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Studio scene comparison (higher sensitivities)

As we've seen during our noise studio tests the E-420's noise filter keeps visible (and measurable) noise to an absolute minimum even at higher sensitivities. Of course this comes at the expense of image detail which is heavily blurred. If you switch the noise filter off you can get quite a bit of detail back but you'll have to live with some visible noise.

ISO 800

Olympus E-420 Olympus E-420 (Noise Filter Off)
Nikon D60 Canon EOS 450D

ISO 1600

Olympus E-420 Olympus E-420 (Noise Filter Off)
Nikon D60 Canon EOS 450D
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I have had this DSLR for almost a year, as it is my first one. It came with two lenses, and one of the lenses recently has been having problems focusing. I had bought it refurbished, so that could have been the problem. Other than that, I have loved it. It takes great pictures, and is nice and compact. I don't know how it works in its automatic settings, as I only use any camera in full manual mode. But for a first DSLR, I have loved it, and I would use an olympus any day.


I bought this oldie digital as a first experience vith digital cameras, even still use film mainly. So may it was a wrong decision, but I stay beside classic film photography. This camera slow, cheap and only manual mode able to firing promptly. I missed such a moments just because it wait so much before release the shutter. The lens as it is, so far from my zeiss with contax 35mm. Obviously nonsense to compare 66 rolleiflex images. There are lots of set up features, but practically takes long time to modify them, which disturb so much the picture taking. The CF card door a slim plastic door, very fragile. The viewfinder very small. All around this model are far away any real reflex cameras, it seems who design it just never take pictures with a proper camera. I can not recommend this camera, better to smash them all in the name of photography.

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