Olympus PEN E-PL3 Price & Specs in Malaysia March, 2021

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Olympus PEN E-PL3 Specs

Release Date in Malaysia
ModelE-PL3 + EZ-M1442 II R
DateJul 2011
Compatible memory cardsSD,SDHC,SDXC
Display diagonal7.62 cm (3")
Vari-angle LCD displayYes
Display resolution (numeric)460000 pixels
Built-in microphoneYes
Audio formats supportedPCM
Ports & interfaces
USB version2.0
Lens system
Optical zoom3x
Digital zoom14x
Focal length range14 - 42 mm
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)28 mm
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)84 mm
Minimum aperture number1:3.5 (wide) / 1:5.6 (tele)
Maximum aperture number1:22
Lens structure (elements/groups)8/7
Filter size3.7 cm
Number of aspheric elements3
Number of diaphragm blades7
Lens mount interfaceMicro Four Thirds
Weight & dimensions
Width109.5 mm
Depth37.3 mm
Height63.7 mm
Weight265 g
Weight (including battery)313 g
ISO sensitivity (min)200
ISO sensitivity (max)12800
ISO sensitivity200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2250, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800, Auto
Light exposure modesAperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light exposure correction± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light meteringCentre-weighted, Spot
Auto Exposure (AE) lockYes
Picture quality
Camera typeMILC
Megapixel12.3 MP
Sensor typeLive MOS
Maximum image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
Image sensor size4/3"
Still image resolution(s)1024 x 768,2560 x 1920,4032 x 3024
Image stabilizerYes
Image stabilizer locationBody
Supported aspect ratios3:2,3:4,4:3,16:9
Total megapixels13.1 MP
Image sensor size (W x H)17.3 x 13 mm
Video recordingYes
Maximum video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
HD typeFull HD
Video resolutions640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080
Video formats supportedAVCHD,M-JPEG
Auto focusing (AF) modesContinuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockYes
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamYes
Flash modesAuto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization
Flash guide number10 m
External flash connectorYes
Flash sync-speed1/160 s
Flash exposure compensationYes
White balanceAuto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny, Tungsten
Scene modesBeach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Landscape
Photo effectsArt, Muted, Neutral, Vivid
Self-timer delay2,12 s
Battery technologyLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Fastest camera shutter speed1/4000 s
Slowest camera shutter speed60 s
Product colourRed, Silver

Reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL3

Reviewed on 2013-09-30
Olympus launches the new generation of the compact PEN cameras that offer SLR creativity, simple, no-nonsense controls. The new Olympus PEN E-PL3 (Lite) offers state-of-the-art technology in an easy-to-use package. Like the top-of-the range Olympus PEN E-...
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Reviewed on 2011-11-08
The E-PL series has always been positioned as the more affordable and simplified alternatives to their flagship E-P cameras. Add in some slight shuffling and the latest E-PL3 camera (now dubbed the PEN Lite) now stands in between its higher-end cousin ( E...
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Reviewed on 2011-08-29
It's Not Big!Barely bigger than its cousin the X-Z1, the E-PL3 departs from the design that the E-PLx series took with the first two incarnations. Gone is the boxy-look – now it is a light, svelte and compact machine like no other. Unfortunately the redes...
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Reviewed on 2012-04-09
Olympus' latest ILC achieves midlevel greatnessWhat's Hot: Very High image quality to ISO 1600. What's Not: Continuous AF a bit sluggish. Who it's For: Shooters who value sleek looks as much as image quality and performance.We've been fans of Olympus's PL...
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Reviewed on 2011-11-18
Review: Olympus continues to package high-quality stills and user-friendly features into its PEN series with the seriously slimmed down E-PL3.Olympus has continued to expand its Micro Four Thirds (MFT) repertoire with new models for its PEN series. Whi...
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Reviewed on 2011-11-15
The Olympus E-PL3 scores high marks with lightning fast AF, very good image quality, a tiltable LCD and manual modes. It’s an interchangeable lens camera that, once you’ve taken the time to set it up the way you like to work, will delight the beg...
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Reviewed on 2011-11-01
Built-in stabilisation works with any lens, Excellent all-round image quality, Highly customisable, Good range of movie exposure modes, Fast startup and AF response.
16:9 screen not ideal for still photos, Poorly positioned control wheel, Lacks composite HDR and low light mode.
Olympus Pen E-PL3 review Olympus launched its Pen range of Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs) with the E-P1 in 2008. Announced in June 2011 the Pen E-PL3 is the third generation of the range that melds the company's iconi...
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Reviewed on 2011-10-08
With a broad feature set aimed at enthusiasts, tilting LCD, nicely implemented filters, good performance, and excellent raw photo quality, plus a price that's less burdensome than the E-P3's, there's a lot to appreciate about the Olympus PEN E-PL3
The PEN E-PL3's video disappoints, and the camera's lack of a grip may prove annoying for some shooters
In many ways--pretty much everything on the inside--the Olympus PEN E-PL3 is the same camera as its more expensive sibling, the E-P3. As a result, a lot of the trade-offs I dislike in the E-P3, I'm more willing to forgive in its less expensive little...
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Reviewed on 2011-10-01
For me, this camera is a bit of a puzzle. Why?Having just spent a week or so with the Olympus PEN E-P3, and coming away very impressed, I wondered why the company launched another model that seems to be virtually identical, except for price and some m...
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Reviewed on 2011-09-27
There's plenty to like about the E-PL3. Great images and video, much improved AF performance and a tilting LCD all earn high remarks in our full review. However, we stop just short of a full recommendation. For those of our readers who don't alrea...
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Reviewed on 2011-09-09
Features:Pros:Cons:Short Version It's hard to recommend the E-PL3 over the more powerful and touchscreen-equipped E-P3 but if you're in the market for a much more compact micro 4/3s shooter and you can survive without a built-in flash, this may be the cam...
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Reviewed on 2011-08-29
GorgeousCompact, yet solidFast autofocus
Still on the pricey sideJelly vision videoDifficult to tweak manual settings
Look, the Olympus PEN E-PL3 is cute. Adorable, even. In fact, those swayed by looks alone may be sold after whisking through our hands-on gallery below. But for those interested in more than a highly-capable fashion accessory, it's worth taking a deeper l...
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Reviewed on 2011-08-29
The Olympus E-PL3 is a stylish new addition to the ever-growing compact system camera market. Also known as the PEN Lite, the EPL3 boasts the World's fastest autofocus system, a 3 inch tilting LCD display, new 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, full 1080...
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Reviewed on 2011-08-22
Two year warranty, Good build quality, Excellent image quality, In camera antishake (works with ALL lenses), Art filters  effects, Customisable function button, video button, right and down buttons, Tilting screen, 5.5 fps shooting (fastest M43 yet), Comp...
Lacks built in flash, Advanced menus can seem daunting initially, Slow pop up menus, Small scroll wheel, very close to screen, No front grip (flipbac? why not give the option Olympus?), Strangely large box for a small camera (twice the size of Panasonic L...
The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 is the updated version of the , and is a significant update to the predecessor with a significantly more compact body, new shutter system, with higher speed shooting at upto 5.5 fps, anti shake sensor, ultra fast focus, AF i...
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Reviewed on 2011-08-15
Tilting 3-inch LCD, Fast autofocus system, In-camera artistic filters, Accessory port for optional EVF,
High noise at ISO 1600 and above, No built-in flash, Menu system is unintuitive and can be slow,
The Olympus PEN E-PL3 ($699.99 with 14-42mm kit lens) is the successor to the E-PL2 ($599.99, 4 stars), which was once the smallest camera in Olympus’s Micro Four Thirds lineup. This is no longer the case, as the company has expanded its offerings to i...
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Reviewed on 2011-06-30
We were at the Olympus press event for the announcement of the new series of Olympus PEN digital cameras, here are some side by side shots showing the size difference between the different models.E-PL3 Lite and E-P3 Side by Side: Olympus Pen Lite E-PL3...
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Reviewed on 2006-01-01
Olympus PEN Lite / E-PL3 Review September 2011 | Amadou Diallo with additional material by Richard Butler and Barnaby Britton The Olympus PEN Lite/E-PL3 is identical in terms of output to the recently reviewed Olympus E-P3. We have tested to verify im...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-17
Vibrant image quality, Good handling of auto exposure, Decent low-light performance
Physical controls not great, Focusing sometimes inaccurate, Wobbly video results
The PEN Lite E-PL3 is a Micro Four Thirds camera that's aimed at users who want a simple, yet highly capable interchangeable lens camera that can be used effectively in either automatic or manual shooting modes.What you get is a 12.3-megapixel LiveMOS ...
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Reviewed on 2011-09-01
The PEN Lite E-PL3 sits in the centre of the new PEN camera range and features the same image sensor and processor as the flagship E-P3 as well as that camera's FAST AF system and support for 1080i Full HD video capture. With an RRP $200 less than the E-P...
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Reviewed on 2011-10-23
The E-PL3 (left) has a much thinner body, fewer controls but faster autofocus and shutter performance than the E-PL1 (right)We've been fans and users of the E-PL1 model from Olympus. A 12 Megapixel entry level camera that offered above average picture qua...
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