Olympus E-3 (Body Only) reviews and prices: SLR camera

1 customer review

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

We've checked 423 retailers and found 1 refurbished version.

10.0 out of 10 based on 1 review.
Olympus E-3 (Body Only): 11.8 MP (Megapixels), Compact Flash storage, Yes image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

People Also Viewed

  1. Customer reviews
  2. Price comparison
  3. Expert reviews
  4. Product details
  5. Related products

Customer reviews of Olympus E-3 (Body Only)

Most helpful reviews

julie, staffordshire Pro photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
ease of use, option to use live view, rugged body, image quality,
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Was this review helpful?
11 of 13 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Sep 2008

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format Micro Drive
Media format Compact Flash
Media format XD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 810
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 142.5x116.5x74.5
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2007-11-30
Height in mm 11.7
Width in mm 142.5
Depth in mm 7.5
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Olympus E-3 - Digital, Olympus E3 DSLR Body Only, Olympus E-3 Digital

Digital Cameras Buyers' Guide  

Manufacturer's Description


  • World’s fastest autofocus* for quick and precise image capture
  • Fully-biaxial high-speed 11-point AF system
    1/8000th sec. high-speed and high-precision shutter control, X: 1/250
  • 5fps sequential shooting with 17 image RAW buffer

Image Quality

  • High-performance built-in image stabiliser to stabilise all lenses (up to 5 EV steps) with two modes
  • High Speed 10 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
    Qualified image processing with new TruePic III
  • High image quality with a variety of bright dedicated-to-digital ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses

Live View

  • 2.5/6.4cm multi-angle HyperCrystal LCD for greatest flexibility
  • Real-time effect monitoring
  • Pre-control over white balance and exposure compensation
  • Preview of Shadow Adjustment
    Technology (SAT)
    *5x/7x/10x magnified view for precise
    focusing – especially for macro shots


  • Large viewfinder with professional-level coverage of 100% and 1.15x magnification for accurate image control
  • Spotless photography with most effective dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter)
  • Splashproof body and lens system
  • Professional quality shutter life of
    150K operations
    *Four Thirds Standard
    *Built-in flash and wireless flash control from the camera body
    *Ergonomic design
    *AF / AE lock functionality
    *High sensitivity (ISO 100-3200)
    *Accurate White Balance with two sensors
    *High-speed data writing
    *Second super control panel display
    *Optional power grip
    *Hi-speed USB 2.0
    *RAW & JPEG
    *Dual slot for CF and xD-Picture Cards

Its here: The new flagship of the Four Thirds Standard-based Olympus E-System. The E-3 gives photographers a high-performance tool that is primed for any assignment and satisfies the most stringent demands for D-SLR photography. It represents the ultimate choice for the professional photographer and provides the highest levels of speed and image quality as well as Live View capabilities and the ultimate in reliability.

  • Among interchangeable lenses for D-SLR cameras. In combination with the new Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm, 1:2.8-4.0 SWD and E-3, as of October 17 2007, according to survey by Olympus.

Refurbished Olympus E-3 (Body Only) on 23 Mar 2017

Refurbished products are those that have been returned to the retailer by the previous owner. They are all checked and returned to pre-sale condition.

Product Retailer Price Total price Buy now
Olympus Used Olympus E-3 Digital SLR Camera Body
Olympus Used Olympus E-3 Digital SLR Camera Body £150 free delivery Go

In stock

Forgotten your password?

More products

  1. Breadmakers
  2. Camcorders
  3. Coffee Makers
  4. Cookers
  5. Desktop Computers
  6. Digital TV Recorders
  1. Dishwashers
  2. DVD Players
  3. DVD Recorders
  4. Freezers
  5. Fridge Freezers
  6. Fridges
  1. Games Consoles
  2. Headphones
  3. Hi Fis
  4. Home Cinema Systems
  5. Irons
  6. Kettles
  1. Landline Phones
  2. Microwaves
  3. Ovens
  4. Printers
  5. Radios
  6. Sat Navs
  1. Speakers
  2. Toasters
  3. Tumble Dryers
  4. TV Stands and Mounts
  5. Vacuum Cleaners
  6. Washer Dryers
See all products