Olympus E-1 Digital Pro SLR Camera Body
What's Included With This Item:
- Instruction Manual
The Olympus E-System hails a new chapter in the history of photography. Now, the world's first SLR digital camera system realises the advantages of the Four Thirds Standard and is dedicated to the special requirements of digital SLR photography, presenting new benchmarks for professional image quality and performance.
All components and accessories of the Olympus E-System from the camera body, through flash units, to interchangeable lenses have been expressly designed for digital use and ensure the system's performance potential is maximised in every instance. The Olympus E-System breaks the mould of previous digital SLR solutions and frees itself from the obstacles of the past.
The Olympus E-System adheres to the guidelines defined by the Four Thirds Standard that regulate type and diameter of the lens mount as well as the size of the image sensor and the flange back distance. These guidelines not only guarantee complete lens interchangeability between any manufacturer complying with the set norms but also enable production of lenses fully optimised to digital camera requirements.
A five megapixel 4/3-type CCD ensures the light transmitted by the lens is captured in flawless detail. But it is not the pixel-count alone that is responsible for the professional image results. Unlike most digital cameras, the Olympus E-1 utilises a Full Frame Transfer CCD sensor, a type specifically developed for the capture of still images. In comparison to Interline Transfer counterparts found in the majority of digital models, the FFT-CCD is distinguished by a larger pixel area, with bigger photodiodes and transfer channels. This means more electrons can be captured. A high signal/noise ratio can therefore be achieved together with a wider dynamic range. Final images benefit from more exposure latitude, greater detail and less noise.
All ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses are designed to maximise the performance of digital SLRs based on the Four Thirds Standard. They feature telecentric optics meaning that transmitted light hits the CCD virtually at right-angles which is required by digital cameras to give images perfect colour, clarity and brightness from the centre to the periphery of the frame. The lens' high resolving power ensures the image sensor obtains the detail it needs to achieve its full potential.
Moreover, because of the set communication standard, lenses are capable of supplying the camera body with information about any potential shading or distortion which can then be compensated for to return perfect results. A further substantial benefit made possible by the Four Thirds Standard is that lenses maintain a compact form and light weight despite offering a large aperture.
|Image Sensor||Type: 4/3-type Full Frame Transfer CCD solid-state image sensor
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Filter Array: Primary color filter (RGB)
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) 6.8 x 6.8 µm pixel pitch JCIA Effective pixels 5.0 million
|Lens Mount||Four Thirds mount
Compatible Lens: Zuiko Digital, Four Thirds System Lens
|LCD monitor/LCD Info||Playback Monitor: Type: Low Temperature Polysilicon TFT Color LCD - Size: 1.8 inch/4.6 cm - Pixel Number: 134,000 pixels - Viewfield Coverage: Approx. 100% - Brightness Control: +/-7 steps - Protection Cover: Detachable type, MC-1 supplied
Display Mode: Single, Zoom(2x, 3x, 4x), Index (4, 9, 16 frames),- Slide show - Information: Exposure mode, Metering mode, Shutter speed, F-stop, Compensation level, ISO, Color space, WB mode, Focal length, Focus area, File type, Contrast & sharpness level
|Viewfinder||Type: Eye level Pentaprism "High Eye Point" type Optical View Finder Viewfield Coverage: 100% Magnification: Approx. 1.0 with 50mm lens set to infinity on -1 diopter Eye Point: 20mm Diopter Adjustment: Built-in, -3 to +1 Focusing Screen: Interchangeable type (2 types), matte FS-1 supplied: Interchangeable (2 types), EP-1 supplied Eye Piece Shutter: Built-in.|
|Optical Resolution||Digital Resolution Max resolution 2560 x 1920 Low resolution 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480|
