Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42mm Lens (Black)

Olympus
Product #:
OLD262925
Manufacturer #:
V205031BU000
UPC:
050332180376

-12.3Mp -TruePic VI Image Processor -3.0" Tilt LCD with AR Coating -mZuiko MSC Digital ED m14-42mm Zoom Lens -SD Memory Card Slot -1080/60i HD Video Capture -3D Photo Mode -35-Point Auto Focus

Total Resolution:
Total number of pixels: 13.1Mp
Total Resolution:
The full count of pixels on a camera's sensor.
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Megapixels:
12.3
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.
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Video Resolution:
AVCHD Format Full HD Fine: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V), 60i recording, 20Mbps, aspect 16:9 Full HD Normal: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V), 60i recording, 17Mbps, aspect 16:9 HD Fine: 1280 (H) x 720 (V), 60p recording, 17Mbps, aspect 16:9 HD Normal: 1280 (H) x 720 (V), 60p r
Video Resolution:
The measurement in height x width of a captured video file. Common sizes are VGA, 720p, and 1080p.
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Overview

 Overview

The Olympus E-PL3 Digital Camera (Black) with 14-42mm Lens puts the power to do more with your photos in the palm of your hand. Not only that, but the E-PL3 promises to do so, without weighing you down. Perhaps you're a die-hard Micro Four Thirds fan or you're simply looking for more versatility than a point-and-shoot can provide but without the weight of a DSLR rig. Olympus has heard the call and thus, has expanded their PEN line of cameras. This E-PL3 comes with an mZuiko MSC Digital ED m14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom lens. You can start shooting from day one with everything you need to make great photos. This versatile zoom gives you the coverage to shoot most subject matter, making it a great first lens.

Using the Micro Four Thirds Mount, however, you can add any of the compatible lenses to the E-PL3 to customize the camera for the shooting you plan to do. In addition to the included lens, the camera also comes with an external flash for low light photography and a host of other essential accessories. Along with capturing RAW and JPEG images, the E-PL3 also takes 3D photos in the MPO format. And, as is one of the hallmarks of the Micro Four Thirds genre, the camera also records 1080/60i HD video in AVCHD or AVI Motion-JPEG formats. Up to 29 minutes of video can be recorded using the camera. Features like Live View and a generous 3.0", tiltable LCD screen help to capture even more dynamic footage with ease.

Driving all this picture taking and movie making would be the 12.3Mp High speed Live MOS Sensor and the TruePic VI image processor. These two work in tandem to not only record remarkably detailed and bright images, but to do so quickly and efficiently, writing them to compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC, or UHS-I cards. Another helpful feature aiding in the image making process would be the in-camera image stabilization, which promises a cleaner image than image stabilization in the lens alone.

Olympus' FAST AF System also does its part to help capture stunning images with its 35-point focus area; making it especially useful for shooting active subjects. Additional in-camera editing features include the ability to make slideshows with sound and the ability to preview effects as you adjust them. The E-PL3 also provides you the option to wireless transmit your photos or videos to email with optional, compatible cards, for computer-free transfer.

View the World From a Different Angle
    You love preserving memories, but you're ready for more creativity. More control. More options for capturing unforgettable images. The E-PL3 inspires innovation and is perfect for those who require a versatile, portable camera filled with advanced yet easy-to-use creative technologies. Its high-resolution 3" articulating LCD features an interface that makes it easy to access the effects you want from any angle

12.3Mp
    The 12.3Mp Live MOS sensor is optimized to maximize the performance of all m.Zuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements to the sensitivity and read-out speed of the existing sensor makes ISO 12,800 shooting and Full HD movie recording possible

Stabilization Technology in the Body, Not In the Lenses
    Say goodbye to blurry images. Olympus' in-body image stabilization technology makes it possible to use any Micro Four Thirds lenses (or Four Thirds lens), from wide-angle to telephoto, for perfectly clear, crisp photos no matter what the shooting situation, even in low light

Improved Color Reproduction
    The TruePic VI Image Processor, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction (especially colors such as emerald green, yellow, and gold) and color gradation. The faster processor also allows for a shorter recovery time between shots

Face Detection with Eye Detect
    Nail the focus for every portrait photo, every time. The face detection AF employs an "Eye Detect AF" that adjusts focus automatically on the subject's eyes during portrait shooting and can even be adjusted to focus on the right, left or near-side eye. The Face Detection function captures up to eight faces, reducing the chance of blurred subjects when shooting several people at once

Blazing Speed
    The FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System is able to focus at an incredible speed and offers 35 separate focus points that are spread over nearly the entire sensor, which makes it possible for pin-point accurate focusing on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35-point area are especially effective when shooting active subjects

