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Olympus announces PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1 Micro Four Thirds cameras

Continuing their efforts to popularize their Micro Four Thirds system, Olympus has launched three more cameras, the PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1. All three cameras come with a 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, built-in image stabilization, TruePic VI image processor, 12,800 ISO limit, 1080i video recording and what Olympus claims to be the world’s fastest auto-focus system.

Olympus PEN E-P3

The PEN EP-3 has a 3.0-inch touchscreen OLED display on the back and comes with a built-in flash unlike the E-P2. It also has a 3D mode which takes a second picture with a slightly different perspective and merges the two images together to create a 3D image.

Olympus PEN E-PL3

The PEN E-PL3 has 5-fps sequential shooting mode and a 3.0-inch LCD that tilts vertically. The PEN E-PM1 is the smallest of the bunch with a simplified control system and will be available in six colors. Like the E-PL3, it too loses the built-in flash and comes with an external flash.

Olympus PEN E-PM1

So far only the price for the E-P3 has been revealed and it will cost $899.99 with either the 14-42mm, f3.5/5.6 zoom lens or the 17mm, f2.8 prime lens.



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