Speed is a key element in digital SLR photography and the E-3 comes ready to perform. It provides fast start-up and wake-up times, a snappy continuous shooting speed, high-precision shutter control, and unparalleled high-speed autofocus performance. From the first time you start it up, to your final shot of the day, the speed of the Olympus E-3 can freeze fast-moving moments in time and deliver amazing results. Click here for more info!
World’s fastest autofocus
Experience the World’s Fastest Auto Focus* with the Olympus exclusive 11-point biaxial auto focus system coupled with the new (SWD) Supersonic Wave Drive™ lenses. It provides exacting auto focus precision at exceptional speeds. Click here for more info!
Five frames per second
Continuous shooting, up to five frames per second, means you can capture fast-moving moments in time and get amazing results. The UDMA CompactFlash compatibility enhances capture speeds for the ultimate in shooting performance. 1/8000-second high-speed, high-precision shutter enables you to freeze even the fastest subjects. Or, set shutter speeds as long as 60 seconds in Manual or Automatic settings. Click here for more info!
Effectively reduce blur
Effectively reduce blur with Olympus’ exclusive Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) in-body Image Stabilization System. Get up to a five step EV stabilization effect with all Zuiko Digital Lenses, and all Four Thirds Format Lenses. Click here for more info!
The best in image quality
The Olympus exclusive TruePic™ III digital image processing system produces superior image quality and shadow detail. A newly developed high-performance 10.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor provides the high resolution you need to accurately reproduce subject details with rich tones and natural colors as well as lower power consumption. Increased reading speed supports 5 fps continuous shooting. Click here for more info!
Live View shooting provides the next generation of composition control in digital SLR photography. The E-3′s Live Simulation allows you to check exposure, white balance and composition -in real time, while you compose – with the integrated Live View technology. The 2.5-inch dual-axis, free-angle swivel Live View monitor provides a 100% accurate representation of your shooting scene. Additionally, the E-3′s HyperCrystal™ wide-angle display, with 360-degree articulation, makes composition and image viewing possible at any angle. The 100% accurate high eye point optical viewfinder, delivers the precise compositional accuracy demanded by the most discriminating photographer. When shooting with the E-3, what you see is what you get. Click here for more info!
Durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles. The pro-level shutter ensures reliability, even at five frames per second, thanks to a durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles, making the E-3 the camera of choice for photographers who demand durability from their equipment. The E-3′s proven Dust Reduction System, with the Supersonic Wave Filter (SWF) self-cleaning ultrasonic sensor unit, eliminates dust particles on the sensor by silently vibrating an amazing 30,000 times per second, ensuring spot-free images. A Rugged magnesium-alloy construction coupled with advanced splash and dust protection, make the E-3 the perfect choice for photographers who demand the most from their equipment, in any situation. Click here for more info!
*When coupled with three new Zuiko Digital Supersonic Wave Drive™ Lenses (SWD), like the ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 (24-120mm equivalent), the E-3 offers unmatched AF speeds, and the fastest AF speed in the world with that lens. The autofocus speed of the Zuiko Digital 12-60mm (24-120mm) f2.8-4.0 SWD lens, combined with the E-3, was measured during in-house testing by Olympus and is based on similar available lenses for digital SLR cameras as of October 17, 2007. Click here for more info!
- Product type: Single-lens reflex Live View digital camera with interchangeable lens system
- Memory: CompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card (Dual-Slot)
- Lens: mount Four Thirds Mount
- Image Pickup Unit Product type: High-speed Live MOS Sensor
- Effective pixels: 10.1 million pixels
- Total pixels: Approx. 11.8 million pixels
- Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
- Image sensor size: 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V) / 0.68 in. (H) x .512 in. (V)
- Filter array: Primary color filter (RGB)
- LPF: Fixed type
- IR: cut filter Hybrid type
- Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
- Recording: Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
- File format RAW (12-bit), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
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