Olympus E-3

Announced Oct 16, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | Four Thirds sensor
4
replies

I have been without a DSLR for about a year now, after selling my Sonya a850, and my Nikon D90 and moving entirely to m43rds. I last had my E-3 about 4 years ago (as far as I can remember), and yet I still look at pictures (especially portraits) I have taken with it and love the look of the files, either as OOC Jpegs or processed raw files. I have also noticed a few "late" reviews here so I thought, why not, the E-3 doesnt get talked about much so why not a reminder to a great camera!! Got it ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
pricyl
 
0
replies

great camera! built like tank! heavy and steady! love the IS! great tones!

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
sadwitch
 
0
replies

Well it's been 3 years since the launch of this olympus flag ship dslr and as old as it sounds in digital era terms, it's still alive and kicking and I'm still happily shooting with it. Love the viewfinder, ergonomics, super control panel, live view flip swivel screen, jpeg colors and engine, In-body stabilisation, ability to use a multitude of manual lenses via adapters, last but not least the access to very nice zuiko digital lenses. Problems: No so great hi-iso images a little too big and ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
olyflyer
 
0
replies

I had the camera for almost two years. Upgraded from the E-500 it gave me what I wanted from the start. It is well built except for the LCD panel which is a very weak part. The shutter noise is a bit too harsh and loud indoors. The edges are not smooth, so holding the camera a full day is a bit painful. Image quality is excellent under certain ideal conditions but less than average in more difficult situations. The Auto WB is not reliable in every kind of light, can not manage modern low ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Olyuser
 
0
replies

I upgraded recently from Olympus E-500, it was my first digital camera and used it for 3 years before getting the E-3. I found the move extremely satisfying, the E-3 was what I was looking for after exploring the features of the E-500 fully. The E-3 build is superb, I used it in rain and snow without any problems. The image quality is very good, noise is better controlled than the E-500. I upgraded my lenses with the ZD 12-60 SWD and the ZD 50-200 SWD whose quality is unsurpassed so far. I ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Parasin
 
0
replies

I've bought E-3 in August last year and so far it has proven to be flawless in reliability. Tank-like construction allows me to get the shots I'd never even think of taking with my previous camera. So far I haven't found a weak spot on this camera. Problems: Non what so ever.

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
lalitjee
 
0
replies

I ordered E3+12-60 +shld+metz 48af set up. The image quality is supreme and camera response is superfast. Now I am using Olympus master software to process raw and this set up just super. After 2 months of use I added50mm+Olypus Studio software to this setup

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
dmcwoo904
 
0
replies

-Sharp image with nice colour reproduction -Very effective image stabilizer, can handheld to shoot at 1/8 -Superb Zuiko optic (Sharp and no vignette at wide open for ZD 12-60SWD) -Slash proof body -Adjustable LCD screen with live view -5 frame per second -Dual memory card slots. You can put another 2 gb xD card and You can keep shooting even the main CF card is full but you don’t have time to change the CF. -Very fast Auto focus for SWD lens -Good ISO performance from 100-400 Problems: -Dynam ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
NlHP
 
0
replies

Great camera. After E10 and E1 a logical choice. I like the image quality and the speed of the autofocus which is way better than the E1. The white balance is also better. I very much like the feel and the strong construction. I enjoy using this camera a lot. Problems: The ring around the viewfinder easily gets loose and lost. I own the camera 8 months now, and am using my third one (the second replacement). I also had a problem with my Zuiko 50-200 lense, from which some inner part came ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Ingrid M
 
0
replies

I have now taken in excess of 25,000 photos with my E-3 in a 16 month period and can say that it is a very reliable workhorse. The colour is great, the noise cleans up very well between and 1200 an 1600 ISO, depending on the lighting conditions (below that the noise is not an issue). The camera has been accidentally dropped from a table which was one meter above the ground onto a concrete floor and it just kept on working. It has been used in gale force winds, downpours of rain and ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review