Olympus E-P3 w/ 17mm Lens (Silver)

Olympus
Product #:
OLD262922
Manufacturer #:
V204033SU000
UPC:
050332179530

- 12.3Mp Live MOS Sensor 
- Micro 4/3 Camera 
- TruePic VI Image Processor 
- 3.0" Touch Screen OLED 
- Zuiko m17mm f/2.8 Lens (34mm Equivalent) 
- SD/SDHC/SDXC/UHS-1 Card Slot 
- 1080/60i HD AVCHD or AVI Movie Capture 
- 3 Mode Image Stabilization 
- 12,800 ISO & Built-In Flash 
- All Metal Body w/ Full-Advanced Control

Screen Size:
3.0 inches 3:2
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Lens Filter Size:
Front: 37 mm
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Overview

Overview

Blending the classic feel of an all metal body with the highly popular Micro Four Thirds trend in photography, Olympus presents their E-P3 PEN Digital Camera. This version of the E-P3 includes an ED m14-42mm II R f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens as well, to get you out shooting from day one. Highly desired for many reasons, Micro Four Thirds cameras provide an easily transportable body (this one with the look and feel that only a metal body can bring to hand) along with numerous lens options and the features and functions of a full-sized DSLR camera.

The E-P3 has a 12.3Mp Live MOS Sensor and the TruePic VI Image Processor which work together to produce stunningly detailed images at fast speeds. In addition, the camera also has Olympus' FAST AF Tracking System. FAST AF provides 35 focus points along with Tracking AF for fast and accurate focusing on each shot. Other performance considerations include the 12,800 ISO capabilities, an AF Illuminator, and a built-in flash, not to mention blazing shutter speeds with a response time of less than 60 milliseconds.

Still images can be taken using RAW, JPEG, or a combination of the two. And, 3D still images can even be captured as well in the MPO format. Of course, more than a still camera, the E-P3 also captures HD video. You can take up to 29 minutes of 1080/60i video in either AVCHD or AVI formats. No matter, video or still, all files can be stored to external flash memory, including SD, SDHC, SDXC, and UHS-1 cards. Olympus recommends Eye-Fi Class 6 cards for video recording.

The E-P3 has a bountiful set of on-camera controls and menu options, all of which are displayed on the beautiful 3.0" touch screen OLED display. As is one of the hallmarks of the Micro Four Thirds genre, small in size though it may be, the E-P3 is not short on options. Aside from a bevy of metering and exposures modes, the camera also hosts numerous picture modes, art filters, Live Guides, and white balance modes, among others. Your pictures will be truly your own, utilizing the full range of choices presented by the E-P3; you can even choose to shoot in panorama mode. Other highlights worth mentioning include 3 modes of image stabilization, noise reduction, and basic in-camera image editing.

Features

12.3Mp Live MOS Sensor

Utilizing Fine Detail Processing Technology for greater detail in the photograph, the sensor is optimized to maximize the performance of all M. Zuiko digital lenses in all shooting conditions 

TruePic VI Image Processor
The TruePic VI Image processor delivers excellent dynamic range, expanded color accuracy and fidelity, plus reduced noise, all the way up to 12,800 ISO."Fine Detail Processing" technology captures more details in every nuance 

Lenses for Every Shooting Challenge
The Olympus PEN MICRO Four Thirds family features eight fully-compatible MICRO Four Thirds lenses. The legendary Olympus Zuiko Digital Four Thirds range of 27 high-quality lenses, OM-series and other manufacturers' lenses can be attached to Olympus PEN cameras with optional adapters. The Olympus PEN E-P3 comes packaged with the movie and still compatible (MSC) ED m14-42mm II R f3.5/5.6 zoom lens (28mm-84mm equivalent) 

Fast AF
To meet the demand for focusing speed, Olympus has introduced the FAST AF Tracking System. The FAST AF Tracking System features 35 focus points as well as Tracking AF to ensure fast and accurate focus each and every time 

Low Light Performance
The E-P3 provides stellar low light performance with a combination of the AF illuminator, a built-in flash, and ISO up to 12,800 

Fast Shutter Response
Never miss a shot again with fast shutter response time of less than 60 milliseconds 

HD Movie Capture
A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with ease and simplicity, for up to 29 minutes of 1080i HD video. Choose between AVCHD or AVI for amazing clarity right from your camera 

3.0" Touch Screen OLED (614K dots)
The 3.0" display is a touch interface that gives you the ability to choose AF points, release the shutter, and navigate menus. The VGA equivalent display lets you see richer detail and smoother images with higher contrast and richer blacks 

