3 kit is a far better value than the E-P1 and E-P2 before it, primarily due to the overhauled autofocus system and stunning OLED touchpanel. But when you realize what kind of money you'll be pouring into lenses -- objects that make...

By mashable.com on -

Are you looking for a digital camera that does a better job of taking pictures than your smartphone or point-and-shoot camera? When you’re a blogger looking to step up, it’s probably a good idea to get a digital SLR camera. But maybe there’s another...