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E-P3 field test

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Gakuranman, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Nicely written, and sums up how I feel about this camera.
     
  3. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Japan
    Thanks :). Glad it was a good read.
     
  4. timallenphoto

    timallenphoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 20, 2011
    Kent, England
    Really well written review, enjoyed reading it. Such a shame the E-P3 is so expensive though :(
     
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  5. awatahurm

    awatahurm Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 10, 2011
    Excellent review. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Japan
    Aye, it is rather expensive! I work out here in Japan, so I was able to grab it at more reasonable prices. That said, I also got the three new primes... No paycheck at all this month!
     
  7. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Great work!

    I especially appreciate the quick tips on the settings - should be required reading for all new E-P3 owners!

    I've had it for a week so far and I'm lovin' it. :dance3:
     
  8. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Japan
    Thanks! Any other quirks you've found about the camera that are worth noting?
     
  9. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    It was a feature on the e-p1 lost on the e-p2: assigning to the "F" button to turning on/off the image stabilization.

    Does the e-p3 allow that quick selection ?
     
  10. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Well written and informative. Thank you for your effort!
     
  11. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    Yeah you can program one of the fn buttons for ibs. Although I like it on epl2 as I could use the multiple shots button to scroll thru and choose ibs instead of using another fn.
     
  12. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Japan
    Interesting! I didn't know the IBIS could be assigned to a function. Very useful if you're into switching between video and photos a lot.
     
  13. johnymac

    johnymac New to Mu-43

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    Aug 18, 2011
    As you can see, in JPEG mode the image quality is starting to catch up to the Canon 7D. With this said, I can estimate that the noise levels may be on par with the old Nikon D300 (please note that this is not the D300s that I’m talking about.)
     
  14. dcisive

    dcisive Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 19, 2010
    Salt Lake City, Utah
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    I wouldn't say equal to a D300, perhaps a D200 more likely.