At A Glance

This big, heavy, rugged camera has extensive advanced controls, fast burst-shooting speed, and can autofocus very quickly.

Manufacturer’s Description

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.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.1 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/8000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Corporation
UPC Code 050332160569
Manufacturer Part Number 262010
Brand Name Olympus
Product Name E-3 Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

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.

Product Model E-3
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Lens
Autofocus Points 11
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Memory
Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • E-3 Digital SLR Camera
  • Li-ion battery BLM-1
  • Li-ion battery charger BCM-2
  • USB cable
  • Video cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card
  • Physical Characteristics
    Camera Assembly Body Only
    Height 4.6"
    Width 5.6"
    Depth 2.9"
    Weight (Approximate) 28.64 oz
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type SLR
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Very Good
    Color Very Good
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Sharpness 48.8
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 62.1
    Image Quality, Color 60.4
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction 72.3
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 55.1
    Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation 58.9
    Image Quality, Color--Auto 56.9
    Battery Life (minutes) 273.5
    Image Quality, Exposure 57.2
    Number of Shots 500.0
    Image Quality, Color--Adjusted 64.0
    Image Quality, Distortion 65.1
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise 70.9
    Image Quality, Overall 59.2
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality Score Very Good