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Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm Digital Camera

MILC 12.3MP Live MOS 4/3" May 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Olympus has good digital camera reviews
Supports video recording
4/3"" optical sensor size

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Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 4,467 expert and owner reviews (including 87 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 100% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has one of the larger display diagonals amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this age and spec have display diagonals of between 1" and 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6".

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Canon SX220 HS, or the Nikon 1 V1.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Canon 310 HS (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in May 2012.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm supports video recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of its better review score, the Canon SX220 HS is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm supports video capability, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm is 4/3"". That's over three times the optical sensor size of a 1/2.3"" digital camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 17.30 x 13.00mm.

This digital camera's optical sensor size (4/3"") is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

The worst optical sensor size amongst similar types of digital camera is 1/2.33"".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of its better review score, the Canon 230 HS is also worth considering.

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4032 X 3024 Still Image Resolution

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a 4032 x 3024 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768 and 2560 x 1920.

A 4032 x 3024 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a 4032 x 3024 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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12.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.3 megapixels camera.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm (12.4MP and higher rated), or the Q7 (£345.39) (12.4MP and higher rated) both from Pentax.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm features connection to PC. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature connection to PC.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm features voice recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 200 and 12800 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

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Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm Review Sources

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