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Olympus E-P3 Black 12.3 Megapixel Digital Camera - E-P3

Abt Model: EP3BLK | UPC Code: 050332179462
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Olympus E-P3 Black 12.3 Megapixel Digital Camera, Model EP3BLK


  • Fast Shutter Response
    Never miss a shot again with the E-P3’s fast shutter response time of less than 60 milliseconds. The TruePic VI feature allows for reduced shot-to-shot time by shortening the black-out time between shots
  • Accessory Port
    The E-P3 incorporates a port for connecting accessories including flashes, MAL-1 Macro Light, EMA-1 Microphone adapter, PENPAL® Bluetooth Communication device, and the VF-2 viewfinder
  • Expandable System
    A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes are compatible with the E-P3 to support all different types of photography needs
  • 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-P3 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
  • Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology
    You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-P3's Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before image capture or during post-capture edits
  • Wireless Compatibility
    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-P3 is also capable of recording stills and video to SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I media cards
  • Face Detection With Eye Detect AF
    Nail the focus for every portrait photo, every time. The new 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
  • 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
    iAuto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting – portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport – and adjusts the settings to optimize results. iEnhance enriches color in any subject, just as the human eye sees it, and can be used in any mode
  • Eportrait
    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
  • Live Guide
    The E-P3’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
  • Live Control
    With the E-P3 you are in full control of all functions and imaging decisions—with split-second accuracy. Live Control, an advanced control panel system, allows you to see the image and the controls all at once. Whether using full manual control or all the automatic features, first-time users will feel like pros, and pros will create still images or videos that continue to push their own boundaries of creativity
  • 23 Scene-Select Modes
    From portraits to sunset shots, the E-P3 is 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


Product Type

  • Product Type: Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital Camera
  • Memory: SD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
  • Screen size: 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
  • Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Mount

Effective Pixels number

  • Effective Pixel Number: 12.3 million pixels

Image Pickup Unit

  • Product Type: High speed Live MOS Sensor
  • Total no. of pixels: Approx. 13.1 million pixels
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
  • Filter Array: Primary color filter (RGB)
  • Dust Reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)


  • Recording Format: DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
  • File Format: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
  • Recording image size
    • [RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
    • [JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
  • 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


  • Recording Format
    • AVCHD
    • AVI Motion JPEG
  • Movie Mode
    • AVCHD Format
      • Full HD Fine: 1920(H)x1080(V), 60i Recording, 20Mbps, Aspect 16:9
      • Full HD Normal: 1920(H)x1080(V), 60i Recording, 17Mbps, Aspect 16:9
      • HD Fine: 1280(H)x720(V), 60p Recording), 17Mbps, Aspect 16:9
      • HD Normal: 1280(H)x720(V), 60p Recording, 13Mbps, Aspect 16:9
    • Frame rate of image sensor output is 30fps
    • Motion-JPEG Format
      • HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps (Some Art Filters are exceptional), Aspect 16:9
      • SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps (Some Art Filters are exceptional), Aspect 4:3(VGA)
  • Compression Ratio: Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
  • File Size
    • AVCHD Format: Max 4GB
    • Motion-JPEG Format: Max 2GB
  • 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)


  • Recording format
    • AVCHD Format: Dolby Digital
    • Motion-JPEG Format / Picture with Sound: Wave Format Base (Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz)
  • Maximum Recording Time
    • Picture with Sound: 30sec
    • Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
  • Mic/Speaker Stereo/Mono

Tele-converter effect

  • Tele-converter effect: x2

Live View

  • 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
    • Level Gauge
    • 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

Image stabilizer

  • 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)


  • Product type: OLED, AF(Anti-Fingerprint) coating, Touch Panel
  • Size: 3.0 inches 3:2
  • Total no. of pixels: Approx. 614,000 dots
  • Playback field of view: 100%
  • Brightness control: +2 levels and -2 levels
  • Color temperature: +3 levels and -3 levels
  • Monitor color: VIVID (Default) / NATURAL


  • AF system
    • Imager Contrast Detection AF system
    • When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist
  • Focus mode
    • 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.
  • Advance AF: Available
  • Focusing point: 35-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
  • 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
  • AF illuminator: Available
  • AF lock: Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode
  • Focus tracking: Available
  • Magnified Spot AF: Available
  • 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
  • Manual Focus Assist: When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, LV is magnified automatically

Exposure Control (Still)

  • 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 range: EV 0 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
  • 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
  • Scene select AE: Portrait, e-Portrait, 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
  • ISO sensitivity: AUTO: ISO 200 - 12800(customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps,
  • Exposure compensation: ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
  • AE lock: Available (Using Fn1/Rec button is available)
  • Exposure bracketing: 2, 3, 5frames in 0.3,0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable, 7frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7EV steps selectable
  • Metering standard value adjustment: 1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range

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 * S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited to no more than 1/30 sec.

