Record Screens & Menus

Here you can see a screen while using the iAuto (intelligent) exposure mode. It looks much like a consumer digicam with icons that indicate shutter speed (60) and aperture (F4.0), Image Stabilizer is set to mode 1 (IS1), Large SuperFine + RAW image quality, and there's enough room on our SDHC card for 195 frames at the current configuration.

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

Here you can see the screen display in Program AE mode. While this mode is also automatic, you now have access to various exposure settings, like ISO (100), AF mode (S-AF/MF), etc. The E-P1 also offers more advanced exposure options for experienced users, such as Aperture/Shutter priority and full Manual modes.

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

When AF locks, it will briefly show the intended area of focus (not shown), and a Green AF ready dot will appear in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

The above animation shows the different screen/info options available by pressing the INFO button. These options include Information Display On, Histogram Display, Zoom Display, Scale Display, Image Only, and Multi View Display.

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

Above you can see the shortcut function menu. This option is activated by pressing the OK button, and gives you quick and easy access to several exposure options, depending on the exposure mode being used.

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

When you turn the Mode Dial to the ART position you will be shown a menu of the available Art filter/modes (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale and Light Color, Grainy Film, Light Tone and Pin Hole Camera filter). These filter options allow you to explore your creativity, with various presets for exposure, color, sharpness and white balance settings.

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

There are also 18 Scene modes available: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow. First you see a large sample image which then shrinks down to make room for the text explanation of the mode.

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

Camera 1 menu options:

  • Card Setup - All Erase or Format
  • Custom Reset - When powered up the camera will be reset to one of two custom settings
  • Picture Mode - Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, or Custom
  • Gradation - Auto, High Key, Normal (default), Low Key
  • Resolution - Still: RAW, L SuperFine, L Fine, M Normal, S Normal, RAW+LSF+LF/MN/SN
      Movie: HD (1280x720) or SD (640x480)
  • Image Aspect - 4:3 (default), 6:6, 16:9, or 3:2

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

Camera 2 menu options:

  • Movie AE Mode - Program, Aperture Priority, Art 1/2/3/4/5/6
  • Movie+Still - On or Off
  • Drive Mode - Single, Burst, Self-timer 12 or 2 seconds
  • Image Stabilizer Mode - IS 1, IS 2, IS 3
  • Multiple Exposure - Frame (Off or 2F), Auto Gain (Off or On), Overlay (Off or On)

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

Custom menu options:

    (A) AF/MF - AF Mode, AF Area, [...] Set Up, Reset Lens, Bulb Focusing, Focus ring, MF Assist

    (B) Button/Dial - Dial Function, Dial Direction, AEL/AFL, AEL/AFL Memo, Fn Button, Play Button Function, My Mode Setup, Button Timer, AEL/AFL=Fn, 4-way control function

    (C) Release/Drive - RLS Priority S, RLS Priority C

    (D) DISP/Sound/PC - HDMI, Video Out, Sound, Sleep, USB Mode, Live View Boost, Face Detection, INFO Setting, Volume, SlideShow Setup, Level Gauge, Movie Sound

    (E) EXP/Metering/ISO - EV Step, Metering mode, AEL Metering, ISO mode, ISO Step,
    ISO-Auto Set, ISO-Auto, Bulb Timer, Anti-Shock, Bracketing

    (F) Flash Custom - Flash Mode, Flash Intensity control, X-Sync., Slow Limit, Flash/EV Compensation

    (G) Resolution/Color/WB - Noise Reduction, Noise Filter, WB mode, All WB, Color Space,
    Shading Comp., Set Resolution and Compression, Pixel Count

    (H) Record/Erase - Quick Erase, RAW+JPEG Erase, File Name, Edit File Name, Priority Setting, dpi Setting

    (I) Camera Utility - Pixel Mapping, Exposure Shift, Battery Warning Level, Level Adjust

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

The E-P1 offers the ability to record video at two resolutions, HD (1280x720) or SD (640x480). The frame rates are fixed at 30fps, and videos are saved in Motion JPEG (.AVI) format. The maximum recoding time in HD mode is 7 minutes or 14 minutes in SD mode (max. file size of 2GB). Because the E-P1 is an interchangeable lens system, you can manually zoom the lens while recording. Thankfully, the E-P1 also offers a continuous AF option, so the camera will adjust focus while you are zooming; a feature shared by few SLR models.

Olympus E-P1 Digital SLR

Setup menu options:

  • Time and Date - Set the camera's clock
  • Language - Choose the Menu language
  • Monitor Brightness - Adjust LCD brightness and color temperature
  • Rec View - View on LCD after capture: Auto, Off, 1 - 20 seconds
  • Custom Menu Display - Show or hide the Custom settings menu
  • Firmware - Display firmware revision number

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