Olympus E-420

Announced Mar 5, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
shinndigg
 
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To balance out pirichov's stupidity

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clovermead
 
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My first Oly, this lovely little 420 and 25mm pancake lens. Truly a go anywhere type of camera. Feels like nothing in the hand and yet very comfortable to grip, and hence shoot with. If you need a lightweight camera that gives very high IQ results, give this little gem a serious look. Problems: Nope.

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mfahrur
 
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A great little cam that is not obstrusive as my E-3 while I am attending social functions. With the Live View, Hybrid AF and Face Detection, I am very happy that my wife and friends are able to capture great quality pictures of me during the functions. That's the bottom line. Problems: None.

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finalpatch
 
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this little camera is just awesome! i got the twin lens kit, at AUD9XX it's like a steal! the 2 kit lenses are both spectacular, and the 25mm pancake makes it a truly pocketable dslr. Problems: small dim view finder a bit limited highlight dynamic range no in-body image stablization

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mazungu12
 
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I had looked at the Oly420 against the Nikon D60, Rebel XSI and Leica DLux3 (Panasonic Lumix LX2). After a comparison of head-to-head for noise against the XSI and D40 on cameralabs.com, the Oly holds it's own upto ISO 800. After that, ISO1600 is a little shaky, but you can easily clean it up. So having passed for Image Quality (and the excellent review on dpreview for the Oly410); I picked one up. So far I am very pleased for the following reasons: 1) Size: Smallest DSLR (as of 06/2008) ...

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chfis
 
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I am travelling a lot and until recently always carried around my Leica R-system which ment heavy weight, high insurance costs and still constant worries that something might break or get stolen. I had been thinking about switching to a completely digital system for some time, but never got convinced. Surprisingly the E-420 did it: I bought it spontaneously after seeing it in the local photo store, and it really is the ideal travel camera. Even with battery and an attached lens it still ...

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UnJu
 
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I got it finally! And with the pancake lens too! This is now my carry-around camera, which is very compact (as a DSLR) and convenient. I gave up Nikon D200 for my trip to Japan this time, and took only this camera, no regrets... Problems: White balance takes a while to get used to. Auto focus sometimes doesn't quite work the way you think.

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Gene J. Paull
 
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I was quite skeptical at first about the E-420 - particularly the lack of dedicated buttons for camera functions. However, the super LCD is easy to navigate and learning the camera is very intuitive. It is a perfect lightweight travel/backpack camera with excellent image quality with the 14-54 lens. Yes, I could use IS, but I did not want to wait for the E-520. Tw of the items are really like about the E-420 are the dust removal system and the pixel mapping. These make for a low ...

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ephotoreviewer
 
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A good compact camera for outdoors and well illuminated in-doors. Auto Focusing in low light conditions is very slow using the viewfinder and even slower using liveview. I like the size and ergonomics and I have a big hand. Shooting modes P, S, A, and M keep their adjusted values, Auto mode does not, it returns to defaults and there is no apparent way to change the Auto mode defaults. Speed of shooting when it focus is fast, Picture quality is very good for its price, contrast, exposure and ...

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frischensbub
 
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The E-420 is a very well built little camera which produces clean and sharp results. I think inspite of the small package it fits very good at larger hands (as I can say from my own experience). There are a lot of modes which help the beginner to find the right, perfect usable settings for nearly every situation. The low-light quality is good and also ISO 1600 is definitely usable. That there is no shake reduction inside is a little bit pitty because the Kit-lenses are not made for low light ...

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