Olympus E-P3 PEN Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black)

Olympus E-P3 PEN Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black)

Olympus E-P3 PEN Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBOEP31442B MFR # V204031BU000B
Olympus E-P3 PEN Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black)

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  • 12.3Mp Live MOS Sensor
  • MIcro 4/3 Camera
  • TruePic VI Image Processor
  • 3.0" Touch Screen OLED
  • Zuiko m14-42mm II R f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC/UHS-1 Card Slot
  • 1080/60i HD AVCHD or AVI Movie Capture
  • 3 Mode Image Stabilization
  • 12,800 ISO & Built-In Flash
  • All Metal Body w/ Full-Advanced Control
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Olympus V204031BU000B overview

  • 1Description

Blending the classic feel of an all metal body with the highly popular Micro Four Thirds trend in photography, Olympus presents their E-P3 PEN Digital Camera. This version of the E-P3 includes an ED m14-42mm II R f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens as well, to get you out shooting from day one. Highly desired for many reasons, Micro Four Thirds cameras provide an easily transportable body (this one with the look and feel that only a metal body can bring to hand) along with numerous lens options and the features and functions of a full-sized DSLR camera.

The E-P3 has a 12.3Mp Live MOS Sensor and the TruePic VI Image Processor which work together to produce stunningly detailed images at fast speeds. In addition, the camera also has Olympus' FAST AF Tracking System. FAST AF provides 35 focus points along with Tracking AF for fast and accurate focusing on each shot. Other performance considerations include the 12,800 ISO capabilities, an AF Illuminator, and a built-in flash, not to mention blazing shutter speeds with a response time of less than 60 milliseconds.

Still images can be taken using RAW, JPEG, or a combination of the two. And, 3D still images can even be captured as well in the MPO format. Of course, more than a still camera, the E-P3 also captures HD video. You can take up to 29 minutes of 1080/60i video in either AVCHD or AVI formats. No matter, video or still, all files can be stored to external flash memory, including SD, SDHC, SDXC, and UHS-1 cards. Olympus recommends Eye-Fi Class 6 cards for video recording.

The E-P3 has a bountiful set of on-camera controls and menu options, all of which are displayed on the beautiful 3.0" touch screen OLED display. As is one of the hallmarks of the Micro Four Thirds genre, small in size though it may be, the E-P3 is not short on options. Aside from a bevy of metering and exposures modes, the camera also hosts numerous picture modes, art filters, Live Guides, and white balance modes, among others. Your pictures will be truly your own, utilizing the full range of choices presented by the E-P3; you can even choose to shoot in panorama mode. Other highlights worth mentioning include 3 modes of image stabilization, noise reduction, and basic in-camera image editing.

12.3Mp Live MOS Sensor
Utilizing Fine Detail Processing Technology for greater detail in the photograph, the sensor is optimized to maximize the performance of all M. Zuiko digital lenses in all shooting conditions
TruePic VI Image Processor
The TruePic VI Image processor delivers excellent dynamic range, expanded color accuracy and fidelity, plus reduced noise, all the way up to 12,800 ISO."Fine Detail Processing" technology captures more details in every nuance
Lenses for Every Shooting Challenge
The Olympus PEN MICRO Four Thirds family features eight fully-compatible MICRO Four Thirds lenses. The legendary Olympus Zuiko Digital Four Thirds range of 27 high-quality lenses, OM-series and other manufacturers' lenses can be attached to Olympus PEN cameras with optional adapters. The Olympus PEN E-P3 comes packaged with the movie and still compatible (MSC) ED m14-42mm II R f3.5/5.6 zoom lens (28mm-84mm equivalent)
Fast AF
To meet the demand for focusing speed, Olympus has introduced the FAST AF Tracking System. The FAST AF Tracking System features 35 focus points as well as Tracking AF to ensure fast and accurate focus each and every time
Low Light Performance
The E-P3 provides stellar low light performance with a combination of the AF illuminator, a built-in flash, and ISO up to 12,800
Fast Shutter Response
Never miss a shot again with fast shutter response time of less than 60 milliseconds
HD Movie Capture
A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with ease and simplicity, for up to 29 minutes of 1080i HD video. Choose between AVCHD or AVI for amazing clarity right from your camera
3.0" Touch Screen OLED (614K dots)
The 3.0" display is a touch interface that gives you the ability to choose AF points, release the shutter, and navigate menus. The VGA equivalent display lets you see richer detail and smoother images with higher contrast and richer blacks
Classic. Compact. All Metal.
A classic, compact, all metal body offers maximum portability for capturing stunning photos and videos anywhere you care to take it
Superior Image Quality
A large 12.3Mp Live MOS Image Sensor delivers the highest quality images. Take great photos in low-light environments thanks to the camera's built-in flash, AF illuminator and ISO up to 12,800. To improve color and speed, the Olympus PEN E-P3 features the TruePic VI Image Processing Engine. Photos and HD videos taken with the PEN E-P3 will be crisp and clear thanks to three modes of in-body image stabilization. Image stabilization built into the camera's body enables photographers to take advantage of this feature with every lens. The camera's award-winning Supersonic Wave Filter patented Dust Reduction System vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the front of the image sensor, capturing it on an adhesive membrane every time the camera is turned on
Blazing Speed
The Olympus PEN E-P3 uses a variety of features to achieve speed rivaling that of the professional Olympus E-5 DSLR. Focus and shoot faster with the camera's 12.3Mp Live MOS Image Sensor, TruePic VI Image Processor and FAST AF Tracking System. The Olympus PEN E-P3 offers 35 separate focus points spread over nearly the entire sensor, enabling the camera to pin-point focus accuracy on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35-point area are especially effective when shooting active subjects. The camera's fast shutter response time ensures that you will never miss the shot, even in the toughest shooting environments
Creative Freedom
Olympus PEN series cameras put you in the director's chair, offering even more freedom to the creative shooting experience and enabling instant experimentation, feedback and gratification. For the first time, the Olympus PEN E-P3 features full 1080 60i HD Video. Push the direct HD video button to instantly start filming your HD video with a choice between ACVHD and AVI formats with uncompressed CD-quality 16 bit/44.1KHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital Audio

