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Specifications of the E1


From Olympus:

Interchangeable digital SLR camera
Compatible lens
ZUIKO Digital, Four Thirds System lens
Lens mount
Four Thirds mount
Magnesium alloy
Compact Flash card (Type I and II), MicroDrive
Effective pixel number
5 million pixels
Image size
17.4mm x 13.1mm
Image sensor
Type 4/3 type Full Frame Transfer CCD solid-state image sensor
Total pixel number 5.50 million pixels.
Aspect ratio 4:3
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
LPF Fixed type
Dust protect filter Supersonic Wave Filter
Type Optical-type, eye-level pentaprism viewfinder
Field of view Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.96x with a 50 mm lens set to infinity at -1diopter
Eye point 20mm
Diopter adjustment Built-in type -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Interchangeable type. FS-1 screen supplied with body
Mirror Quick return mirror
Viewfinder information
AF frame, AF lock, AF correction mark, AF frame, Metering mode, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, AE lock, Auto bracket, White balance, Exposure level indicator, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure compensation value indication, Flash, FP flash, Number of storable sequential pictures
Depth of field preview Preview button
Eye cup Interchangeable.
2 types possible. EP-1 supplied with body
Eye piece shutter Built-in
Type TTL phase difference detection system
Focus modes Single AF, continuous AF and manual focus
Detection range EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100)
Focus areas 3 points
Focus area selection Automatic and manual selection
AF assist l& Built-in. Also built-in to optional Olympus dedicated flashes
AF lock Locked by first position of shutter release or AE/AF Lock button (customisable)
Exposure control
Light metering system TTL full-aperture light metering with 3-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering modes Digital ESP, centre-weighted average and spot (about 2% of entire frame)
Detection range Digital ESP, centre-weighted average: EV 1 to 20 (50mm F2, ISO 100).
Spot; EV 3 to 17 (50mm F2, ISO 100)
Exposure modes Program with program shift, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual
Exposure compensation Up to +/- 5 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
AE lock Locked by first position of shutter release or AE/AF Lock button (Customisable)
Exposure bracketing 3 or 5 frames in +/- 1, 1/2, or 1/3EV steps
Auto ISO 100 to 400
Manual ISO 100/200/400/800. Expandable to 1600/3200
Type Electronically controlled focal plane shutter
Shutter speed
P and A: 1/4000 to 2 sec,
S: 1/4000 to 60 sec,
M: 1/4000 to 60 sec
Bulb (up to 8 min),
X-sync speed X = 1/180 sec.
Super FP (FP) up to 1/4000 sec. for fill-in flash
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 12 or 2 sec.
Remote control Wireless remote control with RM-1.
Wired remote control with RM-CB1
Drive system
Drive modes Single and sequential shooting
Sequential shooting speed 3.0 fps.
Max. frame number on sequential shooting 12 frames (TIFF, JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG, except advanced noise filter setting).
White balance system
Auto WB system Hybrid detection system using white balance sensor and CCD imager
Preset WB 12 types (3000K / 3300K / 3600K / 3900K / 4000K / 4300K / 4500K / 4800K / 5500K / 6500K / 6600K / 7500K)
Custom mode 4 custom settings
WB compensation up to +/-7 steps in 2 mired steps for both auto and preset white balance setting
WB bracketing 3 frames with +/- 5/10/15 mired steps
Colour space sRGB/AdobeRGB
Colour saturation 5 levels and 4 kinds
Sharpness 7 levels
Contrast 5 levels
Flash control
Type TTL auto FP, TTL auto for Olympus dedicated flash, auto or manual
Synchronisation modes Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro, 2nd Curtain Slow Synchro, Fill-in for exclusive flash
Intensity control Up to +/- 2 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps for exclusive flash
Synchro socket Yes (PC ISO type)
Control panel information Flash mode, Metering mode, Focus mode, Record mode, Aperture value, Shutter speed, Battery check, Number of storable still pictures, Image quality adjustment, ISO, Colour space, White balance, Remote control, Self-timer, Exposure level indicator, Exposure compensation indicator, AF frame, Number of storable sequential pictures, Exposure compensation value indication, Auto bracket, Noise reduction, Single-frame shooting/Sequential shooting
Playback monitor
Type Low temperature poly silicon TFT colour LCD
Size 1.8 inch/4.6cm
Pixel number 134,000 pixels
Field of view Approx. 100%
Brightness control +/- 7 steps
Protection cover Detachable. MC-1 cover supplied
Playback functions
Display mode Single, zoom ( 2, 3 and 4x), index (4, 9, 16 frames), slide show
Information Exposure Mode, Metering Mode, Shutter Speed, F-Stop, Compensation level, ISO, Colour Space, WB Mode, Focal Length, Focus Area, File Type, Contrast Level, Sharpness Level
Exposure level view Histogram, highlight point warning
Video signal output Yes
Erase / protect function
Erase modes Single, all, selected
Image protect mode Single
Recording system
Type of recording format DCF (JPEG), TIFF, RAW
Type of file format JPEG, TIFF Ver. 6.0 (Exif 2.2), RAW (12bit)
RAW+JPEG recording Yes
File size RAW 2560 x 1920 uncompressed approx. 10 MB
TIFF 2560 x 1920 uncompressed approx. 15 MB
SHQ 2560 x 1920 1/2.7 approx. 3.8 MB
HQ 2560 x 1920 1/8 approx. 1.2 MB
SQ 1600 x 1200 1/2.7 approx. 1.4 MB
1/8 approx. 0.5 MB
1280 x 960 1/2.7 approx. 0.9 MB
1/8 approx. 0.3 MB
1024 x 768 1/2.7 approx. 0.6 MB
1/8 approx. 0.2 MB
640 x 480 1/2.7 approx. 0.3 MB
1/8 approx. 0.1 MB
Information REC, playback, custom, setup
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean (English set as default).
Custom reset 4 types
PC interface IEEE 1394, USB 2.0
Power supply
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack BLM-1.
BLL-1 (optional: power battery holder SHLD-2)
AC adapter Optional AC adapter.
AC-1: AC 100V-240V, 50-60Hz; DC 9V
Size / weight
Dimensions 141 x 104 x 81 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 660 g (without batteries and CF card).
Weather proof IEC Standard publication 529 IPX1
Temperature Operating range: 0°C to 40°C. Storage range: -20°C to 60°C
Humidity Operating range: 30 to 90%. Storage range: 10% to 90%
Box contents
E-1 body, USB cable, IEEE1394 cable, video cable, Li-ion battery pack (BLM-1), Li-ion battery charger (BCM-1), shoulder strap, Olympus Viewer 1.0, CD-ROM, manuals

Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

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