... When I first purchased this camera it cost around £3000 with a few lenses! - So this shows how poorer an investment a camera can be if it's not put to good use!
I'd recommend to an armature photographer (I presume you all are or you would have moved on from this review already!) a much, much ... Read review
Does almost all the functions a new camera does (prehaps not as well though)
5.0 mpx isn't enough! Very outdated now. Bulky considering capabilities.
"Five to eight years ago this camera would have been a really great DSLR for any armature photographer; I would have rated it at five stars with no hassle!
Unfortunately camera technology advances quicker than Usain Bolt (100m sprint world record holder) these days so for a 2011 purchase I would defiantly not advise this camera.
Despite my prehaps negativity about this camera, it still up holds some very impressive specifications that may have not ..."
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The first camera being introduced in the Olympus Digital SLR System is the professional E-1. The most technically sophisticated, computerized digital camera built to date, the revolutionary E-1 is designed to deliver the best digital images for professional photographers today and into the future. It is a dynamic camera that can handle many types of photographic situations and deliver superior results in a wide range of settings, from indoor to studio, fashion to journalism, sports to portrait photography, and more.The camera features a new, high performance Super Latitude Full Frame Transfer CCD from Kodak, the KAF-5101CE, which delivers the highest dynamic range, lowest noise levels and best color of any camera in its class. This innovative 5 Megapixel CCD outperforms many higher Megapixel count imagers.In addition, the E-1 utilizes new and existing technologies like the exclusive Olympus TruePic Technology to achieve the highest image quality and most realistic digital photographs. Newly developed Noise Filter technology and the existing Noise Reduction technology produce clear, clean files. A newly developed Supersonic Wave Filter significantly reduces the chances of dust settling on the CCD or image and blocking pixels.The E-1 offers build and features quality equal to or better than the top professional quality cameras at the extremely competitive price.
E-1, 130104, E-1 KIT, 144002, 143876
Digital camera - SLR
Optical Sensor Type
Effective Sensor Resolution
Optical Sensor Size
13.0 x 17.3mm
TTL phase detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
Image Recording Format
JPEG, TIFF, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Exposure & white balance
ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, progressive scan CCD system, DPOF support, display brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, PRINT Image Matching, AE lock, AF lock
Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism
Dioptric Correction Range
-3 to +1
Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AF-in-focus, flash charge completion, aperture, frame counter, white balance, metering system
1.8" LCD display
1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x DC power input ¦ 1 x remote control
Memory Card Slot
Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Olympus Viewer 1.0, Web Photo School Lessons
System requirements for pc connection
Operating System Support
MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS X, Apple MacOS 9.2 or later
USB port, IEEE 1394 port
Battery charger, body cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, LCD display cover, FireWire cable, video cable
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1500 mAh ( included )
Memory / storage
Memory Card Slot
Supported Memory Cards
RAW 2560 x 1920 ¦ TIFF 2560 x 1920 ¦ Super-fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ Fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1280 x 960 ¦ Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1024 x 768 ¦ Fine JPEG 1024 x 768 ¦ Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480