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Olympus E-20 Specifications


Street Price (US)   $ 1900
Street Price (EU)   ??
Body Material   Metal
CCD effective pixels Click for help 4.92 megapixels
CCD size** Click for help 2/3"
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
Max resolution   2560 x 1920
Lower resolutions   • 1792 x 1344
• 1280 x 960
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h   4:3
Image formats Click for help • JPEG (EXIF)
• RAW (2576 x 1924) - final output is 2560 x 1920
• TIFF (8-bit)
Quality Levels   • 1/2.7
• 1/4
• 1/8
Sensitivity equiv. Click for help • Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 160
• ISO 320
Lens Thread   62 mm
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 35 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 140 mm (4 x)
Zoom type   Mechanically linked
Lens Aperture Click for help F2.0 - F2.4
Lens Construction   14 elements in 11 groups
Digital zoom Click for help None
Auto Focus   Contrast detection
AF Illumination lamp Click for help Yes, Infrared
Manual Focus Click for help 20 cm - Infininty (focus-by-wire ring on front of lens barrel)
Normal focus range Click for help 60 cm - Infinity
Macro focus range Click for help 20 cm - 60 cm
Min shutter Click for help • Program / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority: 2 sec
• Manual: Bulb, 60 sec
Max shutter Click for help • IS (2560 x 1920) 1/640 sec
• PS (1792 x 1344) 1/4000, 1/18000 sec
Noise reduction   Yes, can be manually enabled
Pixel mapping   Yes, menu option
Metering Click for help

• Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot

Exposure adjustment Click for help -3EV to +3EV in 1/3EV steps
Auto bracketing Click for help • 3 images
• 0.3 - 1.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Aperture priority Click for help

• Wide: F2.0, F2.2, F2.4, F2.8, F3.2, F3.6, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0, F9.0, F10.0, F11.0
• Tele: F2.4, F2.8, F3.2, F3.6, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0, F9.0, F10.0, F11.0

Shutter priority Click for help • IS mode: 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 1/1.3, 1/1.6, 1/2, 1/2.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640 sec
• PS mode additionally: 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/2800, 1/4000, 1/18000 sec
Full manual Click for help As above plus these shutter speeds:
• Bulb, 60, 47, 38, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.5 sec
Exposure Modes   • Program AE
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority
• Manual
White Balance Click for help • Auto WB
• 3000 K (Tungsten)
• 3700 K (Tungsten - Warmer)
• 4000 K (Fluorescent)
• 4500 K (Fluorescent - Warmer)
• 5500 K (Daylight)
• 6500 K (Cloudy)
• 7500 K (Shade)
• Manual Preset
Continuous Click for help • IS: 2560 x 1920 - 2.5 fps max 4 images
• PS: 1792 x 1344 - 4.5 fps max 7 images
Built-in Flash   Yes, pop-up (manually released)
Flash Range   • Wide: 0.6 - 8.9 m (2.0 - 29.2 ft)
• Tele: 0.5 - 7.4 m (1.6 - 24.3 ft)
Flash modes  

• Auto
• Red-Eye Reduction
• Flash On
• Flash Off

Flash compensation   +/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
External flash   • Hot-shoe (Olympus FL-40 flash)
• PC Sync terminal
Tripod mount   Yes, metal
Self-timer   Yes, 2 or 12 sec delay
Remote control   Yes, supplied Infrared
Video out   Yes, E-20P - PAL, E-20N - NTSC
Storage media Click for help • SmartMedia (up to 128 MB)
• Compact Flash (Type I / II - Microdrive 1 GB supported)
Storage included   16 MB SmartMedia card
Viewfinder Click for help Optical, TTL (prism), 95% view
LCD Click for help 1.8" TFT, can be tilted by 20 degrees down and 90 degrees up
Playback zoom   Yes, 2x, 3x, 4x
Operating system   Proprietary
Connectivity Click for help DC-In, USB, Video Out, PC Sync Terminal, Remote control jack
Timelapse   Yes
Battery Click for help 1 x CR-V3 Lithium (non-rechargeable) supplied
Battery charger Click for help • 2 x CR-V3 Lithium, or
• 4 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Weight (inc. battery)   1170 g (2.6 lb)
Dimensions (inc. grip)   128 x 103 x 161 mm (5.1 x 4.1 x 6.3 in)

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