Naah. According to DPR test, it's a souped up version. Added some art filters, and some other small improvements. Same sensor. Probably same AA implementation as the 420, then.
The E-1 was my first DSLR, back in the day. I reluctantly disposed of it because of the size of the rear screen, but I did miss it. I eventually ended up with a Pentax K-1 [FF] but the weight and size was a bit too much, so I invested in the OMD-E M1 ii, I have been impressed by the performance and compactness.Perhaps like some, an E-1 was my first DSLR. For all its simplicity compared to today, I still managed to get some nice images. Technically speaking, there's no reason to get another. But the thought occurred to me to hunt one up. The color rendition of the (Kodak?) CCD sensor is highly regarded, and I have the Oly adapter to use my OM lenses. So...anyone doing something similar?
I just recently (a couple of days ago) got me a Zuiko pancake. I'm looking forward to using it. But since I got it, the weather has been of the "stay inside" type. Haven't seen the sun for a while. Rainy and windy and cold...I don't use an E-1 but an E-420. Although different cameras for sure I think there is a lot to enjoy on the E-system. I use mainly the 25mm pancake lens, its almost the size of an old film SLR!
In a lot of ways I can see the philosophy of M43 in that camera/lens combination. If only I didnt have to deal with the silly xD card format.
It's been more a matter of laziness on my part to be fair, the 2GB xD card I got with the camera is okay enough, but it would have been nice to be able to use regular SD instead. CF cards are more expensive per GB than SD and I don't use the camera enough to spend the money on it yet.I am not aware of any of the Olympus dSLRs not having a CompactFlash slot. The E-420 most certainly has one. So you don't have use the xD card unless you want to.
One interesting note that also pulls the conversation back the E-1, it that the old FL-40 flash worked on everything up to and including the E-1. But for some weird reason was not forwards compatible with any later E-x, E-xx, or E-xxx models. I never understood how it worked fine on the E-1 but not on others but then the FL-36 and FL-50 would work fine on the E-1 as well. Seems like the FL-40 just needed a FW update or something. And that flash wasn't cheap by any means back in the day (hundreds of dollars), so finding out after upgrading from the E-1 that your FL-40 flash was a no-go with your next camera didn't made anyone happy.A good point I forgot to mention is that the Godox M43 compatible flashes are also backwards compatible with the E-system. I would assume this applies to other flashes for the system too.
No. The FL-40 was a modern flash (hit the market in late 1999) made for Olympus's digital cameras. It has a trigger voltage of about 3V. Perhaps you are thinking of one of the old OM line of "T" series flashes like the T45.@PakkyT The FL-40 has a high trigger voltage. These can be 250V or higher.
You could well be right, Patrick. I am probably 'remembering the facts of another case' ... .No. The FL-40 was a modern flash (hit the market in late 1999) made for Olympus's digital cameras. It has a trigger voltage of about 3V. Perhaps you are thinking of one of the old OM line of "T" series flashes like the T45.
Oh and I mispoke when I used the terms "not compatible" with the later models. I should of clarified that is was not TTL compatible with later Oly dSLRs but could still be used as a simple manual or auto flash.
I can confirm it was, as I owned the FL-40 for a while. I used it on my Olympus C-770UZ (boy was that an unbalanced combo). It was when I got my E-520 and found the the flash wouldn't work in TTL that I decided to sell it and got a used FL-50. It was a year or so later when I got my E-1 and realized I could have used the FL-40 on it. But the FL-50 worked very well on the E-1 with TTL as well and the E-1 used those great Kodak sensors that so many loved. Only 5MP but for certain types of shots, I opted for the E-1 with the FL-50 over my 8MP E-520 (Panasonic sensor I believe).It could be that the TTL on the FL-40 is only compatible with the E-1 and earlier, but the trigger voltage is fine.