The Olympus PEN simply gets better!


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Why the Olympus PEN camera is so great, we reckon, is because it's so fun to use. Photo addicts have loved the PEN digital range ever sine the E-P1 was launched in 2009. Let's face it, we're too lazy to deal with shutter speeds, proper framing, aperture settings, or all these manual functions. We just want to shoot pretty pictures.


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Which is why we are excited that after two versions, the full-metal PEN E-P3 goes one up on its predecessors. Besides shedding some extra bulk to look more wicked (more room in your bag for life's essentials!), it has the world's fastest autofocusing (AF) speed and supports autofocusing in low light for up to 3 metres. Both the image processing quality and processing speed have improved too. The PEN E-P3 will make it very, very hard for your pictures to go wrong.


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Our favourite PEN feature is the gorgeous Art Filters, boasted to a grand total of ten in E-P3. There's even a Diorama filter! One of the hottest photography trends right now, Diorama messes around with colour and contrast, and blurs the periphery to distort distance perception to transform your photos to look like... miniatures. E-P3 has also expanded its Art Effects to include Starlight, which leaves a magical trace of light in night shots, and White Edge, which defocuses all four image corners in white. Another feature we're wowed by is the 3D Photo function, an addition to the scene modes.


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Zoom in on this super hot number now. The Olympus PEN E-P3 is available in black, white or silver, with an option of either the 14-42mm Single Lens Kit at S$1,298.00, or Twin Lens Kit (comes with both 14-42mm and 40-150mm lens) at S$1,548.00. Prices include GST.


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