|Color depth||Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Focusing Type||Type: TTL phase difference detection system Detection Range: EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100) Focus Area: 3 points Focus Area Selection: Automatic Selection, Manual User Selection AF Assist Lamp: Built-in body-type and built-in optional Olympus dedicated flashes AF Lock: Locked by first position of shutter button or AE lock button (customizable)|
|Focus Modes||Focus Modes: Single AF/Continuous AF/Manual|
|Sensitivity (ISO equiv film speed)||Auto: ISO 100 - 400 Manual: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, Expandable to 1600/3200|
|White balance||Auto WB System: Hybrid detection system with white balance sensor and CCD imagerPreset WB: 12 Types (3000K, 3300K, 3600K, 3900K, 4000K, 4300K, 4500K, 4800K, 5500K, 6500K, 6600K, 7500K) Custom Mode: 4 settings - WB Compensation: up to +/- 7 step in each 2mired (20 K) step for each Auto/Preset setting WB Bracketing: 3 Frames with +/- 5/10/15 mired steps (50/100/150 K)|
|Exposure Modes||Exposure Mode: Program with Program Shift/Shutter Priority/Aperture Priority/Manual P, A:2-1/4000; S:60-1/4000; M: 60-1/4000 & Bulb|
|Exposure Metering||Light Metering System: TTL full-aperture light metering by 3-zone multi-pattern sensing system Light Metering Modes: ESP, Center-weighted average (6%), Spot (2%) Detection Range: ESP, Center-weighted average: EV 3 to 20 (50mm f2, ISO 100), Spot: EV 3 to 17 (50mm F2, ISO 100)|
|Exposure Compensation||Exposure Compensation: +/-5 steps EV in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps AE Lock: Locked by first position of shutter button or AE lock button (customizable)|
|Auto Bracketing||Exposure Bracketing: 3 or 5 Frames in +/- 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step|
|Shutter type||Type: Electronically controlled focal plane shutter|
|Shutter Speed||Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec. 60 sec., Bulb (up to 8 minutes) X-Sync Speed: X = 1/180 Sec. Super FP (FP) up to 1/4000 Sec. for fill flash with FL 50 Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic Self-timer: 12 or 2 sec.|
|Mirror||Mirror: Quick-return mirror|
|Built-In Flash||No Built-In Flash, Flash Modes Include: TTL Auto FP, TTL Auto for Olympus dedicated flash, Auto, Manual Synchronization Mode: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchro, Slow synchro second curtain, Fill-in for exclusive flash Intensity Control: up to +/- 2 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV step for Exclusive Flash Synchro Socket: Yes (PC ISO type)|
|External Flash Sync||Synchro Socket: Yes (PC ISO type)|
|Interface||PC Interface: IEEE 1394, USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 via USB 2.0)|
|Internal Memory/Memory card||Media: Compact Flash Card (Type I, II), Micro Drive (16bit/32bit Format compatible)|
|Self Timer||2 or 12 sec|
|Remote Control||Remote Control: Wireless by RM-1, Wired by RM-CB1|
|Depth of Field Preview||Depth of Field Preview: Preview button on body|
|Power Source||Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion battery Pack BLM-1 with BCM-1 Charger Optional Power Battery Holder SHLD-2 with BLL-1 AC Adapter: Optional AC adapter : AC-1; AC 100V-240V, 50-60Hz; DC 9V|
|Dimensions||Dimensions: 5.55" x 4.09" x 3.19" (141 x 104 x 81 mm)|
|Weight||Weight: 23 oz./660 g (without batteries and CF Card)|
|System requirements||Windows: IEEE 1394 Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP USB1.1 Windows 98SE/Me USB2.0 Windows 2000/XP Mac: IEEE 1394, USB1.1 MacOS9.1, 9.2, X10.1.3-10.2.1|
|Special features||Viewfinder Info: AF frame, AF lock, AF point indicator, AF correct mark, Metering mode, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, AE lock, Auto bracket, White balance, Exposure level indicator, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure compensation value indication, Flash, FP flash, Number of storable sequential pictures
Drive Mode: Single, Sequential shooting Sequential Shooting Speed: 3.0 frames per second Max. Frame Number of Sequential Shooting: 12 frames (TIFF, JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG)