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Olympus E-PL3 12.3MP Digital Camera with 14-42mm Zoom Lens - Bundle - with M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6"R" Zoom Silver Lens, Two 8GB Memory Cards, Spare Battery, Mini Messenger Bag, USB 2.0 Card Reader, Red/Silver Camera

SKU: IOMEPL3R14C MFR: V205031RU000 C
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About the Olympus E-PL3

The Olympus E-PL3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black) with 14-42mm Lens puts the power to do more with your photos in the palm of your hand. Not only that, but the E-PL3 promises to do so, without weighing you down. Perhaps you're a die-hard Micro Four Thirds fan or you're simply looking for more versatility than a point-and-shoot can provide but without the weight of a DSLR rig. Olympus has heard the call and thus, has expanded their PEN line of cameras. This E-PL3 comes with an mZuiko MSC Digital ED m14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom lens. You can start shooting from day one with everything you need to make great photos. This versatile zoom gives you the coverage to shoot most subject matter, making it a great first lens.

Using the Micro Four Thirds Mount, however, you can add any of the compatible lenses to the E-PL3 to customize the camera for the shooting you plan to do. In addition to the included lens, the camera also comes with an external flash for low light photography and a host of other essential accessories. Along with capturing RAW and JPEG images, the E-PL3 also takes 3D photos in the MPO format. And, as is one of the hallmarks of the Micro Four Thirds genre, the camera also records 1080/60i HD video in AVCHD or AVI Motion-JPEG formats. Up to 29 minutes of video can be recorded using the camera. Features like Live View and a generous 3.0", tiltable LCD screen help to capture even more dynamic footage with ease.

Driving all this picture taking and movie making would be the 12.3Mp High speed Live MOS Sensor and the TruePic VI image processor. These two work in tandem to not only record remarkably detailed and bright images, but to do so quickly and efficiently, writing them to compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC, or UHS-I cards. Another helpful feature aiding in the image making process would be the in-camera image stabilization, which promises a cleaner image than image stabilization in the lens alone.

Olympus' FAST AF System also does its part to help capture stunning images with its 35-point focus area; making it especially useful for shooting active subjects. Additional in-camera editing features include the ability to make slideshows with sound and the ability to preview effects as you adjust them. The E-PL3 also provides you the option to wireless transmit your photos or videos to email with optional, compatible cards, for computer-free transfer.

Olympus E-PL3 Includes

  • Olympus E-PL3 Digital Camera
  • M. Zuiko MSC Digital ED m14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zoom Lens
  • Flash FL-LM1
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • BLS-1 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus [ib] Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Olympus Warranty
  • M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 "R" Zoom Lens (Silver)
  • Two Lexar 8GB SDHC Cards
  • Power2000 BLS-1 Spare Battery
  • Olympus Mini-Messenger Bag w/Shoulder Strap
  • USB 2.0 (SD/SDHC) Memory Card Reader

