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Olympus E-1 Digital Pro SLR Camera Body

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Olympus E-1 Digital Pro SLR Camera Body: Picture 1 regular
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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.

What's Included With This Item

  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Instruction Manual

Key Features

  • The Olympus E-System is the first professional digital SLR system designed fully from scratch for digital photography.
  • The lenses are designed specifically for digital technology, thus allowing the image sensor's potential to be fully exploited. On top of this the lenses are smaller, lighter and brighter, making the camera system as a whole more compact, more stable and easier to use.
  • Thanks to a unique information exchange system lenses give shading and distortion information to the body. Based on this information the camera and the application software can precisely compensate for any shading and distortion.
  • The new 4/3 standard ensures optimum image quality, camera formats and system versatility, and as an open standard offers entirely new opportunities for manufacturers and photographers all over the world.
  • 4/3 type Full Frame Transfer CCD specifically designed for still image capture (effective 5 Megapixels)
  • Light and strong splashproof magnesium alloy body
  • Innovative Anti-Dust Function using a Supersonic Wave Filter (SSWF)
  • Quick return mirror type bright & precise optical viewfinder with full photographic information
  • TTL phase difference detection type quick & precise AF System with practical 3 points AF area
  • TTL multi-pattern light metering system for P/A/S/M exposure mode
  • Focal plane shutter with shutter speed 1/4000 to 60 sec and bulb
  • High sensitivity. ISO 100 up to 3200
  • 3 frames per second up to 12 frames sequential shooting for each image quality mode (TIFF, JPEG, RAW)
  • High-speed PC interface, USB2.0 & IEEE1394 for both Windows and Mac users
  • New professional image browsing application software, Olympus Viewer bundled, optional Olympus Studio Software including camera control and image capture from PC (for Win & Mac)
  • Storage Medium: CompactFlash (Type I and II)/Microdrive/ xD-Picture Card (in connection with CF-Adapter)
  • Firmware update via Internet
  • Utilizing Zuiko Digital Specific LensesTM with telecentric glass elements, including Aspherical and ED, to perfectly match the performance of the FT-CCD for extraordinary light management.
  • Unparalleled color control is provided with versatile Color Adjustment modes. Five saturation adjustment modes range from Color Accurate CS 0 to Saturated Showy Colors CS 4 so the user can choose the color saturation best for their shooting style, or an individual image
  • Neo-Lumi-Micron Matte II Focusing Screen An improved view through the viewfinder has been achieved via the new Neo-Lumi-Micron Matte II Focusing Screen.
  • The E-1 includes Next Generation TruePicTM technology to produce the best image quality, even in photos of smaller file sizes and lower resolutions. Instead of throwing pixel information away to create an image the E-1's Next Generation TruePic uses all of the pixel information captured by the CCD to create the image

Technical Specs

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)
Video Out Yes
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)
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