Summary Olympus E-420

Prices Price
Body only
$999
With 14-42mm lens
$370
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 3
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 11
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Megapixels
Help 10 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2.7"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Videos

Olympus E-420 | DVD Presentation - Part 1    -    [eduardc_4d]
  • Sample video
  • Autofocus
  • Manual focus
  • Time-lapse
Olympus E-420 | DVD Presentation - Part 2    -    [eduardc_4d]
  • Tutorial
  • Exposure bracketing
  • White balance
  • Shooting video
Olympus E-420 | DVD Presentation - Part 3 - [eduardc_4d]
  • Tutorial
  • Exposure bracketing
  • White balance
  • Shooting video

Pros

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The Olympus E-420 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Shutter lag Short shutter lag Help
138 ms shutter lag
Size Really small Help
Standard size 130x91x53 mm
Thickness Thin Help
2.1"
Weight Light Help
426 g
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$369.97
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds

Cons

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The Olympus E-420 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
527 ISO
Movie format No movies Help
None
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.4 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor size Very small sensor Help
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
56.0
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.5 bits
Screen size Small screen Help
2.7"
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.46x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.5 fps
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Lens availability Very few lenses available Help
40 lenses
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
Announced Old Help
March, 2008
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Popularity Not so popular Help
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