Thu 15 Sep 2011
Olympus has released 3 micro four-third cameras with interchangeable lens.
First lets see what is common in them.
- All follow the micro four-third standard which give you small lenses. Being a standard which means you can switch camera body and lens providers easily.
- All the cameras are 12.3 megapixel. Which is enough for most users.
- ISO 100-12,800 which is sufficient for low light conditions.
- Inbuilt image stabilisation.
- RAW photo support.
- 3″ LCD Screen.
- Live View.
- Electronic View Finder (Optional)
- All support shutter speeds up to 1/4000
- Full HD Video support 1920×1080.
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card support
- USB 2.0
- HDMI port
- Lithium ion Rechargeable battery
- No GPS
- No USB 3.0 (I haven’t seen any other cameras having this either).
|Features||Olympus PEN E-P3||Olympus PEN E-PL3||Olympus PEN E-PM1|
|White balance presets||12||8||8|
|Number of focus points||35||11||35|
|Weight||369 g||313 g||263 g|
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While the E-P3 and E-PM1 have fixed LCD, the E-PL3 can be tilted to give you some flexibility. It’s not as flexible as some of the other cameras but it still is a nice feature to have.
The E-PM1 is also called the Pen Mini. If you are looking for a really small camera with interchangeable lens, then this is for you. However this is not the smallest in the category, the Panasonic is smaller. However the E-PM1 has built in-body image stablisation.