Olmpus E-PL3 Hands-On Photos

July 1, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera | 4 Comments | |
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A gallery of 12 hands-on photographs of the new Olympus E-PL3 compact system camera and Olympus FL-300R wireless flash.

Like yesterday’s lens photos, these shots were captured at the Olympus pre-launch event in Vienna in low, mixed lighting, so the quality is obviously not up to the standards of regular product photographs - but the pictures do give you an idea of the camera’s size, looks and tiltable LCD screen. A couple of them show the E-PL3 with the tilting mini-flash that will be bundled with it as a standard accessory, while the last two photos show the new Olympus FL-300R system flash that was also on display at the launch event.

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#1 Fredy Ross

What about the lack of an orientation censor?

2:32 pm - Friday, July 1, 2011

#2 Hermit

Does that handgrip cover thing come with it, or is that something we have to buy in addition to?

5:20 pm - Friday, July 1, 2011

#3 Qrysta

Hermit that gorgeous CS-31B is a genuine leather body jacket will be an extra. You can Google the sites incl Olympus' that show it in all its glory but no price until Fall. I don't know why its being shown leathered up without mention of what exactly that accessory is so I dug it up. http://asia.olympus-imaging.com/products/dslr/accessories/case_strap/ http://www.pocket-lint.com/news-gallery/40826/olympus-pen-e-pl3-hands-on/3#image Eventually it'll be a freebie but likely not for early adopters. If its too pricey perhaps the Flipbac stick on grip will be sufficient though far less sexy.

7:36 am - Sunday, July 3, 2011

#4 hannu108


You might be interested in a third party grip for E-PL3. See here:


"Richard's custom Grips are individually 3D CNC machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminium before being glass-bead blasted, black-anodized and nickel-sealed for durability and good looks."

Coming in September: Olympus E-PL3 Grip!

4:21 pm - Friday, August 26, 2011