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Olympus E-3 EVOLT Specifications

Prices • UK: £1099
• US: $1699
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor • 4/3 type Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
• 17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
• 11.8 million total pixels
• 10.1 million effective pixels
• RGB (Primary) color filter array
• Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
• Hybrid IR cut filter (hot mirror)
Dust suppression Supersonic Wave Filter
Image stabilization • "Supersonic Wave Drive" (in-body sensor shift)
• Two modes: Horizontal+Vertical, Vertical only
• Up to 5 EV Compensation (claimed)
Image processor TruePic III
Image sizes • 3648 x 2736
• 3200 x 2400
• 2560 x 1920
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
File formats • RAW
• RAW + JPEG
• JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
JPEG compression • SHQ (1/2.7)
• HQ (1/4)
• SQ (1/8 or 1/12)
Lenses • 4/3 standard lens mount
• Range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
• Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
Auto focus • 11-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
• Automatic or manual point selection
• EV -2 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
• Available in Live View (slight pause and mirror flip required)
Focus area selection • Automatic
• Manual
Focus modes • Single shot AF
• Single shot AF + MF
• Continuous AF + MF
• Continuous AF
• Manual focus
Manual focus Focus by wire (SWD lenses have mechanically-coupled manual focus)
AF assist lamp Yes, flash strobe (flash must be raised)
Exposure modes • Auto
• Program AE (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Manual
Scene modes None
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500
• ISO 640
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1250
• ISO 1600
• ISO 2000
• ISO 2500
• ISO 3200
Metering system • 49-zone multi-pattern
• Range: 1 to 20 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
Metering modes • Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (2%)
• Highlight based spot
• Shadow based spot
AE Lock • AE/AF lock button
• With shutter release half-press
AE Bracketing • 3 or 5 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
Exposure steps 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV
Exposure compen. • -5.0 to +5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
Shutter speed • 60-1/8000 sec
• Bulb (up to 4 hours, default 8 mins)
Aperture values Depends on lens: 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
Flash X-sync speed • 1/250 sec
• 1/4000 sec (Super FP mode)
White balance • Auto
• Overcast
• Shade
• Tungsten
• Sunlight
• Fluorescent 1
• Fluorescent 2
• Fluorescent 3
• 4 custom presets
• Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
• Dual sensor WB measurement (external WB sensor and TTL)
WB fine tuning • Red - Blue: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
• Green - Magenta: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
WB Bracketing • 3 frames
• 2, 4 or 6 mired steps
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Image parameters • Picture mode (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Custom)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Sharpness + Contrast (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• B&W filter (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
• B&W/Sepia toning (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
• Gradation (High Key, Normal, Low Key)
Drive modes • Single
• Continuous
• Self-timer
• Remote control
Continuous • 5.0 fps
• RAW: 19 frames maximum
• JPEG: Up to card capacity @ HQ 1/8 (with high speed media)
Self-timer • 2 sec
• 12 sec
• Anti Shock: 1-30 sec delay
Flash • Built-in pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 13
• Sync modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in, Off, Bracketing
• Flash power: Up to +/- 3EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
External flash • Hot shoe
• TTL Auto FP / TTL auto for Olympus dedicated flash (FL-20, FL-36R, FL-50R)
• Modes: Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in for exclusive flash.
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
• Wireless flash possible with FL-36R and FL-50R
Viewfinder • Eye-level TTL Optical Pentaprism
• Field of view approx. 100%
• Magnification 1.15x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre
• Dioptre adjustment -3 to +1 dioptre
• Built in eyepiece shutter
• Focusing screen: Interchangeable type
• Mirror: Quick return mirror
Viewfinder info • Aperture value
• Shutter speed
• ISO setting
• AF confirmation mark
• Flash
• WB
• AE lock
• Number of storable still images
• Exposure compensation value
• Metering mode
• Battery warning
• Exposure mode
• AF frame (super imposed)
• IS activating mode
• Record mode
• Bracketing
• Flash level
Top panel display info • Activated AF points,
• BKT notification
• B/W mode notification
• Drive mode
• Exposure compensation indication
• Exposure mode
• Flash mode
• Focus mode
• ISO
• Metering mode
• Number of storable frames
• Record mode
• White balance
• White balance compensation value
Super Control Panel information • Metering mode
• Exposure mode
• Aperture value
• Shutter speed
• Exposure level view
• Flash compensation value
• Exposure compensation indication
• AE bracketing
• ISO
• Color space
• Picture mode
• Gradation
• Color saturation compensation value
• Sharpness compensation value
• Contrast compensation value
• White balance
• White balance compensation value
• Noise reduction
• AEL notification
• Flash mode
• Focus mode
• AF frame
• Drive mode
• Record mode
• Number of storable frames
• Memory card
• Battery indicator
Live View information • 100% field of view
• Exposure adjustment preview
• White balance adjustment preview
• Gradation auto preview
• Grid line displayable
• 7x/5x/10x magnification possible
• MF/S-AF
• AF frame display
• AF point display
• Shooting information
• Histogram
Orientation sensor Yes
LCD monitor • 2.5" HyperCrystal TFT LCD monitor (wide viewing angle, semi-transmissive)
• Vari-angle (swing and tilt)
• 230,000 pixels
• 100% frame coverage
• 15 step brightness adjustment
Playback functions • Single
• Magnify (2 - 14x)
• Index (4, 9, 16, 25 frames)
• Calendar view
• Rotation
• Light box view
• Slide show
• Histogram (Lum / RGB)
• Highlight & Shadow point warning
Playback information • Exposure mode
• Metering mode
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• Exposure compensation level
• ISO
• Colour space
• White balance mode
• White balance compensation level
• Focal length
• Focus area
• File type
• Picture mode
• File name
• Image size
• Recorded card type
Editing • RAW development
• JPEG editing (B&W, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Color saturation, Resize, Shadow Adjustment Technology)
Fn button Off, one-touch WB, test picture, preview, Live View, AF home setting, MF, record format, exposure mode, My Mode, underwater modes
Storage • Compact Flash (Type I and II) / Microdrive
• xD- Picture card
Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• IR Remote control (optional)
Vertical / portrait grip • HLD-4
• Shutter button, 2 dials (main & sub dial), 2 buttons (Fn & AF target button), dust & drip proof
Power BLM-1 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
Dimensions 142 x 116 x 75 mm (5.6 x 4.6 x 2.9 in)
Weight (no batt) 800 g (1.8 lb)
Box contents E-3 body, body cap, Li-ion battery BLM-1, Li-ion battery charger BCM-2, USB cable, Video cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master 2 CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.
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