Olympus PEN E-PL3 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses reviews and prices: Compact system camera

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  • Photo of Olympus PEN E-PL3 With 14-42MM and 40-150MM Lenses Digital Camera
  • Photo of Olympus PEN E-PL3 With 14-42MM and 40-150MM Lenses Digital Camera
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+ This digital camera scores high on build quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.3 out of 10 based on 28 reviews.
Olympus PEN E-PL3 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses: 12.3 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Compact system camera. See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL3 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses

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Keith, Milton Keynes Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Size feature set good handling for such a small light camera
Bad points:
material finish is very slippy. Would have apprectiateed non slip
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Aug 2012

Kate, Cardiff Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Slightly low resolution sensor, but massively high quality images. Almost noise free. Would be happy to blow up, sharpen and print to around A3, no higher though. If you, like me, are getting back into photography, or are testing the waters, this is an ideal camera. Build quality is excellent. Handles great.
Bad points:
Needs a grip for longer lenses, otherwise slippery. You'll need to import the custom part from Richard Franiec . Only 12 megapixels.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Sep 2012

kamila, Bicester Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
light to carry around, lots of different pre-set scenes, removable flash, tilting display. I have not tried to print any pictures yet but the image is very good on the computer. I have only had the camera for 3 weeks so unable to comment on the build quality as much but so far I have had not issues. Switched to PEN because I got tired of carrying my DSLR around. Loving the fact it is small and I can still choose from wide selection of different lenses.
Bad points:
it takes a while to find the way around the various setting if you are not a Olympus user, could benefit from proper user guide as what you get in the box is the very basic stuff. Had to use the Olympus website to read a proper guide book.

display only, no view finder

Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Sep 2012

Darren, Standing Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
fantastic little camera, well worth getting
Bad points:
not found any yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Sep 2012

David, Norfolk Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Size, weight, ease of use
Bad points:
None yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Sep 2012

Ivan, Nottingham Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
So light, compact & such good quality pictures. This has got me interested in photography again.
Bad points:
Only had it for 16 days haven't found any yet.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2012

Owen, Cirencester Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The camera has a very high build quality.
The screen is really crisp and shooting in 3:4 aspect ratio is really not an issue that some have made it out to be!
The kit lens is really easy to use and gives good results
The 42-150mm lens is excellent and gives a really lovely Bokeh when shooting with high apertures.
The quality of the images far surpasses any that I have taken with a point and shoot comapct camera and rival that of my father's DSLR with the results seeming fairly identical for normal photgraphic purposes.
The camera is excellent for those wishing to migrate away from the point and shoot to something with a bit more substance - the camera will show you the effects of changing ISO, shutter speed and aperture levels before the picture is taken, enabling you to fully their effects on the image.
Bad points:
Expensive hotshoe acessories.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Sep 2012

Product Features

Camera Type Compact system
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D Yes
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 313
Flash Yes
WiFi WiFi ready
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2011-08-23
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes
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