Olympus E-PL3 Features

  • View the World From a Different Angle: The E-PL3 inspires innovation and is perfect for those who require a versatile, portable camera filled with advanced yet easy-to-use creative technologies
  • 12.3MP: The 12.3MP Live MOS sensor is optimized to maximize the performance of all m.Zuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements to the sensitivity and read-out speed of the existing sensor makes ISO 12,800 shooting and Full HD movie recording possible
  • Stabilization Technology in the Body, Not In the Lenses: Olympus' in-body image stabilization technology makes it possible to use any Micro Four Thirds lenses, from wide-angle to telephoto, for perfectly clear, crisp photos no matter what the shooting situation, even in low light
  • Improved Color Reproduction: The TruePic VI Image Processor, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction (especially colors such as emerald green, yellow and gold) and color gradation
  • Face Detection with Eye Detect: Nail the focus for every portrait photo, every time. The face detection AF employs an "Eye Detect AF" that adjusts focus automatically on the subject's eyes during portrait shooting and can even be adjusted to focus on the right, left or near-side eye
  • Blazing Speed: The FAST AF System is able to focus at an incredible speed and offers 35 separate focus points that are spread over nearly the entire sensor, which makes it possible for pin-point accurate focusing on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame
  • 5 FPS Sequential Shooting: With the E-PL3 you can take up to five photos a second, allowing you to easily capture that perfect shot, especially when your subject is moving
  • Advanced Continuous AF and Tracking: With the improved AF system, the AF Tracking function locks your subject into focus and continuously adjusts focus and brightness even if the subject disappears from view momentarily
  • Improved Lens Technology: High-precision engineering and an improved internal focusing mechanism have allowed the Olympus MSC (Movie+Still Compatible) lenses to auto focus quickly, smoothly and silently, perfect for stills and movies
  • Full 1080 HD Video: Shoot up to 29 minutes of 1080/60i HD video and stereo sound in either AVCHD or AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just the press of a button
  • In-Camera Advanced Arts Filters: Six in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and Dramatic Tone) are enhanced by filter variations, art effects and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming HD movies
  • 3.0" Tilting Widescreen LCD: This bright, 460k dot high-resolution screen tilts up and down (from 80 degrees up to 45 degrees) to capture moments from a variety of angles
  • Get Wireless: No need for cables or even a computer. Upload or email images directly from your camera with an optional PP-1 PENPAL or Eye-Fi card. The E-PL3 is also capable of recording stills and video to SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I media cards
  • AF Illuminator: The addition of this super luminosity LED beam allows the camera to focus faster in low light up to almost 10 feet
  • Increased ISO Sensitivity: Stunning low light photos are a click away with an increased ISO sensitivity to 12,800
  • Attachable Flash Included: This camera provides the flexibility to attach a flash to your camera via the accessory port, or leave it at home for maximum portability
  • Expandable System: A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes are compatible with the E-PL3 to support all different types of photography needs
  • Fast Shutter Response: Never miss a shot again with the E-PL3's fast shutter response time of less than 60 milliseconds (60 - 1/40000 sec.). The TruePic VI feature allows for reduced shot-to-shot time by shortening the black-out time between shots
  • Professional Audio Sound Capture: Take videos that are able to capture uncompressed CD-quality 16bit/44.1kHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital audio
  • ePortrait Mode: Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject's complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits
  • Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology: You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark & bright areas in your images. The E-PL3's Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before
  • Live View Magnification: For accurate manual focusing, MF Assist can be enabled during S-AF + MF operation. With it you can zoom in on the central part of the image by up to five times by turning the focus ring
  • Live Guide: Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
  • Reset and Custom Setting: My mode- 4 setting recordable
  • Easy Photo and Video Playback On Your HDTV: The E-PL3 makes sharing your content easy. Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-PL3 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch

