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September 13, 2001
Specifications of
CAMEDIA E-20
Type Digital camera (recording and playback)
Recording System Digital Recording: JPEG (DCF:Design rule for Camera File system), TIFF(uncompressed), RAW data, DPOF compatible
Recording Media 3V (3.3V) SmartMedia (4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 MB)
CompactFlash (Type I & II), Micro drive
Storage Capacity
(when using 16 MB SmartMedia)
approx. 4 images (2560 x 1920 SHQ), approx. 10 images (2560 x 1920 HQ), approx. 49 images (640 x 480 SQ), 1 image (TIFF), 1 image (RAW)
Number of Effective Pixels 4.95 million pixels
*Approx. 2.5 million pixels when progressive scan mode is used.
Image Pickup Element 2/3-inch primary-color interlaced CCD (5.24 million pixels total)
Recorded Pixels 2560 x 1920 (Full), 1792 x 1344 (Half), 1280 x 960 (SXGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
White Balance Full-auto TTL, 7-step preset, one-touch
Lens 9 - 36mm, F2 - F2.4 Olympus lens with 14 elements in 11 groups
(equivalent to 35 - 140mm zoom in 35mm film format)
Filter Diameter 62mm
Photometric Systems Digital ESP metering, TTL center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Exposure Control Programmed auto, aperture-priority, shutter-speed-priority, manual
Aperture: wide-angle F2.0 - F11; telephoto F2.4 - F11

Shutter speed:
   Interlaced scanning (IS) mode
   2 - 1/640 sec. (Programmed auto, aperture-priority, shutter-speed-priority), 8 min. - (bulb), 60 - 1/640 sec. (manual)

Progressive scanning (PS) mode
2 - 1/4000 sec. (Programmed auto, aperture-priority)
2 - 1/4000 sec., 1/18000 sec. (shutter-speed-priority)
8 min. - (bulb), 60 - 1/4000 sec., 1/18000 (manual)

Exposure compensation: +-3EV in 1/3EV-step increments
Working Range
(from front of lens)
Standard mode: 0.6 m - infinity
Macro mode: 0.2 - 0.6 m
Drive Modes Continuous mode: approx. 2.5 frames/sec. up to 4 frames
(RAW mode: up to 3 frames)
PS mode: approx. 4.5 frames/sec. up to 7 frames
Viewfinder TTL single-lens reflex w/ 95% field of view, dioptric correction, function indicators, eyepiece shutter
LCD Monitor 118,000-pixel (approx.), 1.8-inch TFT color LCD, viewfinder image display
Playback display: (single-image display, index display, enlargement and scrolling display)
Flash Modes Auto (automatic flash activation in low light or backlight), red-eye reduction, off, fill-in, slow synchronization, second-curtain synchronization.
Flash Recharging Time Approx. 7 sec. (at normal temperature with new batteries)
Flash Guide Number Approx. 13 (ISO 80)
Autofocus System Dual autofocus system (active system, contrast-detection system)
Self-timer Electronic with 12 sec. delay (approx.)
External Connectors DC input jack, USB interface, video output terminal, external flash connection terminal (PC connection), accessory hot shoe, remote cable connection terminal
Power Supply Two 3 V lithium battery packs (CR-V3) or four AA Ni-MH, alkaline or Ni-Cd batteries (manganese and lithium AA batteries cannot be used), AC adapter (C-7AC), rechargeable lithium-polymer batteries
Operating Environment Temperature: 0 - 40degrees (operation); -20 - 60degrees (storage)
Humidity: 30 - 90% (operation); 10 - 90% (storage)
(assuming no condensation)
Dimensions 128.5 (W) x 103.5 (H) x 161 (D) mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight 1050 g (excluding batteries, memory cards and lens cap)
Accessories (included) 16 MB SmartMedia card, strap, lens cap, lens hood, video cable, USB cable, two 3V lithium packs (LB-01), CD-ROM (CAMEDIA Master 4.0 etc.)
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*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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