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Olympus PEN E-PL3

from  $279+
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).

Engadget Review

Quality-wise, you're getting (largely) the same results as the more expensive E-P3, but in a lighter / cheaper package. The only problem? Sony's NEX-C3.

Pros
  • GorgeousCompact, yet solidFast autofocus
Cons
  • Still on the pricey sideJelly vision videoDifficult to tweak manual settings
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User Reviews

80
Enosone
First things first, a lot of reviewers pan the Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3's...read more
90
blackH
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
dngpsu
This camera was a recent purchase, and my first test with it was getting shots...read more
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77
Average Critic Score

Ease of use

76
 

Image quality

80
 

Battery life

73
 

Durability

80
 

Speed (start-up time, lag)

80
 

Video quality

75
 

Design and form factor

77
 

How It Stacks Up

86

Engadget

86
 

Critic

80
 

User

86
 
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Critic

88
 

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90
 

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85

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Critic

81
 

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How It Stacks Up

86

Engadget

86
 

Critic

80
 

User

86
 
87

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Critic

88
 

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90
 

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85

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81
 

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