Classic. Compact. All Metal.
A classic, compact, all metal body offers maximum portability for capturing stunning photos and videos anywhere you care to take it 

Superior Image Quality
A large 12.3Mp Live MOS Image Sensor delivers the highest quality images. Take great photos in low-light environments thanks to the camera's built-in flash, AF illuminator and ISO up to 12,800. To improve color and speed, the Olympus PEN E-P3 features the TruePic VI Image Processing Engine. Photos and HD videos taken with the PEN E-P3 will be crisp and clear thanks to three modes of in-body image stabilization. Image stabilization built into the camera's body enables photographers to take advantage of this feature with every lens. The camera's award-winning Supersonic Wave Filter patented Dust Reduction System vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the front of the image sensor, capturing it on an adhesive membrane every time the camera is turned on 

Blazing Speed
The Olympus PEN E-P3 uses a variety of features to achieve speed rivaling that of the professional Olympus E-5 DSLR. Focus and shoot faster with the camera's 12.3Mp Live MOS Image Sensor, TruePic VI Image Processor and FAST AF Tracking System. The Olympus PEN E-P3 offers 35 separate focus points spread over nearly the entire sensor, enabling the camera to pin-point focus accuracy on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35-point area are especially effective when shooting active subjects. The camera's fast shutter response time ensures that you will never miss the shot, even in the toughest shooting environments 

Creative Freedom
Olympus PEN series cameras put you in the director's chair, offering even more freedom to the creative shooting experience and enabling instant experimentation, feedback and gratification. For the first time, the Olympus PEN E-P3 features full 1080 60i HD Video. Push the direct HD video button to instantly start filming your HD video with a choice between ACVHD and AVI formats with uncompressed CD-quality 16 bit/44.1KHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital Audio

In-camera features such as Art Filters, Multiple Exposure and In-Camera Editing enable photographers to capture the world as they see it. TheOlympus PEN E-P3 features 10 Art Filters: Diorama, Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia and Dramatic Tone. The camera also features nine Art Filter variations and enhancements, including Pale and Light Color II, and five Art Filter Effects, including new Star Light and White Edge. The Art Filter Bracketing function helps you develop multiple pictures utilizing different Art Filters with a single shot, making it possible to experiment with several different photographic effects at the same time. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes: shutter priority, aperture priority, manual and program auto modes for expanded control. All Art Filters can be applied to both still shots and Standard Definition or HD movies. Art Filters set the Olympus PEN E-P3's images and videos apart from the pack. Since they're built into the camera, Art Filters can help you achieve dramatic results on the go without the need for a computer or editing software

The Olympus PEN E-P3 shoots dynamic 3D photos in any situation from macro to landscape. Recreate a sense of depth like that of the original scene. Simply select the 3D Photo Mode, release the shutter, and slowly pan until the camera automatically takes a second image from a slightly different perspective. The 3D data is processed in-camera resulting in an .MPO file, the universal industry 3D format for easy display on 3D televisions or laptops 

Expanded Control Combined with Ease of Use
Controlling the Olympus PEN E-P3 is simple with its next-generation, three-inch, touch-sensitive 614,000 pixel OLED display. Consuming much less energy than the traditional LCD, this display has a wide 176 degree angle of view and is bright enough to compose images even in harsh midday light. With the camera's intuitive graphic user interface and touch screen, it is easy to capture a picture, change camera settings or navigate the Live Guide controls by simply touching the screen. Going through a day's photos is easy by scrolling through and enlarging photos with the tap of a finger

The Olympus PEN E-P3's built-in, pop-up flash makes it easy to illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red-eye and fill in dark areas. The camera is compatible with SDHC, SDXC and UHS-1 memory cards for greater speed and capacity and can be utilized with the Olympus PENPAL or various Eye-Fi cards for instant wireless uploads to your favorite social or photo sharing websites

Olympus has added a rotational dial, sub-dial and two function buttons to the back of the PEN E-P3 so photographers can make rapid changes to menu settings and maximize the camera's performance. With a thumb, photographers can adjust aperture and exposure time in an instant without switching between menu selections. Hands-on shooters will appreciate the two customizable buttons they can assign to favorite functions. Photographers will appreciate how the camera's mode dial enables access to basic settings

The Level Gauge in the Olympus PEN E-P3 is a tremendous benefit for architectural photographers who must ensure that images of buildings are as centered and true as the walls of the buildings themselves. This feature detects the camera's pitch and roll during Live View operation so photographers can make sure subjects appear where they should in the frame

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Specifications

Brand
Olympus - Olympus Olympus - Logo
Display Specifications
Screen Size: 3.0 inches 3:2
Screen Size:
The size of the screen listed by height and width.

