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Olympus E-P3 Body Black with EZ-M1442 II R

Mfr#:

V204031BE000

Quicklinx: 7L24WS00
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Discontinued

Description

If it's style, flexibility and unbeatable image quality you're after, look no further. By combining the creative freedom of a digital SLR with the oh-so-simple controls and compactness of a point-and-shoot, the latest generation of PEN cameras gives you the best of both worlds.
And the E-P3 is no exception here: With a classic retro look that captures the spirit of PEN's heritage in both design and performance terms, this camera delivers incredible optical quality to a professional standard and a compact body that boasts high-performance features in all the right places. These include an innovative OLED touchscreen display with Live View and playback in outstanding pixel quality for superb visibility from all angles, as well as featuring easy-to-use Touch AF, allowing users the creative freedom to select their autofocus point with the tip of their finger. That's not the only thing at users' fingertips - with ten in-camera Art Filters affording special photographic effects that are both fun and impactful. In short, the E-P3 makes it easier than ever to produce brilliant quality photos.

Compact, classic design
-Stylish design with metal finish
-3-inch OLED touchscreen display for brilliant playback of stills and movies from all angles
-Available in 3 colours (white, silver, black)
-Interchangeable grip for a personalised fit and comfortable handling
-Neatly integrated pop-up flash system

SLR image quality
-12.3 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
-FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF, the world's fastest autofocus*
-Comprehensive system of Micro Four Thirds lenses covering all photographic needs
-Powerful new TruePic VI image processor

Convenient to use
-Three smart buttons for customisation to conveniently most commonly used features
-Smart settings for simple in-camera optimisation of photos
-Two dials for easy and quick adjustment of the aperture and exposure time
-An in-camera level gauge displaying relation of angle to the actual horizon

Creativity & HD Movie
-Ten different Art Filters and Art Filter Effects for direct creative enhancement of photos - including the two new additions "star light" and "white edge"
-Full HD Movie with stereo sound, depth of field and integration of Art Filters
-Widened creative scope with a wide range of compatible lenses and accessories for specialist photography styles

*as of June 2011. Olympus Inhouse test.


Why Choose PEN?

BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE, POWERFUL ON THE INSIDE
Beautifully designed and engineered to perfection, PEN has an original style all of its own - and all the truly important features in all the right places.

SMALL. SIMPLE. SOPHISTICATED.
PEN is so powerful you can capture everything - and so light and compact you can take it everywhere. After all: the very best camera is the one you actually have with you.

APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE
It might be just half the size of an SLR camera, but don't be fooled! PEN still delivers all the incredible optical quality of professional photography.

LET PEN DO ALL THE HARD WORK
Get the very best out of your shots, without having to navigate your way through fiddly menus. Perfecting your photos has never been easier.

MEET THE CAMERA THAT'S FULL OF POSSIBILITIES
Whatever your photographic needs, PEN comes with just the right accessory.

TRANSFORM YOUR PHOTOS INTO ARTWORKS!
Time to put yourself in the creative driving seat and give your photos artistic impact. With PEN's Art Filters it's both fast and fun to transform shots into masterpieces.

Highlights of the Olympus E-P3 Body Black with EZ-M1442 II R

  • World's fastest auto focus system
  • 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • Timeless design with a metal finish
  • Extend your creativty with the accessory port 2
  • Built-in image stabilisation for even clearer shots with all lenses
  • Spotless photography with most effective dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter)
  • Live simulation function (effective monitoring)
  • Comfortable viewing with Autofocus Live View
  • Ergonomic design of body, control buttons and GUI for easy operation
  • Art Filters, Multi Exposure, Wireless flash, Multi-aspect
  • Easy-to-apply Art Filters for enhanced creativity
  • Full HD Movie with stereo sound featuring depth of field and Art Filters
  • Live Guide now also for movies - see what you’re filming and adjust settings
  • The PEN Sensor

    Rather than just focusing in on resolution and the number of pixels, we’ve also placed real emphasis on what truly matters when it comes to image quality: A high-performance sensor. It delivers greater sensitivity, which means greater refinement and precision. And that means you’ll automatically end up taking better shots, even in tricky light conditions.
  • The PEN Processor

    One of the best just got even better: We’ve optimised the new image engine TruePic VI especially for the new PEN series. The result: an even faster autofocus, professional image quality, sensitivity up to a superb 12,800 ISO, plus enhanced colours, details and noise compensation.
  • Display with Touch AF

    Select your AutoFocus point on the rear display with the tip of your finger. Have automatic focus right at your fingertips - with a fast response, rear OLED touchscreen that gives you the ultimate freedom.
  • 3" OLED Display

