Olympus Pen E-P3
Excellent overall performance.
Good still and video image quality.
Full complement of manual and auto controls.
Well thought out body with choice of handgrip sizes.
Loads of external controls including dual control dials.
Very fast autofocus speeds.
Built-in flash with wireless remote flash support.
Pleasing and accurate colors.
Fast autofocus speeds.
Stylish retro pedigree.
1080i60 HD video.
PASM modes for video.
Confusing menu system beyond the basics.
Weak flash output.
Only 3 frames per second continuous shooting.
Not as compact as some of its competitors.
Touchscreen is easily bumped by mistake.
High ISO performance and dynamic range not as good as APS-C rivals.
Lowest available ISO sensitivity is 200.
Low power flash.
Noisy at high ISO levels.
Wobbling effect in videos.
Screen hard to see in bright light.
Touch screen can freeze controls.
Art filters slow video frame rate.
By Shutterbug on February 14, 2012
“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 February 09, 2012
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...70
By Photo Answers on January 26, 2012
The Olympus E-P3 is the flagship model in the Olympus Pen series, sitting above the lower-spec E-PM1 and E-PL3 models....80
By The Imaging Resource on January 25, 2012
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 December 31, 2011
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 December 07, 2011
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’...100
By Digital Camera Buyer on November 02, 2011
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...80
By ThinkDigit on November 01, 2011
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...70
By Photo Answers on October 10, 2011
At Â£799 with the 14-42mm kit lens (or Â£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....80
By Photo Answers on October 07, 2011
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...80