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A look inside the first Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera

By Adorama News Writer

June 16, 2009

It may be small, but it has all the features of a DSLR (except the optical viewfinder) and then some! Here are the Olympus E-P1's complete specifications.

Specifications for Olympus E-P1
   
Product type:    Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital Camera

Memory:    SD Memory Card(SDHC compatible)  Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
Screen size:    17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount:    Micro Four Thirds Mount

Effective pixels number   
Effective Pixels number:    12.3 million pixels

Image Pick-up Unit   
Product type:    High speed Live MOS Sensor
     Total no. of pixels:    Approx. 13.1 million pixels
     Aspect ratio:    1.33 (4:3)
     Filter array:    Primary color filter (RGB)
     LPF:    Fixed type
     IR cut filter:    Hybrid type
     Dust reduction:    Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Recording (Still)   
Recording format:    DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
     File format:    RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
 
Recording image size:    [RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
          [JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

File Size:   
        RAW: 4032(H)x3042(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
          Set1(LF): 4032(H)x3042(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB
          Set2(LN): 4032(H)x3042(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
          Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
          Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
     Large: 4032 x 3024 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 8.2MB
      4032 x 3024 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB
      4032 x 3024 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
      4032 x 3024 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.8MB
     Middle 3200 x 2400 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 5.4MB
      3200 x 2400 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 3.4MB
      3200 x 2400 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB
      3200 x 2400 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.2MB
      2560 x 1920 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 3.2MB
      2560 x 1920 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 2.2MB
      2560 x 1920 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
      2560 x 1920 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.8MB
     Small 1600 x 1200 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 1.3MB
      1600 x 1200 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB
      1600 x 1200 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
      1600 x 1200 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
      1280 x 960 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB
      1280 x 960 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB
      1280 x 960 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
      1280 x 960 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
      1024 x 768 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB
      1024 x 768 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
      1024 x 768 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
      1024 x 768 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
      640 x 480 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
      640 x 480 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
      640 x 480 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB
      640 x 480 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB

Recording Movie
    Recording format:    AVI Motion JPEG(30fps)
     Movie Mode:    HD: 1280(H)x720(V)  Aspect 16:9
        SD: 640(H)x480(V)     Aspect 4:3(VGA)
     Compression Ratio:    1/12
     File Size:    Max 2GB(limited by AVI format)
     Maximum Recording Time:    HD: 7min, SD: 14min

Recording Sound
    Recording format:    Wave Format Base
    Stereo PCM/16bit, 44.1kHz
     Maximum Recording: Time    Picture with Sound: 30sec
    Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time

Live View   
    Type:    Image Sensor(High Speed Live MOS) type
     Field of view:    100%
     Display Mode:    Normal Mode
          Grid Line Mode
          Histogram Mode(3 types)
          Magnified View Mode
          Comparable View Mode
          OFF Mode (for OVF user)
     Magnification: Ratio    x7, x10

     View finder information
Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Mode, Internal Temperature Warning, Face Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area
Only when E-system Flash attached : Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP

     Display of Face Detection:    Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
     AF:    High speed imager AF

Image stabilizer
    System:    Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
     Mode:    3 modes (2 dimensional activation, 1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, 1 dimensional activation in portrait frame to horizontal direction moving ), OFF
     Manual Function:    input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
     Effective compensation range:    Approx.4EV steps (in maximum effect with 50mm lens)
     Shutter speed range:    2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
     IS for Movie:    Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS)

Monitor
    Product type:    HyperCrystal LCD  AR(Anti-Reflective) coating
     Size:    3.0 inches
     Total no. of pixels:    Approx. 230,000 dots
     Playback field of view:    100%
     Brightness control:    +7 levels and -7 levels
     Colour balance:    A-B: +7 levels and -7 levels, G-M: +7 levels and -7 levels

Focusing
    AF system:    Imager Contrast Detection AF system
    When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist.
     Focus mode:    Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF
     Focusing point:    11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
     Focusing point selection:    Auto from all 11 area, Single area from 11 area
    Auto from 25 area when Face detection is ON
    Free selection (from 225points) when Magnified View Mode is selected
     AF illuminator: Not available
     AF lock:    Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode
     Focus tracking:    Not available
     Manual Focus Assist:    When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, LV is magnified automatically

