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Olympus E-3 digital camera
E-3
at a glance
3648 x 2736
2.5" lcd viewer
compact flash I / II; xD
BLM-1 battery pack
Olympus E-3 review summary
camera date Nov 07  
pixels / class 11.8M  SLR digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  22 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body very good camera body rating  dust- and splash-proof
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls very good photographic controls rating  excellent live view
user profile user profile: digital photography professional
comments  
Olympus E-3 specifications
lens / zoom  
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  ESP, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto | manual - 8 presets, color temp, custom
shutter  auto | manual / B, 60s - 1/8000s
exposure  +/- 5EV in 1/1, 1/2 or 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  hot-shoe - pop-up (gn 13, m/iso 100)
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  100 - 3200
image size  3648x2736 / 2560×1920 / 1280×960 / 640x480
image format  raw, jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  basic, normal, fine, super fine
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 12s, 2s
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb / video(NTSC/PAL)
storage  compact flash I / II; xD (dual slot)
platform  
extra features  sensor size 17.3mm x 13.0mm
dust removal system
live view
histogram display
mechanical image stabilization
PictBridge compliant
Olympus E-3 links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
23Dec07 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at DCViews
24Dec07 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at DCViews (nl)
26Aug09 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at photocrati
17Sep08 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at dkamera (de)
17Aug08 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at megapixel.net
09Apr08 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at TrustedReviews
27Mar08 Olympus E-3 review at Quesabesde (es)
20Feb08 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at dpreview
14Feb08 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at DCResource
13Feb08 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at Shutterbug.net
09Jan08 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at PhotographyBLOG
27Dec07 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at Steves-digicams
11Dec07 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at PhotoReview
Introductions, previews and other reviews
06Jun08 Olympus E-3 review diary at Digital Outback Photo
31May08 Olympus E-3 Review: SWD Lenses and Autofocus
27May08 Olympus E-3: first few dates at Online Photographer
12Apr08 Olympus E-3 second opinion at Luminous-landscape
19Jan08 Olympus E3 Field Review at Luminous-landscape
26Dec07 Olympus Evolt E-3 review at digitalkamera (de)
15Dec07 Olympus E-3 vs. Nikon D300 at Quesabesde (es)
15Nov07 Olympus E-3 preview at Imaging-resource - update
04Nov07 The Olympus E3 (beta) on a weekend photo safari
News, guides, hints & tips
10Apr09 Olympus Evolt E-3 firmware update version 1.4
23Dec08 Lenses for use with the Olympus digital SLRs
17Oct07 Olympus E-3 digital SLR press release
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Olympus SLR Talk Forum
dpreview.com Olympus Talk Forum
imaging-resource.com  Olympus Forum
steves-digicams.com Olympus Forum
Who can help me with this camera 
 

Olympus E-3 announcement clippings


Ruggedly constructed from lightweight, rigid magnesium alloy to withstand the most severe operating conditions, the dust- and splash-proof E-3 boasts substantial improvements in performance that include the world's fastest AF with an 11-point-full twin cross AF sensor system, high-speed sequential shooting capability at 5 frames/sec., and a high-speed shutter up to 1/8000 sec.

Ensuring the best image quality in the widest range of situations, this new professional model also incorporates a powerful built-in image stabilisation system which is capable of compensating against the effects of camera shake to the equivalent of up to 5 EV steps. This is complemented by a 10 Megapixel High Speed Live MOS sensor and Olympus' TruePic III image processing engine. Together with the ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses – which are custom-made for the needs of D-SLR photography – photographers can rely on optimal results each time.

Meanwhile, the camera's Live View capabilities provide the freedom to shoot with more versatility: Whether wanting to keep eye-contact with the subject or shooting above the head or close to the ground, compositions can be framed with ease on the 2.5”/6.4cm multi-angle HyperCrystal LCD, which also faithfully displays the effect of camera adjustments in real time.

In addition to Live View, photographers can also choose to use the camera's large viewfinder which provides 100% coverage. Like all Olympus E-System cameras, the E-3 incorporates the most effective dust reduction system available – the Supersonic Wave Filter. Reliability of the camera system is further heightened under all types of shooting conditions thanks to dust and splashproof protection of both body and most E-System lenses. Moreover, a shutter life of 150,000 operations guarantees that the E-3 will tolerate the treatment of even the most active photographer with ease.


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