Olympus E-PL3 Specifications

Memory SD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
Screen size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels number 12.3 million pixels
Total no. of pixels Approx. 13.1 million pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Filter array Primary color filter (RGB)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording Still format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
Recording image size RAW: 4032 x 3024 pixels
JPEG: 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File Size RAW: 4032(H)x3024(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
Set1(LF): 4032(H)x3024(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.9MB
Set2(LN): 4032(H)x3024(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
Recording Movie format AVCHD
AVI Motion JPEG
Movie Mode: AVCHD Format Full HD Fine: 1920(H)x1080(V), 60i Recording, 20Mbps, Aspect 16:9
Full HD Normal: 1920(H)x1080(V), 60i Recording, 17Mbps, Aspect 16:9
HD Fine: 1280(H)x720(V), 60p Recording), 17Mbps, Aspect 16:9
HD Normal: 1280(H)x720(V), 60p Recording, 13Mbps, Aspect 16:9
Frame rate of image sensor output is 30fps
Movie Mode: Motion-JPEG Format HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps (Some Art Filters are exceptional), Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps (Some Art Filters are exceptional), Aspect 4:3(VGA)
Compression Ratio Motion-JPEG Format: 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
File Size AVCHD Format: Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format: Max 2GB
Maximum Recording Time AVCHD Format: Max 29min (Full HD Normal/HD Fine/HD Normal: 29min, Full HD Fine: 22min)
Motion-JPEG Format: HD: 7min, SD: 14min (There are exceptions with select Art Filters)
Recording format AVCHD Format: Dolby Digital
Motion-JPEG Format / Picture with Sound: Wave Format Base (Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz)
Maximum Recording Time Picture with Sound: 30sec
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
Mic/Speaker Stereo/Mono
Tele-converter effect x2
Live View Type Image Sensor(High Speed Live MOS) type
Field of view 100%
Display Mode Normal Mode
Grid Line Mode(4 types)
Histogram Mode
Magnified View Mode
Comparable View Mode
OFF Mode
Magnification Ratio x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14
Monitor information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP Touch panel condition, Focusing length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition
Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
AF High speed imager AF
Image Stabilizer System Built in
Image Stabilizer Mode 3 modes (IS1:2 dimensional activation, IS2:1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, IS3:1dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving ), OFF
Shutter speed range 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
IS for Movie Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS, IS1 mode only)
Monitor Type LCD, AR(Anti-Reflection) coating, Tilt function
Monitor Size 3.0 inches 16:9
Total no. of pixels Approx. 460,000 dots
Playback field of view 100%
Brightness control +7 levels and -7 levels
Color temperature +7 levels and -7 levels
Focusing AF system Imager Contrast Detection AF system
When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-Micro Four Thirds lenses
This is can be set in both recording mode, still and movie, separately
Focusing point 35-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selection Auto from all 35 area, Single area from 35 area, Group Target area (9 area) from 35 area
Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON
Free selection when Magnified View Mode is selected
AF lock Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode
Metering system TTL Image Sensor metering system
Metering range EV 0 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Center weighted average metering, Spot metering)
(At normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode: Still (1) iAuto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select AE (7) Art Filter
(8) Underwater wide / Underwater macro (Selectable from menu as a function on Rec/Fn button)
ISO sensitivity AUTO: ISO 200 - 12800 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock Yes (Using Rec/Fn button is available)
Focus tracking Yes
Magnified Spot AF Yes
Face priority AF/Eye Detect AF Yes
Eye Detect AF: OFF / Near side eye priority mode / Right side eye priority mode / Left side eye priority mode
Manual Focus Assist When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, LV is magnified automatically
Exposure Mode: Movie (1)P: Program AE (2) A: Aperture priority AE (3) S: Shutter speed priority AE (4)M:Manual (5) Art Filter
Auto WB system High speed Live MOS sensor
Preset white balance 7 settings (3000K - 7500K)
Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent (4000K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K), Underwater WB
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)
CWB (Kelvin setting) 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
One-touch white balance 2 custom settings can be registered
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Art Filter
Adjustment parameter Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.
3 effect levels are available in i-Enhance
Filter effect Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture tone Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation 4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)
Art Filter bracketing Yes
Shutter speed 60 - 1/4000 sec
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Guide No 10(Fno/m) at ISO200, 7(Fno/m) at ISO100 but ISO100 is not available
Flash Mode TTL-Auto, Manual(Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64)
Color Temperature 5500±400 deg.K
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps
Multi Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default)/3:2/16:9/6:6/3:4
Noise Filter: at High ISO setting Off, Low, Standard, High
Noise Reduction: at Slow shutter speed Off, On, Auto
Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
PC interface USB 2.0 High Speed for storage through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available)
TV interface HDMI(HD/Mono or Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
USB/Video connector Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1, USB cable is available)
HDMI Mini HDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
DC-in No
Battery BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode Available (1, 3, 5 min., selectable)
No. of recordable pictures Approx.300 shots (CIPA test standard)
Material Metal
Temperature Operating: 0 to 40 deg.F / -18 to 4.4 deg.C; Storage: -20 to 60 deg.F / -29 to 16 deg.C
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
JPEG editing Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect. Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), ePortrait
RAW picture editing RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
Protect function Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All)
Erasing function Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)
My mode 4 setting recordable
Playback mode Single-frame
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.31 x 2.50 x 1.46 inches / 11.0 x 6.4 x 3.7cm
Weight 9.34 oz / 0.3kg Body only
11.04 oz / 0.3kg Battery and memory card
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