OLYMPUS UNVEILS A NEW ERA WITH THE E-P1: WHAT WILL YOU CREATE?

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OLYMPUS UNVEILS A NEW ERA WITH THE E
-
P1:

NOT A POINT & SHOOT. NOT AN SLR. IT’S A PEN.

WHAT WILL YOU CREATE?


Experience Incredible Multi
-
Media Creative Freedom Blended with Digital SLR
Image Quality, HD Video, and Stereo Audio in a Compact Camera Body


CENTER VALLEY, Pa.
, June 16, 2009


A new era of digital imaging begins today with the
launch of the Olympus E
-
P1. The world’s smallest 12.3
-
megapixel interchangeable lens system
camera blends the high
-
quality still images of a digital single lens reflex

(DSLR) with High
Definition (HD) video, stereo Linear PCM audio recording and In
-
Camera Creativity within an
ultra
-
portable body. The easy
-
to
-
use E
-
P1 expands your creative horizons and its diverse multi
-
media features offer something for everyone. Built
for today’s visual generation that lead active
lives online and offline, the E
-
P1 will make you re
-
think what you can do with a camera.


Capture More of the Life You Live

Shooting spontaneous images of your daily life usually means snapping small, grainy i
mages
with your cell phone o
r using a point
-
and
-
shoot if it i
s handy. A DSLR delivers incredible image
quality, but most aren’t compact enough to roam with you. Now, the E
-
P1 changes the game
with a compact body that delivers the professional quality image
s of a DSLR without the bulk.
Moreover, its sharp HD video capture and stereo audio helps you live a bet
ter documented life
because you a
re carrying one portable camera rather than a DSLR, an HD camcorder, and a
high
-
end audio device.


You can share more o
f your life with the world when the E
-
P1 travels with you. Make your
Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and personal blog postings unique by capturing
and sharing more videos and photos. You can chronicle more of the life you actually lead, rather

than just special occasions you prepare for like weddings, holidays

and birthday parties. Since it
i
s the only camera to offer In
-
camera Art Filters for both still photography and videos with high
-
end audio, even your everyday activities will look and sou
nd amazing!


Innovation Since 1959: The Olympus PEN

They say that the pen is mightier than the sword, and now the E
-
P1 takes self
-
expression to a
whole new powerful level. Olympus has a long history of miniaturizing camera technology. The
first
-
generation
Olympus PEN appeared in 1959 and led the way to high
-
quality images in a
small package, matching SLR cameras’ performance of the era.


Today, Olympus utilized its miniaturizing and engineering expertise to create a slimmer body,
removing the optical viewf
inder and mirror box found inside a traditional DSLR, to create a small
but high
-
quality interchangeable lens camera. By reducing its lens mount diameter, Olympus
also enabled the production of smaller and lighter lenses to match the E
-
P1’s body size.


Be
autifully Designed Stainless
-
Steel Body

The new camera’s high
-
end, stainless
-
steel body is easy to handle and carry, and has the
styling and refinement of a precision watch. Its retro
-
chic look turns heads from tech aficionados
and camera buffs to the fash
ion conscience and everyday point
-
and
-
shooter. Built to be solid, it
fits comfortably in a jacket pocket or a handbag for a night on the town, or to take on any
spontaneous adventure. The E
-
P1 lets you
do more and go more places while capturing your
life t
hanks to its compact size 4.75"(W) x 2.75" (H) x 1.43" (D) and light
11.8
-
ounce

body.

Attention to detail is visible in every aspect of the camera’s retro
-
style metal body design,
available in either silver or white with accompanying new small and lightwei
ght Olympus
M.
ZUIKO Micro Four Thirds lenses: 14
-
42mm f3.5
-
5.6 (28
-
84mm equivalent) and 17mm f2.8
(34mm equivalent).


