When we say the E-1 is the first 100% all-digital SLR system built from the ground up, we mean it.Along with unrivalled digital technologies, the E-1 features an unparalleled design built to...More
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This camera is a discontinued model, and remaining stock is available at amazing bargain prices. Anyone who is used to a 35mm film SLR will instinctively be able to operate it. It has to be the best put-together cameras available, and is one of those... pieces of equipment that instantly feels right in the hands. The "Four Thirds" format means that you are tied-into that system for any lens purchases, but it means that a lens is a dedicated item, and there are no compromises with its compatibility. Also it means that the lens is smaller and lighter than others. It may only be 5 megapixels, but with full-frame transfer and a superior lens, picture quality is of a very high standard. Bodies with a kit lens are very cheap,but other accessories are at their normal, quite high prices. Expect to see a replacement soon, but for anyone satisfied with the current spec, this is the one to buy. I have owned mine for seven months and am still being impressed by it. For anyone still doubtful, get hold of one and press the shutter-release-the sound is one of absolute mechanical perfection! Read more Less
Early in 2006, Cameta Camera began selling E-1's at fire-sale prices on Ebay. I had just bought an E300 (which I still have)...but when I found I could get an E-1 body for under $500, I jumped at it and have not had a single regret. The E300 sits in ...my camera bag most of the time. The E-1 coupled with the excellent Zuiko 14-54 is an unbeatable combination for a wide range of photographic situations. Both the body and this lens are "splashproof". Being a photo hobbiest rather than a working pro, I could never afford nor justify a pro dSLR of the E-1's build quality and feature set, which typically cost well over $3,000. If you can, grab one of these. I'm glad I did! Read more Less
This is the E-1 Not the Evolt E-1 and it is Pro Camera not a semi pro as the other rater stated.
Evolt is another class and they are the semi pro line of Olymus cameras. However they are extremly nice as well...
Newly I upgrated to Olympus E-3 and found, that the ergonomics of E-1 is better.
Great camera, especially now you can get it for little more as 200 euro. Excellent picture quality (at ISO
I actually loved this camera. In fact I still love it. I spent a lot of time looking for the right camera for the amount of money I had. At the time I was lucky that a newer model had come out and the price had dropped. For anyone looking to get a se...mi-professional camera and feeling like you have a professional camera without spending professional prices this is the camera for you. Small things like changing any manual settings can be slow some times but you easily get used to it and your fine. Others include the weight but the reality that any camera with a prism is going to have that problem, I mean you were looking for a professional or semi professional camera. That comes with the territory I loved the lens, it can do macro and extremely well actually. I got some great shots. The build quality is superb. Everything feels solid. The door for the memory feels like a door, same for the usb and so on. Other small touches like that are also great. I finally have to say that this is a camera that is well worth taking a serious look at if your interested in photography but not a professional or don't have a huge budget. Hope you enjoy Read more Less
Despite its preproduction status, our test camera performed flawlessly. The photographs we took were sharp and clear, with accurate, vibrant color and virtually no noise, even at high ISO settings. With the E-1, Olympus has a winner on its hands. Read more
Image quality is excellent, with great dynamic range, accurate color, and very good sharpness. In fact, the E-1's 5-megapixel files can produce better enlargements than the images from some 6-megapixel cameras. Olympus doesn't bundle or offer exciting, robust software, but most buyers of professional and prosumer digital cameras will already own top-of-the-line imaging software. Speed, ruggedness, versatility, and image quality make the Olympus E-1 today's top digital SLR in this price range. Read more
If the E-1's base price seems a high, wait a few months. Olympus has announced plans for a consumer-class variant of the E-1 this fall. Although Olympus has not announced pricing, the new camera will probably retail for less than $1,000, putting it head to head with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel, the Pentax *ist D, and the upcoming Nikon D70 SLR. Read more
If you've been waiting for a 4/3 digital SLR (dslr) since the standard was announced more than a year ago, you'll be pleased to know the wait is over. With the official unveiling of the 5-megapixel E-1 Digital SLR, Olympus has made a dramatic entrance into the professional-dslr market. The company's new contender is the first 4/3 interchangeable-lens camera, and it's designed from the ground up to use entirely digital technology instead of borrowing parts (lenses, most notably) from existing 35mm-film-camera systems. Kodak and Fujifilm have also endorsed the 4/3 system, which uses a standard lens mount and sensor size (22.3mm diagonal, with a 4:3 aspect ratio). That probably means that if you decide to take the 4/3 plunge, you'll be rewarded with a rapidly growing selection of compatible components over the next few years. For the moment, Olympus has gotten the ball rolling with the E-1 body, the first four of its new Zuiko Digital lenses, and a variety of accessories.While Olympus ... Read more
The Olympus E-1, which is the central part of the new system, is a very good camera indeed. Although it does not offer the resolution of other professional cameras, or the AF speed required for professional sports photography, it is designed and built extremely well and certainly has that professional feel to it. In use it feels solid and reliable and is responsive enough for most shooting situations. There are several features that really set it apart from the competition. A splash proof body and firewire connectivity plus the anti-dust wave filter, or pixel mapping facility are all quite advanced characteristics. And those seemingly insignificant details like the shutter blind or the possibility to upgrade the camera's firmware are features the competition does not normally include. Add to this the excellent image quality of the Olympus E-1 and you have a working tool that will handle all image situations and which will certainly satisfy the needs of many serious photographers. Read more
These cameras make film a relic. As digital cameras become sleeker, easier to use, and more affordable, pixilated digital images racked with artifacts become a thing of the past. Tonight on The Screen Savers I'll show you a bunch of cameras in the high-end or prosumer category that have come far enough to convince you film is too expensive, too much of a hassle, and way too 20th century. Read more
The E-1 has a five megapixel 4/3" type (18 x 13.5 mm) CCD sensor from Kodak, it carries the '4/3' logo on the camera body and lens indicating that it is part of this standard (sensor size and lens mount). Read more