We have been hearing rumors about a new range of Olympus PEN cameras over the last few weeks and Olympus has just introduced three different models, with the flagship model being the new Olympus PEN E-P3.
The Olympus PEN E-P3 features a 3 inch OLED touchscreen display, and a new 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor with Olympus’s new imaging engine, it also features in-body image stabilization, and an ISO range up to 1280.
The Olympus PEN E-P3 is capable of recording Full HD video in 1080i at 60 frames per second in AVCHD or Motion JPEG, and according to Olympus it is features the worlds quickest FAST AF.
The PEN-EP3 will go on sale in August with a 14-32mm zoom lens for $900 or with a 17mm F2.8 pancake lens, you can see a list of the specifications below, as well as some more photos.
Olympus PEN E-P3 Specifications
Powerful TruePic VI image engine for faster recovery time and excellent image quality
Ultra-effective in-body image stabilisation for blur-free movies and stills with any lens
12.3 effective Megapixel High Speed Live MOS sensor for excellent low-light performance and Full HD movie recording
ISO 12800 sensitivity
1080i 60fps Full HD stereo movie recording as AVCHD or Motion JPEG
Compatible with the new generation of dedicated PEN lenses Convenience
World’s quickest* FAST AF for cameras with interchangeable lenses, always on, with 35 AF points, low-light AF Illuminator and out-of-picture AF Tracking
Super-bright, wide-angle, touch-sensitive 3.0” OLED display with 610,000 dot resolution for photo-quality colour reproduction
Separate dials for quick manual adjustment of aperture and exposure
Touch-sensitive Live Guide in HD Movie, still and P/S/M/A mode
Live View in HD Movie and still mode
3 customisable buttons
Level gauge for at-a-glance appreciation of position relative to horizon
Easy-to-use Live Wheel feature menu
Ten creative Art Filters in HD Movie and still modes
Five effects that can be combine with Art Filters: Pinhole, Soft Focus, Frame Effect, plus new Starlight and White Edge
Accessory Port 2 for compatibility with the growing family of PEN accessories, e.g., the VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder and PENPAL Communication Unit
Compatible with 20 Micro Four Thirds, 27 Four Thirds and more than 500 other lenses (via an adapter)
1/4000th sec. shutter speed with 3fps sequential shooting
Multi Exposure mode for 2 RAW images
Long-life BLS-5 Li-ion battery