Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-P3
Top 50%1,215 points
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Olympus PEN E-P3 review: 55 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
17.3 x 13mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
35
Canon EOS R: 5655

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
539ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
330shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
51
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98

9. video recording (main camera)

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
1080 x 60fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps

10. weight

320.92g
HTC Re: 65.5g

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
20.8bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Olympus PEN E-P3
50% have it

14. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
10.1Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs

15. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Olympus PEN E-P3
73% have it

16. pixel density

377ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi

17. resolution

905 x 679px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px

18. battery power

1150mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
614k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Olympus PEN E-P3
26% have it

21. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Olympus PEN E-P3
54% have it

22. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Olympus PEN E-P3
25% have it

23. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Olympus PEN E-P3
66% have it

24. volume

NaNcm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³

25. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Olympus PEN E-P3
58% have it

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