One of the Most Important Digital Cameras Turns 10 This Year

The Olympus EP3 was one of the most important digital cameras ever made, whether you realize it or not.

I remember being in the offices in Manhattan when the Olympus EP3 was presented to me. My jaw dropped. The company made a camera that would finally make folks take mirrorless seriously. Yet because it was a Micro Four Thirds camera, folks looked the other way. They wanted at least APS-C sensors. They wanted a full-frame. And DSLRs were still doing well. It wasn’t until the Olympus EM5 that folks looked at mirrorless more seriously, but the EP3 is what started it all.

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