Olympus E-620

Announced Feb 24, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
BYRON MCD 77-81
 

Came across a second hand 620 in excellent condition and at a give away price. Needed a second body in order to avoid having to keep changing lenses on my trusty e30. Being smaller and much lighter than the e30 is no big deal. In fact, everything seems too small and fiddly, even for my skinny hands. Putting a heavy lens on, such as the 11-22mm, makes it easier to hold. However, I have found some serious focusing issues with this lens on the 620. Longer focal lengths do much better. But I ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review

I really enjoy shooting with this camera. more on that later Problems: some aspect of the top circuitboard wore out in a little over a year and ended up replacing the whole board. it's tough to get an auto focus lock in low light- I miss having an AF assist lamp.

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
lichtloper
 

Had my E-620 'repaired' twice for a misalignment of the viewfinder ["viewfinder tilt"], unsuccessfully. I own a DSLR precisely because I want to frame my images exactly, not by 3degrees anticlockwise... So I bought an E/520. Second reason why I´m selling E/620 is that I believe its engine is´tuned up' too much. BTW The button for setting the ImageStabilization is rather useless; I can do without it.

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Nicolas Isaksson
 

I've had an E-600 for almost two years now. I understand it is the same e-620 but without three art-filters and without aspect ratio control. Hence I think that my comments will be applicable to the e-620 as well. First of all, the jpegs you can get from this camera are just great, rarely have to do any sort of editing afterwards. Nice punchy colors with good highlight control. Therefore shooting raw is an option I don't use very often (however, keep in mind I'm an amateur). I mainly use this ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
j b cooper
 

I upgraded from an olympus E410 in november 2009 and this camera is so much better in every way I would recommend it no problem. Problems: none

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
lupin_le_vorace

I bought this camera a week ago and, so far, I love it!! From all the SLR I was lucky to use (Nikon D40, D50, D60, D5000, D200, Fuji S5 Pro), the Olympus E-620 is my second favorite right after the S5 Pro. The only reason why it isn't the first, is it's very small viewfinder and noisier images than the competition but, on the other hand, the images (JPEG) produced by the 620 are sharper than his peers. The automatic white balance (in natural light) is the best I have seen so far and the ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
marat108
 

I love Olympus. Problems: Made in China. Strange. It would be better made in Japan.

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Titch_R
 

I came to own an Olympus E-620 by a rather roundabout route. I wasn't looking to update/upgrade any of my equipment until my much loved "Old Faithful" Fujifilm FinePix S9600 failed. This DSLR-like super-zoom bridge camera has served me well for many years, and produced excellent images, but one day it simply failed to boot-up. Puzzled, I tried new batteries, and even an external mains adaptor, but all to no avail. Further diagnostic work in my electronics lab revealed a catastrophic failure ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
VinceC
 

This is a review of an E-600 I bought, not an E-620. I got my E-600 from Currys (UK) with a 40-150mm for £408. It was the dispaly sample and I had to get a lens cap and a hood for the telephoto (the usual extortionate £30) - so total cost £443. I believe the difference is the art filters, no additional aspect ratio and no backlit buttons. I also understand that the RAW fie is different - but I quite like Olympus Master. Using it for a week it is very impressive, tiny, easy to use but ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
OlegDulin
 

As a parent I wanted to be able to take action-shots of my daughter without the bulk of a mainstream SLR. I considered m4/3s cameras. Call me old fashioned, but I like to use a viewfinder. Panasonic G1 and GH1 are close to what I want but I am not convinced contrast-autofocus is there yet. What I wanted was -- a lightweight interchangeable lens camera with fast autofocus, shallowed depth of field than a point and shoot (to emphasize the focus), no shutter lag, no blinding me out during contin ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review