Olympus E-PL3 Slated for September Release

July 27, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Here’s something for shutterbugs to get excited about. The Olympus E-PL3 will be seen on US shelves this September. The first time we heard about the camera was late last month but at that time we didn’t have much details for you.

The E-PL3 is somewhat similar to the E-P3. Both carry the same sensor, image processor, and general camera capabilities, but the E-PL3 doesn’t have the OLED touchscreen like the E-P3.

Instead you will find a tilting 3″ 480×320 LCD screen. It also doesn’t carry a built-in-flash.

The camera will either carry a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom or 17mm pancake prime. We don’t know the speed yet, but we do hope it’s decent enough.

If you don’t have the money for an E-P3, you can cough up for the E-PL3, as its $200 cheaper. And while we are at new releases, we also heard that Olympus is bringing out the new VF-3 electronic viewfinder.

This boy is also cheaper than the previous version at $150, but that cheapness comes at the cost of resolution. We heard the resolution got cut down to just a meager 640×480.

We don’t have much info on the viewfinder now, but it won’t take long. So now that you know about the cameras, decided which one to go for?

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