Olympus E-P3 Features

Why not get in "touch" with the Olympus E-P3?

I say this because one of the main Olympus E-P3 features is its 3 inch OLED touch-screen LCD. You can leverage the touch screen to select focus points, take pictures, and adjust cameras settings.

The E-P3 also doubles as a very capable video camera, capturing high-definition movies with the push of a button.

This camera doesn't have a built-in flash, but it does include a hot shoe on top where you can attach external flash units and flash accessories.

There's also no viewfinder, which means that you have to compose your shots using the LCD. This is no issue in deep shade, but can be challenging in bright sunlight.

The good news if you shoot a lot in direct sun is that the Olympue E-P3 features an accessory port that allows you to attach the exceptional Olympus VF-3 electronic viewfinder.

Olympus E-P3 Features

Image StabilizationIn Body
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture5.5 per second
LCD3 inch OLED Touch (614,000 dots)
Flexible LCDNo
ViewfinderNone, Optional
AutofocusContrast AF
35 multi-point
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4
Sensor Dimensions17.3 x 13mm
ISO Range200-12800
Movie ModesAVCHD
1920 x 1080 (60i)
1280 x 720 (60p)
Motion JPEG
1280 x 720 (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps)
Movie SoundStereo
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortYes
Built-in FlashYes
Compatible LensesMicro 4/3
Standard 4/3rds with Adapter
OM with Adapter
BatteryBLS-5 LiIon
Dimensions4.8 x 2.72 x 1.35in.
122 x 69.1 x 34.2mm
Weight13oz (369g)
NotesOnly Olympus mirrorless camera with OLED touch screen (as of 2011)

olympus e-p3 mirrorless camera
Release Date: August 2011
$900 USD (with lens)