Camera News
by Brad Soo on June 30 2011

Olympus PEN E-P3
(Compact interchangeable lens camera)

Olympus released their top-tier PEN model today which now competes well with other entry-level digital SLR models of similar price.

  • 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor; new sensor (Micro Four Thirds, 2.0X crop factor)
  • Micro Four Thirds lens mount (adapters available for normal Four Thirds and Leica lenses)
  • Sensor-shift image stabilization
  • New dual-core TruePic VI image processor
  • 3 inch OLED touchscreen (614k pixels)
    Touchscreen use includes focusing, zooming and playback
  • iAuto, Live Guide and built-in help menus for beginners
  • Full manual controls with RAW mode
  • New built-in popup flash and wireless flash control
    Camera also has a hotshoe with accessory port for external microphone, wired remote and Bluetooth transmitter
  • New 35 point autofocus system boasting “world’s fastest autofocus”
  • 10 Art Filter effects
  • ISO range: ISO 200 to 12800
  • 3 frames per second continuous shooting mode
  • 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 at 30 FPS) movie mode with stereo sound and continuous autofocus
  • Takes SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in August for $900 (with 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 redesigned lens OR 17mm f2.8 pancake lens)
  • Comes in your choice of black, silver or white

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