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Olympus E3 PRO 10 MP Digital SLR (Body Only)

Item # OME3 (Part # 262010)
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The Olympus E-3, the flagship of the Olympus Digital SLR line, provides the high-precision performance demanded by professional and enthusiastic photographers. It combines speed and weatherproof durability for capturing exceptional images in any situation. Olympus pioneered Full Time Live View and Dust Reduction technologies for digital SLR cameras, leading where others have followed. Now, the new E-3 enhances those technical innovations and raises the performance bar with the fastest autofocus in the world. Body-Integrated Mechanical Image Stabilization to stabilize every lens, a 10-megapixel Live MOS image sensor to capture beautiful images, and a magnesium alloy body for dust-proof and splash-proof durability join the impressive innovations developed for the E-3, including:

  • Speed: When coupled with three new ZUIKO DIGITAL Supersonic Wave Drive Lenses (SWD) announced today, like the ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 (24-120mm equivalent), the E-3 offers unmatched AF speeds, and the fastest AF speed in the world with that lens. It employs a newly-developed high speed 11-point biaxial cross type AF system, 5 frames-per-second continuous shooting, and 1/8000 second top shutter speed for the quickness required in any shooting situation.

  • Superior Image Quality: In-Body Mechanical Image Stabilization with Supersonic Wave Drive technology ensures blur-free images for all lenses attached to the E-3, so now even low-light telephoto shots are clear and sharp when holding the camera in shaky hands. Its 10-megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor delivers high-resolution images for large format print sizes, and TruePic III digital processing engine ensures high-speed image processing, accurate color and improved detail with low noise. The camera's interior components combined with digital-specific lenses offer the edge-to-edge crystal clarity that only 100 percent digital optics can provide.

  • Swivel Live View LCD: A dual-axis swivel 2.5-inch Live View LCD covers all the viewing angles from low to high and side to side, to assure accurate composition. Real-time image monitoring of white balance and exposure enables greater creative control of settings to secure the best possible photograph.

  • Reliability: The E-3's large optical viewfinder provides a 100 percent accurate view and its 1.15x magnification makes it one of the largest and most accurate viewfinders for reliable composition. The proven effective built-in Dust Reduction System with the Supersonic Wave Filter eliminates spots from photos. A durable shutter mechanism with the lifespan of 150,000 exposures meets the demands of serious photographers. Also, the E-3's sealed magnesium alloy chassis is completely splash-proof and dust-proof for use with pro lenses on expeditions to the most extreme environments on the planet.

Key Features:

  • Experience the World's Fastest Auto Focus with the Olympus exclusive 11-point biaxial auto focus system coupled with the new (SWD) Supersonic Wave Drive lenses. It provides exacting auto focus precision at exceptional speeds.
  • Continuous shooting, up to five frames per second, means you can capture fast-moving moments in time and get amazing results. The UDMA CompactFlash compatibility enhances capture speeds for the ultimate in shooting performance.
  • 1/8000-second high-speed, high-precision shutter enables you to freeze even the fastest subjects. Or, set shutter speeds as long as 60 seconds in Manual or Automatic settings.
  • Effectively reduce blur with Olympus' exclusive Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) in-body Image Stabilization System. Get up to a five step EV stabilization effect with all Zuiko Digital Lenses, and all Four Thirds Format Lenses.
  • A newly developed high-performance 10.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor provides the high resolution you need to accurately reproduce subject details with rich tones and natural colors as well as lower power consumption. Increased reading speed supports 5 fps continuous shooting.
  • The Olympus exclusive TruePic III digital image processing system produces superior image quality and shadow detail.
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital Lenses ? designed specifically for the demands of digital photography ? deliver sharp, high-quality color accuracy to the image sensor for amazing photographs.
  • Live View shooting provides the next generation of composition control in digital SLR photography. The E-3's Live Simulation allows you to check exposure, white balance and composition -in real time, while you compose ? with the integrated Live View technology.
  • The 2.5-inch dual-axis, free-angle swivel Live View monitor provides a 100% accurate representation of your shooting scene. Additionally, the E-3's HyperCrystal wide-angle display, with 360-degree articulation, makes composition and image viewing possible at any angle.
  • The E-3's proven Dust Reduction System, with the Supersonic Wave Filter? (SWF) self-cleaning ultrasonic sensor unit, eliminates dust particles on the sensor by silently vibrating an amazing 30,000 times per second, ensuring spot-free images.
  • The 100% accurate high eye point optical viewfinder, delivers the precise compositional accuracy demanded by the most discriminating photographer. When shooting with the E-3, what you see is what you get.
  • A Rugged magnesium-alloy construction coupled with advanced splash and dust protection, make the E-3 the perfect choice for photographers who demand the most from their equipment, in any situation.
  • Durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles. The pro-level shutter ensures reliability, even at five frames per second, thanks to a durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles, making the E-3 the camera of choice for photographers who demand durability from their equipment.
  • Specifications:

    Body material Magnesium alloy

    4/3 type Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
    17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
    11.8 million total pixels
    10.1 million effective pixels
    RGB (Primary) color filter array
    Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
    Hybrid IR cut filter (hot mirror)

    Dust suppression Supersonic Wave Filter
    Image processor TruePic III
    Image stabilization

    "Supersonic Wave Drive" (in-body sensor shift)
    Two modes: Horizontal+Vertical, Vertical only
    Up to 5 EV Compensation (claimed)

