Olympus E-1

Announced Jun 24, 2003 •
5 megapixels | 1.8 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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The Olympus E-1 is a lovely camera. Mine is 10 years old, manufactured in October 2003, and I've had it since early 2008. A couple-ten thousand exposures later, and I'm still very pleased with it. Regards low light without flash, prior to Lightroom 5, I used to keep it locked down to ISO 400, 800 max. Lightroom 5's improvements to the raw processing algorithms mean that I can use ISO 1600 and 3200 for B&W easily now. Olympus E-1 + Pentax 50mm f/1.4 :: ISO 3200 @ f/2 @ 1/30 sec http://www.flic ...

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I bought this camera second hand with only 3700 exposures!!! even though it's 'only' 5 megapixels, it does a great job. I have made prints up to 11X14 with no image quality problems... It is a bit hefty as the body is made of metal, but that just adds the the durability of the body! its weather resistant and has seals everywhere!!!! So a little rain will not hurt the camera. I pair this with my 50mm macro lens and its a very happy partnership!!!! I would recomend this camera to anyone who ...

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Very well made DSLR. Don't be fooled by the relatively low pixelcount. The dynamic range and the elegant color reproduction are much more important. As long as you stay below 800 iso, noise will not really become a problem. 1600 and 3200 are almost useless in jpeg. In raw 1600 can still be made acceptable. Operation is exceptionally smooth. Shutter sound is by far the smoothest and most silent around (even more quiet than Leica M9). Build quality is second to none. Very nice viewfinder. Only ...

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pricyl
 
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great camera! great CCD tones!

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AntnioGM
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Superb design. Almost perfect DSLR, with great colour processing. A pitty it's design was not further developed. This camera with recent features, could be the best of all. After all these years (8), it's still in good working condition. Problems: None

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maxj
 
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I own this camera for two years and I really like it. Only 5 megapixell but beautiful colors and three-dimensional and raw files easily workable and printable up to 40x30 cm. It's solid as a tank and has a perfect ergonomics. I am sorry because Olympus has never produced anything like that. It's a magical machine: sometimes I think it has a soul and she call you to make pictures. Problems: Screen size

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gongkosol
 
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I bought 12 mega pix from the another brand.to satisfy more pix.Now I learn about pix that is not my point for me.so I go back to my E1 as a workhorse camera as OM 1.I do not care about how big LCD display much,I like old style to take picture. Problems: only handgrip rubber that swollen.but I trim it after peel it off .put it back ,just fine.

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fionaf
 
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Recently bought this camera second hand.I love it. It feels great to hold and I love the colours that it reproduces. Very difficult to take a bad photo with this camera. A very hardy camera.

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dholl
 
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The most seductive shutter action ever made! And it can produce stunning images, but it gets a 4 here because the RAWs leave so little headroom in pp, and its noise isn't pleasant...so make sure you get your exposure right. Still, I had it for a short time and it left me with some of my favourite images...and comes a very close second only to the Canon 1D in matters handling, body and joy-to-use. 5mp is enough, don't worry about that (just don't shoot-to-crop or print massive). A great second ...

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brucerr
 
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I purchased this camera new when Olympus was selling it’s remaining stock a few years ago. Its solid and the weather sealing is very effective: I’ve used it in snow, sleet and rain without any problems. I’ve never had to clean the sensor since it was purchased so the dust reduction system must work well. The images and colours straight out of the camera are fantastic and I love those Zukio lenses. Although a bit dated now I’m still happy to keep using it: the controls are intuitive and it ...

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