The new E
-
P1 offers many great features derived from the E
-
System, as well as many
breakthrough innovations, including:



Superior DSLR Ima
ge Quality



In
-
body Image Stabilization



Amazing 3
-
inch LCD



Proven Dust Reduction System




12 megapixels with
next gener
ation TruePic™ V



HD video with high
-
quality stereo audio



In
-
camera Art Filters (for still images and video)



Multiple Exposures



Multi
-
Aspect Shooting



Multi
-
Media Slideshows



Digital Leveler Sensor



Magnified Focus Assist



18x18 metering modes



Small accessorie
s for small camera


Ultra
-
Compact Body Delivers Superior DSLR Image Quality

The E
-
P1 erases all doubts about whether a compact camera can take images that are equal to
those taken by a DSLR because it has everything you need to produce vibrant DSLR
-
quali
ty
images: a large 12.3
-
megapixel imager, In
-
body Image Stabilization, fast Imager Autofocus, the
proven Olympus Dust Reduction System and new TruePic
™ V Image Processor.


As the first Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus, the E
-
P1 provides the same image quality
as current Four Thirds format E
-
System cameras because it has the same image sensor size as
the E
-
30 and E
-
620 DSLR models, but in a much sm
aller body. This high
-
performance 12.3
-
megapixel Live MOS image sensor delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate colo
u
r fidelity,
and a state
-
of
-
the
-
art amplifier circuit to reduce noise and capture fine image details in both
highlight and shadow areas.


Be a Mover, Not a Shaker

Any lens attached to the E
-
P1 will deliver blur
-
free images thanks to
three modes of
In
-
body
Image Stabilization that compensate for up to four steps EV (exposure value). Mechanical
Image Stabilization works to automatically compe
nsate for camera shake in low light or when
using a telephoto lens. And because the E
-
P1 is the
world’s smallest interchangeable lens
camera with built
-
in Image Stabilization, you’ll feel comfortable taking it on the road with you to
capture the action.


S
mall Real Estate with an Amazing 3
-
Inch LCD View

What you see on the new camera’s
100 per

cent accurate,
3
-
inch full colo
u
r HyperCrystal
LCD
is what you get. Consumers accustomed to composing and focusing using a point
-
and
-
shoot
camera’s LCD will apprecia
te that the E
-
P1 offers the same easy, seamless experience when
shooting still images or videos. With the new Live Control function, icons appear on the LCD,
making it easy to compose, edit and shoot pictures or videos without stopping to access various
me
nus. The E
-
P1’s f
ast Imager Autofocus in Live View

also
enables you to compose, focus, and
capture the shot quickly and easily without ever taking your eyes off the large LCD.


The LCD displays 230,000 pixels in vivid colo
u
r and includes HyperCrystal techn
ology, which
offers many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors for easier viewing in both preview
and playback. It also provides a wide viewing angle of 176 degrees, which ensures images can
be composed from even the most obscure angles.



This Ca
mera Leaves Others in the Dust

You don’t have to waste precious time worrying about dust ruining the perfect image; instead,
spend more of that time shooting with the E
-
P1. The proven Olympus Dust Reduction System
produces spot
-
free photos with the exclusi
ve Supersonic Wave Filter™, a patented ultrasonic
technology that vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the front of the image sensor,
capturing it on a special adhesive membrane every time the camera is turned on.


Unleash 12 Million Pixels on
Your Canvas

The E
-
P1’s Live MOS image sensor is complemented by Olympus’ next generation TruePic™ V
Image Processor, which produces clear and colo
u
rful photos using all the pixel information for
each image to provide the best digital images possible. The
new image processor is noted for
accurate natural colo
u
r, true
-
to
-
life flesh tones, brilliant blue skies, and precise tonal expression;
it also lowers image noise in photos shot at higher ISO settings
(ISO 100 to an incredible ISO
6400)
, enabling great res
ults in low
-
light situations.



What Will You Create with In
-
Camera Creativity in HD?

Olympus pioneered
easy
-
to
-
use
Art Filters for still images captured inside its E
-
System DSLRs,
and now those same In
-
Camera Creative Features are built into the E
-
P1 with

a fresh twist


they can also be applied to High Definition video recordings to take your videos to a new level of
creative expression and put you in the director’s chair.


