Olympus E-3: Flagship dSLR finally launches

Olympus has announced the launch of the E-3, a 10-megapixel flagship dSLR using the Four Thirds lens standard and an adjustable live view LCD display

We hope you haven't been holding your breath. The Olympus E-3 dSLR camera has been announced a leisurely four years after its predecessor, the E-1. The E-3 is pitched at the professional level, with a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, mechanical sensor-shift stabilisation and live view. And it's splashproof -- just look at our picture!

The Olympus E-3 will be available from the end of November 2007. The body only will be available for approximately £1,099, the kit with the 14-54mm lens for around £1,499 and the kit with the new 12-60mm lens will be in the neighbourhood of £1,699. Click through for more pictures and more on the E-3's features. -Rich Trenholm

Update: As several of you pointed out, the Olympus E-3 is the flagship professional model model of the Olympus dSLR range, and not an entry-level model as we previously stated. Ahem. Sorry about that.

Read our full Olympus E-3 review.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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