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Olympus E-420 EVOLT Specifications

Prices $499.99 - Body Only
$599.99 - with ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom lens
$699.99 - with ED 25mm f/2.8 Zuiko Digital lens
Body material Plastic
Sensor* • 4/3 type Live MOS sensor
• 17.3 x 13.0 mm
• 11.8 million total pixels
• 10.0 million effective pixels
• RGB color filter array
• Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
Dust suppression Supersonic Wave Filter
Image processor TruePic III
Image sizes • 3648 x 2736
• 3200 x 2400
• 2560 x 1920
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
File formats • RAW (12 bit)
• RAW + JPEG
• JPEG
Lenses • 4/3 standard lens mount
• Range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
• Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
Auto focus

• 3-point TTL phase difference detection
• Contrast detection system (selectable in Live View)
• Detection range: 0 to 19 EV (ISO 100)

Focus area selection • Automatic
• Manual
Focus modes • Single shot AF
• Single shot AF + MF
• Continuous AF
• Continuous AF + MF
• Manual focus
Manual focus On lens
AF assist lamp Yes, flash strobe (flash must be raised)
Shooting modes • Auto
• Program AE (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Manual
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Macro
• Sports
• Night Scene
• Scene
Additional scene modes* • Landscape & Portrait
• Night scene and portrait
• Children
• Sports
• High Key
• Low Key
• Digital Image Stabilization (High ISO)
• Nature Macro
• Candle
• Sunset
• Fireworks
• Documents
• Panorama
• Beach and Snow
Sensitivity

• Auto (ISO 100 - 1600)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600

Metering system • 49-zone multi-pattern
• Range: 1 to 20 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
Metering modes • Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot
• Highlight based spot
• Shadow based spot
AE Lock • AE/AF lock button
• With shutter release half-press
AE Bracketing • 3 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
Exposure compen.* • -5.0 to +5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps available
Shutter speed

• 60 - 1/4000 sec
• Bulb: up to 8 min. with limiter

White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Lamp
• Fluorescent 1
• Fluorescent 2
• Fluorescent 3
• Flash
• Manual 'one-touch'
• Kelvin (3000 - 7500 K, 7 steps)
WB fine tuning +/- 7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB/Preset WB mode)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Image parameters* • Color mode (Natural, Vivid, Muted, Portrait, Monotone)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
• Monochrome (B&W, Sepia, Purple, Green, Blue) - filter (Ye, Or, Re, Gr)
• Gradation (Auto, High Key, Normal, Low Key)
Drive modes • Single
• Continuous
Continuous* • 3.5 fps
• JPEG: Unlimited with fast memory cards
• RAW: 6 frames maximum
Self-timer • 2 sec
• 12 sec
Flash* • Pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 12
• 1/180 sec X-sync speed, Super FP up to 1/4000 sec
• Sync modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in, Off
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
External flash Hot shoe
Viewfinder • Eye-level optical single-lens
• Field of view 95%
• Magnification 0.92x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre
• Eye point 14 mm at -1 dioptre
• Dioptre adjustment -3 to +1 dioptre
• Focusing screen: Fixed type (Neo Lumi-Micron Mat Screen)
• Mirror: Quick return mirror
• DOF preview: press left arrow button
Viewfinder info • Aperture value
• Shutter speed
• Record mode
• AF confirmation mark
• Flash
• WB
• AE lock
• Number of storable still images
• Exposure compensation value
• Metering mode
• Battery warning
• Exposure mode
• AF frame (super impose)
Orientation sensor Yes
LCD monitor* • 2.7" TFT LCD monitor (wide viewing angle)
• 230,000 pixels
• Live View available
Live View* • 100% field of view
• Pre-view of Exposure compensation, White balance, Gradation, Face detection and Perfect Shot
• Grid line displayable
• 7x/10x magnification possible
• MF/S-AF
• Display of AF frame, AF point, Shooting information, Histogram, Heat warning
Playback functions* • Single
• Magnify (2 - 14x)
• Index (4, 9, 16, 25, 49, 100 frames)
• Calendar view
• Rotation
• Slide show
• Histogram (Lum / RGB)
• Highlight & Shadow point warning
Playback information • Exposure mode
• Metering mode
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• Exposure compensation level
• ISO
• Color space
• White balance mode
• White balance compensation level
• Focal length
• Focus area
• File type
• Picture mode
• File name
• Image size
• Recorded card type
Editing • RAW development
• JPEG editing (B&W, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Gradation, Color saturation, Resize, Trim)
Menu languages • English
• German
• French
• Spanish
• Italian
• Russian
• Czech
• Dutch
• Danish
• Polish
(Other languages can be downloaded)
Storage • Compact Flash (Type I and II)
• xD Picture card
Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
Vertical / portrait grip Unknown
Power BLS-1 Li-ion battery (rechargeable)
Dimensions 129.5 x 91 x 53 mm (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.1 in)
Weight (no batt)* 380 g (13.4 oz)
Weight (inc batt)* 445 g (15.7 oz)

*new or changed compared to the E-410

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Total comments: 2
photolover1996

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.

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AARTHu

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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