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Olympus PEN E-PL3 White 12.3MP Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens

  • 1080i HD Movie
  • Six In Camera Art Filters
  • 12.3 MP Live MOS Sensor
  • In-Body Image Stabilization
  • New 3" tilting wide screen LCD
  • Enhanced Low Light Performance
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Learn more about the Olympus America Inc. PEN E-PL3 (V205031WU000)

General

Brand
OLYMPUS
Series
PEN
Model
PEN E-PL3 (V205031WU000)
Color
White
Dimensions
4.31" x 2.5" x 1.46" (excluding protrusions)
Weight
9.34oz (body only), 11.04g (including Battery and Memory card) - subject to change
Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Live MOS
Gross Pixels
13.1 MP
Effective Pixels
12.3 MP
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
Primary color filter (RGB)
Dust Cleaning System
Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Image Stabilization
System: Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)

Mode: 3 modes (IS1:2 dimensional activation, IS2:1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, IS3:1dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving ), OFF

Manual Function: input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000

Shutter speed range: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)

IS for Movie: Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS, IS1 mode only)
Resolution
[RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
[JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

White Balance

White Balance
Auto WB system: High speed Live MOS sensor

Preset white balance: 7 settings (3000K - 7500K)

Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent (4000K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K) , Underwater WB

White balance compensation: +/-7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)

CWB (Kelvin setting): 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)

One-touch white balance: 2 custom settings can be registered

White balance bracketing: 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.

LCD Monitor

LCD
3.0" 460K

Focus

Focusing 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.
Focusing Point Selection
Auto from all 35 area, Single area from 35 area, Group Target area (9 area) from 35 area

Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON

Free selection when Magnified View Mode is selected
Focus Lock
Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode

Exposure

Exposure Control
Exposure Control (Still):

(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

Exposure Control (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 Compensation
+/-3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
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)
ISO Sensitivity
AUTO: ISO 200 - 12800 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
AE Lock
Available (Using Fn1/Rec button is available)

Shutter

Shutter Type
Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
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.
Self-timer
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)

Flash

Flash Mode
TTL-Auto, Manual(Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64)

Flash mode of External Flash: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off.
Flash Control
Wireless Flash Control:

- Available(4ch, 4Groups)
- Bundled flash is usable as a center flash in case of wireless flash control.

External Flash control mode:

- TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
External Flash
E-System Flash (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R)

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed
4.1 fps in sequential shooting (5.5 fps in case of "I.S. OFF".)

Function

Scene Modes
Portrait, ePortrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Document, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv, Wide Conv, Macro Conv, 3D
Live View Function
Type: Image Sensor(High Speed Live MOS) type

Field of view: 100%

Display Mode:
- Normal Mode
- Grid Line Mode(4 types)
- Histogram Mode
- Magnified View Mode
- Comparable View Mode
- OFF Mode

Magnification Ratio: x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14

Monitor information: Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area
Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP
Touch panel condition, Focusing length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition

Face Detection: Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed

AF: High speed imager AF
Playback
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)

Recording System

File Format
RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Recording Media
SD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting

Movie

Movie Format
AVCHD
AVI Motion JPEG

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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