Olympus UK has confirmed the full UK specification for the E-3 digital SLR which will cost around u00a31,099 (body only) and be in shops from the end of November. Following some confusion about its announcement earlier, Olympus has now confirmed that the raw format frame rate is five frames per second for a series of up to 16 images. rn

Olympus UK has confirmed the full UK specification for the E-3 digital SLR which will cost around £1,099 (body only) and be in shops from the end of November. Following some confusion about its announcement earlier, Olympus has now confirmed that the raw format frame rate is five frames per second for a series of up to 16 images.

MORE PICTURES HERE

This is the full UK specification, as supplied by Olympus UK

Type

Body material Magnesium alloy body

Lens mount Four Thirds mount

Image Sensor

Type 4/3 ” Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor

Effective pixels 10.1 Megapixels

Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)

Aspect ratio & area 4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0 mm

Full resolution 11.8 Megapixels

Engine

Type TruePic III

Filter

Dust reduction filter Supersonic Wave Filter

IR cut filter Hybrid type

LPF filter Fixed type

LCD

LCD type Multi-angle HyperCrystal LCD (semi-transmissive TFT colour LCD)

Monitor size 6.4 cm / 2.5 ”

Pixel number 230,000 pixels

BrightCapture Yes

Brightness adjustment 15 steps

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type Eye-level single lens reflex viewfinder

Field of view Approx. 100 %

Magnification Approx. 1.15 x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 dioptres

Depth of field preview Yes Preview button

Eye point 20 mm

Diopter adjustment Yes -3.0 – +1.0 diopter / built-in type

Focusing screen Interchangeable type

Mirror Quick return mirror

Viewfinder Information Yes

Eye piece shutter built-in type

Top Display

Displayed information

Activated AF points

BKT notification

B/W mode notification

Drive mode

Exposure compensation indication

Exposure mode

Flash mode

Focus mode

ISO

Metering mode

Number of storable frames

Record mode

White balance

White balance compensation value

Back light timer 8 s

Super Control Panel

Displayed information

Metering mode Yes

Exposure mode Yes

Aperture value Yes

Shutter speed Yes

Exposure level view Yes

Flash compensation value Yes

Exposure compensation indication Yes

AE bracketing Yes

ISO Yes

Colour space Yes

Picture mode Yes

Gradation Yes

Colour saturation compensation value Yes

Sharpness compensation value Yes

Contrast compensation value Yes

White balance Yes

White balance compensation value Yes

Noise reduction Yes

AEL notification Yes

Flash mode Yes

Focus mode Yes

AF frame Yes

Drive mode Yes

Record mode Yes

Number of storable frames Yes

Memory card Yes

Battery indicator Yes

Super Control Panel (Flash)

Displayed information

AF illuminator disactivated notification

AEL notification

Aperture value

Bracketing

Built-in flash intensity

Colour space

Exposure compensation indication

Exposure mode

Flash compensation value

Group settings

Noise reduction

Shutter speed

Wireless channel setting

Olympus E-3

Live View

Information 100% field of view, exposure adjustment preview, white balance adjustment preview, gradation auto preview, gridline displayable, 5x/7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, shooting information, histogramme

Image Stabiliser

Type Sensor shift

Modes Two-dimensional or one-dimensional activation

Effective Compensation Range Up to 5 EV steps

Focusing System

Method TTL phase difference detection system

Focus areas 11 points / fully biaxial, automatic and manual selection

AF illuminator Yes Built-in flash (external flash available)

AF lock Yes Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)

Focus tracking Yes Available in continuous AF mode

Manual focus Yes Available by rotating focus ring, available for setting manual focus operation in AF mode (customised)

Single AF Yes

Single AF + MF Yes

Continuous AF Yes

Continuous AF + MF Yes

Detection range -2 – 19 EV (ISO 100)

Light Metering

Method TTL open aperture light metering

Zones 49 zones Multi-pattern Sensing System

Detection range 1 – 20 (50mm, 1:2, ISO 100)

ESP light metering Yes

Spot metering Yes

Centre weighted metering Yes

Highlight Yes

Shadow Yes

Exposure Modes

Auto Yes

Programme automatic Yes

Aperture priority Yes

Shutter priority Yes

Manual Yes

Exposure System

Exposure compensation +/- 5 EV / 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps

Exposure bracketing 3 / 5 frames / +/- 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps

ISO bracketing 3 frames / 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps

Sensitivity

Auto in 1/3 and 1 EV ISO steps

Manual ISO 100 – 3200 in 1/3 and 1 EV ISO steps

Shutter

Shutter type Computerised focal-plane shutter

Shutter release Soft Touch Electromagnetic

Self timer 12 s / 2 s

Anti Shock Yes Release delay: 1 – 30 s

Shutter Speeds

Shutter speed range 1/8000-60 s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)

Bulb mode Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, default: 8 minutes

Shutter speed P, Ps 1/8000-60 s

Shutter speed A priority 1/8000-60 s

Shutter speed S priority 1/8000-60 s

Shutter speed scene mode 1/8000-60 s

White Balance

AUTO WB system Hybrid detection system with High-speed Live MOS sensor and dedicated external sensor

Manual White balance (One-Touch) Yes

Selectable steps in Kelvin 7 steps (3000 – 7500 K)

Overcast Yes

Shade Yes

Tungsten Yes

Sunlight Yes

Flourescent 1 Yes

Flourescent 2 Yes

Flourescent 3 Yes

White balance adjustment Yes +/- 7 in each R-B / G-M axis (in Auto WB and preset WB mode)

