Fans of the award-winning Olympus PEN® family of cameras now have the new Flagship Olympus PEN E-P3: the ultimate PEN for visual expression. Designed for photographers who want total control over their creative vision with a camera portable enough to travel the world, the powerful Olympus PEN E-P3 delivers professional image quality, the world’s fastest auto focus, built-in creative features, and a new OLED touch screen in a classic, all-metal body with fully advanced controls.
WORLD’S FASTEST AUTO FOCUS*
The new FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System is able to focus at an incredible speed and offers 35 separate focus points that are spread over nearly the entire sensor, which makes it possible for pin-point accurate focusing on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35-point area are especially effective when shooting active subjects.
ADVANCED CONTINUOUS AF & TRACKING
With the improved AF system, the AF Tracking function locks your subject into focus and continuously adjusts focus and brightness even if the subject disappears from view momentarily.
MOVIE+STILL COMPATIBLE LENSES (MSC)
High-precision engineering and an improved internal focusing mechanism have allowed the Olympus lenses to auto focus quickly, smoothly and silently, perfect for stills and movies.
TRUEPIC VI IMAGE PROCESSOR
This new image processing engine, designed specifically for the PEN line, features Advanced Tone Control and Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction (especially colors such as emerald green, yellow, and gold) and color gradation. The faster processor also allows for a shorter recovery time between shots and eliminates noise found in Live View and video.
NEW 12.3MP LIVE MOS SENSOR
The sensor is optimized to maximize the performance of all mZuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements to the sensitivity and read-out speed of the existing sensor makes ISO 12,800 shooting and Full HD movie recording possible.
Olympus’ Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even after changing lenses. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it doesn’t interfere with the picture imaging at any time.
FINE DETAIL PROCESSING
The technology behind Fine Detail Processing enhances the sense of detail and resolution, maximizing the potential of the sensor and delivering pictures that are sharper and clearer.
Illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red eye, and fill in dark areas. You are able to control the amount of light the flash emits or set the flash to auto.
The addition of this super luminosity LED beam allows the camera to focus faster in low light up to almost 10 feet.
INCREASED ISO SENSITIVITY
Stunning low light photos are a click away with an increased ISO sensitivity to 12,800.
WIRELESS FLASH COMPATBILE
Compatibility with wireless flash allows you to maximize the performance of your E-P3 in a studio setting. Use the newly introduced FL-300R or the existing FL-36R and FL-50R.
FULL 1080 HD VIDEO
Shoot up to 29 minutes of 1080i HD video and stereo sound in either AVCHD or AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just the press of a button.
ADVANCED IN-CAMERA ART FILTERS
Ten in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia and Dramatic Tone) are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming HD movies.
NEW 3D SHOOTING
Add a new dimension to your photographs in any shooting situation from macro to landscape with Olympus’ 3D technology. By simply selecting the 3D Photo Mode, releasing the shutter, and slowly panning, the camera will automatically take a second image from a slightly different perspective. The 3D data is processed in-camera resulting in an .MPO file, the universal industry 3D format, for easy display on 3D televisions or laptops.
PROFESSIONAL AUDIO SOUND CAPTURE
Take videos that are able to capture uncompressed CD-quality 16bit/44.1kHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital audio.
THREE-INCH OLED TOUCH SCREEN
This bright, 614k dot high-resolution screen features a newly-designed touch interface that gives you the ability to choose AF points, release the shutter, and navigate the camera’s menus with just the touch of your finger. With the AF (Anti-Fingerprint) coating, you don’t even need to worry about fingerprint smudges.
The icons and graphic menu have been optimized for the ultra-high definition OLED monitor to not only increase visibility, but also allow for intuitive operability. The new design uses colors that are easily distinguishable regardless of individual differences in color perception while at the same time reduces fatigue on the human eye. The user interface has also been updated with a sleeker font design and an automatic pop-up guide in the menu screen.
SOPHISTICATED BUTTON STRUCTURE & CONTROLS
Olympus has included a dial, subdial and two new function buttons to the PEN E-P3 so photographers can adjust aperture and exposure time in an instant without switching between menu selections. Hands-on shooters will also appreciate the two customizable buttons they can assign to favorite functions.
IN-CAMERA LEVEL GAUGE
This added feature is a tremendous benefit to ensure subjects are truly level. This feature detects the camera’s pitch and roll during Live View operation so photographers can make sure subjects are where they should be in the frame.
EASY PHOTO & VIDEO PLAYBACK ON YOUR HDTV
The E-P3 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-P3 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
* MicroClean Cleaning Cloth
* OpticClean Cleaning Fluid
* MicroClean Deluxe Lens Pen
* Olympus FL-600R Flash
* Olympus MMF-3 4/3 Adapter
FAST SHUTTER RESPONSE
Never miss a shot again with the E-P3’s fast shutter response time of less than 60 milliseconds. The TruePic VI feature allows for reduced shot-to-shot time by shortening the black-out time between shots.
The E-P3 incorporates a port for connecting accessories including flashes, MAL-1 Macro Light, EMA-1 Microphone adapter, PENPAL® Bluetooth Communication device, and the VF-2 viewfinder.
A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes are compatible with the E-P3 to support all different types of photography needs.
MULTIPLE EXPOSURE SHOOTING
The Multiple Exposure function enables you to be creative right in the camera. Multiple images can be captured and combined to create one unique image. The creative possibilities are endless!
ADDITIONAL ASPECT RATIOS
The E-P3 lets you select one of five Aspect Ratios (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4) that frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.
ADVANCED SHADOW ADJUSTMENT TECHNOLOGY
You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-P3's Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before image capture or during post-capture edits.
No need for cables or even a computer. Upload or email images directly from your camera with an optional PP-1 PENPAL® or Eye-Fi™ card. The E-P3 is also capable of recording stills and video to SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I media cards.
FACE DETECTION WITH EYE DETECT AF
Nail the focus for every portrait photo, every time. The new face detection AF employs an "Eye Detect AF" that adjusts focus automatically on the subject's eyes during portrait shooting and can even be adjusted to focus on the right, left or near-side eye. The Face Detection function captures up to eight faces, reducing the chance of blurred subjects when shooting several people at once.
LIVE VIEW MAGNIFICATION
For accurate manual focusing, MF Assist can be enabled during S-AF + MF operation. With it you can zoom in on the central part of the image by up to five times by turning the focus ring.
IAUTO WITH IENHANCE
iAuto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting – portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport – and adjusts the settings to optimize results. iEnhance enriches color in any subject, just as the human eye sees it, and can be used in any mode.
Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject’s complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits.
The E-P3’s Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them – before the image is even captured. Simply select Live Guide and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation, tone, etc.
With the E-P3 you are in full control of all functions and imaging decisions—with split-second accuracy. Live Control, an advanced control panel system, allows you to see the image and the controls all at once. Whether using full manual control or all the automatic features, first-time users will feel like pros, and pros will create still images or videos that continue to push their own boundaries of creativity.
23 SCENE-SELECT MODES
From portraits to sunset shots, the E-P3 is equipped with 23 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro and Panorama, to name a few. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with Olympus’ conversion lenses to optimize the performance of those lenses.
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