Olympus E-1 Review
Rear of camera controls
The rear of the E-1 looks remarkably similar to the E-10 / E-20, there are only a few subtle differences and overall it should be a comfortable transition for E-10 / E-20 owners. One important difference of course is that the E-1 does not have the E-10 / E-20 flip-up LCD monitor.
|Play mode: Thumbnail
index / Jump out of magnification
2 x 2 index
3 x 3 index
4 x 4 index
|Play: Image magnify
Pressing the play button displays the last image taken (or the last image on the CF card). Use the 4-way controller to browse through images. The E-1 is a 'shooting priority' camera, this means that all you have to do to return to shooting mode is half-press the shutter release button.
Enters the camera menu (described later in this preview).
|Compact Flash compartment
Lift the lever and twist counterclockwise to open the Compact Flash compartment. Note that doing this with images buffered (and still being written) will lead to those images being lost.
|OK||OK / Confirm
Used to select menu options / change settings / confirm actions.
|INFO||Play mode: Change
Press to switch between two levels of overlaid information, the first being the standard shown when you switch to play mode. Hold and roll the main or sub dial to change the type of information shown:
|Play mode: Protect
Press to protect the current image (set filesystem flag 'read only'), press again to remove protection.
Record mode: Rec Cancel
Front of camera controls
On the front left of the camera in reach of your fingers are the manual white balance preset button and DOF preview button. Press the manual white balance preset button in shooting mode to take a shot and reading, press it in play mode to take a reading from the current image. On the right side of the camera is the focus mode lever; C(ontinuous AF), S(ingle AF), M(anual) F(ocus).