We featured the top of the line Olympus Pen camera E-P3 when it was introduced 2 months ago. We have it in stock and upon inspection, it impressed even our jaded sales staff! Let us tell you why... The powerful Olympus PEN® E-P3 is the ultimate PEN camera for visual expression, delivering professional image quality, the World’s Fastest AF speed, a huge selection of built-in creative features and an easy-to-use interface, all elegantly packaged in a classic, all-metal body with full-advanced controls. It blends high-quality still images expected of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera with high-definition (HD) video, AC3 Dolby Digital audio (comparable to studio recordings) and In-Camera Creativity in an ultra-portable body. The PEN E-P3 has it all. Features Include:
12.3 MP Live MOS Sensor – Utilizing new Fine Detail Processing Technology for greater detail in the photograph, the sensor is optimized to maximize the performance of all M. Zuiko digital lenses in all shooting conditions;
TruePic VI Image Processor – This new image engine, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction and faster speeds;
FAST AF – To meet the demand for focusing speed, Olympus has introduced the new FAST AF Tracking System. The FAST AF Tracking System features 35 focus points as well as new Tracking AF to ensure fast & accurate focus each and every time;
Low Light Performance – AF Illuminator / Built In Flash / ISO to 12,800
Fast Shutter Response – Never miss a shot again with fast shutter response time of less than 60 milliseconds;
Full HD Movie – Shoot up to 29 minutes of full 1080i HD video in either AVCHD or AVI formats; and
3-inch 614,000 pixel OLED Touch screen – Bright high-resolution screen features a newly-designed touch interface that provides an innovative touch display solution.
The 10 in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia and Dramatic Tone) are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming HD movies. You can also add a new dimension to your photographs in any shooting situation from macro to landscape with Olympus’ 3D technology. By simply selecting the 3D Photo Mode, releasing the shutter, and slowly panning, the camera will automatically take a second image from a slightly different perspective. The 3D data is processed in-camera resulting in an .MPO file, the universal industry 3D format, for easy display on 3D televisions or laptops.You can also take videos that are able to capture uncompressed CD-quality 16bit/44.1kHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital audio.
So, now we've shown you the 3 new Olympus PENs. Which one is right for you? Come in & let us show you these PENs and we're convinced that one of these will suit you travel/compact /cool camera needs just fine! New lenses and accessories are also available for these cameras so ask us about those as well.
Random Notes: Our Thursday night class schedule has been updated to the end of February 2012. Please note that there will be no class on October 27th and our last class of 2011 will be on Thursday, November 17th (A re-do of our very popular Newborn, Baby & Children's Class!) Our class this week is "Digital SLR Basics", on Thursday (9/22) at 7PM.