• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus E-620
  • Sigma SD1 Merrill
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General
Model Number: E-620 SD1 Merrill
Alternate Model Number(s):   SD1
Camera Format: SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.95 $2299.00
Street Price:   $1,799.00
Date Available: 2009-05-15 2011-06-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.8 oz (475 g) 28.1 oz (796 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.4 in.
(130 x 94 x 60 mm)
5.7 x 4.5 x 3.1 in.
(146 x 114 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Foveon X3
Effective Megapixels: 12.3 14.8
Sensor Format: 4/3 APS-C
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.3mm x 13mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns 5.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG Full Color
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Not needed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 55  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.3  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.3  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 536  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4032 x 3024 (12.2 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4704 x 3136 (14.8 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2336 x 1568 (3.7 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW (.ORF) JPEG, RAW (.X3F), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.9 4.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:    
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Four Thirds Sigma SA bayonet
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm 26 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 14 - 42mm 17 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 2.90x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/2.8 - f/22 (W/T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 77.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 7-point AF sensor with phase-difference detection system (5 points cross / 7 points twin AF sensors) Phase-detection with 11-point Twin Cross AF Sensor; Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD (playback only)
Viewfinder Type: SLR type, fixed eye-level, 95% coverage, 0.96x mag., 18mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter SLR type; Pentaprism, 98% coverage, 0.95x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.48x 0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.96x 0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
ISO Settings: Auto (200 - 3200), 100 - 3200 (1/3, 1 EV steps) 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 49-zone Digital ESP, Center Weighted Average, Spot (2% with Highlight/Shadow mode) 77-segment Evaluative, Center-Weighted Average, Center Area, Spot Metering; EV 1 to 20 (50mm F1.4 : ISO100)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama* (* Available with the Olympus xD-Picture Card), Beach & Snow,Underwater Wide, Underwater Macro  
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, 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 S-TTL (17mm lens angle covered)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens aperture Lens aperture dependent.
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive / xD CF1
UHS Support:    
Other Memory: CF Type I/II UDMA supported  
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.ORF) RAW (.X3F), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format:    
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 No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: RM-1 IR or RM-UC1 cable Optional RS-31 IR Wireless, CR-21 Wired
Connections (extended): Multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available) Wired Remote, DC Input jacks
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.82 0.78
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.92 0.78
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited 7
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.9 4.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 5 7
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): 0.30 seconds 0.38 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.30 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.290 seconds 0.244 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.31 seconds 0.52 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.073 seconds 0.088 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Full AF - Imager AF: 2.713s Full AF - AF Sensor: 0.554s Full AF - Hybrid Mode: 1.210s Prefocused: 0.328s Full Autofocus Lag: Auto Area AF = 0.466s
Startup Time: 1.3 seconds 4.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.6 seconds 0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 500 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLS-1 Proprietary BP-21
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLS-1 Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-21 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM Sigma Photo Pro 5.0
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Imager shift image stabilizer, Articulating LCD with Live View, Wireless flash support. Editing: Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file), Aspect Change. Art Filters: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole 46-megapixel 23.5 x 15.7mm APS-C full-color sensor, weather-resistant magnesium alloy body, dual "TRUE II" image processing engines, 11-point Twin Cross AF sensor, CompactFlash Type 1 with UDMA support.