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Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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The E-P3 doesn't innovate enough from an image quality standpoint to justify an upgrade, and for newcomers, that $900 price point is awfully hard to swallow.

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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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90
eddwarddo
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
othree
So many awesome new features. New screen is very pretty. New UI is much easier...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
79
Average Critic Score
 
80
TechRadar
There is plenty to like about the Olympus PEN E-P3...All this means that while inexperienced users should be able to pick up the camera and start shooting straight away, enthusiasts have all the control they want and can set-up it up to suit their style.
 
70
Macworld
Although its price ranks as one of the highest in its class, the Olympus Pen E-P3 offers a number of improvements...most notably performance. In fact, other than a rather paltry 3 frames-per-second burst speed, it’s one of the fastest...mirrorless cameras on the market to date.
 
80
PC Mag
The Olympus PEN E-P3 Micro Four Thirds camera offers a pleasing mix of a smaller-than-SLR body, fast performance, and beautiful images, but for the best pictures possible you still need a true D-SLR.
 
70
CNET
While the Olympus PEN E-P3 shoots out in front of its class for performance and holds its own on features and design, it's a bit expensive and you'll need to tweak its JPEG settings to get the most out of its images.
 
80
TrustedReviews
The Olympus PEN EP-3 compact system camera builds considerably on the strengths of its predecessors. As such, it’s a generously featured enthusiast-level digital camera that offers a good degree of user customisation while remaining easy enough for the novice user to get to grips with too.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
It’s a great camera to use...and produces among the best pictures of any Micro Four Thirds camera...the price and low shots per battery charge may be its comeuppance, and with the...launch of the smaller, cheaper and almost-as-well-equipped...models there’s a chance the E-P3 may be overlooked.
 
90
Photography Blog
A strong '4.5 out of 5' then and a Photography Blog recommendation for the Olympus E-P3, by some distance the best Pen yet. Until that is, probably, we take a look at the E-PL3 Pen 'Lite' and E-PM1 'Mini'.
 
80
CNET AU
This camera is the flagship of the Olympus interchangeable lens cameras. It's styled in a similar, retro-tastic fashion to previous iterations like the E-P1 and the E-P2, and makes a few improvements to ergonomics, shooting design and the graphical interfaces.
 
70
Reviewed.com Cameras
It’s definitely the best Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus yet, but those looking for the best low light, noise, and dynamic range performance are going to be a bit disappointed.

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