Olympus E-420

Announced Mar 5, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Announced Mar 5, 2008
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Like its predecessor (the E-410), the Olympus E-420 offers a lot of camera in an incredibly compact format (it's currently the lightest and smallest DSLR on the market) - especially when paired with the Zuiko 25mm pancake lens launched at the same time. It's a fairly conservative upgrade, bringing improvements to the live view autofocus system, a slightly larger screen and an improved hand grip (plus a handful of other minor feature enhancements), but that's because there was little that needed changing. The slightly underwhelming image quality and tiny viewfinder - and lack of image stabilization - are the price you pay to have such a small camera, but it's an acceptable compromise for such an appealing - and suprisingly feature-packed - package.

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Review, Jun 23, 2008
Quick specs
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 3648 x 2736
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Lens mount Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 426 g (0.94 lb / 15.03 oz)
Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53 mm (5.12 x 3.58 x 2.09)
GPS None

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