In-camera features such as Art Filters, Multiple Exposure and In-Camera Editing enable photographers to capture the world as they see it. The Olympus PEN E-P3 features 10 Art Filters: Diorama, Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia and Dramatic Tone. The camera also features nine Art Filter variations and enhancements, including Pale and Light Color II, and five Art Filter Effects, including new Star Light and White Edge. The Art Filter Bracketing function helps you develop multiple pictures utilizing different Art Filters with a single shot, making it possible to experiment with several different photographic effects at the same time. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes: shutter priority, aperture priority, manual and program auto modes for expanded control. All Art Filters can be applied to both still shots and Standard Definition or HD movies. Art Filters set the Olympus PEN E-P3's images and videos apart from the pack. Since they're built into the camera, Art Filters can help you achieve dramatic results on the go without the need for a computer or editing software

The Olympus PEN E-P3 shoots dynamic 3D photos in any situation from macro to landscape. Recreate a sense of depth like that of the original scene. Simply select the 3D Photo Mode, release the shutter, and slowly pan until the camera automatically takes a second image from a slightly different perspective. The 3D data is processed in-camera resulting in an .MPO file, the universal industry 3D format for easy display on 3D televisions or laptops

Expanded Control Combined with Ease of Use
Controlling the Olympus PEN E-P3 is simple with its next-generation, three-inch, touch-sensitive 614,000 pixel OLED display. Consuming much less energy than the traditional LCD, this display has a wide 176 degree angle of view and is bright enough to compose images even in harsh midday light. With the camera's intuitive graphic user interface and touch screen, it is easy to capture a picture, change camera settings or navigate the Live Guide controls by simply touching the screen. Going through a day's photos is easy by scrolling through and enlarging photos with the tap of a finger

The Olympus PEN E-P3's built-in, pop-up flash makes it easy to illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red-eye and fill in dark areas. The camera is compatible with SDHC, SDXC and UHS-1 memory cards for greater speed and capacity and can be utilized with the Olympus PENPAL or various Eye-Fi cards for instant wireless uploads to your favorite social or photo sharing websites

Olympus has added a rotational dial, sub-dial and two function buttons to the back of the PEN E-P3 so photographers can make rapid changes to menu settings and maximize the camera's performance. With a thumb, photographers can adjust aperture and exposure time in an instant without switching between menu selections. Hands-on shooters will appreciate the two customizable buttons they can assign to favorite functions. Photographers will appreciate how the camera's mode dial enables access to basic settings

The Level Gauge in the Olympus PEN E-P3 is a tremendous benefit for architectural photographers who must ensure that images of buildings are as centered and true as the walls of the buildings themselves. This feature detects the camera's pitch and roll during Live View operation so photographers can make sure subjects appear where they should in the frame

In the Box
Olympus E-P3 PEN Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black)
  • ED 14-42mm II R f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens (28-84mm Equivalent)
  • Li-ion battery BLS-1
  • Li-ion Battery Charger BCS-1
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • OLYMPUS Viewer 2/ib CD-ROM
  • User's Manual
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Olympus V204031BU000B specs

