Olympus E-P3 Review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 8
    • Features
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Expandability
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 8.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Faster, DSLR-like AF
    • Compact and stylish
    • Art Filters
  • Cons

    • Some AF quirks
    • Dense menu system
    • Still some LCD lag with art filters

Quick Take

The 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.



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