Olympus E-3 発表!



The Olympus E-3: An all-round professional masterpiece

Olympus finally announced their long-awaited prosumer camera, the E-3. Though it was originally billed as a pure pro camera, the E-3 is really more comparable to the semi-pro cameras of Olympus’s competitors, like the Pentax K10D or the Nikon D300.


The E-3 features the world’s fastest* auto-focusing speeds thanks to an advanced AF system and new ZUIKO DIGITAL SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive) lenses. Matched with shutter speeds of up to 1/8000th sec. and 5fps sequential shooting (with a 19 image RAW buffer in burst mode), the E-3 gives photographers a crucial edge to help capture that decisive shot.




The Olympus E-3 will be available from the end of November 2007. The body only will be available for approximately £1099, the kit with the 14-54mm lens for approximately £1499 and the kit with the new 12-60mm lens for approximately £1699.


The Olympus E-3 ? main features:


* World’s fastest autofocus* for quick and precise image capture
* Fully-biaxial high-speed 11-point AF system
* 1/8000th sec. high-speed and high-precision shutter control, X: 1/250
* 5fps sequential shooting with 19 image RAW buffer

Image Quality

* High-performance built-in image stabiliser to stabilise all lenses
(up to 5 EV steps) with two modes
* High Speed 10 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
* Qualified image processing with new TruePic III
* High image quality with a variety of bright dedicated-to-digital ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses

Live View

* 2.5”/6.4cm multi-angle HyperCrystal LCD for greatest flexibility
* Real-time effect monitoring
* Pre-control over white balance and exposure compensation
* Preview of Shadow Adjustment Technology (SAT)
* 5x/7x/10x magnified view for precise focusing ? especially for macro shots


* Large viewfinder with professional-level coverage of 100% and 1.15x magnification for accurate image control
* Spotless photography with most effective dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter)
* Splashproof body and lens system
* Professional quality shutter life of 150K operations

Additional features of the Olympus E-3:

* Based on the Four Thirds Standard
* Ergonomic design of body, control buttons and GUI for easy operation
* AE/AF lock functionality for individual customisation
* Second display for Super Control Panel
* ISO 100-3200 for wide-ranging sensitivity
* Accurate white balance with two sensors
* Built-in flash (GN13) and wireless flash control directly from the camera body.
* Wireless flash control in up to 3 groups (separate press release available for Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R flash units)
* High-speed USB 2.0 interface
* High-speed data writing and lossless RAW compression for quick processing
* Simultaneous writing of RAW and JPEG
* Dual memory slot for CompactFlash and xD-Picture Cards
(incl. support for UDMA High-Speed CF cards and Microdrive)

New accessories for the Olympus E-3:

* Power Grip HLD-4 for ideal portrait shooting and long battery life
* Wireless flash units FL-50R and FL-36R
* Soft rubber dioptre-correcting Eye-cups DE-P3 (+3m-1)
and DE-N3 (+3m-1)
* Focusing Screen FS-3 grid matte screen dividing image area in 4 x 6 sections. (Purchase & installation via Olympus Service Dept. only)