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Display Type: OLED, AF(Anti-Fingerprint) coating, Touch Panel
Display Type:
The type or brand of the screen.

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Dots: Approx. 614,000 dots
Dots:
A measurement of the LCD Monitor's resolution not by width by height, but rather the total amount of dots.

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Detailed Specifications
Image Sensor: High speed Live MOS Sensor; 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Image Sensor:
Describes the makeup, build, and technology of the sensor that is in the camera. An Image Sensor is a device that converts an optical image to an electric signal. It is used mostly in digital cameras and other imaging devices. It is a set of charge-coupled devices (CCD) or CMOS sensors such as active-pixel sensors.

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Effective Pixels: 12.3 million pixels
Effective Pixels:
The same as effective resolution, but measured in Megapixels.

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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Aspect Ratio:
The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.

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Speaker: Stereo/Mono
Speaker:
This is a speaker used for audio playback on a camera or camcorder.

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Total Pixels: Approx. 13.1 million pixels
Total Pixels:
The total amount of pixels. Describes the detail an image holds.

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Image Stabilization: Mechanical
Image Stabilization:
This is a family of techniques used to reduce blurring associated with the motion of a camera during exposure. Image stabilization helps in low light situations using slower shutter speeds.

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Maximum Recording Time: AVCHD Format: Max 29min (Full HD Normal/HD Fine/HD Normal : 29min, Full HD Fine : 22min) Motion-JPEG Format: HD: 7min, SD: 14min (There are exceptions with select Art Filters)
Maximum Recording Time:
The longest amount of time something can record.

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Shutter
Shutter Speeds: 60 - 1/4000 sec. Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min) 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
Shutter Speeds:
The amount of time the shutter stay open for exposure. Measured in fractions of seconds.

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Remote Control: Available (Optional RM-UC1)
Remote Control:
An external device that can be used to activate the shutter in a camera so no physical contact with the camera is necessary. There are both wired and wireless remote controls for various applications.

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Shutter Type: Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter Type:
Blades or some type of cover that controls the time during which light reaches the film or sensor. Older cameras use mechanical shutters while new cameras use electronic shutters.

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Self Timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Self Timer:
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.

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Playback Specifications
Mode File: Single-frame Information Display Index Display (4/9/25/100 frames, Calendar) Close-up (2 - 14X) Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause) Picture rotation (manual), Slideshow (Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound) When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 2 new slideshow effect can be selectable. (Still)
Mode File:
Allows you to look through the images that were taken.

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Control Specifications
Color Temperature: +3 levels and -3 levels
Color Temperature:
Refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light. Color temperature is conventionally stated in the unit of absolute temperature, the kelvin, having the unit symbol K.

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A/V Mode
Video Recording System: Yes
Video Recording System:
Describes the camera's video recording capability. Will describe the camera's video recording system, image sensor, video resolution, as well as other pertinent information related to the camera's video recording.

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Audio Recording: With Video, Stereo
Audio Recording:
Describes the camera's audio recording capability. Will describe the type of microphone and any additional XLR/miniphone jacks.

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Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 4.80in (W) x 2.72in (H) x 1.35in (D) (excluding protrusions); Lens: Approx. 2.24 x 0.87" (57 x 22 mm)
Dimensions:
The measurements of an object.

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Weight: 11.32oz (body only), 13.01oz (including Battery and Memory card); Lens: 2.50 oz (71 g)
Weight:
The physical weight of the item without packaging.

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Color: Silver
Color:
The color of the item.

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Flash
Sync Speed: 1/60-1/180 Super FP 1/125-1/4000 with External Flash
Sync Speed:
Fastest shutter speed a flash can sync with.

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Guide Number: 10(Fno/m) at ISO200, 7(Fno/m) at ISO100 but ISO100 is not available
Guide Number:
The number which indicates the effective power of a flash unit.

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Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in Flash:
A flash that is embedded or part of the camera. Built-in flashes are found in both DSLR and Point & Shoot cameras. Although practical because of their small size and ease of use, built-in flashes are often ineffective and/or unflattering as a main source of light.

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Flash Modes: TTL-Auto, Manual(Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64)
Flash Modes:
Different modes that determines how a flash will be used in a photo.

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Metering System: TTL Image Sensor metering system (1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen. Highlight / shadow bases are available)
Metering System:
The metering system measures the amount of light in a scene. It calculates the best exposure values based on the amount of light.

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Imaging & Exposure Control
White Balance: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade
White Balance:
White Balance is the process of removing unrealistic color casts so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.

