The Olympus E-PL3 combines a small physical size with a lots of external control points in a stylish, attractive body. Among the traits it inherits from its predecessor, the E-PL2, are in-camera raw conversion, a nice selection of art filters and of course Olympus' eminently customizable camera and menu options. Welcome additions range from the cosmetic, in the form of a more contemporary menu design, to the functional, with a tilting rear LCD screen, AF assist lamp and Full HD video capture.
Conclusion - Pros
Very good low ISO image quality and resolution
Fast and responsive operation
Fast, accurate autofocus
Full HD AVCHD video
Attractive styling and solid, metal construction
A high number of external controls for its body size
AF assist lamp
In-camera Raw edit capability
High degree of camera and menu customization
Art filters offer fun, creative effects with numerous variants
Conclusion - Cons
High ISO noise performance lagging behind competitors' newer sensors
Overly aggressive default noise filter setting for JPEG output
Digital IS for video capture can introduce unnatural-looking footage
Size and positioning of control dial makes its use somewhat awkward
Lack of a hand grip makes for a less comfortable handling experience
16x9 format LCD is less than ideal for viewing 4:3 still images
Use of clip-on flash precludes use of an EVF or any other accessory port item
No live view in continuous shooting mode
No touchscreen interface
No orientation sensor means you have to manually rotate images shot in portrait orientation
Complex menu system (for its target audience)
Movie mode preview is inaccurate (camera crops-in when you press the record button)
How to Import Olympus E-PL3 AVCHD to Premiere ?
Many Olympus users may have encountered import Olympus AVCHD files to premiere problem, Olympus, Sony and Panasonic cameras and camcorders recorded videos many are in AVCHD format, this format is well to record video data, but it's not compatible with so many editing software, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, you can't edit Olympus E-PL3 AVCHD in premiere smoothly due to the format and codec.
What's the best format for use in Premiere on windows? The best format is WMV format, it's the best compatible format on Windows platform, now follow the way to transcode Olympus E-PL3 AVCHD to WMV format for Adobe Premiere
Step 1.Download Pavtube MTS/M2TS Video Converter and load AVCHD files from Olympus E-PL3
This is an excellent Olympus E-PL3 MTS converter for Adobe Premiere. Install and run it. After that , click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your files, while "Add from folder" will save your time if you have your files all in one folder.
Step 2.Click format bar to choose "WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)" as your output format
Here is one preset for your Adobe Premiere Pro to choose which will free you from confused situation that you don't know which format or parameters you could go for.
Step 3.You can click settings button to adjust output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.
Or if you just want to keep the original quality, you can choose to leave the default settings here.
Step 4.Click convert button in the main interface to start converting Olympus E-PL3 AVCHD files to WMV format.
Pavtube Olympus AVCHD MTS Converter for Adobe Premiere can convert Olympus E-PL3 AVCHD files at a fast speed, video and audio synchronization are perfect guaranteed. If you also need to convert DVD and Blu-ray movies, you can try video converter ultimate, it's all in one converter that can handle all the videos.
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