Olympus E-420

Announced Mar 5, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
Raist3d
 
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This is a camera that is simply an amazing values in its kit forms or even body only. Great image quality, superb color, excellent JPEG engine which can be tweaked to get the look you want, and compared to the e-410 it has several improvements that together add to far more than reading the specs on paper would suggest. It's really a noticeable better experience. Key points over the e-410: - Noise filter is improved, you don't lose as much detail as the e-410 even in standard mode - default ...

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heinz_he
 
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It's very impressive camera, good color, good image quality, good built, good money. Problems: No flip LCD

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TonyinJapan
 
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Previously, I was a Canon user (DSLR and P&S). I got frustrated by two things: One, was paying each year to update my P&S because I was not happy with the IQ Two, was my DSLR with kit-zoom that was not being fully used because I rarely took it out I just wanted DSLR image quality but in a compact, light form to take with me wherever without having to think twice and hesitate because of weight/size/looking like a goof-ball with zoom. Hence, the release of the E-420 with Zuiko 25mm Pancake was ...

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36words
 
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I bought this camera with twin lens kit and have been amazed at the quality of pictures. The camera is so small and light - and really is easy to use compared to my E500. An evening spent with the manual and I know how everything works and the best settings for my purposes. When I say the picture quality is good, I always loved the pictures from my E500 but the E420 takes noticably sharper images with incredible colours. Problems: None at all - it's loads better than I expected!

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Mark Weston
 
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I added this camera to my Canon system to have a small camera with SLR features and quality. I loved my small Olympus 35mm film cameras in the past and was excited when I saw the 25mm pancake lens. Until then, I was planning on a Sigma DP1, but the pancake lens combined with the little body sold me on the Olympus. The settings are great and allow for a lot customization in set up. The image quality in bright light is superb. It is far better than the Canon G7 it replaces and equal to my Canon ...

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okrauth
 
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Small and surprisingly easy to use. Love the form factor and the Image Quality is clearly Olympus. It is a great backup camera.

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mfbernstein
 
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Excellent little camera with a great feature set that consistently produces great images provided that: 1) You stick to low ISO (100 or 200). 2) You are careful framing with the tiny viewfinder. For the size and the money, there's nothing else like it.

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balabinba
 
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I got this camera for on 22 April 2008 in Guangzhou, China. It had been on the street for perhaps a week or so before I bought it. The bottom of the camera said "MADE IN CHINA". I got the kit lens of 14-42. It cost 4650 Chinese dollars, worked out to be around 664 USD, which seems to be more expensive than buying it in the States. Anyway, I got a not-so-well-built camera bag and a RM-2 remote control for free. I've been using it for some times and it hasn't really live up to my full ...

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George Lechter
 
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Great camera. Love the Live Preview. Now I can take pictures of my dog from his level. Problems: None.

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