Your movies and YouTube videos will have the incredible clarity of HD whether Art
Filters are
applied or not. Just imagine how dramatic and unique your videos will appear with any one of
the six in
-
camera Art Filters applied as effects: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colo
u
r, Light
Tone, Grain
y Film or Pin Hole. Whether you a
re a vide
ographer, documentarian, or established
director


or just want to shoot like one


Art Filters set your images
and videos
apart from the
pack. Since they

a
re built into the camera, you can achieve dramatic results on the go without
needing a computer or e
diting software.


Because the E
-
P1 is an interchangeable lens system camera you have more creative options in
composition for video capture, to add to your visual palette. You can attach any one of the new
super
-
compact Micro Four Thirds lenses or, because

the camera can accept many of the other
Four Thirds Format lenses with an available MMF
-
1 Four Thirds System Lens Adapter, you can
add anything from an extreme wide
-
angle fisheye lens to a super telephoto lens for a wide
range of expressive options. All t
he while you will have more DSLR
-
like control over depth of
field, focus, white balance and ISO.


What You See Is What You Get

When viewing the LCD in Live View, Art Filter effects and settings like white balance and
exposure are viewable right on the LCD
, and their impact is seen instantly on the display. This
real
-
time monitoring offers amazing versatility and creative control, and users who apply a
setting have instant gratification because what they see on the camera’s LCD is what they’ve
captured. For

musicians used to applying audio effects like reverb to their instruments before
recording them, the concept of setting the E
-
P1 to capture precisely the kind of image that they
want before they press the shutter makes perfect sense. For imaging purists w
ho want to shoot
without filters, and apply them to unfiltered images inside the camera later, or just edit images
back at their computers, the E
-
P1 provides these options and opens more in
-
the
-
field creative
possibilities.


Mix It Up with Multiple Exposur
es

With the E
-
P1’s Multiple Exposure function available for still image capture you are free to tell a
visual story your way, whether in a portrait, a landscape or a combination of both. The image
capture options allow you to shoot one shot, then another a
nd combine them in real time, or
capture both shots separately and combine them in the camera later.
Overlay your face on top
of your pet’s face. Create an “identical twin” of yourself.

Put the moon in the sky at noon. Your

ability to manipulate space and
time makes this new creative multi
-
media device a veritable time
machine.


Frame Your Works of Art Inside the E
-
P1

You can often achieve greater photographic expression by framing a scene in a unique way.
The E
-
P1 provides four aspect ratios that serve as
masks to frame your image to the desired
proportions, including: the standard 4:3 aspect ratio that is perfectly suited for an 8 x 10
-
inch
enlargement; the 16:9 aspect ratio that will display your images beautifully on a widescreen
television; and other po
pular aspect ratios such as 3:2 and 6:6. The Multi
-
Aspect Shooting
further expresses your creative vision when combined with Art Filters and multiple exposures.


Stereo Audio Sounds as Good as the E
-
P1 Images Look

Like the innovative Olympus LS
-
10 portable

audio recording device that puts the power of a
recording studio in your pocket, the E
-
P1 features uncompressed 24 bit/96kHz Linear PCM
recording capability to capture the rich sound quality of your scene. When you shoot with the E
-
P1, it

i
s like having a

sound technician built into your camera to capture the nuances of the
audio happening all around you.
It has the versatility to record and play back in the WAV format
and can record with its built
-
in stereo microphone. Whether recording audio while shooti
ng a
video or adding audio by recording a narration to your still images, the E
-
P1’s audio sounds as
great as its images look.


Create Your Own Multimedia Slideshows with Stills, Video and Audio Inside E
-
P1

Content is king, and with the E
-
P1 you have your
own portable kingdom of still images, HD
video, and audio to remix at your command. In playback mode you can seamlessly mix stills
and movies inside the camera to create a multimedia slideshow and dub in one of five built
-
in
dramatic background music optio
ns to provide a soundtrack for your cinematic creation. Plug
the E
-
P1 into any HD television with an HDMI cable and show off your masterpieces to your
audience before the DVD arrives in stores.


