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Olympus micro four thirds lenses (Olympus pen digital)

Seen and heard Posted on Tue, June 16, 2009 13:47:45

Olympus Pen E-P1 will have two Olympus lenses available to start with.
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f2.8
[34mm (35mm camera equivalent)]

Why cant’t we get this one in black to!?

And the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
[28-84mm (35mm camera equivalent)]
There will also be a optional optical viewfinder for the 17mm (Cool)

A Four Thirds adapter and a Olympus OM adapter will also be available :0)

Yes! it was a Digital Olympus Pen

Seen and heard Posted on Tue, June 16, 2009 13:35:02

Not a Point & Shoot. Not an SLR. It’s a PEN.
The new Olympus PEN EP-1 interchangeable lens digital camera delivers the next generation of digital imaging: Micro Four Thirds technology, which makes it easy to capture stunning, high-quality images from a compact body that’s more point-and-shoot than DSLR. Of course, it’s neither. It’s a PEN.

Full specifications!

Product Type Product
type Micro Four Thirds
interchangeable lens system camera

Memory SD
Memory Card (SDHC compatible)

Screen size 17.3
mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)

Lens mount Micro
Four Thirds Mount

No. of Effective Pixels 12.3
million pixels

Image Pickup Element Product
type 4/3″ High-Speed Live MOS

Total no. of pixels Approx.
13.1 million pixels

Aspect ratio 1.33

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, JPEG+RAW

Recording image size [RAW]
4032 x 3024 pixels [JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels – 640 x 480 pixels

Recording (Movie) Recording
format AVI Motion JPEG (30

Movie mode HD:
1280 (H) x 720 (V) Aspect 16:9 SD: 640 (H) x 480 (V) Aspect 4:3 (VGA)

Maximum recording time HD:
7 min., SD: 14 min.

Recording (Sound) Recording
format WAVE Format, Stereo
Linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz

Maximum recording time Picture
with Sound: 30 sec Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time

Live View Display
mode 100% field of view, Exposure
compensation preview, White balance adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview,
Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, 7x/10x
magnification display, Perfect shot preview, Off

Image Stabilization System
Built in (Imager sensor
shift type image stabilization)

Mode 3 modes (I.S.1,
I.S.2, I.S.3)

Focal length setting Available

Effective compensation range Max. approx. 4 EV steps (depends on the lens type and shooting

IS for movie Digital
image stabilization

Monitor Product
type HyperCrystal LCD

Size 3.0 inches

Total no. of dots Approx.
230,000 dots

Playback field of view 100%

Brightness control 15

Colour temperature control 15

Focusing AF
system High-Speed Imager AF

* When a Four Thirds System lens (including high-speed
imager AF compatible lenses) is used, it works as S-AF in C-AF mode.

Focus mode Single
AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF

Focusing point 11-area
multiple AF

Focusing point selection Auto
target, Single target

AF lock Locked at
first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode

Manual focus assist Live
View image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated (S-AF+MF or MF mode)

Exposure Control Metering

(TTL image sensor metering) (1)
Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering)

(2) Centre-weighted average metering

(3) Spot metering

(4) Spot with Highlight control

(5) Spot with Shadow control

Metering range EV
0 – 18 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)

Exposure mode (1)

(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,
e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait,
Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset,
Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow

ISO sensitivity AUTO:
ISO 200 – 6400 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 100 – 6400, 1/3 or
1 EV steps

Exposure compensation ±3
EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable

AE lock Locked at
first position of Shutter button (also available with AEL button when

Exposure bracketing 3
frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable

ISO bracketing 3
frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1 EV steps selectable

Exposure reference adjust ±1
EV range selectable in 1/6 EV step

White Balance Auto WB
system High-speed Live MOS
sensor system

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 / One-touch WB mode)

Custom white balance 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.

Colour Mode Colour
matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone,

Adjustment parameter Contrast
and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for each mode Saturation level
available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait Gradation level
available in 4 steps for Custom

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. (time selectable, default: 8 min.)

(1/3, 1/2 or1 EV steps selectable)

Self-timer Operation
time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)

Remote cable release Available
(with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)

Low-vibration mode Selectable
from 1/8 – 30 sec.

Drive Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential
shooting, Self-timer

Sequential Shooting Sequential
shooting speed Approx. 3

Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting RAW mode: Max. 10 frames. JPEG
mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (LN mode: 12 frames with
TOSHIBA Super High Speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB Card, under Olympus’s standard testing


(Built-in flash not provided) Compatible external flash FL-50R,
FL-36R, 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, Off

Synchronization speed 1/180
sec. or less

Flash intensity control Up
to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps

Flash bracketing 3
frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable

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

Multi-Exposure Number
of pictures 2 pictures

Functions Auto
gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture

Multi-Aspect Aspect
Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6

Process RAW:
Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is recorded based on
the aspect ratio

Level Gauge Detection

Display Rear LCD

Sound Microphone /
Speaker Stereo/mono (Mute, Volume control

Playback Playback
modes Single-frame,
Information display, Index (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames), Calendar, Close-up (2 –
14X), Picture rotation (auto mode available), Movie (with sound, FF/
REW/Pause), Slideshow (with BGM/BGM + Sound/Sound available)

Information display Histogram
(independent luminance/RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF
frame, Photographic information, Off

Menu Languages Available from 34 languages including
English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Custom setting My
mode 2 settings can be

Image Editing Erasing
function Single frame, all
frames, selected frames (with protect function)

RAW picture editing RAW

JPEG editing Gradation
auto, Monotone, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280×960, 640×480,
320×240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait

Image Composition Max.
3 frames, Gain control (0.1 – 2.0) available

Post-recording Audio
dubbing possible for still images

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

Input/Output PC
interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

TV interface HDMI-OUT
(HD/Stereo), VIDEO-OUT (SD/Mono)

USB/AV connector Dedicated
multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, optional RM-UC1 Remote Cable

HDMI connector Mini
HDMI type-C

Flash attachment Hot

Power Requirements Battery
BLS-1 Li-ion battery

Sleep mode Available
(1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)

No. of recordable pictures Approx.
300 shots

(with BLS-1 and TOSHIBA Super High Speed Class 6 (4GB) SDHC
card under CIPA testing standard)

Dimensions /

Weight Dimensions
/ Weight 120.5 mm (W) x 70.0mm (H) x
35.0 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)

Weight Approx.
335 g (body only)

Operating Environment Temperature
0 – 40°C (operation) / -20 – 60°C

Humidity 30
– 90% (operation) / 10 – 90% (storage)

* * Specifications
and appearances are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the
part of the manufacturer.