Olympus E-P1 Specifications

Product Type
Product typeInterchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital
MemorySD Memory Card (SDHC compatible) Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
Sensor size17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels number
Effective Pixels number12.3 million pixels
Image Pickup Unit
Product typeHigh speed Live MOS Sensor
Total no. of pixels Approx. 13.1 million pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Filter array Primary color filter (RGB)
LPF Fixed type
IR cut filter Hybrid type
Dust reductionSupersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording formatDCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File formatRAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size[RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
[JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File size RAW: 4032 x 3024 (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
Large/Fine: 4032 x 3024 (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB
Large/Normal: 4032 x 3024 (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
Middle/Normal: 2560 x 1920 (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Small/Normal: 1024x768 (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
Recording (Movie)
Recording formatAVI Motion JPEG(30fps)
Movie ModeHD: 1280(H)x720(V) Aspect 16:9 SD: 640(H)x480(V) Aspect 4:3 (VGA)
Compression Ratio 1/12
File SizeMax 2GB (limited by AVI format)
Maximum Recording TimeHD: 7min, SD: 14min
Recording (Sound)
Recording formatWave Format Base Stereo PCM/16bit, 44.1kHz
Maximum Recording TimePicture with Sound: 30sec Movie: depends on Movie Recording Time
Live View
Type Image Sensor (High Speed Live MOS) type
Field of View 100%
Display Mode Normal Mode
Grid Line Mode
Histogram Mode (3 types)
Magnified View Mode
Comparable View Mode
OFF Mode (for OVF user)
Magnification Ratio x7, x10
Viewfinder Information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Mode, Internal Temperature Warning, Face Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Only when E-system Flash attached, Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP
Display of Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
AFHigh speed imager AF
Image Stabilizer
System Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Mode3 modes (2 dimensional activation, 1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, 1 dimensional activation in portrait frame to horizontal direction moving ), OFF
Manual Function input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
Effective compensation rangeApprox.4EV steps (in maximum effect with 50mm lens)
Shutter speed range 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
IS for Movie Shifting electronic image (so-called Digital IS)
Product type HyperCrystal LCD (Anti-Reflective) coating
Size 3.0 inches
Total no. of pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
Playback field of view 100%
Brightness control+7 levels and -7 levels
Color BalanceA-B: +7 levels and -7 levels, G-M: +7 levels and -7 levels
AF systemImager Contrast Detection AF system When non-high-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist.
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF
Focusing point11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selectionAuto from all 11 area, Single area from 11 area Auto from 25 area when Face detection is ON Free selection (from 225 points) when Magnified View Mode is selected
AF illuminator
(phase-difference detection system)
Not available
AF lockLocked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode
Focus tracking
(phase-difference detection system)
Not available
Manual focus assist When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, LV is magnified automatically
Exposure Control
Metering system TTL Image Sensor metering system (1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen. Highlight / shadow bases are available)
Metering rangeEV 0 - 18 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)
Exposure mode (1) i Auto (2) P: Program AE (Program 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 program AEPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow,
ISO sensitivityAUTO: ISO 200 - 6400 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps, Movie ISO 160-1600
Exposure compensation±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lockAvailable
Exposure bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable
Metering standard value adjustment1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range
White Balance
Auto WB systemHigh speed Live MOS sensor
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 WB mode / One touch WB)
CWB (Kelvin setting) 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
One-touch white balance 1 custom setting can be registered
White balance bracketing3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Color Mode
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode
Mode Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone
Adjustment parameterContrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.
Filter effectYellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture toneSepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation 4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)
Product typeComputerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed60 - 1/4000 sec. Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min) 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
Self-timerOperation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable releaseAvailable  (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Wireless remote controlNot Available
Drive modeSingle-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Sequential shooting speed Approx. 3 frames/sec. in sequential shooting
Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting RAW mode: Max. 10 frames. JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (Large normal mode: approx. 12 with Toshiba Super High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB)
Built-in flashNot available
Compatible external flashE-system Flash(FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14)
External Flash control modeTTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
External Flash modeAuto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off.
Synchronization speed1/30-1/180
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps
Art Filter
Mode Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole
Multi Exposure
Number of picture 2 pictures
Functions Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture
Multi Aspect
Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default)/3:2/16:9/6:6
Level Gauge
Detection 2-axis
Display Rear LCD monitor
Color universal design
Only White version is approved by Color Universal Design Organization
Super control panel
Information (Shooting)Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP
Playback modesSingle-frame Information Display Index Display (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames, Calendar) Close-up (2 - 14X) Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause) Picture rotation (auto mode available), Slideshow (Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Information displayHistogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information
LanguagesJapan: Japanese, English (Additional one language is possible to download.) Others: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Reset & custom setting
My mode2 setting recordable
Image Editing
Erasing functionSingle frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)
Protect functionSingle frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
RAW picture editingRAW development based on settings of the camera (including Art Filter)
JPEG editing Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait
Image OverlayUp to 3 RAW images
Print functionPrint reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
PC interfaceUSB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control through multi-connector (MTP mode is available)
TV interfaceHDMI(HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
USB/Video connectorDedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available)
HDMIMini HDMI type-C (1080i/720p/576p/480p)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
Power Requirements
BatteryBLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep modeAvailable (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
No. of recordable picturesApprox. 300 shots
(with 50% flash light) (with BLS-1 and Toshiba Class 6 SDHC 4GB card under CIPA testing standard)
Power battery holderNot Available
Dimensions4.74" (W) x 2.75" (H) x 1.37" (D) // 120.5 mm (W) x 70mm (H) x 35mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight 11.8 oz // 335g (body only)
Operating Environment
Temperature0 - 40° (operation) / -20 - 60° (storage)
Humidity30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Splash proof
Box contents
Body, Li-ion battery BLS-1, Li-ion battery charger BCS-1, USB/Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.

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