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.
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.