Olympus E-P3 V204031WE000 Leaflet (en)

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Specifications E-P3
Specifications and appearances are subject to change without any notice or obli-
gation on the part of the manufacturer.
Type
Body material
Metal
Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds
Image Sensor
Type
4/3'' Live MOS sensor
Effective pixels
12.3 Megapixels 
Aspect ratio & area
4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm 
Full resolution
13.1 Megapixels 
Engine
Type
TruePic VI
Image Stabiliser
Type
Sensor shift
Modes
Two-dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation
Shutter speed range
2 - 1/4000 s (not available when Bulb is selected) 
Live View
AF type
Contrast detection system 
100% field of view
Approx. 100 % 
Magnification levels
5 / 7 / 10 / 14 x 
Level Gauge
Detection
2-axis 
Display
Rear LCD monitor 
Monitor
Monitor type
OLED- Touch Panel
Monitor size
7.6cm / 3.0''
Resolution
610,000 dots  
Brightness adjustment
+/- 2 levels  
Colour balance
+/- 3 levels  Vivid (default) / Natural
Focusing System
Method
Contrast Detection AF system (when non high-speed 
contrast AF compatible lens is used, it works as MF 
assist)
 
Focus areas
35 points /
 
Automatic and manual selection
AF lock
Yes,
 
Locked by first position of shutter release button 
in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)
Modes
Manual focus, Single AF, Continuous AF, Single AF + 
MF, AF Tracking
AF illuminator
Yes
Face Detection extension
Eye Detect AF: Off, Left side priority, Near side 
priority, Right side priority
Full time AF
Yes
Manual focus
Yes,
 
With enlarged focusing area
Light Metering
Method
TTL open aperture light metering 
Zones
324 zones Multi-pattern Sensing System
Detection range
0 - 20 EV (17mm f2.8, ISO 100)Digital ESP, centre-
weighted average metering, spot metering
Modes
ESP light metering, Spot metering, Centre weighted 
metering, Highlight, Shadow
Exposure System
Modes
Programme automatic, i-Auto, Aperture priority, 
Shutter priority, Manual, Scene Modes, Art Filter
Exposure compensation
+/- 3EV  (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
Exposure bracketing
2 / 3 / 5 frames  (+/- 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps)
7 frames  (+/- 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV steps)
ISO bracketing
5 frames  (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
AE lock
Yes,  (Fn1/Rec button)
My Mode
4  settings storable
Enhancement function
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Art Filter
Variation / Effect
Available
 
Modes
Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, 
Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, 
Dramatic Tone, Gentle Sepia
Multi-Exposure
Max. number of frames
2 frames (shooting) 
3 frames (editing) 
Auto gain control
Yes
Sensitivity
Auto
ISO 200 - 12800 (customisable, default ISO 200 
- 1600) 
Manual
ISO 200 - 12800 
Shutter
Shutter type
Computerised focal-plane shutter
Self timer
2s / 12s
Shutter Speeds
Shutter speed range
1/4000 - 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps) 
Bulb mode
Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the 
menu, default: 8 minutes) 
White Balance
AUTO WB system
Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor
Auto Flash adjustment
Off / Auto WB / Flash
Keep warm colour
On / Off
Recording Formats
RAW
12bit
RAW & JPEG
Yes, parallel recording 
JPEG
Yes
Aspect ratio
4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4
MPO (3D)
Yes
Sequence Shooting
Speed (H)
Approx.  3 fps 
RAW Mode
17 frames (with Toshiba SDXC UHS-I card R95 W80 
model Premiugate series "Class 10" 8GB) 
JPEG Mode
Depends on compression ratio or number of pixels  
(Large normal mode: approx. 17 with Toshiba Super 
High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB) 
Image Processing
Colour space
sRGB / AdobeRGB 
Sharpness + Contrast
5 levels 
Contrast
5 levels 
Saturation
5 levels 
Black & White filter
Yellow, Orange, Red, Green 
Black & White toning
Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green in Black & White mode 
Picture mode
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, 
Art Filter 
Gradation
4 levels (auto, high key, normal, low key) 
Engine
TruePic VI 
Art Filter bracketing
Available 
Tele converter effect
2 x 
Image Editing
RAW data edit, Red-eye reduction, Sepia, Black & 
White, Resize, Correction of saturation, Shadow 
Adjustment, Trimming, e-Portrait
Movie Recording System
Recording format
AVCHD / AVI Motion JPEG®
Image Stabilisation Mode
Yes, Digital Image Stabilisation
HD Movie quality
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 60i, 20Mbps (AVCHD)
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 60i, 17Mbps (AVCHD)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 60p, 17Mbps
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 60p, 13Mbps
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG®)
Movie quality
640 x 480 / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG®)
Max. recording time
 29 min (HD)
22min (20Mbps)
14min (SD) / 7 min (HD)
Max. file size
4GB (AVCHD)
2GB (Motion-JPEG)
Exposure Modes
Aperture priority, Art Filter, Manual, Programme 
automatic, Shutter priority
Sound Recording System
Internal microphone
Stereo
External microphone
Optional
Recording format
Dolby Digital  (AVCHD)
Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base  
(Motion-JPEG)
Image footage
30s 
Speaker
Yes
Internal Flash
Modes
AUTO, Manual, Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), 
Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation with 
red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation, Slow 
synchronisation 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off
Type
pop-up 
Flash compensation
+/- 3 EV ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps 
Guide number
10 (ISO 200) 
Manual settings
Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 
X-sync speed
1/180 s 
External Flash Control
X-sync speed
1/180s / 1/4000s (Super FP Mode)
Type
TTL AUTO, AUTO, MANUAL, FP TTL AUTO, FP MANUAL 
Modes
Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation, 2nd 
curtain and slow synchronisation, Fill-in for exclusive 
flash, Manual
Intensity
+/- 3 EV ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps )
Note: Some functions are only available if they are 
supported by the external flash.