Olympus E-420 review

Started Nov 21, 2009 | User reviews
DENX New Member • Posts: 6
Olympus E-420 review

Very interesting double lens kit : Very good range and image quality for the price.
Good alternative to premium compact and good choice as first SRL.
Very efficient super menu system (not so for the standard menu system).
Live view auto focus much more useful than expected.
Optical viewfinder very correct even if not the best (I like the info on the right side).
Good body shape so lack of stabilization not so missing.


AF assist with flash is not very efficient and unpleasant (better deactivated).
Bracketing option lost in menus (no possible shortcut).

Suggestions :
Even smaller body with stabilization would be great.
On body dedicated AF assist lamp.
Bracketing option at least in super menu (coupled with a x3 shot).
Focus button (focus memory & MF) beside AEL/AFL one.
EXPosure button (opening exposure super menu) instead -/+ button.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH
Olympus E-420 (EVOLT E-420)
10 megapixels • 2.7 screen • Four Thirds sensor
Announced: Mar 5, 2008
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