Olympus PEN E-PL3

Announced Jun 30, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor

I own the Olympus PL-1 and P-3 cameras, and when this PL3 was part of a three lens and a VF-2 viewfinder deal on Ebay I couldn't pass it up.  The PL3 sells for about $100 for the body only in 2017 on Ebay. Oly's first generation of MFT cameras used a 12 megapixel sensor.  These cameras were the P-1, P-2, P-3, and PL-1, PL-2, and PL-3, plus the EPM-1 "mini".  All newer cameras used the 16mp sensor, until the Pen F and OMD-M1 II that use a 20mp sensor. From all reports the 16mp sensor is an ...

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richteed
 

I've been using this for a year now and hardly picked up my DSLR in that time.  In fact, I'm thinking of selling it to fund a VF2 viewfinder for this camera.  It takes all of my pentax primes and my lensbaby with a £5 adapter and the excellent kit zooms with the camera give me 28-300mm (35mm equiv) to a very high standard and virtually no weight.  It really is a "take anywhere" camera. The flip-up/down screen really is what makes this camera so useable - I shoot like its a TLR mostly, looking ...

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Ciddi Biri
 

After pen e-pl1 this is superb camera for me !.. Very very fast AF speed than pen e-pl1. Size, lens size, software, body quality perfect. LCD screen is very very easy scratching, directly you must use lcd screen saver. Problems: Low light photos not very good, ISO 800 is max. for this cameras. Sunny days photos you will see shadow areas be very noisy. Grip need !

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Ciddi Biri
 

After pen e-pl1 this is superb camera for me !.. Very very fast AF speed than pen e-pl1. Size, lens size, software, body quality perfect. LCD screen is very very easy scratching, directly you must use lcd screen saver. Problems: Low light photos not very good, ISO 800 is max. for this cameras. Sunny days photos you will see shadow areas be very noisy. Grip need !

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Ciddi Biri
 

After pen e-pl1 this is superb camera for me !.. Very very fast AF speed than pen e-pl1. Size, lens size, software, body quality perfect. LCD screen is very very easy scratching, directly you must use lcd screen saver. Problems: Low light photos not very good, ISO 800 is max. for this cameras. Sunny days photos you will see shadow areas be very noisy. Grip need !

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Ciddi Biri
 

After pen e-pl1 this is superb camera for me !.. Very very fast AF speed than pen e-pl1. Size, lens size, software, body quality perfect. LCD screen is very very easy scratching, directly you must use lcd screen saver. Problems: Low light photos not very good, ISO 800 is max. for this cameras. Sunny days photos you will see shadow areas be very noisy. Grip need !

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