Custom WB 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K – 14000K)

One-touch white balance 4 custom settings can be registered

White balance bracketing 3 frames / +/- 2, 4, 6 mired steps

Olympus E-3

Internal Flash

Guide number 13

Flash compensation +/- 3 EV / 1/3 EV steps

AUTO Yes

Red-eye reduction Yes

Slow synchronisation Yes

Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain Yes

Fill-in Yes

Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction Yes

Off Yes

Bracketing 3 frames / 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps

External Flash Control

X-sync speed 1/250 s / 1/8000 s

Type TTL AUTO, AUTO, MANUAL, FP TTL AUTO, FP MANUAL

Synchronisation modes Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain and slow syncro, Fill-in for exclusive flash

Intensity +/- 2 EV / 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps

Built-in flash and wireless flash control from the camera body

Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R

Control method Triggered and controlled by built-in flash light

Modes TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual, FP TTL Auto, FP Manual

Number of channels 4 channels

Group setting 3 groups

Sequence Shooting

Sequential shooting mode (high speed) 5 fps / 16 frames RAW buffer

Sequential shooting mode 5 fps / Up to card capacity in normal mode with SanDisk Extreme III

Image Processing

Colour space sRGB / AdobeRGB

TruePic III Yes

Sharpness + Contrast 5 levels

Saturation 5 levels

Contrast 5 levels

Black & White filter Yellow, Orange, Red, Green

Black & White toning Yellow, Orange, Red, Green in Black & White and Sepia mode.

Picture mode Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Custom (default setting: Natural)

Gradation 4

Image Editing

RAW data edit Yes

Red-eye reduction Yes

Sepia Yes

Black & White Yes

Resize Yes

Correction of saturation Yes

Shadow Adjustment Technology Yes

Erase / Protect / Copy Function

Erase modes Single, All, Selected

Image protect mode Single, Selected

Copy mode Single, All, Selected

View Images

Index 4, 9, 16, 25 frames

Calendar Yes

Zoom Yes 2 – 14 x

Slide show Yes

Rotation Yes

Light box Yes

Histogram in playback mode Yes

Shooting information Histogram ( independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information

Still Image Recording

EXIF Yes

PIM Yes

DPOF Yes

DCF Yes

Recording Formats

RAW 12 bit

RAW & JPEG Yes

JPEG Yes

JPEG compression 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8, 1/12 SHQ 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8, 1/12 HQ 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8, 1/12 SQ

Image Size

RAW 3648 x 2736 compressed / 11 MB / frame

Large 3648 x 2736 Super Fine (compression: 1/2.7) / 6.8 MB / frame

3648 x 2736 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 4.7 MB / frame

3648 x 2736 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 2.2 MB / frame

3648 x 2736 Basic (compression: 1/12) / 1.5 MB / frame

Middle 3200 x 2400 Super Fine (compression: 1/2.7) / 5.3 MB / frame

3200 x 2400 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 3.7 MB / frame

3200 x 2400 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 1.7 MB / frame

3200 x 2400 Basic (compression: 1/12) / 1.1 MB / frame

2560 x 1920 Super Fine (compression: 1/2.7) / 3.6 MB / frame

2560 x 1920 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 2.2 MB / frame

2560 x 1920 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 1.1 MB / frame

2560 x 1920 Basic (compression: 1/12) / 0.7 MB / frame

Small 1600 x 1200 Super Fine (compression: 1/2.7) / 1.3 MB / frame

1600 x 1200 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 0.8 MB / frame

1600 x 1200 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 0.5 MB / frame

1600 x 1200 Basic (compression: 1/12) / 0.3 MB / frame

1280 x 960 Super Fine (compression: 1/2.7) / 0.8 MB / frame

1280 x 960 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 0.5 MB / frame

1280 x 960 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 0.3 MB / frame

1280 x 960 Basic (compression: 1/12) / 0.2 MB / frame

1024 x 768 Super Fine (compression: 1/2.7) / 0.5 MB / frame

1024 x 768 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 0.4 MB / frame

1024 x 768 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 0.2 MB / frame

1024 x 768 Basic (compression: 1/12) / 0.1 MB / frame

640 x 480 Super Fine (compression: 1/2.7) / 0.2 MB / frame

640 x 480 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 0.2 MB / frame

640 x 480 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 0.1 MB / frame

640 x 480 Basic (compression: 1/12) / 0.1 MB / frame

Interface

Media Dual slot for CompactFlash card (Type I and II), Microdrive and xD picture card

USB 2.0 High Speed Yes

Video out Yes NTSC or PAL selectable

Infrared Yes

DC input Yes

Synchro socket Yes

Menu

Menu languages in camera English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish

Menu languages by download Additional one language from 15 further languages by download via the internet.

Customisation Options

Fn Button Off, one-touch WB, test picture, preview, Live View, AF home setting, MF, record format, exposure mode, My Mode, underwater modes

Custom preset options 2

My Mode 2 settings storable

Power Supply

Battery BLM-1 Li-Ion battery (included)

Battery life Approx. 610 shots with BLM-1 under CIPA testing standard (optical viewfinder).

Sleep mode Available ( 1, 3, 5, 10 min., off)

Environment

Temperature 0 – 40 °C operating temperature -20 – 60 °C storage temperature

Humidity 30 – 90 % operation humidity 10 – 90 % storage humidity

Size

Dimensions (WxHxD) 142.5 x 116.5 x 74.5 mm (without protrusions)

Weight 810 g (body only)