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Speed World’s fastest autofocus* for quick and precise image capture Fully-biaxial high-speed... See full description.
  • SLR
  • 3648x2736 pixels

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