Record review & Play

If enabled the E-420 will provide a review of the image shot immediately after the shutter release (the length of time this is displayed can be set from 1 to 20 seconds). By default the record review display mode will be a single image with no information overlaid. In Play mode you can choose between the six display modes by pressing the INFO button, the display mode is then memorized and also used for record review. Unfortunately just like previous E series digital SLRs you still can't erase an image in record review mode (you have to switch to play mode first).

Display modes

The E-420 provides a wide range of display modes including combined blinking highlights and shadows.

No overlaid information Basic overlay (quality, filename, file number)
More overlay (quality & size, date & time, filename, file number) Thumbnail with AF point, quality, four-way histogram and detailed exposure info.
Large overlaid histogram with semi-transparent background. Blinking shadows (blue) and highlights (orange)

Image magnify

Turn the main dial counter-clockwise to enter magnify mode, keep turning to magnify up to 14x. Use the four way controller to pan around the magnified image.

Press the INFO button in magnify mode to show the 'region of interest' box which can be moved around the image, press INFO again to return to the magnified view.

Thumbnail index

Turn the main dial clockwise to switch to thumbnail index views, there are a total of seven different index views; 4 images (2x2), 9 images (3x3), 16 images (4x4), 25 images (5x5), 49 images (7x7) and 100 images (10x10) as well as the very useful calendar view which allows you to browse your images by the date they were taken.

Other play functions

Press the Erase button to erase the current image. Note that this function can be used with multiple items selected. Press the Copy button to copy this image from one card to another. Note that this function can be used with multiple items selected.
The OK button can be used to select multiple images, you can then use this selection for deletion or copying. The protect button can be used to mark images as read-only.
The JPEG EDIT option allows you to apply after-effects to images. Like its predecessor the E-420 comes with a Shadow Adjustment filter which works similarly to the digital fill flash we have seen in other cameras.