• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
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  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot E1
  • Olympus PEN E-PL1
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General
Model Number: E1 E-PL1
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $199.99 $599.95
Street Price:   $391.65
Date Available: 2008-09-15 2010-04-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.3 oz (207 g)
includes batteries
17.0 oz (482 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.0 x 2.5 x 1.2 in.
(101 x 64 x 31 mm)
4.5 x 2.8 x 1.6 in.
(115 x 72 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 12.3
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 4/3
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   54
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   21.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   10.1
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   487
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4032 x 3042 (12.3 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW (.ORF)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.3 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
160x120 (15)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 L ED M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 140mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.2 - 24.8mm 14 - 42mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (W) to f/5.6 (T) f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 50 cm
1.2 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection 11-point contrast detection w/ tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom Optional external shoe-mount electronic viewfinder (VF-2)
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 115,000 dots 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 14.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (*3200 available in special scene mode) Auto (200 - 3200), 100 - 3200 (1/3, 1 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE 324-zone Digital ESP, Center Weighted Average, Spot (with Highlight/Shadow mode)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, 19 Scene Mode, 8 Art Filters
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Slow Synchro TTL-Auto, Auto, Manual, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: 1.0-13 ft./30cm-4.0m (W), 1.0-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto) Depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/500 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (.ORF)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended):   Accessory port, Multi Connector (USB/AV), Mini HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.96 1.60
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   1.60
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.3 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 3 15
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.54 seconds 0.95 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.61 seconds 0.89 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.202 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.98 seconds 1.13 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.076 seconds 0.070 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full AF with other M.Zuiko lenses: 17mm f/2.8 = 0.858s 9-18mm f/4-5.6 @ 18mm = 0.546s
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds 2.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 2.2 seconds 1.1 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 4.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 450 shots (NiMH AA) 290 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA Proprietary BLS-1
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables, NiMH rechargeables Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables 1 x Proprietary BLS-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, MacOS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Digic III Image Processor. Available colors: VW blue, pearl white, pink. Cost reduced E-P2 with built-in flash. Available in Champagne Gold, Black and Slate Blue.