5 FPS Sequential Shooting
    With the E-PL3 you can take up to five photos a second, allowing you to easily capture that perfect shot, especially when your subject is moving

Advanced Continuous AF and Tracking
    With the improved AF system, the AF Tracking function locks your subject into focus and continuously adjusts focus and brightness even if the subject disappears from view momentarily

Improved Lens Technology
    High-precision engineering and an improved internal focusing mechanism have allowed the Olympus MSC (Movie+Still Compatible) lenses to auto focus quickly, smoothly and silently, perfect for stills and movies

Full 1080 HD Video
    Shoot up to 29 minutes of 1080/60i HD video and stereo sound in either AVCHD or AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just the press of a button

In-Camera Advanced Arts Filters
    Six in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and Dramatic Tone) are enhanced by filter variations, art effects, and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming HD movies

3D Still Shooting
    Add a different dimension to your photographs in any mode from macro to landscape with Olympus' 3D technology. By simply selecting the 3D Photo Mode, releasing the shutter, and slowly panning, the camera will automatically take 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

In-Camera Slideshow with Sound
    Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The E-PL3's enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, control the movie/still mix and speed, add captivating musical soundtracks, and much more

3.0" Tilting Widescreen LCD
    This bright, 460k dot high-resolution screen tilts up and down (from 80 degrees up to 45 degrees) to capture moments from a variety of angles. This tilting LCD can empower you to get flexible with your photography; to rise above the crowd to capture graduations, stoop to eye-level as babies take their first steps, and even lower to the ground to get an adorable shot of the family pet

Excellent Shots - Effortlessly
    iAuto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting - portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport - and adjusts the settings to optimize results. The E-PL3 is also equipped with 23 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro and Panorama, to name a few. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with Olympus' conversion lenses to optimize the performance of those lenses

Updated Screen Design and Live Guide
    The E-PL3's Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them - before the image is even captured. Simply select Live Guide and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation, tone, etc.   Operating the camera is more intuitive with the newly designed user interface. The on-screen graphics have also been updated with a sleeker font design and an automatic pop-up guide in the menu screen

Get Wireless
    No need for cables or even a computer. Upload or email images directly from your camera with an optional PP-1 PENPAL or Eye-Fi card. The E-PL3 is also capable of recording stills and video to SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I media cards

AF Illuminator
    The addition of this super luminosity LED beam allows the camera to focus faster in low light up to almost 10 feet

Increased ISO Sensitivity
    Stunning low light photos are a click away with an increased ISO sensitivity to 12,800

Attachable Flash Included
    This camera provides the flexibility to attach a flash to your camera via the accessory port, or leave it at home for maximum portability

Expandable System
    A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes are compatible with the E-PL3 to support all different types of photography needs

Fast Shutter Response
    Never miss a shot again with the E-PL3's fast shutter response time of less than 60 milliseconds (60 - 1/40000 sec.). The TruePic VI feature allows for reduced shot-to-shot time by shortening the black-out time between shots

Accessory Port
    The E-PL3 incorporates a port for connecting accessories including flashes, PENPAL, MAL-1 Macro Light, EMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2 viewfinder

Professional Audio Sound Capture
    Take videos that are able to capture uncompressed CD-quality 16bit/44.1kHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital audio

Easy Photo and Video Playback On Your HDTV

    The E-PL3 makes sharing your content easy. Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-PL3 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience

Multiple Exposure Shooting
    The Multiple Exposure function enables you to be creative right in the camera. Multiple images can be captured and combined to create one unique image. The creative possibilities are endless

Additional Aspect Ratios

    The E-PL3 lets you select one of five aspect ratios (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4) that frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors

Proven Dust Reduction System
    Olympus' Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even after changing lenses. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it doesn't interfere with the picture imaging at any time

ePortrait Mode
    Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject's complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits

Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology

    You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-PL3's Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before image capture or during post-capture edits

Live View Magnification
    For accurate manual focusing, MF Assist can be enabled during S-AF + MF operation. With it you can zoom in on the central part of the image by up to five times by turning the focus ring

Tele-Converter Effect
    x2

Super Control Panel
    Shooting information
    Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity
    Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting
    NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size
    Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode
    AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning
    Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP

Live Control
    Shooting information
    Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity
    Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting
    NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size
    Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode
    AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio

Live Guide
    Setting menu
    Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips

Reset and Custom Setting

    My mode: 4 setting recordable

Image Overlay

    Up to 3 RAW images

Print Function

    Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)

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Specifications

Brand
Olympus - Olympus Olympus - Logo
Image Sensor
Total Resolution: Total number of pixels: 13.1Mp
Total Resolution:
The full count of pixels on a camera's sensor.

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Display Specifications
Display Type: LCD, AR (anti-reflection) coating, tilt function
Display Type:
The type or brand of the screen.

