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Yes! it was a Digital Olympus Pen

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan 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 Sensor

Total no. of pixels Approx. 13.1 million pixels

Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)

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 fps)

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 condition)

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 levels

Colour temperature control 15 levels

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 system

(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) iAuto

(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 customized)

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, Custom

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 frames/sec.

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 conditions)


(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 2-axis

Display Rear LCD monitor

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

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 registered

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

RAW picture editing RAW development

JPEG editing Gradation auto, Monotone, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), 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 available)

HDMI connector Mini HDMI type-C

Flash attachment Hot shoe

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 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 (storage)

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.

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