worth upgrading e420 to e3???

Started May 6, 2013 | Questions thread
Art_P
Art_P Veteran Member • Posts: 9,875
For a big jump in IQ
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and high ISO performance, your friend might be better served by going w the latest 16MP sensor.

So far it's only available on m43 cameras (which can use 4/3 lenses w an adapter, but AF speed takes a hit) but there is a promise of a new 4/3 body later this year.  Won't be in the same price range as an E-3, but it should drive down the price of the E-5 a bit (which is a modest IQ upgrade over the E-3)

Some cameras and how they relate to the 420

E-520 adds IS, bigger grip and battery, IQ should be identical

E-3 upgrades build quality and component specs,  bigger brighter VF, adds tilt/swivel screen and weather sealing.

E-30 (no one mentioned that one yet!) sensor upgrade improves IQ, slightly .  Lacks weather sealing and slightly smaller body than E-3.  Adds art filters

E-620 shares sensor and swivel screen w the E-30, but not it's size or build.  If you're looking to upgrade IQ rather than build quality, don't need weather sealing and bigger VF,  and like the size of the E-420, I'd count the E-620 as the best upgrade path.

Best, and only current 4/3 body is the E-5, which gives you the build of the E-3, the sensor from the E-30, and improves image sharpness by using a weaker internal filter.

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