Olympus E-P3 Photos

July 1, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | 13 Comments |
Olympus E-P3 Photos Image

We had the chance to shoot with the new Olympus E-P3 compact system camera on a recent press trip to Vienna, Austria.

There are 36 JPEGs, 36 RAW files and a full HD movie shot with the EP3.


Olympus E-P3 JPEG Images

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f/6.3 | ISO 2000

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f/6.3 | ISO 3200

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f/6.3 | ISO 3200

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1/20 sec
f/6.3 | ISO 800

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1/800 sec
f/6.3 | ISO 200

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1/1250 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

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1/640 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

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1/800 sec
f/6.3 | ISO 200

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1/4000 sec
f/2.5 | ISO 200

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1/100 sec
f/8 | ISO 3200

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f/2 | ISO 200

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1/400 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

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1/800 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

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1/1000 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

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1/400 sec
f/6.3 | ISO 2000

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1/250 sec
f/6.3 | ISO 1600

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1/640 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

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1/100 sec
f/6.3 | ISO 800

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1/320 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

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1/320 sec
f/11 | ISO 200

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1/640 sec
f/11 | ISO 250

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1/400 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

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1/1000 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

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1/500 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

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1/1250 sec
f/2 | ISO 200

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1/60 sec
f/6.3 | ISO 3200

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1/4000 sec
f/2 | ISO 200

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1/1600 sec
f/5 | ISO 320

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1/125 sec
f/14 | ISO 320

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1/100 sec
f/11 | ISO 200

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1/500 sec
f/11 | ISO 250

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1/400 sec
f/11 | ISO 250

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1/100 sec
f/14 | ISO 250

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1/800 sec
f/7.1 | ISO 250

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1/200 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 640

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1/50 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 640

Olympus E-P3 RAW Images

"The Olympus E-P3 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Olympus RAW (ORF) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative)."

Sample RAW Image

1/15 sec
f/6.3 | 28mm | ISO 2000

Sample RAW Image

1/40 sec
f/6.3 | 84mm | ISO 3200

Sample RAW Image

1/200 sec
f/6.3 | 46mm | ISO 3200

Sample RAW Image

1/20 sec
f/6.3 | 84mm | ISO 800

Sample RAW Image

1/800 sec
f/6.3 | 84mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/1250 sec
f/5.6 | 34mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/640 sec
f/8 | 28mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/800 sec
f/6.3 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/4000 sec
f/2.5 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/100 sec
f/8 | 82mm | ISO 3200

Sample RAW Image

1/2500 sec
f/2 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/400 sec
f/8 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/800 sec
f/8 | 48mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/1000 sec
f/5.6 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/400 sec
f/6.3 | 84mm | ISO 2000

Sample RAW Image

1/250 sec
f/6.3 | 84mm | ISO 1600

Sample RAW Image

1/640 sec
f/5.6 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/100 sec
f/6.3 | 84mm | ISO 800

Sample RAW Image

1/320 sec
f/8 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/320 sec
f/11 | 28mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/640 sec
f/11 | 52mm | ISO 250

Sample RAW Image

1/400 sec
f/8 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/1000 sec
f/5.6 | 28mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/500 sec
f/5.6 | 84mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/1250 sec
f/2 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/60 sec
f/6.3 | 84mm | ISO 3200

Sample RAW Image

1/4000 sec
f/2 | 24mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/1600 sec
f/5 | 34mm | ISO 320

Sample RAW Image

1/125 sec
f/14 | 40mm | ISO 320

Sample RAW Image

1/100 sec
f/11 | 82mm | ISO 200

Sample RAW Image

1/500 sec
f/11 | 44mm | ISO 250

Sample RAW Image

1/400 sec
f/11 | 38mm | ISO 250

Sample RAW Image

1/100 sec
f/14 | 28mm | ISO 250

Sample RAW Image

1/800 sec
f/7.1 | 34mm | ISO 250

Sample RAW Image

1/200 sec
f/5.6 | 28mm | ISO 640

Sample RAW Image

1/50 sec
f/5.6 | 76mm | ISO 640

Olympus E-P3 Movie

"This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 19 second movie is 48.1Mb in size."

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#1 Vladimir

Pictures at ISO1600 and higher look unacceptably noisy. As we are in 2011 this is very strange.
I don’t know what settings of NR were used and hope it can be improved somehow.

3:55 am - Saturday, July 2, 2011

#2 Toni Aull

Love the work on the ISO and it brings the color in sharp and clear…

3:58 am - Saturday, July 2, 2011

#3 Zoltán Árva-Tóth

Vladimir,

Noise filtering was turned off deliberately to see if there’s any improvement over previous models that does not come from processing. However, we shot each photograph in “Large Super Fine JPEG + RAW” format and also made available the raw files for download, as you can see. So once you get access to a version of Olympus Viewer that supports E-P3 raw files, you will be able to play with the various Noise Filter settings and see if NF improves things.

Also of note - although completely unrelated to noise filtering :-) - is the fact that a number of these photos were shot with the new 12mm f/2 lens. Namely, pictures #08, #09, #11, #12, #14,#17, #19, #22,#25 and #27. All the others were taken with the 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R standard zoom.

9:56 am - Saturday, July 2, 2011

#4 Vladimir

Thank you for your detailed comment.
Frankly, after I posted mine I was hoping that’s a reason.

12:50 pm - Saturday, July 2, 2011

#5 Steve

@Vladimir… Thanks for getting the clarification for us, I was wondering why they didn’t look right!

9:15 pm - Saturday, July 2, 2011

#6 Dr Bob

I attempted to open the Raw files in Olympus Mater 2, but it would not recognize or open them, even after checking for software updates within the software and on Olympus’ software site. Any word on when we’ll have software compatible with the E-P3?

10:29 pm - Saturday, July 2, 2011

#7 TBS

Photographing in Die Spanische Hofreitschule is forbidden. It disturbs the horses and crew.

9:42 am - Sunday, July 3, 2011

#8 beomagi

UFRAW works fine.

Noise is definitely MUCH more uniform and less blotchy than before.

My workflow really doesn’t change - though the final ISO 3200 appears much more usable.

-Open RAW in UFRAW, tweak color and exposure, export jpeg.
-Open jpeg in noiseware and gimp.
-Use weak noise reduction in noiseware and copy resultant.
-paste resultant in gimp over original jpeg.
-add inverse grayscale layer mask on resultant layer.
-Merge down.

Result removes noise where it really affects quality - i.e. the darker areas.

While noise is not much less than the epl1 I own. There’s no blotches or intermittent banding. This makes the regular image look far better, and noise handling using 3rd party tools is way WAY better.

1:42 pm - Sunday, July 3, 2011

#9 Zoltán Árva-Tóth

Bob,

There’s no official information available on the release time of the Master/Studio/Viewer updates, but we’ll post an alert here on PhotographyBLOG when they become available.

TBS,

Normally that might well be the case but for us - i.e. journalists taking part in the Vienna press event - it was a stop on an organised photo tour, so we were actually supposed to take pictures there :) Of course we did not use flashguns.

2:13 pm - Sunday, July 3, 2011

#10 Vladimir

@ beomagi:
I don’t think I am ready to process each image the way you did.
It’s too complicated for me and as a lot of people move to PENs from P&S cameras it will only fear them.

3:18 pm - Sunday, July 3, 2011

#11 m husken

Thanks for the pictures!
Is it just me of do i see a more purple cast in the pictures in contrast to the previous models?

8:42 am - Monday, July 4, 2011

#12 Craig Marshall

Olympus have the best quality images I’ve ever seen. I’m a huge fan. I got some snaps from one of my friends Olympus. These turned me out to be an Olympus fan.

6:34 pm - Monday, July 4, 2011

#13 Nick Page

I am an Oly fan from the 35mm days. When it all went digital I went the D460 zoom and then a C-3030 zoom (dinosaurs)- The reviews mention a plasticy card and battery cover on the EP3 (YIKES) - which is my one BIG complaint on the two I own, the battery covers on both broke, I had to drill and use a set screw to hold them closed to keep them working. The batteries never last as long as *I* think they should and now having to by the Lithium batteries from Oly really scares me. $50.? - I have been waiting for the EP3 to get the solid build of a Pen and 1080p movie - does anyone know if the Oly software will do movie editing ?
Maybe a Canon T3i instead - ?
Thinking of jumping ship -
Truly Appreciate any and all replies. -

- Nick

1:21 pm - Monday, September 5, 2011