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Olympus E-PL3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Olympus E-PL3. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and zoom. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. The flash and durability get critical opinions.

design, portability, performance, zoom, screen

durability, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-PL3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Olympus E-PL3


Priced just a pound dearer than Panasonic's rival Micro Four Thirds compact system camera, the Lumix DMC-GF3 , and bundled with M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 II T lens kit zoom, the Olympus E-PL3 is also being touted as the "Pen Lite". It sits...

Attractive retro styling, solid most metal (aluminium) build quality and sophisticated design, packed full of fun features such as Art Filter effects, Full HD video with stereo sound and near silent performance from bundled standard zoom

Omits the built-in flash and handgrip given to its predecessors in order to deliver a more svelte form factor, takes a bit of hunting around to locate key functions

Potential owners of the E-PL3 will be weighing up whether to go for this or an identically priced Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : photoxels (

Olympus E-PL3 Review @ Photoxels


Just Posted! Olympus E-PL3 Review The Olympus E-PL3 scores high marks with lightning fast AF, very good image quality, a tiltable LCD and manual modes. It's an interchangeable lens camera that, onc…

The Olympus E-PL3 is a perfect step up for someone graduating from a point-and-shoot and a better choice than one of the high end compact digicam or entry-level DSLR. Compact, light and giving DSLR-level image quality and performance, we believe it...

Nov, 2011

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