    Made from Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED), this display gives a much clearer view when shooting and playing back movies and stills.
  • Super-speed AutoFocus

    The Olympus PEN has the world's fastest autofocus! So you can look forward to unbeatably sharp photos in literally a split second.
  • Full HD Movie

    Become a hot-shot movie maker. PEN lets you create film videos in brilliant quality (1920 x 1080 60i format)
  • Two Dials

    The Live Wheel and Quick Dial are perfectly positioned for adjusting aperture and exposure time in a split-second.
  • Interchangeable Grip

    Get a firmer grip on your PEN: Simply switch your grip for a bigger or smaller size, for the most comfortable fit and best handling for you. Or you can remove the grip entirely for an extra-stylish look.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Olympus E-P3 - digital camera M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm II lens
Product Type
Digital camera - mirrorless system
Lens Included
M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm II lens
Memory Card Slot
SD card
Image Processor
TruePic VI
Sensor Resolution
12.3 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Lens System
3 x zoom lens - 14 - 42 mm - f/3.5-5.6 Micro Four Thirds
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
25 cm
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Display
OLED display - 3"
Supported Battery
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio, HDMI
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Colour
Black
Dimensions (WxDxH)
122 cm x 3.4 cm x 6.9 cm
Weight
321 g


Detail

General

Product Type
Digital camera - mirrorless system
Lens Included
M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm II lens
Enclosure Colour
Black
Sensor Resolution
12.3 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
Live MOS
Total Pixels
13,100,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
12,300,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
13.0 x 17.3mm
Field of View Crop Factor
2
Sensor Dust Reduction
Yes
Sensor Features
Supersonic Wave Filter (SWF)
Optical Zoom
3 x
Image Processor
TruePic VI
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Auto Focus
TTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
35
AE/AF Control
Subject-tracking AF
Digital Video Format
AVI, MJPEG, AVCHD
Image Recording Format
JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio, HDMI

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO 200-12800, ISO auto (200-12800)
Exposure Metering
Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Metering Zones
324
Exposure Modes
Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Shooting Programs
Landscape, portrait mode, macro, beach/snow, night portrait, landscape-portrait, Children, fireworks, panorama assist, night scene, sports mode, sunset, candle, Document, high key, anti shake, low key, nature macro, e-portrait, fisheye converter, wide converter, macro converter
Special Effects
Black & White, Sepia, Monotone, Vivid, soft focus, natural, Muted, portrait, Diorama, Cross Process, Grainy Film, Light Tone, Pop Art, Pale & Light Colour, pin hole, Gentle Sepia, i-Enhance, Dramatic Tone
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Fluorescent, tungsten light, Flash, daylight, shade, overcast, 2000K - 14000K
Max Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
60 sec
Exposure Compensation
±3 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
White Balance Bracketing
Yes
X-sync Speed
1/180 sec
Exposure Range
EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Type
3 x zoom lens - 14 - 42 mm - f/3.5-5.6 Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
28 - 84mm
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
25 cm
Max View Angle
75 degree(s)
Zoom Adjustment
Manual
Lens Construction
7 groups / 8 elements
Filter Size
37 mm
Lens System Mounting
Micro Four Thirds
Features
Aspherical lens, MSC technology

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
10
Flash Modes
Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Features
AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed
3 frames per second
Self Timer Delay
2sec, 12sec
Flash Terminal
Hot shoe
Additional Features
Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, sharpness control, PRINT Image Matching, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, digital image stabilization (video mode), contrast control, 1080i Full HD movie recording, face detection, built-in help guide, Exif Print support, Shadow Adjustment Technology, in-camera RAW processing, Full-time Live View, display colour control, eye Detect AF, Eye-Fi Card Ready

Display

Type
3" OLED display
Resolution
610,000 pixels
Display Features
Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode
Stereo

Connections

Connector Type
1 x Hi-Speed USB , 1 x composite video/audio output , 1 x HDMI output
Memory Card Slot
SD card

Software

Software
Drivers & Utilities, [ib] software, Olympus Viewer 2

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices
USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Included Accessories
Battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, video cable
Body Material
Metal

Battery

Details
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot
SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Image Storage
RAW 4032 x 3024 - 13.8 MB , JPEG 4032 x 3024 - 5.9 MB , JPEG 4032 x 3024 - 2.7 MB , JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 1.1 MB , JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.3 MB
Video Capture
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 20Mbps , AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps , AVCHD - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps - 17Mbps , AVCHD - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps - 13Mbps , MJPEG - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps , MJPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width
122 cm
Depth
3.4 cm
Height
6.9 cm
Weight
321 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C

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