General

Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus E-3
Brand
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Olympus Olympus
Lowest price
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$450.00 $1,490.00
Announced
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June 2011 October 2007

Sensor

Type
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CMOS NMOS
Crop factor
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2.1x 2.1x
Megapixels
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12.2 MP 10 MP
Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO None
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12.2 MP 10 MP
Native resolution
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4032 × 3024 3648 × 2736
Pixel size
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18.4 µm² 23.4 µm²

Screen

Type
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OLED LCD
Size
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3" 2.5"
Resolution
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614k dots 230k dots
Touch screen
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Yes No
Flips out
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No Yes
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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108 lenses 34 lenses
Lens mount
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Micro Four Thirds Four Thirds

Form factor

Size
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122×69×34 mm 142×116×75 mm
Depth
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1.3" 3"
Weight
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369 g 890 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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None Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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n/a 0.55x
Coverage
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n/a 100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps None
Supports 24p
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No n/a
High-speed framerate
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None n/a
External mic jack
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No n/a
Autofocus
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Contrast detection None
Continuous focus
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Yes n/a
All formats
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  1. 720p @ 30fps
  2. 1080p @ 30fps
n/a

Features

Panorama
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Yes No
HDR
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No No
3D
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Yes No
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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900 ms 1200 ms
Shutter lag
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222 ms 135 ms
Battery life
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330 shots 610 shots
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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35 Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/8000s
Min
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60s 60s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 2
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)
  3. XD

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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51.0 56.0
Color depth
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20.8 bits 21.6 bits
Dynamic range
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10.1 EV 10.5 EV
Low light performance
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536 ISO 571 ISO
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