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Olympus Evolt E420 10MP Digital SLR Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Lens
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- 10-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
- 2.7-inch Live View HyperCrystal II LCD screen
- TruePic III for superior image quality in all lighting situations; exclusive dust-free technology for spot-free photos
- Lightweight ergonomic design; kit includes 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko lens
- Stores images on CF, Micro Drive, or xD Picture Cards (not included)
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Compatible Mountings||Four Thirds|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3.5 fps|
|Display Resolution Maximum||230,000|
|Display Size||2.7 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||10 MP|
|Exposure Control Type||manual-and-automatic|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/4000_sec|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash, Hot-shoe, Wireless|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Focus Description||3-point TTL Phase Diff, 11-point TTL Contrast Detect|
|Focus Type||Autofocus & Manual|
|Form Factor||Compact SLR|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3|
|Included Components||Camera&Lens, strap, BLS-1 Lithium battery, battery charger, USB Cable, Video cable, 2 CD-ROM, Quick start guide|
|Item Dimensions||3.58 x 2.09 x 5.12 inches|
|Item Display Weight||13.4 ounces|
|Item Weight||0.94 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||0.1 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||30 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 Year manufacturer warranty.|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F/3.5-5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||42 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||3,648|
|Memory Slots Available||2 dimm|
|Minimum Focal Length||14 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||60 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10 MP|
|Optical Sensor Size||13.0 x 17.3mm|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||TruePic III|
|Remote Control Description||Wire/ Infrared|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Supersonic Wave Filter|
|Shipping Weight||3.8 pounds|
|Shooting Modes||Bulb, Manual, Program, Automatic, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority|
|Style Name||E420 w/ 14-42mm Lens|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion rechargeable|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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|Screen Size||2.7 in||2.7 in||3||2.5 in||3 in|
|Focus Type||Autofocus & Manual||automatic with manual||Automatic with Manual||Manual, Automatic||Includes Manual Focus|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600||Auto (200-3200), 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200||Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)||—||Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps|
|Item Dimensions||2.09 x 5.12 x 3.58 in||2.36 x 5.12 x 3.7 in||3.03 x 5.2 x 4.06 in||4.4 x 5.5 x 3.1 in||2.8 x 5.12 x 3.82 in|
|Item Weight||0.94 lb||1.1 lbs||1.55 lbs||3 lbs||1.43 lbs|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10 megapixels||12.3 megapixels||12.3 megapixels||10.2 megapixels||16 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||1.5||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)|
|Style Name||E420 w/ 14-42mm Lens||E620 w/ 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lenses||With 18-105mm Lens||D80 Body with 18-135mm Lens||DA L 18-55mm WR f3.5-5.6 and 50-200mm WR Lenses|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080||—||720p_hd||—||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical||Fixed eye-level pentaprism||Optical (pentaprism)|
Olympus EVOLT E-420 Body 14-42 mm Lens Lens Cap (front & rear) Lens Hood Body Cap BLS-1 Battery BCS1 Charger USB 2.0 Cable AV Cable Strap Reference Manual and Registration Card.
From the Manufacturer
The lightweight, 10-megapixel Olympus E420 DSLR offers heavyweight technologies, including a bigger, more viewable 2.7-inch LCD and consumer-friendly fast On-Screen Autofocus, Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology and Perfect Shot Preview to get the most out of the Live View experience. Additionally, when it comes to Live View, not all LCDs are created equal. At 2.7 inches, the portable E-420 LCD is large enough for users to compose and review images without squinting. The small cameras LCD is not just larger, it is part of a camera with technologies intelligent enough to take advantage of the Live View photography experience. These innovative technologies include:
- On-Screen Autofocus works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects in focus on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way.
- Face Detection Technology targets and locks on up to eight faces to ensure they are in focus and crystal clear for amazing portraits.
- New and Improved HyperCrystal II Technology delivers twice the contrast and better viewing in extreme lighting conditions, a broader range of color detail, and a wider angle of view on the LCD so you and your friends can see it up to 176 degrees off-center.
- Shadow Adjustment Technology captures detail in the bright areas of a frame and opens up detail in the shadows that other cameras would render too dark or underexposed.
- Perfect Shot Preview enables you to view and select your favorite effect right on the LCD, and see how the image will look before you even capture it, so you know that what you see is what you get.
