Olympus E-420 review
I have had this camera for one month. I have been concerned by the soft images produced, but have waited to be sure that my opinion can be justified.
Well yesterday, I compared this "2009 camera" to my 2002 Olympus C-4000 ZOOM Camedia a FOUR mega pixel compact. Guess what? The C-4000 produces many images that are sharper than the E420. Also the E420 reminded me of the C-4000 with its over exposure. Plus one stop, seems to be normal.
I also have a Pentax *ist DL2, also reviewed on this site. The SIX mega pixel Pentax produces sharper images than the E420 TEN mega pixel's. I expected at least the same quality from the E420 compared to the DL2.
I also have a Olympus FL20 flashgun. Really "dinky" and suits the camera. I will not buy any more four-thirds equipment.
With the poor viewfinder, by wire manual focusing and average image quality I cannot recommend this camera.
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