Olympus PEN E-PL3

Released June, 2011

Product Shot 1The Olympus PEN E-PL3 is a high-end digital camera similar to the Olympus PEN E-P3. The two cameras differ in two key ways: the PEN E-PL3 sports a more streamlined, compact design than the PEN E-P3 and the PEN E-PL3's 3" LCD display is tiltable while the PEN E-P3's is stationary.

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Otherwise, the two sport very similar features, including a 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor, Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology auto focus technology and 1080i video capture ability.

The PEN E-PL3's 3" tiltable display can be tilted up and down from 80 degrees up to 45 for greater flexibility when taking pictures in a number of situations. Its 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor provides the PEN E-PL3 with optimal performance with all mZuiko digital lenses while offering ISO 12,800 shooting and 1080i video capture. Meanwhile, the PEN E-PL3's Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology auto focus technology utilizes 35 separate focus points all over the sensor to provide extremely fast auto focus performance.


  • 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • 1080i HD video capture in either AVCHD or AVI formats
  • 3-inch tiltable LCD touchscreen display
  • Shutter response of less than 60 milliseconds (60 – 1/40000 sec.)
  • iAuto automatic settings technology
  • Compatible with a wide range of interchangeable lenses
  • Advanced shadow adjustment
  • WiFi capable with sold-separately adapter
  • Compact design

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