Olympus E-P3 Introduction Manual (en)

This camera uses a lithium ion battery 
specifi ed by Olympus. Do not use any other 
type of battery. For safe and proper use, read 
the battery's instruction manual carefully 
before using it.
If the battery's terminals get wet or greasy, 
camera contact failure may result. Wipe the 
battery well with a dry cloth before use.
Always charge a battery when using it for 
the fi rst time, or if it has not been used for a 
long period.
When operating the camera with battery 
power at low temperatures, try to keep 
the camera and spare battery as warm as 
possible. A battery that has run down at 
low temperatures may be restored after it is 
warmed at room temperature.
The number of pictures you can take may 
vary depending on the shooting conditions 
or battery.
Before going on a long trip, and especially 
before traveling abroad, purchase extra 
batteries. A recommended battery may be 
diffi cult to obtain while traveling.
When the camera will not be used for an 
extended period, store it in a cool place.
Please recycle batteries to help save our 
planet’s resources. When you throw away 
dead batteries, be sure to cover their 
terminals and always observe local laws and 
Caution for Usage Environment
To protect the high-precision technology 
contained in this product, never leave the 
camera in the places listed below, no matter if 
in use or storage:
Places where temperatures and/or 
humidity are high or go through extreme 
changes. Direct sunlight, beaches, locked 
cars, or near other heat sources (stove, 
radiator, etc.) or humidifi ers.
In sandy or dusty environments.
Near fl ammable items or explosives.
In wet places, such as bathrooms or 
in the rain. When using products with 
weatherproof designs, read their manuals 
as well.
In places prone to strong vibrations.
Never drop the camera or subject it to severe 
shocks or vibrations.
When mounted on a tripod, adjust the 
position of the camera with the tripod head. 
Do not twist the camera.
Do not leave the camera pointed directly 
at the sun. This may cause lens or shutter 
curtain damage, color failure, ghosting on 
the image pickup device, or may possibly 
cause fi res.

Do not touch electric contacts on cameras 
and interchangeable lenses. Remember to 
attach the body cap when removing the lens.
Before storing the camera for a long period, 
remove the battery. Select a cool, dry location 
for storage to prevent condensation or 
mold from forming inside the camera. After 
storage, test the camera by turning it on and 
pressing the shutter release button to make 
sure that it is operating normally.
The camera may malfunction if it is used in 
a location where it is subject to a magnetic/
electromagnetic fi eld, radio waves, or high 
voltage, such as near a TV set, microwave, 
video game, loud speakers, large monitor 
unit, TV/radio tower, or transmission towers. 
In such cases, turn the camera off and on 
again before further operation.
Always observe the operating environment 
restrictions described in the camera's 
Do not directly touch or wipe the image 
pickup device of the camera.
An organic electro-luminescent display is used 
on the rear of the camera.
Prolonged display of a single image may 
burn the image into the display, resulting in 
decreased brightness or mottling in some 
areas of the monitor. In some cases this 
effect may be permanent. Image data are not 
In the unlikely event of the monitor breaking, 
do not put the organic substance into your 
mouth. Any of the material adhering to your 
hands, feet, or clothing should be rinsed off 
A strip of light may appear on the top/bottom 
of the monitor, but this is not a malfunction.
When a subject is viewed diagonally in the 
camera, the edges may appear zigzagged on 
the monitor. This is not a malfunction; it will 
be less noticeable in playback mode.
In places subject to low temperatures, the 
monitor may take a long time to turn on or its 
color may change temporarily.
When using the camera in extremely cold 
places, it is a good idea to occasionally place 
it in a warm place. An monitor exhibiting poor 
performance due to low temperatures will 
recover in normal temperatures.
The monitor is made with high-precision 
technology. However, black spots or bright 
spots of light may appear constantly on the 
Due to its characteristics or the angle at 
which you are viewing the monitor, the spot 
may not be uniform in color and brightness. 
This is not a malfunction.