Thanks to Olympus Japan we can now we can bring you the full details and specifications of Olympus's new Digital SLR the E-10. An interesting combination of a big 4 megapixel CCD, high quality glass, traditional ergonomics (zoom ring and manual focus ring) a solid high quality case and flip-out display and enough manual features to keep you quiet at least until Olympus annonce the E-20 ;)

UPDATED: 30/Sept/2000: Olympus E-10 first look posted

Olympus E-10 Specifications

Product name

Olympus Camedia E-10


Aluminum case
Imager 2/3", 4.0 megapixels (3.7 megapixels effective)
(developed jointly by Olympus, rights owned by Olympus)
Image sizes 2240 x 1680 (3.76 megapixels)
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Image modes JPEG, TIFF, RAW
Lens 4 x zoom, 35 - 140 mm (35 mm equiv.) F2.0 - F2.4
14 pieces in 11 groups
Lens thread 62 mm
Focus range 60 cm - Infinity (macro 20 cm - 60 cm)
Digital Zoom None
ISO sensitivity Auto, 50, 100, 200
Exposure modes

Program mode
Scene program mode
Aperture priority
Shutter priority
Full manual

Exposure compen.

+/-3EV in 0.3EV steps

Meter modes

Digital ESP
Center weighted average

Aperture range

Wide: F2.0 - F11
Tele: F2.4 - F11

Shutter speeds

BULB + 30 seconds (manual) / 2 sec - 1/640 sec

Burst speed

3 fps up to 4 frames

Video clip

QuickTime Motion JPEG: 30fps up to 10 seconds

Viewfinder TTL optical viewfinder (true thru the lens)
LCD 1.8" multiple angle (flip out)
NOTE: only for image review, no live preview image available
Play / review Histogram function supported

Built-in pop-up flash (guide no. 14), hot-shoe & PC flash sync connector

Flash modes Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow Sync
Focus modes TTL auto focus / manual focus ring
White balance Auto, Fine, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, One-touch manual
Connectivity USB, AV output, DC input, Flash sync, Remote cable
Storage SmartMedia & CompactFlash Type II
(Microdrive is NOT supported due to power consumption problems)
Power 4 x NiMH AA rechargeables / 2 x CR-3V Lithium
Dimensions 128 x 161 x 103 mm (5 x 6.3 x 4.1 ")
Weight 1050 g (2.31 lb)
Price Est. 198,000 YEN (Est. US street price ~$1,900)
Sale date Japan: October 2000

E-10 with optional battery pack / grip