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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 specifications

Prices
(Body + 14-42mm)
 • US: $699.99
 • UK: £549
 • EU: €649
Body material* Metal
Sensor  • 4/3" Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
 • 17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
 • 13.1 million total pixels
 • 12.3 million effective pixels
 • RGB (Primary) color filter array
 • Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
Dust suppression Supersonic Wave Filter
Image stabilization  • "Supersonic Wave Drive" (in-body sensor shift)
 • Three modes: Horizontal+Vertical, Vertical only, Horizontal only
 • Up to 3 EV compensation (claimed)
 • Digital IS in Move Mode
Image processor* TruePic VI
Image sizes (Still)  • 4032 x 3024
 • 3200 x 2400
 • 2560 x 1920
 • 1600 x 1200
 • 1280 x 960
 • 1024 x 768
 • 640 x 480
Image sizes (Movie) AVCHD Format:*
 • FullHD Fine : 1920x1080, 60i Recording, 17Mbps
 • FullHD Normal : 1920x1080, 60i Recording, 13Mbps
 • HD Fine : 1280x720, 60p Recording, 17Mbps
 • HD Normal : 1280x720, 60p Recording, 13Mbps
Frame rate of image sensor output is 30fps

Motion-JPEG Format:
 • HD: 1280x720, 30fps*, Aspect 16:9
 • SD: 640x480, 30fps*, Aspect 4:3 (VGA) 
* Some Art Filters are at reduced frame rates
Movie length AVCHD Format:
 • 29 min, Max 4Gb

