Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 cameras unveiled

Interchangeable lens cameras continue to shrink

Image 1 of 3 Olympus E PL3
Olympus E-PL3
Image 2 of 3 Olympus E PM1
Olympus E-PM1
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Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus' latest are smaller and lighter but still boast interchangeable lenses and micro four-thirds innards

After a couple of weeks of rumour, speculation and leaked photos, Olympus has lifted the lid on its new cameras, the Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1. The three cams all boast the same micro four-thirds innards with 12.3-Megapixels and Olympus’ own LIVE-MOS sensors.

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There’s also a new auto-focus system and 1080i HD video recording. The differences between the three are mostly cosmetic, then. The E-P3 picks up where its predecessor (the PEN E-PL2) left off, with a similar design but slightly smaller dimensions.

The E-PL3 differs by way of a tilting LCD screen, which should allow you to get the perfect shots no matter what the angle. Arguably the most exciting is the EPM1 (the 'M' stands for mini), which is so small it borders on compact camera territory, while still ramming in all the aforementioned image-quality goodness.

See the pictures:
- See photos of the new Olympus PEN cameras

Only the E-P3 is priced at the moment, with Olympus billing it at £799. All three cams will be on sale in August, so we’ll keep you posted on price as and when we can. Is one of these your new camera? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed.