The E-3 has superb image quality and high-speed performance. In addition, it offers a comfortable amount of features designed to broaden the photographer's creative and artistic expression. Positioned as a consumer camera, the E-3 offers 10.15-megapixel high-speed Live MOS sensor + TruePic III image processor, built-in image stabilization system, 11-point AF sensor, live view, 5 fps busrt shooting, 1/8000 second high-speed shutter, six art filters, scene select modes, and 2.5 inch LCD monitor. Its body is weatherproof and its magnesium alloy structure is completely splash-proof and dust proof when coupled with pro lenses. The shutter mechanism is sturdy and offers a lifespan of 150,000 exposures to satisfy the requirements of the most stern photographers. The E-3 also features the Supersonic Wave sensor cleaning to dislodge dust. Noted for promising the highest standard image quality and top peformance, the Olympus E-3 will meet the demand of any photographer.