Olympus E-420 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus E-420 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: E-420
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $599.99
Street Price: $399.95
Date Available: 2008-05-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 16.0 oz (453 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.1 in.
(130 x 91 x 53 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 11.8
Effective Megapixels: 10.0
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), 12-bit RAW (.ORF)
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie Frame Rate: 0.00, 0.00
Movie File Format:  
Optics
Lens Mount: Four Thirds
Kit Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W), f/5.6 - ?? (T)
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 58mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection, 11-point Contrast Detect in Live View mode
Face Detection: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.92x mag., 14mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 1600 (1/3EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Custom, One-Touch
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 49-zone Digital ESP, Center Weighted Average, Spot / Highlight Spot / Shadow Spot (Spot Approx. 1%)
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, Sport, High Key, Low Key, Digital Image Stabilization, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama* (* Available with the Olympus xD-Picture Card), Beach & Snow
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Fill-in, Slow synchronization (1st or 2nd curtain), Manual, Off.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive / xD
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: RM-UC1 cable, RM-1 IR
Other Connection: Dedicated multi-connector; Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLS-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLS-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 500
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Live View with Onsreen Autofocus, Face Detection, HyperCrystal II LCD, Shadow Adjustment, Perfect Shot Preview, Dust Reduction, Wireless Flash Capability.

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