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Olympus E-1 specifications


Street price
(Body only)
US: $1699
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor • 18.0 x 13.5 mm CCD sensor
• 17.4 x 13.1 mm active sensor area
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Full frame transfer
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter
• Built-in "Supersonic Wave Filter" (dust cleaning)
• Microlenses
• 5.6 million total pixels (2738 x 2044)
• 5.1 million active pixels (2614 x 1966)
• 4.9 million output pixels (2560 x 1920)
• 4:3 aspect ratio
• 6.8 x 6.8 µm pixel pitch
JCIA Effective pixels 5.0 million
Image sizes • 2560 x 1920
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
File formats • RAW
• RAW + JPEG
• TIFF
• JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Lenses • 4/3 standard lens mount
• Range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
• Effective FOV is 2x indicated focal length
Focusing • 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
• Automatic or manual point selection
• EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
Focus modes • Single shot AF
• Continuous AF
• Manual focus
Manual focus • Focus by wire
AF assist • Yes, can be disabled
• Red visible light
Metering modes • Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (1.8%)
AE Lock • With shutter release half-press
• AEL button
AE Bracketing • 3 or 5 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
Exposure steps 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV
Exposure compen. • -5.0 to +5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
Sensitivity

• Auto (ISO 100 - 400)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600 *
• ISO 3200 *
* With "ISO BOOST" set to ON

Min Shutter Speed • Program AE: 2 sec
• Aperture Priority AE: 3.2 sec
• Shutter Priority AE: 60 sec
• Manual Exposure: 60 sec + Bulb (up to 8 mins)
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Flash X-sync • 1/180 sec
• Super FP up to 1/4000 sec for fill flash
Aperture values Depends on lens: 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
White balance • Auto
• 3000 K (Incandescent)
• 3300 K
• 3600 K (Incandescent)
• 3900 K
• 4000 K (Fluorescent)
• 4300 K
• 4500 K (Fluorescent)
• 4800 K
• 5500 K (Sunny)
• 6500 K (Cloudy)
• 6600 K (Fluorescent)
• 7500 K (Shade)
• Manual Preset 1
• Manual Preset 2
• Manual Preset 3
• Manual Preset 4
* All of the above can be fine tuned +/- 7 levels except manual presets
Auto white balance • Hybrid system
• External white balance sensor & CCD imager
WB Bracketing • 3 frames
• 1, 2 or 3 steps
Image parameters • Saturation (CM1, CM2, CM3, CM4, CS0 - CS4) *
• Contrast (-2 to +2)
• Sharpness (-3 to +3)
* The CM settings are custom color profiles for particular scene types
Noise reduction • Noise Filter (On / Off)
• Noise Reduction (On / Off)
• Pixel Mapping
Viewfinder

• Eye-level pentaprism TTL
• Magnification approx. x0.96
• Eye point 20 mm
• 100% frame coverage
• Diotric adjustment (-3.0 to +1.0)
• Internal eyepiece curtain
• Interchangeable focusing screen with center circle and AF areas (FS-1)
• Viewfinder info bar
• Optional EP-2 large eyecup and FS-2 grid pattern focusing screen available

Viewfinder info • Flash indicator
• FP flash
• Metering mode
• AF / AE Lock
• Aperture
• Shutter speed
• ISO sensitivity (when changing)
• Exposure mode
• Exposure compensation / metering bar
• White balance (when changing)
• AF areas (when changing)
• Bracketing setting (when changing)
• Buffer space remaining
LCD monitor • 1.8" TFT LCD
• 134,000 pixels
• 100% frame coverage
• 15 brightness levels (-7 to +7)
• 4x magnification playback
Record review • Off
• Auto
• 5 sec
• 20 sec
Flash • No built-in flash
Flash modes • TTL Auto (Olympus E System flash)
• TTL Auto FP (Olympus E System flash)
• Auto
• Manual
External flash • Hot-shoe
• PC Sync terminal
Flash compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
Shooting modes

• Program AE (P) (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE (A)
• Shutter priority AE (S)
• Manual (M)

Drive modes • Single shot
• Continuous (3 fps, up to 12 frames)
• Self-timer 12 seconds
• Self-timer 2 seconds
• Remote release 2 second delay
• Remote release
Internal Buffer • 128 MB RAM
• 12 Frames
Other features • Shading Compensation
• Anti-Shock mode
• Custom AE-L / AF-L setting
• Custom command dial setting
• Custom Focus Ring direction
• Single AF + Manual AF (On / Off)
• Release Priority Single (On / Off)
• Release Priority Continuous (On / Off)
Playback mode • Single image
• Single image blinking highlights & histogram
• Magnified view (2.0x, 3.0x or 4.0x, scrollable)
• 4, 9 or 16 image thumbnail index
• Slideshow
• Image rotation
• Image delete
• Image protect
• RAW Data Edit
• DPOF Setup
Menu languages • Japanese
• English
• German
• French
• Spanish
• Korean
Remote control • Wired by RM-CB1
• Wireless (IR) by RM-1
Connectivity • USB 2.0
• Firewire IEEE 1394
• Video out
• DC-IN
• Remote terminal
• PC Sync flash terminal
Video out Selectable NTSC or PAL
Storage • Compact Flash Type I or II
• Microdrive supported
• FAT32 filesystem support (for CF cards greater than 2 GB)
Power • BLM-1 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• Optional Power Battery Holder HLD-2 and Lithium-Ion battery
• Optional AC adapter AC-1
Firmware User updatable
Weather Proof IEC Standard publication 529 IPX1
Environment

• Operating range: 0°C to 40°C (30 to 90% humidity)
• Storage range: -20°C to 60°C (10 to 90% humidity)

Dimensions 141 x 104 x 81 mm (5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in)
Weight (no batt/lens) 660 g (1.5 lb)
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 Viewr 1.0, CD-ROM, Manuals
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