Worlds smallest digital SLR A camera designed to be held away from the face lets you take great photographs without weighing you down. The E-420 is small enough to fit into a purse or a jacket pocket and light enough to shoot with comfortably all day. Measuring 5.1 inches by 3.6 inches by 2.1 inches (excluding protrusions), it is the worlds smallest digital SLR. And at a featherweight 13.4 ounces, only its predecessor (E-410) weighs less. The E-420s new ergonomic grip on the front of the body allows for easier one-handed operation and ensures a secure hold in the most challenging shooting conditions.
14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko lens included The Zuiko Digital 28-84mm equivalent (ED 14-42mm Four Thirds) f3.5-f5.6 lens perfectly matches the imager so light strikes the sensor directly to ensure rich, accurate colors and edge-to-edge sharpness. This lens are part Olympus expanding line of 100 percent digital lenses -- designed specifically for digital photography. Unlike other camera companies, Olympus does not rely on old film lenses, which often result in images with soft edges or other imperfections.
The Live View experience Olympus was the first to bring Live View to a consumer DSLR (the E-330 in 2006), and Live View has revolutionized DSLR photography. Anyone who has photographed young children knows that you get the best reactions when you hold the camera away from your face and maintain eye contact and an engaging smile. If you have tried to take photos high above the heads in a crowd or low near the ground, you will appreciate that it is easier to use a swivel LCD screen than to climb a ladder or lie on your stomach.
The E-420 solves these problems with its Live View LCD, which enables photographers to hold the camera away from their faces and at angles they just cannot reach by using the optical viewfinder alone. The E-420s new Live View autofocus functionality now simplifies the process by working just like a point and shoot. By simply pressing the shutter button halfway, your subjects come into focus on the LCD, so when the perfect moment occurs it is easy to capture sharp images.
A viewable LCD is where a great Live View experience begins. Few things are more annoying for a photographer than squinting to see an image on an LCD screen in bright sunlight or a dimly lit room. The E-420 solves this problem with its large, bright 2.7-inch LCD display that incorporates new HyperCrystal II technology. This display offers twice the contrast for better viewing in extreme light conditions (i.e. when the sun is at your back), a broader color gamut that displays a greater range of color detail, and a 176-degree viewing angle.
Always find a face in the crowd A camera this consumer-friendly is perfect for taking portraits of friends and family while out and about. The E-420s Face Detection feature distinguishes between peoples faces and the background. It tracks up to eight faces within the image area and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Even if your subjects are moving, the camera continuously tracks their faces.
Bright day or deep shadow, never miss a detail Shooting scenes with shadows can be tricky because of the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas. The E-420 addresses this challenge with Shadow Adjustment Technology that compensates for extreme contrast when shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. Now users can preview and capture images with the same fine contrast they see with their own eyes.
Preview all the possibilities With 18 pre-set scene-select modes for every imaginable shooting scenario and full manual controls, the E-420 offers a world of possibilities to photographers. Additionally, Perfect Shot Preview enables users to preview and select various photographic effects on a live, multi-window screen on the LCD before snapping the shot. This feature shows photographers what their images will look like beforehand under various settings, ensuring that they capture exactly what they want. It is an ideal way for novice users to learn about the effects of different photography techniques, such as exposure compensation, white balance and metering.
Enlarge your photos Capturing, enlarging and displaying amazing images on your wall is a snap thanks to the E-420s 10 million pixels for high-resolution photos. The 10-megapixel sensor gives users the flexibility to enlarge prints to the sizes supported by many of todays printers, or crop the image to print only a part of the image that is important to them. The high-performance Live MOS image sensor in the E-420 delivers excellent dynamic range for accurate color fidelity and a new state-of-the-art amplifier circuit dramatically reduces noise and captures fine image details in the highlight and shadow areas.
Improved auto white balance Many digital SLR users want to focus their attention on things other than white balance while they are on the move. As a result, the E-420 features an improved automatic white balance performance with a new algorithm for more accurate color.
TruePic III for image clarity and speed Olympus TruePic III Image Processor produces crystal-clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to provide the best digital images possible for every photo with accurate color, true-to-life flesh tones, brilliant blue skies and precise tonal representation in between. TruePic III also lowers image noise by one step to reduce graininess in images shot at higher ISO settings, enabling great results in low-light situations.
