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Model Name: Olympus E-3 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: E3
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1699.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2007-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 31.4 oz (889 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.6 x 4.6 x 2.9 in.
(143 x 117 x 75 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.3mm x 13mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.74 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW (.ORF)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Four Thirds
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-point, all cross-type, TTL Phase-contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1.15x mag, 20mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: 100 - 3200 (1/3, 1 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Customized WB, One-touch WB (4 settings)
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 49-zone Digital ESP, Center Weighted Average, Spot (2% with Highlight/Shadow mode)
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Underwater program AE
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off.
Flash Guide Number: 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC sync socket
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive / xD
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.ORF)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: RM-1 IR
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.55
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 17
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.51
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.46
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 5.19
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.135
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.127
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.140
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.076
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.114
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus Live View = 0.563s
Startup Time: 1.20
Shutdown Time: 0.50
Play -> Record Time: 0.20
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.20
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 3,461
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLM-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLM-1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 610
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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