The autofocus really is fast – and accurate – ... It’s DAMN fast. One other thing I like about it is the ability to detect a subject’s eye. When you turn on face-detection in the camera, the AF will place a box around what it thinks is the subject’s face. The E-P3 gets this part right 99% of the time. About 90% of the time it finds the eye, and puts a smaller, different colored box around the eye to let you know that’s the precise zone of focus. Now THAT’s what I’m talking about.
The new Olympus Pens and the new lenses a fast super-wide and a fast portrait lens, both of superior quality, are getting tons of praise. The portrait lens was even named Lens Of The Year by The Online Photographer.
With these lenses and with the new superior features, particularly really fast focus, the Micro Four Thirds system of compact system cameras is really entering into adulthood, good enough not only for enthusiasts, but for pros too.