As Easy To Use as a Point
-
and
-
Shoot with

SLR
-
Quality Technolo
gies

The E
-
P1 is equipped with 1
9

automatic scene modes for effortless picture taking. Standard
scene modes like Night
-
Scene, Portrait and Landscape are easy
-
to
-
use solutions for everyday
shooting. Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the new ePortra
it Mode. It enables you to
smooth your subject’s face


all in the camera and before capture! Additionally, edits can be
made post
-
capture using the ePortrait Fix mode.


Shooting scenes with both highlights and shadows can often be dicey because of the ext
reme
contrast between dark and bright areas. The E
-
P1 addresses this challenge with Shadow
Adjustment Technology that adjusts for extreme light variations and maintains visible detail in
both the shadow and highlight areas of the scene. Now users can see a
nd preview the
gradation on the Live View LCD and capture images showing the shadow detail they saw. This
feature is also accessible in the Edit menu after the shot has been taken.


The

E
-
P1’s Face Detection reduces the chance of blurred subjects in images

by recognizing up
to eight people’s faces and the background, tracking the faces within the image area, even if
people are moving, and automatically focusing and optimizing exposure for sharp, brilliant
portrait pictures (ideal for large family or party g
roup photos).


If you don’t want to change camera settings every time you

a
re shooting something different,
then the E
-
P1’s Intelligent Auto Mode is for you. It automatically identifies what you are shooting
(Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro,
Sports) and adjusts settings to capture the best
result depending on the situation. First
-
time users will enjoy this quick and hassle
-
free feature,
which does the thinking for them and produces incredible images like a pro.


The New Super Control Panel wit
h Live Control technology, along with the camera’s intuitive
button layout, enables you to see both the image and the controls on the 3
-
inch HyperCrystal

LCD, making the camera simple to use. The E
-
P1 records to SDHC media cards to
accommodate large files
including videos with In
-
Camera Creative Features and uncompressed
audio.


Digital Leveler

The E
-
P1 is equipped with an internal Digital Level Sensor that detects the camera’s pitch and
roll and indicates it on the control panel. This Digital Leveler is a

tremendous benefit when
capturing landscapes. Level the perfect coastline shot on your next tropical vacation without
being tethered to a computer and editing software.


Magnified Focus Assist

To enable accurate manual focusing the E
-
P1 provides MF Assist

Function and Magnification
Display. In S
-
AF + MF or MF, the MF assist enables you to zoom up the central part of the
image by up to 5 times by turning the focus ring. The Magnification Display lets you magnify the
image on the LCD by up to 7X at the touch

of a button. Additionally, if you use the dial, you can
boost magnification all the way up to 10X for more precise manual focusing.


18x18 Metering Modes

This mode divides the image area into an 18 x 18 grid, metering each of the 324 separate cells
to obt
ain optimum exposure. In addition to
324
-
division ESP metering, cent
r
e
-
weighted metering
and spot metering modes are also available.


Smaller Accessories for Small Camera






In addition to the new Micro Four Thirds lenses, Olympus also offers an optional

Clip
-
on Optical
Viewfinder for use with the Micro Four Thirds 17mm f2.8 (34mm equivalent) lens. The MMF
-
1
Four Thirds System Lens Adapter

enables all Olympus ZUIKO Digital lenses as well as Four
Thirds System lenses from Sigma, Panasonic and Leica lenses
to attach to the E
-
P1. If you
have Olympus OM lenses and want to attach them to the E
-
P1, that is possible with the MF
-
2
OM Lens Adapter. Additionally, an optional FL
-
14 flash unit, suitably small for the camera, adds
more lighting versatility to your shot
s
.


