Samsung EX1 vs Olympus E-420

Winner
Samsung EX1

57

Olympus E-420

25

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung EX1

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (114×63×29 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-420

Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-420.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Samsung EX1.

competitors

Samsung EX1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$2,042

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$403 - $448

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus E-420 Competitors

Nikon D40

Nikon D40

Entry-level DSLR

$975 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Smaller screen
Olympus E-510

Olympus E-510

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Smaller screen
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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