Olympus E3 Viewfinder
Olympus E-3 Optical Viewfinder
The Olympus E3's viewfinder makes good use of its larger viewing area, packing lots of operating information into a clear display across the bottom. (The difference in viewing size isn't subtle: We had the experience of squinting through the E510's viewfinder and then looking into the E3's, it was like peering through a window, vs stepping into a room.)
Viewfinder Test Results
Excellent accuracy with both the optical viewfinder and LCD monitor's Live View mode, but there was a little tilt in the optical viewfinder.
|12mm, Optical||60mm, Optical|
|12mm, LCD (Live View)||60mm, LCD (Live View)|
The Olympus E-3's optical viewfinder proved very accurate, with about 99% coverage at wide angle and telephoto (with the 12-60mm SWD lens), though it was tilted off axis from the sensor somewhat. The camera's Live View LCD mode was extremely accurate, with about 100% accuracy at both wide angle and telephoto.