Olympus E-PL3 to hit the shelves soon

The latest addition to the Olympus PEN range of compact interchangeable lens cameras, the Olympus E-PL3, is set to be launched in American in September. Given Olympus’ usual release schedule, we expect it to arrive in the UK shortly afterwards.

Olympus E-PL3

Available in a choice of four colours – black, silver, red and white – the Olympus E-PL3 offers a metal body and makes use of the increasingly popular micro four-thirds system. It will use a 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor, as well as the company’s own TruePic VI image processor.

Olympus E-PL3 package options

Customers will have a choice of buying the replacement for the E-PL2 with either a zoom or a wide-angle pancake lens. The zoom lens offered will be the M.Zuiko 14-42mm (28mm-84mm equivalent), whereas those who prefer the pancake option will be presented with a M. Zuiko 17mm lens. Rather strangely, however, there is no word as to whether Olympus will be selling the E-PL3 body on its own.

Olympus E-PL3 release date

Unfortunately, we don’t have firm release dates for either side of the Atlantic, although Olympus have told us to expect the E-PL3 to go on sale in the USA during September. It should be noted, though, that we were originally expecting to see the model debut in August, so hopefully there will be no further delays. Once the Olympus E-PL3 launches in America, we are sure that we won’t have long to wait to see it go on sale in the UK.