    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels 12.3 Megapixel
    Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
    Movies: AVCHD
    Audio: IMA-ADPCM (Stereo)
    Memory Card Type SD
    AV Recordingssqwvzcv
    Video Recording Yes
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100 to 12800
    Shutter 60 to 1/4000  
    Metering Method Spot Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Shutter Priority
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Battery 1 x BLS-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.7 x 1.4" / 12.2 x 6.9 x 3.6 cm
    Weight 11.32 oz / 320.92 g Body only
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 14 to 42mm
    Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 28 to 84 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
    Minimum: f/22
    Angle of View 75° to 29°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.8" / 24.89 cm
    Magnification 0.19x
    Optical Design 8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 37 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.2 x 1.9" / 5.59 x 4.83 cm
    Weight 4.0 oz / 113 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.4 x 4.1"

    Olympus V204031BU000B reviews

    E-P3 PEN Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 49.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great camera The EP-3 is:1. a delight to handle and use ; 2. a camera with great resolution. Since we now have the choice to use great low light micro four third primes with the EP-3, I finally feel as though I have found the perfect camera system for my particular needs. What is needed now in the system is a high quality micro four third zoom for use in low light, such as the regular four thirds 12-60 Oly lens. Aside from that, the image quality is really terrific, with great exposure and impressive Oly colors, in as snappy a performer as you'll find in any camera.
    Date published: 2011-08-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun and innovative shooter The Olympus E-P3 is the newest flagship Micro Four Thirds camera from the co-creators of the format, and it is definitely a mix of old and new. We don't just mean that it's pushing forward with the retro styling that made the E-P2 and E-PL2 so popular, but it's got a new interface, new dual processor, new fast AF system, but is saddled with what is, essentially, a two-year-old image sensor. It's definitely the best Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus yet, but those looking for the best low light, noise, and dynamic range performance are going to be a bit disappointed.For our full in-depth review, please visit @
    Date published: 2011-07-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very versatile, reasonably demanding I just upgraded from the E-P2: semi-regular use as a hip-shooting camera, with the 14-42 kit lens plus Leica M lenses with a Voigtlander M43 adapter, and the Lumix 20mm F1.7 pancake lens: documentation of outdoor installations, city night shots, etc., plus occasional use for good-quality web video applications. The E-P3 is a bit more flexible than its predecessor: more video format options, faster AF, screen gives better image detail under more ambient light conditions. Great format for a camera you need around all the time, for everything from interviews (external mic optional) to street and landscape shooting. Not recommended, however, for very occasional use- the interface is quite a maze, so it's definitely a better choice for someone who's going to use it a lot, and not have time to forget how to work it between shoots.
    Date published: 2011-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best PEN camera yet! I am using the Olympus PEN E-P3 for general photography and a few family portrait shoots. I have previously owned the E-PL1 and E-PL2, but this E-P3 is the best one yet. The autofocus is much faster, and the overall response of the camera is noticibly quicker. It feels solid too. The touch screen is a nice addition, and the touch focusing option is great for macro work. The focus assist lamp is fantastic and certainly aids in low light focusing, but it might be obscured when using a larger four thirds lens (with the adapter of course).
    Date published: 2011-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st Real BW Street Photographer Solution The Black and White Mode is the first real film look i have found in any professional digital camera paired with the metal body, size and overall rangefinder design with the addition of the mode dial have all restored the digital camera back into the long historical evolution of the street photographer's camera.
    Date published: 2011-09-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best compact M4/3 I just got EP3 in the first lot available. As of today this new Olympus EP3 is the best at all point. I was tried several model since EP1, EPL1, Panasonic GF1,2, SonyNEX3,5. Building quality is very good. I don't want to talk about the kit lens (14-42mm) which is made form plastic. I never use it. Autofocus speed, High ISO, function, button position, there all almost perfect. Only down point (- one star) I would expect from Olympus is articulate LCD like SONY NEX that make more sense for this kind of camera. I like Sony LCD more than Olympus.
    Date published: 2011-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A GREAT camera! I have played with my new camera for a couple weeks now, and am continually impressed by the quality. The camera itself is built sturdy, has good weight, and looks amazing. The features on the camera have made it extremely easy to take beautiful shots while I re-learn how to take manual photos slowly. A few friends are professional photographers and have all been impressed with the camera. I haven't had a chance to do any night photography, but the pictures taken in low light look good so far. Overall, VERY HAPPY! Only downfall right now is that I now want MORE lenses!!!!!
    Date published: 2011-10-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this camera!! Great look, greater pictures. Has lots of features and a good selection of lenses. I have really enjoyed using it. Light and super-portable. Wish that is was a little more sensitive and less noisy in low-light. Only reason it only gets 4 stars. The AMOLED screen is cool, but I will keep the electronic viewfinder for sunny situations. Bought the E-P2 and exchanged it for the E-P3. Best move I could have made. The E-P3 focuses way faster and the x2 digital extender is really awesome. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2011-08-12
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