Olympus E-420 Review
Rear of Camera Controls
The rear of the E-420 is - apart from a few very minor design changes - identical to the E-410's. There are comparatively few external buttons resulting in a fairly clean layout although this means you're more dependent on using the on-screen menus for settings such as ISO sensitivity and White Balance.
Buttons (Shooting mode)
Enters a shooting priority play mode, you can return to shooting mode at any time by pressing the shutter release half-way or by pressing this button again.
Enters the camera menu (described later in this preview).
|INFO||Super Control Panel display mode
This switches the LCD on ('Super Control Panel' displayed) and off.
Switches to Live View mode, this causes the shutter to open and the mirror to raise (hence the viewfinder can not be used in this mode). Press again to cancel.
|OK||Control panel setting change
Press the OK button to change settings directly on the Super Control Panel display, navigate around the display using the four way controller.
Buttons (Play mode)
In play mode the multi-direction controller is used to browse through images, left / right move an image at a time, up / down jump ten images.
|Exit play mode
Returns to shooting mode, you can achieve the same by half-pressing the shutter release button.
Enters the camera menu (described later in this preview).
Rotates through the six different levels of information display:
• No overlaid information
• Basic overlay (quality, filename, file number)
• More overlay (quality & size, date & time, filename, file number)
• Histogram with detailed information (Y, R, G, B histograms)
• Large histogram overlay
• Blinking highlights (and quality)
• Blinking shadows (and quality)
|OK||Mark / Unmark image
Allows you to mark or unmark (tick mark) images as you browse, marked images can then be deleted or copied as a batch.
- 17 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 18 Photographic tests (DR)
- 19 Photographic tests
- 20 Compared to
- 21 Compared to (JPEG)
- 22 Compared to (JPEG)
- 23 Compared to (JPEG)
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
- 25 Compared to (RAW)
- 26 Compared to (RAW)
- 27 Compared to (RAW)
- 28 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 29 Compared to (Resolution)
- 30 Conclusion
- 31 Samples
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