    Image sizes 3648 x 2736
    3200 x 2400
    2560 x 1920
    1600 x 1200
    1280 x 960
    1024 x 768
    640 x 480
    File formats RAW
    RAW + JPEG
    JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
    JPEG compression SHQ (1/2.7)
    HQ (1/4)
    SQ (1/8 or 1/12)
    Lenses 4/3 standard lens mount
    Range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
    Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
    Auto focus 11-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
    Automatic or manual point selection
    EV -2 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
    Focus area selection Automatic
    Focus modes Single shot AF
    Continuous AF
    Manual focus
    AF lock Yes, shutter release or AE/AF button
    Manual focus Focus by wire
    AF assist lamp Yes, flash strobe (flash must be raised)
    Exposure modes Auto
    Program AE (with shift)
    Aperture priority AE
    Shutter priority AE

    ISO 100,  ISO 125,  ISO 160,  ISO 200,  ISO 250,  ISO 320,  ISO 400,  ISO 500,  ISO 640,  ISO 800,  ISO 1000,  ISO 1250,  ISO 1600,  ISO 2000,  ISO 2500,  ISO 3200

    Metering system 49-zone multi-pattern 
    Range: 1 to 20 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
    Metering modes Digital ESP
    Center-Weighted Average
    Spot (2%)
    Highlight based spot
    Shadow based spot
    AE Lock AE/AF lock button
    With shutter release half-press
    AE Bracketing 3 frames
    1/3, 1/2, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
    Exposure steps 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV
    Exposure compen. -5.0 to +5.0 EV
    1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
    Shutter speed 60-1/8000 sec 
    Bulb (up to 4 hours, default 8 mins)
    Flash X-sync speed 1/250 sec
    1/4000 sec (Super FP mode)
    Aperture values depends on lens: 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
    White balance Auto
    Fluorescent 1
    Fluorescent 2
    Fluorescent 3
    4 custom presets 
    Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
    WB fine tuning Red - Blue: +/- 7 steps
    Green - Magenta: +/- 7 steps
    WB Bracketing 3 frames
    2, 4 or 6 mired steps
    Color space sRGB
    Adobe RGB
    Image parameters Picture mode (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, custom)
    Saturation (5 levels)
    Sharpness + Contrast (5 levels)
    Contrast (5 levels)
    B&W filter (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
    B&W/Sepia toning (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
    Gradation (High Key, Normal, Low Key)
    Drive modes Single
    Remote control
    Continuous 5.0 fps
     RAW: 1 frames maximum
    JPEG: Up to card capacity @ HQ 1/8 (with high speed media)
    Self-timer 2 sec
    12 sec
    Anti Shock: 1-30 sec delay
    Flash Auto electronic pop-up
    TTL auto / manual
    Guide no. 13
    Sync modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in, Off, Bracketing 
    Flash power: Up to +/- 3EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
    External flash Hot shoe
    TTL Auto FP / TTL auto for Olympus dedicated flash (FL-20, FL-36, FL-50) 
    Modes: Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in for exclusive flash.
    Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
    Wireless flash control

    Triggered and controlled by built-in flash unit
    Compatible flash units: FL-50R, FL-36R
    Modes: TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual, FP TTL Auto, FP Manual
    4 channels
    3 groups

    Viewfinder Eye-level TTL Optical Pentaprism 
    Field of view approx. 100%
    Magnification 1.15x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre
    Dioptre adjustment -3 to +1 dioptre
    Built in eyepiece shutter 
    Focusing screen: Interchangeable type
    Mirror: Quick return mirror
    Top display information Activated AF points
    BKT notification
    B/W mode notification
    Drive mode
    Exposure compensation indication
    Exposure mode
    Flash mode
    Focus mode
    Metering mode
    Number of storable frames
    Record mode
    White balance
    White balance compensation value
    Super Control Panel information Metering mode
    Exposure mode
    Aperture value
    Shutter speed
    Exposure level view
    Flash compensation value
    Exposure compensation indication
    AE bracketing
    Colour space
    Picture mode
    Colour saturation compensation value
    Sharpness compensation value
    Contrast compensation value
    White balance
    White balance compensation value
    Noise reduction
    AEL notification
    Flash mode
    Focus mode
    AF frame
    Drive mode
    Record mode
    Number of storable frames
    Memory card
    Battery indicator
    Live View information 100% field of view
    Exposure adjustment preview
    White balance adjustment preview
    Gradation auto preview
    Gridline displayable
    7x/5x/10x magnification possible
    AF frame display
    AF point display
    Shooting information
    Orientation sensor Yes
    LCD monitor 2.5" HyperCrystal TFT LCD monitor (wide viewing angle, semi-transmissive)
    230,000 pixels
    100% frame coverage
    15 step brightness adjustment
    Playback functions Single
    Magnify (2 - 14x)
    Index (4, 9, 16, 25 frames)
    Calendar view
    Light box view
    Slide show
    Histogram (Lum / RGB)
    Highlight & Shadow point warning
    Editing RAW development
    JPEG editing (B&W, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Color saturation, Resize, Shadow Adjustment Technology)
    Fn button

    Off, one-touch WB, test picture, preview, Live View, AF home setting, MF, record format, exposure mode, My Mode, underwater modes

    Storage Compact Flash (Type I and II) / Microdrive
    xD- Picture card
    Print compatibility EXIF 2.2
    Print Image Matching

    USB 2.0 (Hi Speed) 
    Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
    Ethernet (10/100) 
    IR Remote control (optional)

    Power BLM-1 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
    Dimensions 142 x 116 x 75 mm (5.6 x 4.6 x 2.9 in)
    Weight (no batt) 800 g (1.8 lb)

    E-3 body
    Li-ion battery BLM-1
    Li-ion battery charger BCM-2
    USB cable
    Video cable
    Shoulder strap
    Instruction manual
    Warranty card
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