White Balance

  • Auto WB system: High speed Live MOS sensor
  • Preset white balance
    • 6 settings (3000K - 7500K)
    • Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent (4000K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
  • Flash + WB: OFF / AWB priority / Flash WB priority
  • AWB Keep Warm Color: ON/OFF
  • 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.

Color Mode

  • Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode

  • Mode: iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Art Filter
  • Adjustment parameter
    • Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
    • Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.
    • 3 effect levels are available in iEnhance
  • Filter effect: Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
  • Picture tone: Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
  • Gradation: 4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)
  • Art Filter bracketing: Available

Noise Filter

  • at High ISO setting: OFF, LOW, STANDARD, HIGH

Noise Reduction

  • at Slow shutter speed
    • OFF, ON, AUTO
    • ON (effective when shutter speed is slower than 1sec)
    • AUTO (effective when shutter speed is slower than 4sec(at ISO 200 or higher) or 8sec(at lower than ISO200)


  • Product 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)
  • Remote cable release: Available (Optional RM-UC1)


  • Drive mode: Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
  • Sequential shooting speed: Approx. 3 frames/sec. in sequential shooting
  • Max. recordable pictures: RAW mode: Max. 17 frames ( with Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card R95 W80 model Premiugate series "Class 10" 8GB)
  • on sequential shooting: JPEG(LN) mode: Until limitation of the memory capacity ( with Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card R95 W80 model Premiugate series "Class 10" 8GB)


  • Built-in flash: Available
  • Guide No.: 10(Fno/m) at ISO200, 7(Fno/m) at ISO100 but ISO100 is not available
  • Mode: TTL-Auto, Manual(Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64)
  • Color Temperature: 5500±400°K
  • Wireless Flash Control
    • Available(4ch, 3Groups+Built-in Flash)
    • Built-in flash is usable as a center flash in case of wireless flash control.
  • Compatible external flash: E-system Flash(FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R)
  • External Flash control mode: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
  • 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.
  • Synchronization speed
    • 1/60-1/180
    • Super FP 1/125-1/4000 with External Flash
  • Flash intensity control: Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps

Art Filter

  • Mode: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone Variation / Effect: Available

Multi Exposure

  • Number of picture: 2 frames
  • Functions: Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture

Multi Aspect

  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3(Default)/3:2/16:9/6:6/3:4
  • Process: RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio

Level Gauge

  • Detection: Available (H & V)

Super control panel

  • Information (shooting): 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

  • Information (shooting): 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


  • Playback mode
    • 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)
  • Information display: Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information


  • Languages: Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Reset & custom setting

  • My mode: Full Reset / Standard Reset / 4 setting recordable

Image Editing

  • Erasing function: Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)
  • Protect function: Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All)
  • RAW picture editing: RAW development based on settings of the camera (including Art Filter)
  • JPEG editing: Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect. Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), ePortrait

Image Overlay

  • Up to 3 RAW images


  • Print function: Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)


  • 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)
  • Flash attachment: Hot shoe
  • Accessory attachment: Accessory port (AP2) works with VF-2, SEMA-1, Macro Arm Light MAL-1 and PENPAL Bluetooth Communication Device

Power Requirements

  • Battery: BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
  • Sleep mode: Available (1, 3, 5 min., selectable)
  • No. of recordable pictures: Approx. 330 shots (CIPA test standard)
  • (with 50% flash light): (with BLS-1and Toshiba Class 6 SDHC 4GB card under CIPA testing standard)

Operating Environment

  • Temperature: 0 - 40? (operation) / -20 - 60? (storage)
  • Humidity: 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)


  • Material: Metal
  • Grip: Removable

Box contents

  • PEN E-P3 body
  • mZuiko MSC Digital ED m14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom lens or 17mm f2.8 lens
  • USB/Video Multi cable
  • BLS-1 Lithium-Ion battery
  • Lithium-Ion battery charger
  • Shoulder strap
  • Olympus [ib] software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty card

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.72"
  • Width: 4.8"
  • Depth: 1.35"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 11.32 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Key Features
12.3 Megapixels/ 3 " OLED Touch Screen Display/ Full 1080 HD Video/ Dust Reduction System/ In-Body Image Stabilization/ TruePic VI Image Processor/ Advanced In-Camera Art Filters/ 23 Scene-Select Modes/ FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System/ Wireless Compatibility/ Black Finish
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.3 megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.72"
Width (inches)4.8"
Depth (inches)1.35"
Optical Zoom0
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length8, 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
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay12/2 seconds
Shutter SpeedYes
Power SourceBLS-1 Li-ion battery
White BalanceYes
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