Epson R-D1 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Epson R-D1? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Epson makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the R-D1 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
In any case, the R-D1 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This rangefinder-focusing mirrorless camera was announced on March 11th, 2004, which means that, as of today, the camera is 6905 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the R-D1 from Epson.
Epson's user guide for the R-D1
The camera's user guide is 59 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the R-D1 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Epson R-D1 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the R-D1.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the R-D1?
The camera features a CCD (Charged Coupled Device) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the R-D1?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 1600.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Epson R-D1?
Epson does not publish a shutter rating for the R-D1. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 100 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 100 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The R-D1's flash sync speed is 1/125 sec.
Which battery does the R-D1 use?
The camera gets its power from the EU-85, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Epson R-D1.
|Camera Model||Epson R-D1|
|Camera Type||Rangefinder camera|
|Camera Lens||Leica M mount lenses|
|Launch Date||March 2004|
|Launch Price||USD 2 999|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.7 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||370 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.4 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||6 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||3 008 x 2 000 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||7.85 μm|
|Pixel Density||1.63 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||200 - 1 600 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Size||2.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||235k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Manual Focus|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||1 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDHC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||no USB|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||EU-85 power pack|
142 x 89 x 40 mm
(5.6 x 3.5 x 1.6 in)
|Camera Weight||620 g (21.9 oz)|
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