Worried about missing the winning goal at the soccer game? The image processor on the E-420 enables it to shoot up to 3.5 frames per second in sequenced shooting mode, which means that photographers will be able to capture fast-paced action as it happens.
Dust Reduction System for spot-free images Life moves too fast to spend time worrying about dust ruining your images. Olympus proven Dust Reduction System produces spot-free photos with the exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter. The patented ultrasonic technology vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the front of the image sensor and captures it on a special adhesive membrane every time the camera is turned on. These spot-free photos liberate users from hours spent retouching photographs at the computer or sending their cameras back to the manufacturer to remove dust trapped inside.
Media versatility Accepting both CompactFlash Type I & II, Microdrives, and xD-Picture Cards, the E-420 provides a choice of data storage options for enhanced flexibility, and it is possible to transfer image files from one card to the other right inside the camera.
Wireless flash capability If you decide to venture into the arena of advanced lighting, the E-420 is ready to meet the challenge. The E-420 is compatible with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless electronic flashes that are designed exclusively for digital photography. When these flashes are used in combination with the E-420, wireless multi-flash photography is possible. The E-420 can control up to three wireless flash groups independently, with several flash units per group. See all Product description
Olympus Evolt E-420: Highly recommended by dpreview.com
Top customer reviews
Sept 1, 2009 update
Shot a lady's tennis tournament today and the E-420 with 40 to 150 mm lens performed very well. Out of over 300 shots, only 4 were out of focus. The 4 bad shots were the first images in continuous shot sequences. Once I figured this out and pre focused prior to shooting, the problem went away. Just used the sport mode and let the camera figure out the settings.
The 'blah' (not quite bad but not so good either): I personally am not the most adept photographer and think this needs a lot more dedication than I was originally willing to give to learn how to properly use the camera. That said I found the time some months down the line and actually read through the instruction manual that you can download for free from the Olympus website; and then its OK to work with as a hobby photographer.
While it is compact, it is quite hefty and not as light as some of the newer SLRs out there; but for the price I was willing to take that into account. Plus, I like to know I am holding something in my hands - helps me think about balance and angle a bit more.
I also think that pictures, indoors and in low lighting, with the in-built flash it comes with, are really bad and so I will need to invest in an add-on external flash soon.
I prefer using the manual eyelet to frame the picture versus the screen, because the screen slows down taking the shot by quite a bit; however, since I learned taking and framing pictures on an old antique Pentax, this (and the manual zoom on the lens) is actually a nice little bit of nostalgia each time I frame and focus.
What is really irksome is that it uses an Olympus memory card which cost me an extra $20 to purchase (only 2GB) - I do prefer the SD cards especially since they slot into all sorts of other gadgets I have (i.e. are more versatile) and have loads more capacity.
The 'yay!' (the great): That said, it takes the MOST BEAUTIFUL shots with this lens (14-42mm), particularly close ups, when the light is there. I am currently considering buying the pancake lens as an addition to see how that frames photos and, of course, an external flash. Perhaps taking pictures with those will change my star rating in future.
I was also able to purchase a replacement battery for all of $10 and both batteries last ages in comparison to the other SLR I own; plus they are really easy to transport and recharge (takes only a half hour); and exceptionally easy to switch when empty.
As you can tell more 'blah' than 'yay!' - hence the 3 stars. However I was able to revive my other SLR and it was a decent buy so I didn't return it... Now it works great as a 2nd camera in my opinion, and I would recommend as such rather than as a 1st and/or one and only.
The pancake lens is so comfortable and convenient, I am quite willing to overcome its lack of perfection -- it's more than good enough. And the 50mm is for me the sharpest lens, with some of the most beautiful images that I have had in many yearsOlympus Evolt E420 10MP Digital SLR Camera with 25mm f/2.8 Pancake Zuiko Lens.
And, peculiarly, I am thrilled that this camera focuses so dependably. I've used lots of Nikons and Canons. In recent years, I've suffered a lot from erratic focusing, mostly with the Canon DSLRs. The confidence I feel with the e-420 makes shooting a real pleasure.
Downside? Memory cards are expensive. Although supposedly Microdrives aren't made anymore so that's one step towards making this camera obsolete. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong. For beginners, patience. This camera is a computer that takes pictures. Don't let the techie talk discourage you. The manual is your bible. Read it and click away. Thanks.