Olympus PEN EP-3 - Sample Images: General Images



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Olympus EP-3
At 18mm
(1/1000 @ f/9, 14mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 3
At 42mm
(1/640sec @f/9, 42mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 9
The i-Enhance colour profile produces punchy colours
(1/80sec @ f/22, 18mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Olympus EP-3
The new 14-42mm kit lens produces impressively sharp images – even in the corners
(1/640sec @ f/8, 42mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 iso 1000 3
Images from the EP-3 are crisp and lifelike
(1/800sec @ f/9, 14mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 iso 1000
With a max aperture of f/3.5 at 14mm, the EP-3 produces a helpfully shallow depth of focus
(1/2500sec @ f/3.5, 14mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 iso 1000 7
The EP-3’s metering system is never short of reliable
1/1250sec @f/4.5, 16mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 iso 1000 9
The EP-3 deals with high-contrast scenes very well indeed
(1/100sec @ f/4, 14mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 7
The ‘Pinhole Camera’ Art Filter in action
(1/25sec @ f/3.5, 14mm, ISO 640, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 iso 1000 5
The ‘Dramatic Tone’ Art Filter
1/640sec @ f/11, 18mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 3
The ‘Cross Process’ Art Filter
1/60sec @ f/3.5, 14mm, ISO 800, AWB)

Olympus EP-3 5
The ”Pop Art’ Art Filter, shot in 16:9 aspect
(1/400sec @ f/5.6, 15mm, ISO 200, AWB)

Score in detail

  • Value 7
  • Design & Features 9
  • Image Quality 9
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Micro Four Thirds
Megapixels (Megapixel) 12.3 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 3x
Image Sensor 4/3'' Live MOS senso
Optical focal length 14-42mm
Shutter speed 2 - 1/4000sec
Auto focus Contrast-detection system using 35 AF-points
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 4032 x 3024
Other resolutions N/A
Focus range 0.25m - infinity
Exposure control Program, Aperture-priority, Shutter-priority, Manual, iAuto, Art Filters, Scene
Exposure metering TTL open aperture light metering, 324 zones
Exposure compensation +/- 3E
Image Stabilisation Yes, in-camera
ISO settings 200-12,800
LCD Monitor 3inch OLED, 460k-dot
Viewfinder No
Flash range GN10 (@ ISO 200)
Flash modes Auto, Manual, Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Red-eye reduction, Slow synch with red-eye reduction, Slow synch, Slow synch 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off-camera
White balance modes Auto, Tungsten, Flourescent, Sunlight, Flash, Overcast, Shade
Drive modes Single, Continuous, timer
Image formats JPEG, Raw
Picture adjustments RAW data edit, Red-eye reduction, Sepia, Black & White, Resize, Correction of saturation, Shadow Adjustment, Trimming, e-Portrait
Video (max res/format) Full HD 1920 x 1080, 60i, 17Mbps, AVCHD
Movie length 7-29min depending on quality
Self timer 2sec,12sec
Memory card slot SD, SDHC
Supplied memory None
Batteries supplied Yes, Li-Ion
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output Yes
Charging/Computer Connection Yes
AV Out Yes
Manual Paper

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 109.5mm
Depth (Millimeter) 34mm
Length (Millimeter) 67.3mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 216gkg