Tuesday, October 16, 2007

E-3 DSLR from Olympus is Fast and Expensive

Olympus today officially announced their top of the range Digital SLR; the E-3. The E-3 offers the fastest autofocus that is currently available, 10 megapixel live MOS image sensor, magnesium alloy body and Body-Integrated Mechanical Image Stabilization. Unfortunately, to get all of this you will need to dig deep into your pockets; $1,699 deep and that’s just for the body...

Some features:
11-point biaxial cross type AF system, 5 frames-per-second continuous shooting, and 1/8000 second top shutter speed (when combined with the new ZUIKO DIGITAL Supersonic Wave Drive Lenses (SWD) that were also announced today).

A Swivel Live View LCD: A dual-axis swivel 2.5-inch Live View LCD covers all the viewing angles from low to high and side to side, to assure accurate composition.

Optical viewfinder with 1.15x magnification.

The 11 AF target points on the E-3 can be selected to work individually or dynamically in combination with adjacent target points.

5 frames per second. With shutter speeds of up 1/8000 second.

TruePic III Image Processor.

2.5-inch adjustable LCD displays 230,000 pixels.

Dust Reduction System produces spot-free photos with the exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter.

Measures 5.59 inches (142mm) by 4.56 inches (116mm) by 2.93 inches (74.5mm) and weighs 28.2 ounces (800 grams) body only.

Compatible with CompactFlash Type I & II, UDMA, Microdrives and xD-Picture Cards.

The Olympus E-3 Digital SLR will be available in November 2007 for around $1,699

Source: Olympus Press Release