We’ve got some hands-on time with the upcoming Olympus PEN EP-3 back in Hongkong and based on some very reliable sources, it will eventually land in the Philippines this October.
Olympus did a lot of upgrades on this new version and, based on initial impressions, performance and image quality has greatly improved.
Olympus PEN EP-3
Micro Four Thirds Mount
4/3″ Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
1920×1080, 60i video recording (AVCHD Format)
2x digital zoom
ISO 100 – 12800
60-1/4000 sec shutter speed
3fps continuous shooting
3.0″ OLED touch display
SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible) storage
mini HDMI port
I promised the reps not to share any more details except for the release date in the Philippines (which is like 2 weeks from now). Will post an update once we get official word (like pricing, lenses and availability).
I asked the local guy in HK how much it was selling there and he gave me a figure of around Php40k, which includes the kit lens.