Motion-JPEG Format:
 • 7 min @ HD, Max 2Gb
 • 14 min @ 640 x 480, Max 2Gb
Aspect Ratio 4:3 (Default), 3:2, 16:9, 6:6, 3:4
File formats  • Raw
 • Raw + JPEG
 • JPEG
 • MPO* (3D still)
 • AVCHD*
 • AVI Motion JPEG
Sound recording  • AVCHD Format: Dolby Digital
 • Motion JPEG Format / Picture with Sound: Wave Format Base (Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz)
 • Max Recording Time (Picture with Sound) 30 sec
 • Mic / Speaker: Stereo / Mono
Digital Tele-Converter  • 2x digital zoom
Lenses  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
 • Range of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
 • Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
 • Compatible with standard Four Thirds lenses via adapter.
Auto focus  • Contrast Detection AF system
 • 35-area multiple AF*
 • When non high-speed contrast AF compatible lens is used, works as MF assist
Focus Area Selectable  • Automatic
 • Manual
 • Auto from 35 area, Single area from 35 area, Group target (9 area) from 35 area*
 • Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON
 • Free selection when Magnified View Mode is selected
Eye Detect AF*  • OFF
 • Near side eye priority mode
 • Right side eye priority mode
 • Left side eye priority mode
Focus modes  • Single shot AF (S- AF)
 • Continuous AF (C-AF)
 • Manual focus (MF)
 • Single + Manual (S-AF+ MF)
 • AF Tracking (C-AF+ TR)
 • Focus mode can be set in still and movie modes separately
AF assist lamp  • Yes*
Exposure modes  • iAuto
 • Program AE (with shift)
 • Aperture priority AE
 • Shutter priority AE
 • Manual
 • Art Filter
 • Scene select
Scene modes  • Portrait
 • e-Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Landscape + Portrait
 • Sport
 • Night Scene
 • Night + Portrait
 • Children
 • High Key
 • Low Key
 • DIS mode
 • Macro
 • Nature Macro
 • Candle
 • Sunset
 • Documents
 • Panorama
 • Fireworks
 • Beach & Snow
 • Fisheye Effect (for use with lens converter)
 • Wide Angle (for use with lens converter)
 • Macro (for use with lens converter)
 • 3D*
Art Filter  • Pop art
 • Soft focus
 • Grainy film
 • Pin hole
 • Diorama
 • Dramatic Tone
Sensitivity  • Auto : ISO 200 - 12800* (customizable, Default 200-1600)
 • Manual ISO 200* - 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Metering system  • TTL Image Sensor metering system
 • 324-zone multi-pattern
Metering modes  • Digital ESP (324-area multi-pattern metering)
 • Center-Weighted Average
 • Spot (1%)
 • Highlight based spot
 • Shadow based spot
AE Lock  • AE lock available using Fn button
 • AF lock with shutter release half-press in Single AF mode
Exposure comp.  • Up to ± 3.0 EV
 • 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
AE Bracketing  • 2*, 3, 5* frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1.0 EV steps
 • 7* frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV steps
Exposure fine tune  • ±1EV in 1/6EV steps
Shutter speed  • 60-1/4000 sec
Flash X-sync speed*  • 1/60 - 1/160
White balance  • Auto
 • Sunny
 • Shadow
 • Cloudy
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
 • Underwater
 • Flash
 • 2 custom presets*
 • Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
 • Flash + WB:  Off / AWB Priority / Flash WB priority*
 • AWB Keep Warm color: Off / On*
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 steps
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
Image parameters  • iEnhance (3 levels)
 • Saturation - 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait)
 • Sharpness - 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone)
 • Contrast- 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone)
 • B&W filter (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
 • B&W toning (Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green)
 • Gradation (4 levels)
 • Art Filter Bracketing available*
Drive modes  • Single
 • Sequential
 • Self-timer (2 or 12 sec)
Continuous*  • 5.5 fps (IS Off)
 • 4.1 fps (IS On)
Add-on flash  • Special external flash is included
 • Guide No: 10m at ISO 200
 • Mode: TTL-Auto, Manual (Full, 1/2*, 1/4, 1/8*, 1/16, 1/32*, 1/64)
 • Wireless flash (4 channels, 3 groups)
External Flash  • Hot-Shoe
 • Compatible with E-system Flash (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R)
 • External Flash Control : TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-Auto, FP-Manual
 • Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual, Off.
 • Flash power: Up to ± 3EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
Super Control Panel Settings  • ISO sensitivity
 • WB
 • WB compensation
 • Picture mode/Scene mode/Art filter mode
 • Sharpness
 • Contrast
 • BW filter*
 • Picture tone*
 • Flash mode
 • Drive mode
 • Metering mode
 • Saturation
 • Gradation
 • AF mode
 • AF target
 • Face Priority
 • Color space
 • Flash intensity compensation
 • Record mode
 • Aspect ratio
 • Image Stabilizer
*Available in Monotone mode
Live Control Settings  • Image Stabilizer
 • Picture mode/Scene mode/Art filter mode*
 • WB
 • Drive mode
 • Aspect ratio
 • Record mode (stills)
 • Record mode (movie)
 • Flash mode
 • Flash intensity compensation
 • Metering mode
 • AF mode
 • ISO sensitivity
 • Face Priority
 • Movie sound recording
*Availability corresponds to chosen shooting mode
Orientation sensor  • No
Electronic Viewfinder  • External (optional)
Display*  • 3.0" 16:9 LCD with Anti-Reflective Coating
 • Tilt screen
 • 460,000 dots
 • 100% frame coverage
 • Brightness adjustment +7 to -7
 • Color Temperature adjustment +7 to -7
Live View  • 100% field of view
 • Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
 • AF operation
 • 5x* - 14x magnification
Live View Modes  • Normal Mode
 • Grid Line Mode (4 types)
 • Histogram Mode
 • Highlight & Shadow Mode
 • Multi View Mode
Live View Information  • Battery check
 • Card write indicator
 • Super FP Flash*
 • RC mode
 • Auto bracket
 • Multiple exposure
 • Face priority
 • Movie sound
 • Internal Temperature Warning
 • Dial lock
 • Focal length
 • Flash status
 • AF confirmation mark
 • IS mode
 • Picture mode/Art filter/Scene mode
 • WB
 • Sequential shooting
 • Self-timer
 • Aspect ratio
 • Record mode (stills)
 • Record mode (movies)
 • Available recording time
 • Number of storable still pictures
 • Tone control
 • Flash intensity compensation
 • Exposure compensation
 • Aperture
 • Shutter speed
 • Histogram
 • AF confirmation mark
 • AE lock
 • Shooting mode
 • Myset
 • ISO
 • AF mode
 • Metering mode
 • Flash mode
*Requires a compatible flash unit
Playback functions  • Single-frame
 • Information Display
 • Index Display(4/9/25/100 frames, Calendar)
 • Close-up (2 - 14X)
 • Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
 • Slideshow (Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Editing  • Raw development
 • JPEG editing (Shadow Adjustment, Redeye Fix, Crop, Aspect ratio, B&W, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-Portrait)
Storage  • SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible)
 • Eye-Fi compatible*
Connectivity  • USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
 • Mini HDMI
 • Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
 • Accessory Port AP2
Power  • BLS-5 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
 • Approx 330 shots (CIPA test standard)
Dimensions 109.5mm (W) x 63.7mm (H) x 37.3mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight (no batt) 265g
Weight (with batt & card) 313g
Box contents Body, Clip-on Flash, Li-ion battery BLS-5, Li-ion battery charger BCS-1, USB/Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.

* Changed compared to the E-PL2

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Comments

Total comments: 2
mach37
By mach37 (6 months ago)

Where and what is the "thumb dial" on the E-P3, that is missing on the E-PL3? I have seen this mentioned in a few other Olympus reviews, but I have not seen any dials on the PEN cameras except the single mode dial on the top.
And while on that subject, I see the PM1 is totally dial-less - has no mode dial at all, anywhere. I presume that function is covered in a menu on the LCD? I would have been satisfied with a PM1 except the mode dial seems much too handy to omit.

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Sults
By Sults (5 months ago)

The "thumb dial" on the E-P3 is the dial you see.
The other dial (like on other Olympus PEN-s) is the ring over the 4-way rear controller. See the Operations and controls section: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepl3/4

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