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Detailed Specifications
Megapixels: 12.3
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.

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Shutter
Shutter Speeds: 60-1/4000 seconds; Bulb: Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, Default: 8 minutes)
Shutter Speeds:
The amount of time the shutter stay open for exposure. Measured in fractions of seconds.

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Remote Control: Remote cable release: 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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Self Timer: Operation time: 12 seconds, 2 seconds (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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Focus Control
Face Detection: Yes. Face priority AF/Eye Detect AF: Available; Eye Detect AF: Off; Near side eye priority mode; Right side eye priority mode; Left side eye priority mode
Face Detection:
Type of face detection that a camera has.

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Control Specifications
Exposure Control: Movie: Exposure mode: (1) P: Program AE; (2) A: Aperture priority AE; (3) S: Shutter speed priority AE; (4) M:Manual; (5) Art Filter
Exposure Control:
The settings on a camera that adjust to get the correct exposure. Shutter speed, aperture and ISO sensitivity are generally three basic types of exposure control.

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Meter Modes: Exposure mode: (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; (8) Underwater wide / Underwater macro (Selectable from menu as a fu
Meter Modes:
The various modes in which the camera will measure light. Most DSLRs and some advanced point and shoots have the ability to meter an entire scene (matrix/evaluative) or a specific point (centerweighted/spot)

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Meter Modes: Metering system: TTL Image Sensor metering system
Meter Modes:
The various modes in which the camera will measure light. Most DSLRs and some advanced point and shoots have the ability to meter an entire scene (matrix/evaluative) or a specific point (centerweighted/spot)

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A/V Mode
Video Resolution: AVCHD Format Full HD Fine: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V), 60i recording, 20Mbps, aspect 16:9 Full HD Normal: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V), 60i recording, 17Mbps, aspect 16:9 HD Fine: 1280 (H) x 720 (V), 60p recording, 17Mbps, aspect 16:9 HD Normal: 1280 (H) x 720 (V), 60p r
Video Resolution:
The measurement in height x width of a captured video file. Common sizes are VGA, 720p, and 1080p.

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Video Recording System: AVCHD, AVI Motion JPEG
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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Physical Specifications
Color: Black
Color:
The color of the item.

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Flash
Built-in Flash: No
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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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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Exposure Compensation: AVCHD AVI Motion JPEG
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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Interface
Direct Print Capable: No
Direct Print Capable:
Allows camera to connect directly with a compatible photo printer and make prints without the need of a computer.

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Video Output Terminal: HDMI mini type C
Video Output Terminal:
A terminal for video output.

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Audio Output: OLED with anti-fingerprint coating
Audio Output:
An audio output jack for a device.

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Imaging & Exposure Control
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
Shooting Capacity: 300 shots (CIPA test standard) With 50% flash light: With BLS-1 and Toshiba Class 6 SDHC 4GB card under CIPA test standard
Recording Data
Number of Recorded Pixels: 12.3
Number of Recorded Pixels:
"The number of recorded pixels" refers to the number of pixels in an image (a pixel is a cluster of dots). The larger the file size, the better the image quality when printed.

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File Size: RAW: 4032 (H) x 3024 (V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) approx. 13.9MB Set 1(LF): 4032 (H) x 3024 (V) (1/4 compressed) approx. 5.9MB Set 2(LN): 4032 (H) x 3024 (V) (1/8 compressed) approx. 2.7MB Set 3(MN): 2560 (H) x 1920 (V) (1/8 compressed) approx
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: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D)
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
Brand: Olympus
LCD Monitor
LCD Size: 3.0"
LCD Size:
The Size of an LCD monitor.

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

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Focusing Control
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
Focus Modes:
The types of focus modes an item has.

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Camera Attributes
Autofocus: AF system: Imager Contrast Detection AF system (With AF compatible lens)
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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Camera Type: Micro Four Thirds digital
Camera Type:
The type of camera. Examples: SLR, point and shoot, mirrorless.

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Lens
Focusing Range: Auto WB system High speed Live MOS sensor
Focusing Range:
The range a camera is able to focus on for a certain image.

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Auto Focus System: Imager Contrast Detection AF system (With AF compatible lens)
Auto Focus System:
The type of auto focus sytem.

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Accessory Lens Mount Size: 17 mm Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 34 mm
Accessory Lens Mount Size:
This is the size of a lens mount for accessory lenses.

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In The Box

-Olympus E-PL3 Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens

-M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Micro 4/3 Zoom

-Flash FL-LM1

-USB/Video Multi Cable

-BLS-1 Lithium-Ion Battery

-BCS-1 Lithium-Ion Battery Charger

-Shoulder Strap

-Olympus Viewer 2/ib Software CD-ROM

-Instruction Manual

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