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With the E-3 Olympus has developed an impressive array of highly reliable new technologies essential for serious SLR photographers. Olympus cameras ha...

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“Best DSLR camera with me”

published 18/11/2008

ProArticulating LCD,Can take pictures from many odd a...

Consall important controls are positioned awkwardly

I'm very excited to have this flagship DSLR camera with me. E3 may just be the best choice for those shooting in harsh conditions and its strength lies in areas of auto focus, implementation of live view, dust reduction and environmental sealing.The Olympus E-3 is really more better and...

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Product Information : Olympus E-3

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With the E-3 Olympus has developed an impressive array of highly reliable new technologies essential for serious SLR photographers. Olympus cameras have a history of raising the bar when it comes to reliability, toughness and durability - and the E-3 takes it to a whole new level. The E-3 is equipped with a large optical viewfinder that provides 100 percent accurate viewing and 1.15x magnification for reliable composition - what you see is exactly what you'll get. Even fine details are seen with astonishing clarity. The E-3's large, precision-crafted pentaprism is crafted from high refractive index glass with a highly reflective silver coating. The eyepiece uses glass lenses. All the lenses are surface coated to maintain brightness. The focusing screen features a Neo Lumi-Micro Mat for bright, easy-to-adjust manual focusing. Spots on photos are now banished forever. The Olympus dust reduction system is an industry first and a proven technology. Every time you turn on the E-3, our Supersonic Wave Filter - located between the shutter and the image sensor - silently vibrates an amazing 30,000 times per second. Dust is blasted away. The dust reduction system even removes dust attached by intermolecular force that can't be shaken off or discharged with static electricity. Dust will no longer get between you and a great shot. Shoot anywhere, anytime, in any condition. The E-3 body, the built-in flash and the LCD are all splashproof and dustproof. Constructed from a magnesium-alloy with a homogeneous composition, the E-3 is lightweight yet strong and rugged. The same goes for Zuiko Digital lenses. You'll find splashproof and dustproof models that are as tightly sealed as the camera. To ensure you can keep shooting, even at 5 frames per second, Olympus utilizes a durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles making the E-3 the perfect choice for photographers who demand the most from their equipment, in any situation.

Product Details

Product Description: Olympus E-3 - digital camera Zuiko Digital 12-60mm lens, Olympus E-3 - digital camera Zuiko Digital 14-54mm lens, Olympus E-3 - digital camera - body only - with Olympus HLD-4 battery grip, Olympus E-3 - digital camera - body only, Olympus E-3 - Ultra Fast Kit - digital camera Zuiko Digital 12-60mm lens

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, Digital SLR Camera

Lens Included: Zuiko Digital 12-60mm lens, Zuiko Digital 14-54mm lens, Body only

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card, xD-Picture Card

Image Processor: TruePic III

Sensor Resolution: 10.1 Megapixel

Lens System: 5 x zoom lens - 12 - 60 mm - f/2.8-4.0 Four Thirds, 3.9 x zoom lens - 14 - 54 mm - f/2.8-3.5 Four Thirds

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 25 cm, 22 cm

Image Stabiliser: Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1500 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Dimensions (WxDxH): 14.3 cm x 7.5 cm x 11.7 cm

Weight: 0.81 kg

Bundled with: Olympus HLD-4 battery grip

Viewfinder / Viewfinder Type: Optical

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: Live MOS

Memory Type: CompactFlash, Microdrive, XD Picture Card

Camera Flash / Type: Built-in Flash

Autofocus: TTL open aperture light metering

Manufacturer: Olympus

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 11.8

General

MPN: N3100292, N3100392, E0413299, N2932492, E-3, E0413300, 800040, E0414117, 262010

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode

Lens Included: Zuiko Digital 12-60mm lens, Zuiko Digital 14-54mm lens, Body only

Sensor Resolution: 10.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: Live MOS

Total Pixels: 11,800,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 10,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 13.0 x 17.3mm

Field of View Crop Factor: 2

Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes

Sensor Features: Supersonic Wave Filter (SWF)

Optical Zoom: 5 x, 3.9 x

Image Processor: TruePic III

Image Stabiliser: Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Auto Focus: TTL phase detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 11

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Bundled with: Olympus HLD-4 battery grip

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100-3200

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Metering Zones: 49

Exposure Modes: Manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Special Effects: Monotone, Vivid, Custom Effect, Muted, portrait

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, tungsten light, Flash, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), evening sun, 3000K - 7500K

Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 min

Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 5 steps in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

X-sync Speed: 1/250sec

Exposure Range: EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Type: 5 x zoom lens - 12 - 60 mm - f/2.8-4.0 Four Thirds, 3.9 x zoom lens - 14 - 54 mm - f/2.8-3.5 Four Thirds

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 24 - 120mm, 28 - 108mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 25 cm, 22 cm

Max View Angle: 84 degree(s), 75 degree(s)

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Lens Construction: 10 groups / 14 elements, 11 groups / 15 elements

Filter Size: 72 mm, 67 mm

Lens System Mounting: Four Thirds

Features: Internal focusing system, ED glass, floating system, aspherical lens, Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD)

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 13

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control, flash exposure bracketing

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2 frames per second, 4 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 1 frame per second, 5 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 2sec, 12sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, DPOF support, IR filter, display brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, sharpness control, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, resizing an image, saturation control, LCD live view mode, shadow point display, highlight point display, contrast control

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Field Coverage: 100%

Magnification: 1.15x

Dioptric Correction Range: -3 to +1

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, flash charge completion, aperture, frame counter, white balance, metering system, Exposure Mode, battery status, record mode, ISO sensitivity, AF lock

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Rotating

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x DC power input ¦ 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x remote control

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card, xD-Picture Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Master

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Lens hood, battery charger, dust cap, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, video cable

Body Material: Magnesium alloy

Protection: Splashproof

Battery

Battery Type: Olympus BLM-1

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1500 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card, xD-Picture Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash, xD-Picture Card, Microdrive

Image Storage: RAW 3648 x 2736 - 11 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 3648 x 2736 - 6.8 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 3648 x 2736 - 4.7 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 3648 x 2736 - 2.2 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 3648 x 2736 - 1.5 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 3200 x 2400 - 5.3 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 3200 x 2400 - 3.7 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 3200 x 2400 - 1.7 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 3200 x 2400 - 1.1 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 3.6 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 2.2 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 1.1 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 0.7 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 - 1.3 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 - 0.8 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 - 0.5 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 1600 x 1200 - 0.3 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1280 x 960 - 0.8 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 - 0.5 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 1280 x 960 - 0.3 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 1280 x 960 - 0.2 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.5 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.4 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.2 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.1 MB ¦ Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 - 0.2 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 - 0.2 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 640 x 480 - 0.1 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 640 x 480 - 0.1 MB

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 14.3 cm

Depth: 7.5 cm

Height: 11.7 cm

Weight: 0.81 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Storage: 10 - 90%

Humidity Range Operating: 30 - 90%

Max Storage Temperature: 60 °C

Min Storage Temperature: -20 °C

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