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Olympus E-3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 452 reviews of Olympus E-3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and lens. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. The price and portability get mixed comments, while many are less positive about the low light performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus E-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Olympus E-3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and focus. The zoom and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus E-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Olympus E-3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and lens. The portability and usability also get good comments, whereas there are mixed reviews on the low light performance and price.

performance, usability, portability, lens, image quality

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Jamie Harrison (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus E-3 Digital SLR

 

Less than £1000 can buy you Olympus' latest Pro camera. But how professional is a 10MP camera?

What the Olympus E3 brings to the table is excellent images, a great build quality, and a lovely user experience, but fails to match the innovation of the E-1, or even other models from the Olympus range. Instead it's taken the best bits, refined them...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Olympus E-3 review

 

After a half-decade hiatus, Olympus finally has a new pro SLR. But has it been left behind by the competition?

Worth the wait. The E-3 matches pro SLR capabilities with the ease of use of an entry-level cam

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Olympus E-3 review

 

The E-1's replacement may have been worth the four year wait

Great set of features ; Very high image quality ; Good value for money

Controls take a bit of getting used to

Olympus did everything they possibly could to make a camera that could match the build quality and imaging performance of the much-loved E-1. In this they have succeeded by a good margin. The E-3 is rugged and a delight to shoot with. It deserves to do...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus E-3 review

 

The range-topping Olympus E-3 sports a 10Mp Live MOS chip and is the most professional digital SLR camera to date to carry the Olympus branding.

To be picky, the Olympus E-3's auto white-balance performance is variable, something the manual itself acknowledges. Still, there are sufficient manual settings to correct it, and since this isn't a camera for the point-and-shoot brigade, those who...

Mar, 2008

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Olympus E-3

 

The Olympus E-3 is a comfortable (but robust) camera that offers a high level of protection against water and dust. It provides very effective image stabilisation, dust removal and a Live View function on the articulated LCD screen, but most...

Jun, 2008

DIWA Golden Awards!

Expert review by (diwa-awards.com)

Olympus E-3

 

The Olympus E-system has been a different approach to digital SLR photography since its launch four years ago. The E-3 expands the system's uniqueness by adding super-fast Supersonic Wave Drive auto focus, Live View technology combined with a flexible...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Olympus E-3

 

There's a lot to like about the Olympus E-3.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

Olympus E-3 Review

 

In an attempt to lure the professional user away from Canon and Nikon, Olympus has launched this rugged DSLR that packs a healthy spec and strong on-paper performance

Great build quality, impressive range of features and user control, fast autofocus, versatile rear LCD

Price, some functions are over-complicated to access, random button layout, handling quirks

From the outset, Olympus has pitched the E-3 at the professional user. In my opinion, that's a mistake. Compared to the likes of the Nikon D3 and Canon EOS-1D MkIII, the E-3's not a pro spec model - it simply isn't in the same ballpark as these uber...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus E-3 review

 

The 11.8-megapixel Olympus E-3 replaces the E-1 as Olympus's range-topping 'professional standard' digital SLR.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Olympus E-3 [Mac]

 

With camera phones increasingly popular and useful as a means of taking a spur-of-the-moment snap, attention has shifted from digital compacts to their more fully-featured cousins for amateur photographers wanting to get the best quality stills. We...

May, 2008

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