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Olympus officially releases E-1 SLR camera

American branch of Olympus officially announced its new E-1 SLR camera, developed together with Kodak and Fujifilm.

Initially, Olympus will offer the novelty with five Zuiko Digital Specific lens:

  • 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 (28-108mm in 35mm equiv.) for about $599.00
  • 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 (100-400mm in 35mm equiv.) for about $1199.00
  • 50mm f2.0 1:2 Macro (100mm Macro in 35mm equiv.) for about $599.00
  • 300mm f2.8 Super Telephoto (600mm in 35mm equiv.) for about $7,999.00
  • TC14 1.4X Teleconverter (1.4X — 1 stop in 35mm equiv.) for about $549.00

The FL-50 flash and accessorries will cost about $499.00 (the camera will work with FL-40 and other flashes, including those from other companies). PC connectivity is realized via FireWire and USB2.0.

— http://www.dcresource.com

The camera features 5.08-megapixel CCD (4:3 ratio, 5 effective megapixels), integrated "system" memory of 128Mb and 12 frames buffer; supports Compact Flash Type I/II, Microdrive. Image formats include JPEG, RAW, TIFF. The device is capable of 12 frame burst at 3fps in any supported formats. Resolutions include 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480. ISO settings: Auto (ISO 100-400) or manual (ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200; ISO boost for 1600/3200). The LCD is 1.8" (134,000 pixels) supporting 15 brightness levels.

Sized 141x104x81mm, it weighs about 660g. Shipments will start in Fall, with the body costing about $2200.

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