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January 04, 2012


Great Handling and Great Results

The original thought was to purchase a new DSLR. After reviewing and handling a bunch of them, all were a bit too large for our intended purpose. Even borrowed one to try at an event. Too bulky and heavy. Saw the E-P3 (above our budget) and the E-PL-3 and E-PM1. The PL-3 fit our budget and offered the versatility and "tinkering" capability of a DSLR in a P/S size! Perfect! Got a telephoto lens with it and now have the perfect traveling companion... Awesome picture quality too!

January 01, 2012


Nice camera

Shape, weight and size lend itself to vacation picture taking. Auto focus is fast. Battery life could be better, but I keep a spare with me so not much of a problem. I really like this camera.

December 30, 2011


Great camera: Spontaneous and portable

Color rendition of this camera, paired with the right lens such as Zuiko 45mm 1.8, is simply stunning for a camera this size. I prefer it to my DSLR, despite the slightly narrower dynamic range.

The best thing about this camera, is the fact that I take more pictures in my spare time. The DSLRs are resting at home, while the E-PL3 gets to go with me on virtually every outing. The result is a higher frequency of spontaneous pictures, and that with an image quality high enough for me to care to print.

The menu is deep and allows for great customization. It can be difficult to navigate how ever.

I will recommend the E-VF2 if you are used to taking pictures the "old fashioned" way. Even if you are not, it certainly isolates and clarifies your view of the scene colossally. Will get you better shots.

Responsiveness is very good. Shots are captured when I want to, not 0.3 seconds later. Start up and ready to shoot from OFF is a little longer than I would have liked it to be. Approximately 3 seconds.

Lens choices are good. But there is a need for more Zuiko primes in my opinion.

Articulation is very useful and work as intended. High ISO is not as great as I would have expected and does not rival some competitors offerings in this segment. I never shoot high ISO (beyond 500), which is why this does not matter for me.

This camera is a joy to use, its pocket-able with the Zuiko 17mm 2.8 and you can even keep a spare lens in a coat pocket, which is what I do. A highly portable all round fantastic camera, that has revitalized spontaneous photography for me.

December 27, 2011


Better then advertised

I've had other digital slr's but this is by far the best of the bunch!!

December 06, 2011


The e-pl3 is what it said it was, a fine picture taking machine! I love the small size, but large enough to hang onto! I really like the moveable view screen. With some practice, I'm getting more familiar with the menu. My wife is starting to handle the camera and is even pressing the shutter button. Now I can be in some of the pictures! The camera seems to out class the others in that style!

November 16, 2011


I Love My Olympus Pen E-PL3

I have had my Pen E-PL3 for about 2 1/2 months. Although I practiced a bit with it for about a month, I didn't really become closely acquainted with it until my husband and I began to take our sailboat south from Annapolis, MD down to Florida. (By now, he is probably quite tired of hearing me say, "look at what else this camera can do!") I have friends with big cameras with heavy lens with which they take very nice pictures. But, this little baby is just as good, and maybe even better. It is amazing how much the camera is capable of doing. And, I don't know it all yet. I would recommend this camera to everyone!

November 10, 2011


I love my new camera

i am impressed with the quality and lightweight product the eas of which it takes to operate my new camera is great. It maks focusing easy and sharp clear pictures are a joy to show my freinds. I am even eagerly awaiting the change of seasons so as to caprure some bueatiful winter scene. I amd even eager to get out in the woods to capture some more wildlife.
My freins oh and ahh at some of my portraits andthink I'm better than I am by the quality and clairity.

November 10, 2011


Great camera

Wonderful "little" camera. It has introduced me to the artistic side of the world of photography. I love everything about it.

November 10, 2011


I love the size and fast focus.

The size, fast focus and battery life make it a great travel camera. My only wish would be to have a slightly longer zoom for the kit.

November 10, 2011


Size, Image Quality, Lenses

Needed in camera IS which lead me to Olympus in first place. But now my big SLR's stay home.

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