Olympus E-P3 Digital Camera Review

Does this retro-looking camera have the performance to match its style? Read on to find out.

$899.99 MSRP


The Olympus E-P3 is the latest flagship Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus and brings a number of new features to the table: a touch-enabled 610k-dot resolution OLED screen, an interchangeable grip, a lightning-quick contrast autofocus system, a new built-in flash, and the same retro styling we've come to know and love from Olympus E-P cameras. It still uses a slightly outdated 12-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, though, which leaves questions about its performance compared to the rest of the 2011 compact system market.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Sharpness
  6. Color
  7. Noise Reduction
  8. Dynamic Range
  9. Low Light
  10. Distortion
  11. Video
  12. Ease of Use
  13. Handling
  14. Controls
  15. Speed
  16. Extras
  17. Video Features
  18. Conclusion