OLYMPUS Master 2 Software

Use the included Olympus Master 2 software (MAC and PC) to easily download images from
the camera or other external device, such as a USB drive, and automatically organize them into
albums and groups and by date. Develop high
-
quality RAW images, apply Art Filter effects, edit
and print images. Update camera and lens firmware through the software and download
additional menu languages. A direct link makes uploading your imag
es and videos to
YouTube™ easier than ever.


OLYMPUS Studio 2 (Trial edition included)

Extend the capability of
OLYMPUS

Master 2 with
OLYMPUS

Studio 2. In addition to the
functions of OLYMPUS Master 2, this software includes a lightbox mode and selection m
arks for
comparing and sorting multiple images. RAW processing is enhanced with additional controls
for finer adjustments. The trial edition can be used for 30 days after installation. After the trial
period has expired, a license key is required for furth
er use.


Availability

The Olympus E
-
P1 will be available in July 2009. It includes E
-
P1 Body, USB Cable, Video
Cable, Li
-
Ion Battery Pack (BLS
-
1), Li
-
Ion Battery Charger (BCS
-
1), Shoulder Strap, OLYMPUS
Master 2 Software CD
-
ROM, Manuals and Registration ca
rd.



Canadian Pricing / Product Configurations

E
-
P1 Body Estimated Street Price: $
84
9.99

E
-
P1 Body with ED 14
-
42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens Estimated Street Price: $
899.99

E
-
P1 Body with ED
17mm f2.8 with optical viewfinder
Estimated Street Price:

$
999.99


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Product Type

Product type

Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digit
al
Camera



Memory

SD Memory Card (SDHC compatible) Class 6
is recommended for Movie shooting



Sensor 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 Pickup

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 colour filter (RGB)



LPF

Fixed type



IR cut filter

Hybrid type



Dust reduction

Supersonic Wave Filter
(dust reduction
system for image sensor)

Recording

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 30
24 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

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)



Compr
ession 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: depends
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


Viewfinder
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, Sequen
tial 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

Produ
ct 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
-
a
rea 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 225 points) when
Magnified View Mod
e 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
a
utomatically

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: Program AE (Program 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 Macro, Candle, Documents,
Pano
rama, 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), Fluoresce
nt 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 s
etting 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.

Colour Mode

Colour 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 shut
ter


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 opti
onal 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

On sequential

shooting

RAW mode: Max. 10 frames.

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 Flas
h(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 cur
tain, 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 Colour, Light
Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole

Multi Exposure

Num
ber 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

Colour universal
design



Only White version is approved by Colour
Unive
rsal Design Organization

Super Control Panel

Information
(shooting)

Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter
speed, Aperture value, Exposure
compensation value, ISO sensitivity,
Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure
indicator, Flash intensity compe
nsation
indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, Drive
mode, Flash intensity compensation value,
Metering mode, Recordable still image
number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Colour
space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation,
Internal Temperature Warning Gradation, IS
acti
vating 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

Ja
pan: 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, F
innish, Croat,
Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian,
Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian,
Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian,
Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Reset & Custom
Settings

My mode

2 setting recordable


Image Editing

Erasing function

Single fr
ame, 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 ad
justment, 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)



U
SB/Video
connector

Dedicated multi
-
connector (Video: NTSC/PAL
selectable, Optional Remote cable RM
-
UC1
is available)


HDMI

Mini HDMI type
-
C (1080i/720p/576p/480p)



Flash attachment

Hot shoe



DC
-
in

No

Power Requirements

Battery

BLS
-
1 Li
-
ion battery (i
ncluded)



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

4.74" (W) x 2.75" (H) x 1.37" (D) // 120.5 mm
(W) x 70mm (H) x 35mm (D) (excluding
protrusions)



Weight

11.8 oz // 335g (body only)


Operating
Environment

Temperature

0
-

40


(operation) /
-
20
-

60


(storage)



Humidity

30
-

90% (operation) / 10
-

90% (storage)

Splashproof


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.

*Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
All trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holde
r.

©2009 Olympus Imaging America Inc
.


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