Olympus E-3 review

Full specification for Olympus E-3

Sensor 4/3 Live MOS 17.3 x 13mm / 11.8MP / 10.1MP eff
Output Size 3648 x 2736, 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
Focal Length Mag 2x
Lens Mount Four Thirds
File Format RAW, JPEG, RAW +JPEG
Compression JPEG compression 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8, 1/12 SHQ 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8, 1/12 HQ 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8, 1/12 SQ
ISO 100-3200
Shutter Speeds 30-1/8000sec, Bulb
Drive Mode Single, continuous, 5fps
Viewfinder Type 100% view. Eye-level Pentaprism type optical view finder.
Field of View Approx. 1.15 x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 dioptre
LCD Multi-angle HyperCrystal LCD (semi-transmissive TFT colour LCD). 6.4 cm / 2.5 ''. 230,000 pixels
Live Mode 100% field of view, exposure adjustment preview, white balance adjustment preview, gradation auto preview, gridline displayable, 5x/7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, shooting information, histogrammep
Built-in Image Stabilisation Type - Sensor shift. Modes - Two-dimensional or one-dimensional activation
Dust Reduction Supersonic Wave Filter
Focusing Modes TTL phase difference detection system, AF illuminator, AF lock, AE/AF lock button (customised), Focus tracking, Manual,Single AF, Single AF + MF, Continuous AF, Continuous AF + MF. Detection range -2 - 19 EV (ISO 100)
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M
Metering System 49-zone ESP, CW, spot, shadow and highlight spot
Exposure Comp Exposure compensation +/- 5 EV / 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps. Exposure bracketing 3 / 5 frames / +/- 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps
Colour Space Adobe RGB, sRGB
White Balance Auto, manual, colour temp, 7 Preset, custom, bracketing
White Balance Bracket Yes +/- 7 in each R-B / G-M axis (in Auto WB and preset WB mode)
Colour Temp Control 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
DoF Prview Yes Preview button
Built-in Flash Built-in GN 13m @ ISO 100, Hotshoe
Max Flash Sync 1/250sec, 1/8000sec FP
PC Socket -
Cable Release No
Memory Card CF, xD
Power BLM-1 Li-Ion battery (included)
Connectivity USB 2.0
Dimensions 142.5 x 116.5 x 74.5 mm (without protrusions)
Weight 810g (body only)
Other -
AF Points Manual, AF, 11-point biaxial
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Price as reviewed

£1,099.00

Scores

Scores
Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 90%