Olympus E-620 Review
Olympus E-620 Specifications
(Body only/ Lens kit)
|• UK: £tbc
• US: $699 / $799
|Body material||Glass fibre reinforced plastics|
|Sensor|| 4/3" Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
13.1 million total pixels
12.3 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
|Dust suppression||Supersonic Wave Filter|
|Image stabilization|| "Supersonic Wave Drive" (in-body sensor shift)
Three modes: Horizontal+Vertical, Vertical only, Horizontal only
Up to 4 EV Compensation (claimed)
|Image processor||TruePic III|
4032 x 3024
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG
JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
|Lenses||• 4/3 standard lens mount
• Range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
• Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
|Auto focus||• 7-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
• Automatic or manual point selection
• EV -1 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
• Available in Live View (slight pause and mirror flip required)
• Fine adjustment +/- 20 steps, 20 data can be registered
|Focus area selection||• Automatic
|Focus modes||• Single shot AF
• Single shot AF + MF
• Continuous AF + MF
• Continuous AF
• Manual focus
|Manual focus||Focus by wire (SWD lenses have mechanically-coupled manual focus)|
|AF assist lamp||Yes, flash strobe (flash must be raised)|
|Art Filter||• Pop art
• Soft focus
• Pale & light color
• Light tone
• Grainy film
• Pin hole
|Metering system||• 49-zone multi-pattern
• Range: 1 to 20 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
|Metering modes||• Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (2%)
• Highlight based spot
• Shadow based spot
|AE Lock||• AE/AF lock button
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing||• 3 frames
• 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
|Exposure steps||1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV|
|Exposure compen.||• -5.0 to +5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
|Shutter speed||• 60-1/4000 sec|
|Flash X-sync speed||• 1/180 sec or less|
|White balance||• Auto
• Fluorescent 1
• Fluorescent 2
• Fluorescent 3
• 1 custom preset
• Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
• Dual sensor WB measurement (external WB sensor and TTL)
|WB fine tuning||• Red - Blue: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
• Green - Magenta: +/- 7 steps (2 mired each)
|WB Bracketing||• 3 frames
• 2, 4 or 6 mired steps
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters||• Picture mode (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Custom)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Sharpness + Contrast (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• B&W filter (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
• B&W/Sepia toning (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
• Gradation (Auto, High Key, Normal, Low Key)
|Drive modes||• Single
• Continuous H and L
• Remote control
|Continuous||• 4.0 fps
• RAW: 5 frames maximum
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
• 12 sec
• Anti Shock: 1-30 sec delay
|Flash||• Built-in pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 12
• Sync modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync with red-eye reduction, Slow sync, 2nd curtain slow sync, Fill-in, Off
• Flash power: Up to +/- 3EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
• Hot shoe
|Viewfinder||• Eye-level TTL Optical pentamirror
• Field of view approx. 95%
• Magnification 0.96x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre
• Dioptre adjustment -3 to +1 dioptre
|Viewfinder info||• Aperture value
• Shutter speed
• Record mode
• AF confirmation mark
• AE lock
• Number of storable still images
• Exposure compensation value
• Metering mode
• Battery warning
• Exposure mode
• AF frame (super impose)
• ISO value
|Super Control Panel information||
• Battery information
|Live View information||• 100% field of view
• Exposure adjustment preview
• White balance adjustment preview
• Gradation auto preview
• Grid line displayable
• 7x/5x/10x magnification possible
• AF frame display
• AF point display
• Shooting information
• IS mode
|LCD monitor||• 2.7" HyperCrystal III TFT LCD monitor (wide viewing angle, transmissive)
• Vari-angle (swing and tilt)
• 230,000 pixels
• 100% frame coverage
• 15 step brightness adjustment
|Playback functions||• Single
• Magnify (2 - 14x)
• Index (4, 9, 16, 25, 49, 100frames)
• Calendar view
• Light box view
• Slide show
• Histogram (Lum / RGB)
• Highlight & Shadow point warning
|Editing||• RAW development
• JPEG editing (B&W, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Color saturation, Resize, Shadow Adjustment Technology, Anti red-eye)
|Storage||• Compact Flash (Type I and II) / Microdrive
• xD- Picture card
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• IR Remote control (optional)
|Optional Accessories||• Battery Grip HLD-5
• Underwater case PT-E06
|Power||BLS-1 1150 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)|
|Dimensions||130 mm (W) x 94.0mm (H) x 60 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight (no batt)||475 g (1.0 lb)|
|Box contents||E-620 Body, Li-ion battery BLS-1, Li-ion battery charger BCS-1, USB/Video Multi cable, Eye piece cover EPC-1, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Specifications
- 3 What's new
- 4 Body & Design
- 5 Body & Design
- 6 Operation & Controls
- 7 Operation & Controls
- 8 Operation (Live View)
- 9 Displays
- 10 Menus
- 11 Menus
- 12 Performance
- 13 Photographic tests (RAW)
- 14 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 15 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 16 Photographic tests (DR)
- 17 Photographic tests
- 18 Features (Art Filters)
- 19 Compared to
- 20 Compared to (JPEG)
- 21 Compared to (JPEG)
- 22 Compared to (JPEG)
- 23 Compared to (JPEG)
- 24 Compared to (RAW)
- 25 Compared to (RAW)
- 26 Compared to (RAW)
- 27 Compared to (RAW)
- 28 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 29 Compared to (Resolution)
- 30 Compared to (Resolution)
- 31 Conclusion
- 32 Samples
|Mig-17-1 by bbmach|
from Low Pass
|Rotting Gracefully by Mond|
from Natural Decay
|attic by wgjohnston|
from In the attic, or in the basement!
|Ox Bow Aspen by McFrost|
from cell phones - nature photographs
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