Olympus PEN E-PL3 Compact Camera with Interchangeable Lens

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

The Olympus PEN E-PL3 Is the mid-range product in the new Olympus PEN lineup, nicknamed the “PEN lite”. The PEN E-PL3 shares similar features with the PEN E-P3 in a more compact and more modern-looking body. It comes with the new 12.3-megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor, a new image engine, enhanced low-light performance with AF illuminator and ISO up to 12,800, super fast auto-focus, full HD 1080i video capture and a re-designed touch user interface.

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One of the most noticeable new feature is the super fast auto-focus system that provides 35 separate focus points spread over nearly the entire sensor, enabling focusing accuracy on small objects.

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3 with tilting 3-inch LCD display

The newly designed user interface gives access to up to 10 Art filters that can be applied on still picture and HD movies: (depending upon model) Diorama, Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia and Dramatic Tone. Check out the complete list of specifications on the product page.

The Olympus PEN E-PL3 Body comes either with the MSC M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED m14-42mm II R f3.5/5.6 Zoom Lens or the MSC M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED m14-42mm II R f3.5/5.6 Zoom Lens. Pricing has still to be announced.

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3 with the FL-300R Compact flash

The FL-300R Compact Flash swivel on one axis and functions as a bounce flash, it operates wirelessly through a remote control function on the new E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1. it is available now for $169.99.

Olympus PEN-E-PL3

Olympus PEN-E-PL3 with the FL-300R flash folded

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