Olympus E-620

Announced Feb 24, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Announced Feb 24, 2009
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New model from Olympus offers high end features in an incredibly compact body that addresses many of the shortcomings of the E-520, with a bigger, better viewfinder and a new 7-point autofocus system. Even by Olympus's standards of entry-level generosity, it's not short on toys - including an articulated screen to make full use of its live view system, which itself is one of the better implementations of this feature. It's also got 'Art' modes and the ability to shoot in four different aspect ratios - adapted from the features of the high end E-30. There's also in-body Image Stabilization and a level of configurability that is unparalleled in this class. In fact it's astonishing how much Olympus has crammed into its small dimensions - it's nearer to the size of the E-420 than the E-520 series.

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Review, Jul 6, 2009
News story, Feb 24, 2009
Quick specs
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 4032 x 3024
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto (200-3200), 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200
Lens mount Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
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) 500 g (1.10 lb / 17.64 oz)
Dimensions 130 x 94 x 60 mm (5.12 x 3.7 x 2.36)
GPS None

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Our review

The best Four Thirds camera yet closes the gap and competes convincingly with its APS-C competitors. More importantly though, it's small, produces excellent 'out of the box' image quality and is jam-packed with useful - and a few novel - features. If you can live without movies it's an easy pick.

Good for: Anyone wanting a small, but capable all-rounder

Not so good for: Low light, indoor or action/sports/wildlife photography

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Highly Recommended
72%
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