Olympus E-3

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Highly Recommended
Reviewed: Feb 2008
User reviews (67)
4.70
Amazon reviews (40)
5.00
10.1 megapixels | 2.5″ screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Announced: Oct 16, 2007

Specifications

Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 ?
Other resolutions 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 ?
Image ratio w:h 4:3 ?
Effective pixels 10.1 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 11.8 megapixels ?
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Processor TruePic III
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200 ?
White balance presets 8 ?
Custom white balance Yes ?
Image stabilization Sensor-shift ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Standard, High, Super High ?
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
?
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes (lens focus by wire, direct Focus with SWD Lens) ?
Number of focus points 11
Lens mount 4/3 Lens Mount
Focal length multiplier ?
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated ?
Screen size 2.5″ ?
Screen dots 230,000 ?
Touch screen No
Live view Yes ?
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) ?
Viewfinder coverage 100 % ?
Viewfinder magnification 1.15× ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Built-in flash Yes (pop-up)
Flash range 13 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Flash modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye
Continuous drive Yes (5.0 fps, limit depends on size) ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Exposure compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ?
Videography features
Microphone None
Storage
Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card ?
Storage included None ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI No ?
Wireless None ?
Remote control Yes (Wire/ InfraRed)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack ?
Battery description Lithium-Ion rechargeable ?
Weight (inc. batteries) 890 g (1.96 lb / 31.39 oz)
Dimensions 142 x 116 x 75 mm (5.59 x 4.57 x 2.95″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No ?
GPS None
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