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Olympus E-PL3


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Manufacturer Olympus
Model name E-PL3
Date announced 2011-06-30
MSRP $699
Street price $381  See all prices
Official site Olympus E-PL3 Homepage
 
Camera type Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
Sensor size (type) 17.3 x 13.0 mm (Live MOS)
Max still resolution 4032 x 3024 (12 Megapixel)
 
Zoom capability N/A
Focal length
(35mm equivalent)
N/A
Max aperture N/A
Lens mount
(D-SLR/ILC only)
Micro Four Thirds
Crop factor
(D-SLR/ILC only)
2.0x
Autofocus Yes
AF-assist lamp Yes
Image stabilization
(Optical only)
Yes
Macro (min distance) N/A
 
Built-in flash Yes
External flash support Yes
Supports conversion lenses N/A
Supports underwater case No
 
LCD size 3.0"
LCD resolution 460,000 pixels
LCD position Tilting
Viewfinder Optional
Viewfinder mag.
(D-SLR only)
1.15x
Viewfinder coverage 100%
 
Manual controls Exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, white balance, focus
ISO range 200 - 12800
RAW/TIFF support RAW
 
Movie mode (format) Yes (AVCHD)
Max movie resolution 1920 x 1080
Sound in movies Yes (Stereo)
Zoom usable in movies Yes
 
Storage method SD/SDHC/SDXC card (no card included)
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Storage capacity
(out of the box)
N/A
 
Battery used BLS-1, BLS-5 (1)
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Battery life
(CIPA standard)
300 shots
 
Video output Yes
HDMI output Yes
USB output Yes (2.0)
 
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
4.3 x 2.5 x 1.5 in (109.2 x 63.5 x 38.1 mm)
Weight (empty) 9.3 oz (265 g)
 
Included software Olympus Viewer 2, Olympus [ib]
 
Misc. notes Also known as the Pen Lite. Does not have a built-in flash -- Olympus includes a small external flash in the box. Optional electronic viewfinder. Comes with either the F3.5-5.6, 14 - 42 mm or F2.8, 17mm lens. Available in black, white, silver, and red.
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