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Old Jun 9, 2012, 4:45 AM   #21
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thanks all

im going for the EP3 .... as i havnt used a tilt screen i guess the plus of it isnt really something i can fathom ...

only seeing other models of mirroless camera being scored ahead of the ep3 still does bother me ...............i just dont get that ...
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Old Jun 9, 2012, 4:52 AM   #22
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That is a really nice camera. I am sure you will get some great shooting out of it. Which lens are you going with?
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 5:54 AM   #23
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the fellow at the store was adamant that the epl3 would performbetter than the ep3 !

i didnt like being pushed into a buy .... so i came back home with no camera .... n feeling back to square one .

now i really dont know which one to get ... is the differnce between the 2 so substainal ?other than the tilt screen (advantage of which i canot fathom as i have never used a tilt screen ) i thought the ep3 was better in all respects , faster autofocus .etc .


the lens avaible is the same for both , the kit lens .. the 14-42 mm
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They will preform the same, but the ep3 is the nicer body. They have the same sensor and processor. The ep3 has a built in flash as well. Given the ep3 or epl3' I would pick the ep3 all the time.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 4:44 AM   #25
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The EP3,given the price difference,has a better "feel"- and as mentioned above,has the built in flash. It also has the touch-screen,a brighter Oled screen and can shoot 3d images (for use on 3D TV's) plus a Panoramic shooting feature.
The E-PL3 is smaller and lighter (which may be of benefit...?), has the handy flip out screen,much faster continuous shooting and in many places,considerably cheaper....
I actually prefer the look of the E-PL3- but that's just me.....
Compare the two here....
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepl3
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 4:56 AM   #26
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Simon 40 . the panorama feature u mentiond ... is that like the one in the sony models ?

and the other olympus pen camera do not have this feature ?

thanks for the link .
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kl34quest - the other Pen cameras have the panoramic modes too. It is not like Sony's where the images are stitched together in the camera, on olympus it is a mode that locks the exposure with the first image allowing multiple pictures to be taken with the same exposure. These pictures can then be stitched in the olympus viewer 2 software.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 9:35 AM   #28
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thanks for the info ramcewan

which wud u go for ep3 or epl3 and why ?

i havent had time to get over to the store after my botched effort .
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thanks for the info ramcewan

which wud u go for ep3 or epl3 and why ?
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personally I'd get the ep3 if price was the same since I know I'd use it with the VF-2 EVF and the touch screen for me is a nice feature although I wish it folded out. But in the end price isn't the same and I would therefore go for the E-PL3 and that is what I would recommend for you.

Here is what I said on page 2 when you asked the same question, again I recommended the E-PL3 for you

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e-p3
Pros:
- ergonimcs: hand grip and button position on the back are perfect
- built in flash: these cameras do well without the flash in most situations making it very rarely used - maybe if you shoot alot of indoor family events this will be a big deal
- 614k OLED touch screen - touch to focus release shutter and or navigate


Cons:
- non tilting screen: not an issue if you plan on getting the VF-2 electronic viewfinder
- around $200 more


e-pl3
Pros:
- tilting LCD
- a bit smaller
- around $200 less

Cons:
- no touch screen interface
- clip on flash: for the few times you will use it I think a clip on is acceptable


Based on value and the way you are likely to use it I think I'd get the e-pl3, also if you don't plan on getting an add on electronic viewfinder having the tilt screen will be handy.


I think you will want a zoom lens, as shoturtle suggests the 14-150mm will keep you from having to change lenses and let you get very wide to pretty close. Panasonic also makes the 14-140mm which is also a very good option. Both of these lenses are around $600 so this is not a cheap way to go.

You would save money getting two lenses to cover this range, for instance the 14-42mm kit lens and the Panasonic 45-200mm or one of the package deals that includes the 14-42mm and 45-150mm Olympus lenses.


For example;

http://www.adorama.com/IOMEPL3B14L1....m_source=gbase

However you can get the e-pl3 for $599 with the kit lens and buy the 45-200mm Panasonic separately for the same money. Although the Panasonic is bigger than the Olympus 45-150mm it is in my opinion the better lens because it is longer and includes OIS in case you switch to a Panasonic body at a later point. Here's the 45-200mm for $199 after rebate;

http://www.samys.com/p/Zoom/HFS04520...Lens/5432.html
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 12:30 PM   #30
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I hear the next model of the PEN camera s will be out soon .
DOes anyone else know more abt that ?
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