The best decision lies in choosing equipment on par with the task, and the task is to capture your precious memories in a way that will wow your audience, no matter how large (or small)! So go ahead; make the Olympus E-3 your professional choice.
The Professional Choice
The E-3 is the flagship Olympus D-SLR model from this point forward. Considering it took Olympus four years to finally supersede their E-1 model, you can expect that the E-3 is more than capable of exceeding all expectations. Judging by the looks of it, the Olympus E-3 means business and will undoubtedly be a truly viable option for the uncompromising photographer.
The Olympus E-3 offers several advancements in the areas of speed, image quality, reliability and live view technology. Thanks to its 10-megapixel image sensor, images come out so lifelike that even the most hardened photographers will be impressed. With the Olympus-exclusive 11-point biaxial auto focus system and Supersonic Wave Drive lenses, you experience extreme auto-focus precision at unparalleled speeds. The Olympus E-3 is also capable of continuously shooting up to five frames per second, which will capture dynamic (read:moving) subjects with precise focus and clarity. Youâ€™ll be able to shoot lots of pics as well, since the camera is made of a rugged magnesium-alloy material and has a shutter mechanism tested to last 150,000 cycles. The cameraâ€™s compatibility with UDMA CompactFlash means that you can store your images quickly.
With a wide range of shutter speeds, you control what the resulting image looks like. The 1/8000-second shutter speed setting works like magic for freezing-framing fast-moving subjects. Conversely, you can set the shutter speed to a maximum of 60 seconds, if it tickles your fancy. The possibilities are endless with this great camera!
It’s also easier to compose images with the Olympus E-3: Live View shooting mode lets you compose images through the vivid 2.5-inch dual-axis, free-angle swiveling Live View monitor. You donâ€™t even have to use the viewfinder for accurate images! The Live View monitor does an excellent job of representing the shooting scene with 1-to-1 accuracy. Live Simulation technology lets you achieve the perfect image: check exposure, white balance and composition in real-time! Of course, thatâ€™s not to say that the E-3â€™s viewfinder is weak. It’s just that now you’ve got two choices for 100% accuracy.
A common problem with SLRs is dust accumulating on the image sensor while changing lenses. But thanks to Olympusâ€™ Dust Reduction System and Supersonic Wave Filter self-cleaning sensor unit, the camera is fully protected. The sensor unit vibrates 30,000 times per second, thus ensuring spot-free images all the time.
Olympus promised a high-end digital-SLR; and they delivered with the E-3. Rugged, robust, and competitively-pricedâ€”the Olympus is clearly the professionals choice.
Contributed by Daniel Gonzales