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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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