DPExpert have published their field review of the new Olympus E-3 Digital SLR. The new top of the range professional Olympus Digital SLR camera features a 10 megapixel LiveMOS / Live view sensor, “World’s fastest autofocus* for quick and precise image capture”, 5fps sequential shooting with 19 image RAW buffer, built-in image stabiliser, 2.5″ swivel screen, Shadow Adjustment Technology, dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter), Splashproof body and lens system, High sensitivity (ISO 100-3200), and 11 point AF. The E-3 is available for £1089.
“The Olympus E-3 is a fine camera, but whether it will woo professionals away from their Canons and Nikons with larger sensors and bigger installed lens and accessorie bases remains to be seen. The price seems about right by comparison with the competition, being $400 cheaper for the body than for a Nikon D300.”