Olympus E-1 summary
Olympus E-1 is Olympus's Pro DSLR digital camera originally launched on November of 2003. It includes a 5 MegaPixel, CCD Four Thirds sized sensor and has a full resolution of 2560 x 1920.
The E-1 comes in at #33 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & over all #874 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please use our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your custom criteria.
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Olympus E-1 history
The Olympus E-1 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the full range underneath.
Olympus E-1 Gallery
You can check the E-1 from different angles in the gallery here.
Olympus E-1 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Olympus E-1 based on things which are typically regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Olympus E-1 Sensor info
The sensor spec on the Olympus E-1 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor is able to capture 2560 x 1920 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3.Kodak's Tri-X Black-and-White Film Now 30% Cheaper
The CCD sensor has 5MP and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW format is saved which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the E-1's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The E-1 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is outlined in green.OM System OM-1 Set to Enhance Autofocus
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus E-1 dimensions
Olympus E-1 has a weight of 1.62 pounds (735g or 25.93 ounces) & has exterior measurements of 141mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2"). The weight of average Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g and the Olympus E-1 is less heavy when compared to various competitors.L.A. Times slashes over 100 newsroom jobs
Underneath is a picture of the Olympus E-1 with a softdrink so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the E-1.
Olympus E-1 Lens info
The E-1 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses to select from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the E-1.
Olympus E-1 Connectivity
The E-1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer files and oftentimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Olympus E-1 Video info
Olympus E-1 doesn't capture video. If you are looking for a digital camera to take only photos, this might not be a concern.
Olympus E-1 Weather Sealing
Olympus E-1 features environment proofing which makes it a good option for use for rough locations. This can be particularly handy in case you are unsure about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.
Olympus E-1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-1 includes a 1.8" fixed display supporting a resolution of 134k dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Sony Japan Introduces 5G Transmitter for Alpha Cameras
The View Finder specifications for Olympus E-1 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.48x
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are particularly valuable.
Olympus E-1 Shutter info
Olympus E-1 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Olympus E-1 Flash and Hot shoe info
Olympus E-1 features external flash support but with missing inbuilt flash. The max flash sync is 1/180 seconds.
Olympus E-1 Autofocus info
Olympus E-1 features both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
It includes 3 focus points to select from. Olympus E-1 has manual focus when needed for low light occasions or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Olympus E-1 Battery life
The average Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X comes with the best (4400) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Here is a listing of Pro DSLR cameras with the highest battery life:
Olympus E-1 for different kinds of photography
The following bar chart presents a outline of the Olympus E-1 for different kinds of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Olympus E-1 Portrait photography info
The Olympus E-1 receives a points tally of 46 which is reasonable, and means the camera is relatively suited to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support plus the capability to work with off-camera lighting.
Olympus E-1 Street photography advice
Coming in at a average rating of 57, the Olympus E-1 is reasonably acceptable for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Olympus E-1 Sports photography information
A lousy sports photography points total of 40 indicates the Olympus E-1 is just not acceptable for shooting sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus E-1 Travel photography details
Weight is pretty important when selecting a travel camera. On the whole, the Olympus E-1 gets a average 47 as a travel camera which is relatively appropriate to buy for your holidays.
Olympus E-1 Landscape photography details
When you're planning to choose a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Olympus E-1 with it's decent grade of 46 for a landscape camera is reasonably suitable within the current market.
Olympus E-1 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should offer a moving display screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Olympus E-1 is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a lousy rating of 9.
Olympus E-1 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the E-1, below is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the family of Pro DSLR.
The line chart here offers you a summary of the E-1 vs it's highest ranked rivals shown previously.
These are various other cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.