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Olympus E-1 Digital Camera Review

Type: Interchangeable Digital SLR Camera
Compatible Lens: Zuiko Digital, Four Thirds System Lens
Lens Mount: Four Thirds mount
Body: Magnesium alloy
Media: Compact Flash Card (Type I, II), Micro Drive (16bit/32bit Format compatible)
Image Sensor: Type: 4/3-type Full Frame Transfer CCD solid-state image sensor
Total Pixels: 5.5 million pixels
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Filter Array: Primary color filter (RGB)
Filter: LPF: Fixed type
Dust Protect Filter: Supersonic Wave Filter
Viewfinder: Type: Eye level Pentaprism "High Eye Point" type Optical View Finder
Viewfield Coverage: 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.0 with 50mm lens set to infinity on -1 diopter
Eye Point: 20mm
Diopter Adjustment: Built-in, -3 to +1
Focusing Screen: Interchangeable type (2 types), matte FS-1 supplied
Mirror: Quick-return mirror
Viewfinder Information: AF frame, AF lock, AF point indicator, AF correct mark, 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 on body
Eye Cup: Interchangeable (2 types), EP-1 supplied
Eye Piece Shutter: Built-in
Autofocus: Type: TTL phase difference detection system
Focus Modes: Single AF/Continuous AF/Manual
Detection Range: EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100)
Focus Area: 3 points
Focus Area Selection: Automatic Selection, Manual User Selection
AF Assist Lamp: Built-in body-type and built-in optional Olympus dedicated flashes
AF Lock: Locked by first position of shutter button or AE lock button (customizable)
Exposure Control: Light Metering System: TTL full-aperture light metering by 3-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering Modes: ESP, Center-weighted average (6%), Spot (2%)
Detection Range: ESP, Center-weighted average: EV 3 to 20 (50mm f2, ISO 100), Spot: EV 3 to 17 (50mm F2, ISO 100)
Exposure Mode: Program with Program Shift/Shutter Priority/Aperture Priority/Manual
P, A:2-1/4000; S:60-1/4000; M: 60-1/4000 & Bulb
Exposure Compensation: +/-5 steps EV in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
AE Lock: Locked by first position of shutter button or AE lock button (customizable)
Exposure Bracketing: 3 or 5 Frames in +/- 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step
Sensitivity: Auto: ISO 100 - 400
Manual: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, Expandable to 1600/3200
Shutter: Type: Electronically controlled focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed: A, S, M, and Ps modes: 60 sec. - 1/4000
In P mode: 2 sec. - 1/4000
Bulb (up to 8 minutes)
X-Sync Speed: X = 1/180 Sec. Super FP (FP) up to 1/4000 Sec. for fill flash with FL 50
Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic
Self-timer: 12 or 2 sec.
Remote Control: Wireless by RM-1, Wired by RM-CB1
Drive System: Drive Mode: Single, Sequential shooting
Sequential Shooting Speed: 3.0 frames per second
Max. Frame Number of Sequential Shooting: 12 frames (TIFF, JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG)
White Balance System: Auto WB System: Hybrid detection system with 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 settings
WB Compensation: up to +/- 7 step in each 2mired (20 K) step for each Auto/Preset setting
WB Bracketing: 3 Frames with +/- 5/10/15 mired steps (50/100/150 K)
Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
Flash Control: Type: TTL Auto FP, TTL Auto for Olympus dedicated flash, Auto, Manual
Synchronization Mode: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchro, Slow synchro second curtain, Fill-in for exclusive flash
Intensity Control: up to +/- 2 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step 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, Color 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 Polysilicon TFT Color LCD
Size: 1.8 inch/4.6 cm
Pixel Number: 134,000 pixels
Viewfield Coverage: Approx. 100%
Brightness Control: +/-7 steps
Protection Cover: Detachable type, MC-1 supplied
Playback: Display Mode: Single, Zoom (2x, 3x, 4x), Index (4, 9, 16 frames), Slide show
Information: Exposure mode, Metering mode, Shutter speed, F-stop, Compensation level, ISO, Color space, WB mode, Focal length, Focus area, File type, Contrast level, Sharpness level
Exposure Level View: Histogram, High light point warning
Video Signal Output: Yes
Erase/Protect Function: Erase Mode: Single, All, Selected
Image Protect Mode: Single/Selected
Recording System: Type of Recording Format: DCF (JPEG), TIFF, RAW
Type of File Format: JPEG, TIFF Ver. 6.0 (Exif 2.2), RAW (12-bit)
RAW + JPEG Recording: Yes; 2560 x 1920 RAW + 2560 x 1920 JPEG; Approx. 15 MB (Combined)
Menu: Information: REC (13 items), Play Back (4 Items), Custom (15 items), Setup (10 items)
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Hangul (English set as Default)
Customize: Custom Reset: 4 types of reset settings
Power Supply: Battery:
Rechargeable Li-ion battery Pack BLM-1 with BCM-1 Charger
Optional Power Battery Holder SHLD-2 with BLL-1
AC Adapter:
Optional AC adapter : AC-1; AC 100V-240V, 50-60Hz; DC 9V
PC Interface: IEEE 1394, USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 via USB 2.0)
Environment: Weather Proof: Splash Proof Design to resist moisture and dust
Operation: 32 104 F (0 40 C), 30 90% humidity
Storage: -4 140 F (-20 60 C), 10 90% humidity
OS:

Windows: IEEE 1394 Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP, USB1.1 Windows 98SE/Me, USB2.0 Windows 2000/XP, Mac: IEEE 1394, USB 1.1 Mac OS9.1, 9.2, OSX and higher

Size/Weight: Dimensions: 5.55" x 4.09" x 3.19" (141 x 104 x 81 mm)
Weight: 23 oz./660 g (without batteries and CF Card)

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