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Olympus Pen Lite E-PL3 Another third generation Micro Four Thirds Olympus Pen and the first Pen to feature a tilting LCD screen.

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Re: Pen Lite E-PL3 production sample arriving today!

That sounds like a useful improvement - is that shooting raw or is there no difference?
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RAW+JPEG, LSF+RAW

The memory card stalling was the main limiting factor.

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Re: Pen Lite E-PL3 production sample arriving today!

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If you like, but that's a bit like comparing a Mini with a BMW 5-series.

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Ian I shall look forward to seeing this as I do want another high IQ as backup to the E-5 but I fear, I shall end up buying another E-5 !

Ian, Do you by any chance have E-5 Reviews in Comparison to *an*on - I was told there was one in October 2010 Digit Photography but I cann ot find anyone with a copy of that mag ? and no back issues available
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RAW+JPEG, LSF+RAW

The memory card stalling was the main limiting factor.

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It certainly sounds as though they've made improvements in that function. Probably as quick as the GH2 in practice, which in turn is almost as quick as the E-1!

Sounds very useable, in any case. Just need to try the new VF when it comes out
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..... which in turn is almost as quick as the E-1!
Oh dear.....
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Re: Pen Lite E-PL3 production sample arriving today!

I just noticed SRS have E-PL3 in stock today (18-8-11). Tempting item, but still too expensive at present. I will wait and see how prices move, and what new owners make of it..

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Re: Pen Lite E-PL3 production sample arriving today!

Ian, just out of curiosity, did you not find the camera a bit too small, especially with it having no grip?
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Ian, just out of curiosity, did you not find the camera a bit too small, especially with it having no grip?
No, but then that's me - I don't have a big problem with the absence of a grip. The smaller the camera, I feel, the smaller the need for a grip. The surface of the metal body is fairly grippy.

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Re: Pen Lite E-PL3 production sample arriving today!

My ability to grip with my right hand is not particularly good, but when I tried the E-P3 with the optional large grip it felt made to measure for me, far more comfortable and effective than the grip on my E-PL1. As Ian says, it's a personal thing.
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