CLASSIC STYLE. INCREDIBLE POWER. ARE YOU PEN READY?
Designed for photographers who want total control over their creative vision, the powerful PEN E-P3 delivers professional image quality, blazing FAST AF speed and an array of built-in creative features in a classic, ultra-portable design. Its large, 12.3-megapixal LiveMOS sensor delivers superb images. A new TruePic VI Image Processing Engine improves color and speed. Three modes of image stabilization ensure that every image is crisp and clear. And the press of a button is all it takes to shoot full 1080 60i HD video in either ACVHD or AVI formats. Plus, the E-P3 is complemented by a system of lenses, strobes and accessories usually found only with traditional DSLRs.
World?s Fastest AF System
To meet the demand for focusing speed, Olympus has introduced the new FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF system. The FAST AF system features 35 focus points as well as new Tracking AF to ensure fast & accurate focus each and every time!
3" Touch Screen OLED 614K Dots
Featuring a newly-designed touch interface that gives you the ability to choose AF points, release the shutter, and navigate menus. The VGA equivalent display lets you see richer detail and smoother images with higher contrast and richer blacks
New TruePic VI with Fine Detail Processing
The TruePic VI Image processor delivers excellent dynamic range, newly expanded color accuracy and fidelity plus reduced noise, all the way up to 12800 ISO. ?Fine Detail Processing? technology captures more details in every nuance.
Full 1080 60i HD Movie
A 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.
Ten In-Camera Art Filters and New Art Filter Effects and Variations
Ten in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process and Dramatic Tone) are enhanced by new filter variations and art effects 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.
Fully Expandable System
A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes that are compatible with the E-P3 and are available to support all different types of photography needs.
Memory: SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
Effective Pixels number: 12.3 million pixels
Image Pickup Unit
Product type: High speed Live MOS Sensor
Total no. of pixels: Approx. 13.1 million pixels
Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording format: DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File format: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
Recording image size: [RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels [JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
Recording (Movie): Recording format AVCHD AVI Motion JPEG
Recording format: AVCHD Format: Dolby Digital Motion-JPEG Format / Picture with Sound : Wave Format Base (Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz)
System: Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Mode: 3 modes (IS1:2 dimensional activation, IS2:1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, IS3:1dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving), OFF
IS for Movie: Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS, IS1 mode only)
Product type: OLED, AF (Anti-Fingerprint) coating, Touch Panel
Size: 3.0 inches 3:2
Total no. of pixels: Approx. 614,000 dots
Playback field of view: 100%
AF 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)
AF illuminator: Available
AF lock: Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode
Focus tracking: Available
Maginified Spot AF: Available
Face 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
Manual Focus Assist: When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, Live View is magnified automatically
Exposure Control (Still)
Metering 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)
Metering range: EV 0 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Center weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
(1) i Auto
(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
ISO sensitivity: AUTO: ISO 200 - 12800 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps,
Exposure: compensation ?3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure Control (Movie):
(1) P: Program AE
(2) A: Aperture priority AE
(3) S: Shutter speed priority AE
(5) Art Filter * S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited to 1/30 sec.
Auto WB system: High speed Live MOS sensor
Preset white balance: 6 settings (3000K - 7500K) Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent (4000K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
Mode: iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Art Filter
Art Filter bracketing: Available
Noise Filter: at High ISO setting OFF, LOW, STANDARD, HIGH
Noise Reduction: at Slow shutter speed OFF, ON, AUTO
Product type: Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed: 60 - 1/4000 sec. Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min) 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
Remote cable release: Available (Optional RM-UC1)
Built-in flash: Available
G.No: 10 (Fno/m) at ISO200, 7(Fno/m) at ISO100 but ISO100 is not available
Wireless Flash Control: Available (4ch, 3Groups+Built-in Flash) Built-in 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 Filter Mode: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone
Multi Exposure: Number of picture 2 frames
Multi Aspect: Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4
Level: Gauge Detection Available (H & V)
Super control panel: Available
Live Control: Available
Live Guide: Setting Menu Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
Erasing 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, Cripping, Aspect. Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait
PC 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
Power Requirements Battery BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions: 4.80 in. (W) x 2.72 in. (H) x 1.35 in. (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight: 11.32 oz. (body only)