INSPIRED BY INNOVATION. ARE YOU PEN READY?You love preserving memories, but you're ready for more creativity. More control. More options for capturing unforgettable images. The PEN E-PL3 delivers a range of innovative features that let you express yourself in exciting new ways. Its high-resolution 3" articulating LCD features an interface that increases visibility while also making it easy to access menus. Shoot in full HD 1080 60i movie mode with the simple press of a button. Explore more creative options with six built-in art filters with variations and effects. Meet your need for greater speed with a new AF System that rivals the speed of DSLRs. And rely on its 12.3 MP Live MOS Image Sensor and TruePic VI image processing engine for superb color and detail.
3" Tilting LCD - 460K DotsThis high resolution easy-to-view LCD has approximately twice the image resolution of conventional models. It displays captured images smoother and more beautifully, and it tilts to make it easy to capture high and low angle shots
World's Fastest AF SystemTo meet the demand for focusing speed, Olympus has introduced the FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF system. The FAST AF system features 35 focus points, and 5 fps continuous shooting as well as Tracking AF to ensure fast & accurate focus each and every time!
Full 1080 60i HD MovieA simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with ease and simplicity. Choose between AVCHD or AVI for amazing clarity right from your camera.
Six In-Camera Art Filters and New EffectsSix in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, and Dramatic Tone) are enhanced by filter variations and art upgrades such as color variations and image effects. You can explore your artistic side while taking both still shots and HD video right from your camera.
Live Guide in Stills & MoviesSeeing the results before you shoot can change the way you take a picture or movie. Simply set the camera to iAuto, press OK to engage Live Guide, then use the live wheel to easily navigate through numerous photographic effects. Make adjustments and watch the LCD as the effects are made live, then applied - before the image or movie is captured!
Fully Expandable SystemA range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and flashes that are compatible with the E-PL3 and are available to support all different types of photography needs.
Product TypeMemory: SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Class 6 is recommended for Movie shootingScreen size: 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels number: 12.3 million pixels
Image Pickup UnitProduct type: High speed Live MOS SensorTotal no. of pixels: Approx. 13.1 million pixelsAspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording (Still)Recording format: DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching IIIFile format: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
Recording (Movie)Recording format: AVCHD AVI Motion JPEGFile Size: AVCHD Format : Max 4GB Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GBMaximum Recording Time: AVCHD Format : Max 29min (Full HD Normal/HD Fine/HD Normal : 29min, Full HD Fine : 22min)Motion-JPEG Format: HD: 7min, SD: 14min (Some Art Filters are exceptional
Recording (Sound)Recording format: AVCHD Format : Dolby Digital Motion-JPEG Format / Picture with Sound : Wave Format Base (Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz)Maximum Recording Time: Picture with Sound: 30sec Movie: depends on Movie Recording TimeMic/Speaker: Stereo/Mono
Live ViewType: Image Sensor (High Speed Live MOS) typeMagnification Ratio: x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14Display of Face Detection: Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayedAF: High speed imager AF
Image stabilizerSystem: Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)Shutter speed range: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)IS for Movie: Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS, IS1 mode only)
MonitorProduct type: LCD, AR (Anti-Reflection) coating, Tilt functionSize: 3.0 inches 16:9Total no. of pixels: Approx. 460,000 dots
FocusingAF system: Imager Contrast Detection AF system. When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist.Focus mode: Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-mFTs lenses. This can be set in both recording mode, still and movie, separately.Focusing point: 35-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)AF illuminator: AvailableFace priority AF/Eye Detect AF: Available Eye Detect AF : OFF / Near side eye priority mode / Right side eye priority mode / Left side eye priority mode
Exposure ControlMetering system: TTL Image Sensor metering system(1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering)(2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen. Highlight / shadow bases are available)Exposure mode: (1) iAuto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select AE (7) Art Filter(8) Underwater wide / Underwater macro (Selectable from menu as a function on Rec/Fn button)Scene select AE: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Document, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv, Wide Conv, Macro Conv, 3DISO sensitivity: AUTO: ISO 200 - 12800 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Exposure Control (Movie)Exposure mode:(1) P: Program AE (2) A: Aperture priority AE (3) S: Shutter speed priority AE (4) M:Manual (5) Art Filter * S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited to less than 1/30 sec.
White BalanceAuto WB system: High speed Live MOS sensor
Picture ModeMode: iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Art Filter
Noise Filter: at High ISO setting: OFF, LOW, STANDARD, HIGHNoise Reduction: at Slow shutter speed OFF, ON, AUTO
ShutterProduct type: Computerized focal-plane shutterShutter speed: 60 - 1/4000 sec.Self-timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)Remote cable release: Available (Optional RM-UC1)
DriveDrive mode: Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timerSequential shooting speed: 4.1 fps in sequential shooting (5.5 fps in case of "I.S. OFF".)
FlashBuilt-in flash: No. Special external flash is bundled.Wireless Flash Control: Available(4ch, 4Groups) Bundled flash is usable as a center flash in case of wireless flash control.Compatible external flash: E-System Flash (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R)
Art FilterMode: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic ToneVariation / Effect: Available
Multi Exposure: Number of picture 2 framesMulti Aspect: Aspect Ratio 4:3 (Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4Color Universal design: ApprovedSuper control panel: AvailableLive control: AvailableLive Guide Setting Menu: Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
Image EditingErasing function: Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)Protect function: Single frame, Selected frames, All frames, Release protect (Single/All)RAW picture editing: RAW development based on settings of the camera (including Art Filter)JPEG editing: Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect. Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (colour depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait
Input/OutputPC interface: USB 2.0 High Speed for storage through Multi-connector (MTP mode is available)TV interface: HDMI (HD/Mono or Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)USB/Video connector: Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1, USB cable is available)HDMI: Mini HDMI type-C (1080i/720p/576p/480p)Accessory attachment: Accessory port (AP2) works with VF-2, SEMA-1, Macro Arm Light MAL-1 and Bluetooth communication Unit Olympus PENPAL
Dimensions: 4.31 in (W) x 2.50 in. (H) x 1.46 in. (D) (excluding protrusions)Weight: 9.34 oz. (body only)Exterior: Material Metal