E-PL3 will be the most popular mirrorless camera

Started Jul 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Tim in upstate NY
Tim in upstate NY Veteran Member • Posts: 7,120
E-PL3 will be the most popular mirrorless camera

. . . E-PL3 features that I think will make this camera the overwhelming favorite among P&S upgraders as well as DSLR users who want to down size to a large sensor mirrorless compact:

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Articulating tilt screen borrowed from the NEX which is more robust and durable than the swivel screen of the G3 and GH2 and just as useful in most situations

-- Just as compact as an XZ-1 (not accounting for the lens of course) as well as the NEX-C3, GF3, E-PM1, etc. and it's 25% smaller than the E-PL2 which means that it is truly coat pocketable with smaller primes like the 20/1.7, 17/2.8, 14/2.5 and maybe even with the 45/1.8 & collapsible kit zoom

-- 3-stop IBIS (more versatile than just having OIS on just some lenses)

-- 5.5 fps at full resolution versus 4 fps for the G3 and 5 fps for the much larger and more expensive GH2

-- Fastest AF in its class (along with the other two new PEN's)

-- More direct control buttons along with a 4-way controller than a G3 (7 versus 5) which means less menu diving when you want to change your settings

-- More user defined direct control buttons than a G3 (at least 3 versus 2)

-- Has a PASM shooting mode dial that the GF2, GF3, NEX-5, NEX-C3 & E-PM1 don't have even though it's just as compact

-- Has an included clip-on flash that's pocketable and tilts for bouncing much like with the NEX except that it mounts on a real hot shoe

-- Wireless flash control

-- $600 - $700 USD estimated introductory price which is comparable with the G3 and is considerably less than the E-P3 & NEX5 and much less than the GH2

. . . Any doubters out there?

 Tim in upstate NY's gear list:Tim in upstate NY's gear list
Olympus PEN E-PL3 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm 1:4-5.6 +3 more
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