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 Dots
This 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 System
To 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 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.
Six In-Camera Art Filters and New Effects
Six 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 & Movies
Seeing 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 System
A 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.
Memory: SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
Screen 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 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 format: AVCHD AVI Motion JPEG
File Size: AVCHD Format : Max 4GB Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
Maximum 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 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 Time
Type: Image Sensor (High Speed Live MOS) type
Magnification Ratio: x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14
Display of Face Detection: Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
AF: High speed imager AF
System: 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)
Product type: LCD, AR (Anti-Reflection) coating, Tilt function
Size: 3.0 inches 16:9
Total no. of pixels: Approx. 460,000 dots
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 in option)
AF illuminator: 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
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)
(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, 3D
ISO sensitivity: AUTO: ISO 200 - 12800 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
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 less than 1/30 sec.
Auto WB system: High speed Live MOS sensor
Mode: iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Art Filter
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.
Self-timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable release: Available (Optional RM-UC1)
Drive mode: Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Sequential shooting speed: 4.1 fps in sequential shooting (5.5 fps in case of "I.S. OFF".)
Built-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)
Mode: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone
Variation / Effect: Available
Multi Exposure: Number of picture 2 frames
Multi Aspect: Aspect Ratio 4:3 (Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4
Color Universal design: Approved
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, Cropping, Aspect. Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (colour 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
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