Olympus E-3 weighs 890 g (1.96 lb / 31.39 oz)
and has external dimensions of 142 x 116 x 75 mm (5.59 x 4.57 x 2.95″)
. Considering that the average weight of DSLR type cameras is 773g, its weight is about average in its class. With a thickness of 75mm, it also has an average thickness.
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Olympus E-3, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now let's compare Olympus E-3 size with the camera that it replaced: Olympus E-1. Olympus E-1 is 1mm narrower and 12mm shorter than Olympus E-3 but it is also 6mm thicker.
Below you can find the comparison of the weight and thickness of Olympus E-3 with its main competitors:
Olympus E-3 has environmental sealings on its body which makes it a weather resistant camera, providing resistance against the water and dust getting in to the camera. If you like outdoors photography and want to be able to use your camera in extreme conditions, Olympus E-3 will serve you well. If you attach one of these Olympus E-3 weather Sealed lenses to your camera, you will have a great all weather kit.