- Faster, DSLR-like AF
- Compact and stylish
- Art Filters
- Some AF quirks
- Dense menu system
- Still some LCD lag with art filters
Quick TakeThe E-P3 boasts one of the fastest auto focus systems available in a compact interchangeable lens camera. There's plenty to like about this third gen Pen.
If you’ve been watching for new digital cameras over the last 12 months then you know that a new compact interchangeable lens camera gets announced almost every other week. If you’re someone who wants to step up from a “point and shoot” camera, or if you hate the bulky size and weight of your DSLR, then cameras like the new Olympus E-P3 might be the perfect solution for you.
However, with so many compact interchangeable lens cameras on the market priced between $500 and $1,000, how can you be sure that this week’s latest camera is the best camera for your needs? The Olympus E-P3 hopes to make your buying decision less complicated by offering blazingly fast auto focus, impressive image quality, creative art filters, and a compact camera with tough metal construction. Keep reading to find out if the latest and greatest camera from Olympus belongs in your camera bag.