Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 review

Full specification for Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Drive Mode Single, Burst (High to 5.5fps/Low), Self-timer (2/12sec)
Focusing Modes S-AF (Single), C-AF (Continuous), MF (Manual), S-AF+MF (Single with Manual override), C-AF+TR (Continuous Subject Tracking)
Shutter Speeds 60 – 1/4000th second
Dimensions 109.5mm (W) x 63.7mm (H) x 37.3mm (D)
File Format JPEG, RAW (ORF), RAW + JPEG
Power Rechargeable li-ion battery
Weight 313g approx
Connectivity USB 2.0, mini HDMI, A/V out, Accessory Port 2
Live Mode Yes
Exposure Modes iAuto, P, S, A, M, Art Filters, Scene modes
Movie Mode Yes, 1080i60 AVCHD (17Mbps); M-JPEG (AVI) also available (lower data rate)
Metering System 324-zone multi-pattern system
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes, sensor-based
Dust Reduction Yes
Other Metal body
DoF Prview No
Focal Length Mag 2x
Max Flash Sync 1/160th sec
Sensor 12.3MP LiveMOS (Micro Four Thirds)
White Balance Bracket 3 frames at 2/4/6 steps
AF Points 35-point system
Colour Temp Control 2000K - 14000K
Field of View 100% approx (LCD)
LCD 3in, 16:9 ratio, 460k-dot, tilt-angle LCD
Output Size 4032 x 3024
PC Socket No
Viewfinder Type N/A
Cable Release No
Compression Fine / Normal (JPEG)
Exposure Comp +/- 3 EV
Memory Card SD (HC/XC)
Built-in Flash No
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
White Balance Auto / Sunny / Shadow / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Underwater / WB Flash / Capture WB 1 & 2, Manual
ISO 200 - 12,800

Manufacturer website: Olympus

Jon Tarrant

Jon Tarrant

Former professional photographer and photography journalist, Jon has now put his physics degree to good use by becoming a physics teacher. He contributes technical features to WDC and is our primary lens tester, where his science background comes in very handy. He is the author of eight photography books on topics ranging from portraiture and lighting to Understanding Digital Cameras.

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Features 17/20
Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 17/20
Overall Score 88%

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