Exposure Control

    Metering system    TTL Image Sensor metering system
          (1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering
          (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen. Highlight / shadow bases are available)

     Metering range:    EV 0 - 18 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering)
          (At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)

     Exposure mode:    (1) i Auto (2) P: Programme AE (Programme shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE
          (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select  AE (7) Art Filter

     Scene select: AE    Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature
          Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow,
     ISO sensitivity:    AUTO: ISO 200 - 6400(customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps, Movie ISO 160-1600
     Exposure compensation:     ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
     AE lock:    Available
     Exposure bracketing:    3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable
     Metering standard value adjustment:    1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range

White Balance   
Auto WB system:    High speed Live MOS sensor
     Preset white balance:    8 settings (3000K - 7500K)
Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
     White balance compensation:    ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)
     CWB (Kelvin setting):    1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
     One-touch white balance:    1 custom setting can be registered
     White balance bracketing:    3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.

Color Mode:    Color space    sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode
    Mode:    Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone
     Adjustment parameter:    Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
          Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.
     Filter effect:    Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
     Picture tone:    Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
     Gradation:    4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)

Shutter
    Product type:    Computerized focal-plane shutter
     Shutter speed:    60 - 1/4000 sec.
          Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min)
          1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
     Self-timer:    Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
     Remote cable release:    Available  (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
     Wireless remote control:    Not Available

Drive
    Drive mode:    Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
     Sequential shooting speed:    Approx. 3 frames/sec. in sequential shooting
     Max. recordable pictures:    RAW mode: Max. 10 frames.
     on sequential shooting    JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels
(Large normal mode: approx. 12  with Toshiba Super High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB)

Flash
    Built-in flash:    Not available
     Compatible external flash:    E-system Flash(FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14)
     External Flash control mode:    TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
     Flash mode of External Flash:    Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in,
Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off.
     Synchronization speed:    1/30-1/180
     Flash intensity control:    Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps

Art Filter
    Mode:    Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole

Multi Exposure
    Number of picture:    2 frames
     Functions:    Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture

Multi Aspect
    Aspect Ratio:    4:3(Default)/3:2/16:9/6:6
     Process:    RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio

Level Gauge
    Detection:    2-axis
     Display:    Rear LCD monitor

Color Universal design
         Only White version is approved by Color Universal Design Organization

Super control panel
    Information (shooting):   
Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, I
Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date,
NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size,
Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Fo
AF frame, Colour space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning
Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP

Playback   
    Playback mode:    Single-frame
          Information Display
          Index Display(4/9/16/25/49/100 frames, Calendar)
          Close-up (2 - 14X)
          Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
          Picture rotation (auto mode available),
          Slideshow(Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
     Information display:    Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information

Menu   
Languages:   
Japan: Japanese, English (Additional one language is possible to download.)
Others: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Reset & custom setting
    My mode:    2 setting recordable

Image Editing   
Erasing function:    Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)
Protect function:    Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
RAW picture editing:    RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
JPEG editing:    Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (colour depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait

Image Overlay         Up to 3 RAW images

Print
    Print function:    Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)

Input/Output
    PC interface:    USB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available
     TV interface:    HDMI(HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
     USB/Video connector:    Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is availa
     HDMI:    Mini HDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)
     Flash attachment:    Hot shoe
     DC-in:    No

Power Requirements
    Battery:    BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
     Sleep mode:    Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
     No. of recordable pictures:     Approx. 300 shots
     (with 50% flash light)    (with BLS-1 and Toshiba Class 6 SDHC 4GB card under CIPA testing standard)
     Power battery holder:    Not Available

Dimensions/Weight
    Dimensions:     120.6 mm (W) x 69.9mm (H) x 36.4 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
     Weight:    335g (body only) 

Operating Environment
    Temperature:    0 - 40℃ (operation) / -20 - 60℃ (storage)
     Humidity:    30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

Splash proof:    No

Box contents
         Body,  Li-ion battery BLS-1, Li-ion battery charger BCS-1, USB/Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.

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