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The best Olympus professional DSLR cameras are the advanced interchangeable lens cameras under the E-system product line. The below listed top-rated DSLRs are body-only models from Olympus which use the entirely digital proprietary Four Thirds standard for the interchangeability of lens from various manufacturers. These advanced digital SLR cameras can be affordable at a price of at least $1500.

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Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5 Body Only Digital Camera


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Olympus E-5
Olympus E-30
Olympus E30
Olympus E-3
Olympus EVOLT E-510
Olympus E-5 Body Only Digital Camera
Olympus E-30 Black SLR Digital Camera Body Only  12 3MP  CompactFlash Microdrive xD-Picture Card Slot
Olympus E30 12.3MP Digital SLR with Image Stabilization with 14-42mm f 3 5-5 6 Lens
Olympus E-3 (Body Only) Digital Camera
Olympus EVOLT E-510 Black Digital Camera Kit 10 0MP  3648x2736  CompactFlash Microdrive xD-Picture Card Slot
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Release Date
Oct 2010
Feb 2009
Jan 2009
Nov 2007
Jun 2007
Camera Type
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Resolution
13.1 Megapixel
12.3 Megapixel
12.3 Megapixel
11.8 Megapixel
10.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
Live MOS
CMOS
CCD
Live MOS
Live MOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.5 in.
2.5 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.6 mm
17.3 mm
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    Even a short time spent with the Olympus E-5 is enough to remind me that Olympus pro cameras are serious photographic tools. It's the little things that matter a lot. Mirror blackout time with the E-5, for example, is brief, which I find an essential factor, especially when shooting portraits. When what you're capturing are mere moments, and when expressions change in each moment, keeping contact with your subject is very important, and the Olympus E-5's rapid return mirror allows that.


  • The splashproof, dustproof Olympus E-5 is a good option if you shoot photos and video in unfriendly environments, but with middling low-light performance and limited video-capture options it's not the best D-SLR you can buy for the money.


  • Overall, the Olympus E-5 is an excellent camera and clearly the best Four Thirds DSLR to date. Its weakest point is the eye-watering price tag of £1499/$1699 for the body only, which is higher than that of any of the main competitors (and not much lower than that of the 24-megapixel, full-frame Sony A850). Granted, the E-5â??

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    - The Olympus E-30 features a Four Thirds-format lens mount, compatible with lenses from Olympus, as well as from Four Thirds partners Panasonic / Leica and Sigma.
    12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor .


  • The bottom line: A great general-purpose dSLR, the Olympus E-30 offers an attractive alternative for advanced shooters not yet wedded to a system.

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    - Its Live MOS image sensor is complemented by Olympus' TruePic III+ Image Processor that produces crystal-clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to provide the best digital images possible with accurate natural color, true-to-life flesh tones, brilliant blue skies and precise tonal expression in between.

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    - The Olympus E-30 features a Four Thirds-format lens mount, compatible with lenses from Olympus, as well as from Four Thirds partners Panasonic / Leica and Sigma.
    12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor .


  • The bottom line: A great general-purpose dSLR, the Olympus E-30 offers an attractive alternative for advanced shooters not yet wedded to a system.

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    - It is possible to adjust the lens to take a clear shot of images located at further distances.
    - The Autofocus function makes it easy to set the required adjustments so as to get good image outputs.

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    - Viewfinder blackout is brief enough that you can stay on your subject.
    - Though it's still a 10-megapixel sensor, Olympus says that the E-3 uses a newly developed Live MOS sensor.
    - Another major highlight to the Olympus E-3 is the articulating LCD on the camera back, which makes Live View mode so much more valuable.
    - Built on a magnesium alloy frame the Olympus E-3 feels solid, and is sealed against dust and splashes.
    - Its overall feel is very tight, solid, hefty, and well-thought-out.

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    - Relatively low resolution for the price.
    - Olympus bundles some nice extras into the E-3's feature set.
    - It's quite comfortable to hold, with a deep rubber grip.
    - The viewfinder, too, is great: large with 1.1x magnification and 100 percent scene coverage.
    - I think the E-3's photos look great.

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    - Colors are bright, slightly over-saturated, and contrast is a bit hard.
    - The E-3's built-in TTL auto/manual multi-mode pop-up flash provides an acceptable range of control options.
    - The E-3 is tough as nails (specially cast Magnesium alloy body) with a shutter designed to last through at least 150,000 exposures.
    - The ISO 800 setting provided much better results (especially indoors) than I expected – roughly equivalent to the ISO 400 images from some of the E-3s competition.

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    - The Olympus E510 showed good color accuracy, and a more accurate saturation level than we're accustomed to finding in consumer cameras.

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    - Simply by moving the camera around at arms' length, users can see subtle variations in their view.

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    - This snazzy little dSLR is targeted at serious amateurs and semi pros and was obviously designed by photographers for photographers.
    - More troubling is the inability to use pre-focus in Live View mode.
    - The rubber/plastic eyecup is removable and Olympus supplies an eyepiece blind that can be inserted to prevent stray light from entering the viewfinder during long exposures.
    - The E-510 features a stainless steel Olympus Four Thirds lens mount.
    - Ergonomics are superb.


Top 5 olympus professional dslr camera:

  1. Olympus E-5 Body Only Digital Camera
  2. Olympus E-30 Black SLR Digital Camera Body Only 12 3MP CompactFlash Microdrive xD-Picture Card Slot
  3. Olympus E30 12.3MP Digital SLR with Image Stabilization with 14-42mm f 3 5-5 6 Lens
  4. Olympus E-3 (Body Only) Digital Camera
  5. Olympus EVOLT E-510 Black Digital Camera Kit 10 0MP 3648x2736 CompactFlash Microdrive xD-Picture Card Slot