I’ll Take Two

Posted on Feb 21 2008 - 4:16am by Russ

Sorry for taking the easy road with this one. But this South Korean ad for the Olympus E-3 is super-duper. Gotta love the three guys sitting on the bench… looks as if they are trying to hide something, two have their legs crossed and one has a coat on his lap (very suspicious).

Olympus E-3 Ad

If you are interested in the camera specs read on.

The Olympus E-3 specs:


  • World’s fastest autofocus* for quick and precise image capture
  • Fully-biaxial high-speed 11-point AF system
  • 1/8000th sec. high-speed and high-precision shutter control, X: 1/250
  • 5fps sequential shooting with 19 image RAW buffer

Image Quality

  • High-performance built-in image stabiliser to stabilise all lenses
    (up to 5 EV steps) with two modes
  • High Speed 10 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • Qualified image processing with new TruePic III
  • High image quality with a variety of bright dedicated-to-digital ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses

Live View

  • 2.5”/6.4cm multi-angle HyperCrystal LCD for greatest flexibility
  • Real-time effect monitoring
  • Pre-control over white balance and exposure compensation
  • Preview of Shadow Adjustment Technology (SAT)
  • 5x/7x/10x magnified view for precise focusing – especially for macro shots


  • Large viewfinder with professional-level coverage of 100% and 1.15x magnification for accurate image control
  • Spotless photography with most effective dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter)
  • Splashproof body and lens system
  • Professional quality shutter life of 150K operations

Additional features of the Olympus E-3:

  • Based on the Four Thirds Standard
  • Ergonomic design of body, control buttons and GUI for easy operation
  • AE/AF lock functionality for individual customisation
  • Second display for Super Control Panel
  • ISO 100-3200 for wide-ranging sensitivity
  • Accurate white balance with two sensors
  • Built-in flash (GN13) and wireless flash control directly from the camera body.
  • Wireless flash control in up to 3 groups (separate press release available for Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R flash units)
  • High-speed USB 2.0 interface
  • High-speed data writing and lossless RAW compression for quick processing
  • Simultaneous writing of RAW and JPEG
  • Dual memory slot for CompactFlash and xD-Picture Cards
    (incl. support for UDMA High-Speed CF cards and Microdrive)

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