Olympus E-P3

The Olympus E-P3 is a digital system camera with a resolution range of 12 megapixels for still images and full HD quality videos.

As part of the PEN system by Olympus, the P3 can be adjusted individually by various components, such as through various lenses flash or strobe lights. Thus, the device offers a similar flexibility as adult SLR, without calling toll on the dimensions. The results appear on a three-inch color display based on OLED, which has a resolution of 610,000 pixels. In light of this modern technology seems like a contrast, the housing program: Olympus sets as with the previous models to a deliberately retro look of the 1980s.

Positive: Olympus once again deserves much praise for the look: PEN, the E-P3 acts primarily in the white version very stylish. Although the look is evidence of bygone days, the processing is anything but old-fashioned: All controls are stuck in the socket and make a circular impression. In practice, the Olympus E-P3 initially convinced by the speed of operation: Both the switch, and the redemption and above all, the focus move to the level of a good DSLR equipment.

Olympus E-P3 Review

The picture quality is proving to be excellent, although the relatively low resolution at first suspect something else does. Finally, one of the Olympus E-P3 also praised for its creative filter: With just a few easy steps you miss your recordings a personal touch. And because it is a system camera, you can adjust the device very well to their individual needs - the diversity of giant PEN now range makes it possible.

Negative: The Olympus E-P3 and related accessories have a price: Even a small arsenal of small helpers already salted the purchase price can quickly climb into the sky. Large deficits, the Olympus E-P3 remain in the menu: There is a thread, so that the camera system currently can find their way newcomers are difficult. The control screen is 610 000 pixels with less fine resolution as with so many premium ultra-compact camera. Apart from this, appear particularly mentioned the creative filter with a short delay, which can be very annoying when reprocessing of images.

Forecast: The Olympus E-P3 would be a worthy successor to the last edition of PEN. Olympus affords greater blunder fortunately not, although the series in various details still need improvement.