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Exposure Compensation: ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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ISO Speed: AUTO: ISO 200 - 12800(customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps,
ISO Speed:
The ISO speed setting dictates sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive the film or digital sensor is to light. Higher ISOs have the effect of noise in an image. The actual ISO at which the noise occurs varies from camera to camera. Low ISOs are generally used for brighter lighting conditions and high ISOs are often used for low light or action shots.

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Power System
Drive Modes: Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Drive Modes:
Also referred to as release modes, cameras often have several different modes in which they will capture images including: single shot, continuous drive (low and high), self timer, and mirror lock-up.

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Battery Type: BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery Type:
The type of battery for a device. Some cameras use single use alkaline while others use rechargeable lithium batteries.

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Recording Data
File Size: RAW: 4032(H)x3024V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.8MB Set1(LF): 4032(H)x3024(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.9MB Set2(LN): 4032(H)x3024(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
File Size:
The amount of space a file (photo/video) will take up on a storage device or your hard drive. This is usually measured in Megabytes (MB) or Gigabytes (GB).

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Image Formats: Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD Audio: IMA-ADPCM (Stereo)
Image Formats:
The types of files that a particular camera produces. All cameras output JPEG images, but some of the more sophisticated models will shoot in RAW mode. RAW Image Formats will vary based on manufacturer.

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Brand
Brand: Olympus
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes: Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)
Erase Modes:
Erases images.

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Memory Card Specs
Memory Card Type: SD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
Memory Card Type:
The type or brand of the memory card. Common types of memory cards are SD, Memory Stick, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD, and Compact Flash.

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Focusing Control
AF Points: 35-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
AF Points:
Refers to Autofocus points on a digital camera. A camera can have as many as 51 AF points.

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Focus Modes: Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-Micro Four Thirds lenses. This is can be set in both recording mode, still and movie, separately.
Focus Modes:
The types of focus modes an item has.

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Metering Range: EV 0 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Metering Range:
The range that the meter can work in. Usually indicated as exposure values.

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Camera Attributes
Autofocus: Imager Contrast Detection AF system When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist
Autofocus:
All digital cameras come equipped with an Autofocus, or AF Mode. While in Autofocus the camera automatically focuses on subjects based on the AF Area Mode the user has selected.

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Flash Control: Built-in flash is usable as a center flash in case of wireless flash control.
Flash Control:
Controlling the length of time of the flash by metering the light, either manually or electronically.

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Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital Camera
Camera Type:
The type of camera. Examples: SLR, point and shoot, mirrorless.

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Exposure Modes: (1) iAuto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select AE (7) Art Filter; Movie: (1)P: Program AE (2) A: Aperture priority AE (3) S: Shutter speed priority AE (4)M:Manual (5) Art Filter * S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited to no more than 1/30 sec.
Exposure Modes:
The various programmed, automatic, semi-automatic, and/or manual shooting modes which a camera has available for use. (e.g. Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Programmed Automatic)

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Lens
Focal Length: 17 mm Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 34 mm
Focal Length:
The distance between the film and the optical center of the lens when the lens is focused on infinity.

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Hardware & Software Data
Interface & Connectivity: PC interface USB 2.0 High Speed for storage through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available) TV interface HDMI (HD/Mono or Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT (SD/Mono Sound) USB/Video connector Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1, USB cable is available) HDMI Mini HDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)
Interface & Connectivity:
The connectivity of an interface to a network.

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Lens Specs
Lens Min. Focus Distance: 7.87" (19.99 cm)
Lens Min. Focus Distance:
The shortest distance that a lens can focus.

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Lens Filter Size: Front: 37 mm
Lens Filter Size:
The size of the filter that fits the lens.

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Minimum Aperture: f/22
Minimum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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Lens Magnification Factor: 0.11x
Lens Magnification Factor:
This is the magnifying factor of a lens. Macro lenses will often be described by their “magnification factor”. A lens with a 1:1 magnification factor produces a projected image on the sensor which is the same as the subject.

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Elements / Groups: 6/4
Elements / Groups:
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.

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Angle of View (diagonal): 65°
Angle of View (diagonal):
Area of a scene that a lens covers or sees. Determined by the focal length of the lens

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Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
Maximum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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Mount Type: Micro Four Thirds
Mount Type:
This is the mount type for the lens to attach to the camera body.

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In The Box

Olympus E-P3 w/ 17mm Lens (Silver) 
USB/Video Multi Cable 
PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery 
Lithium-Ion Battery Charger 
Shoulder Strap 
Olympus [ib] Software CD-ROM 
Instruction Manual

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