Light weight and small size make it far more portable than most DSLRs. Live view lets you compose onscreen instead of peering through the viewfinder. Speedy autofocus. No discernible shutter lag. Paging all photo geeks
RAW format support.
Pocketable size (particularly with 25mm pancake lens)
Great walk-around camera
11-point contrast-detect autofocus in Live View (but slow
And works with only a few lenses)
Digital-specific lens line offers advantage in edge-to-edge sharpness
Improved grip over the earlier E-410 and £170 cheaper on launch
While larger LCD screen aids visibility
More consistent white balance performance from shot to shot
With a vivid option to increase saturation still...
Very compact and lightweight digital SLR
Especially when combined with the 25mm pancake lens
Comfortable to hold despite the lack of a real grip
Control panel display allows quick access to most important shooting parameters
Generally snappy performan...
Very good photo quality
Good value starts at $500
Worlds smallest DSLR
Excellent build quality
Dust reduction system
Live view with contrast detect AF and face detection (with some lenses) on a 2.7"
Full manual contro...
Little effort to carry
Excellent value for money
Small form factor
Live View with autofocus
Scene modes to help beginners get started
Super Sonic Wave Filter.
Good image and color quality
Intuitive controls (once you get familiar with the Super Control Panel
The Olympus E-420 makes an excellent choice for an entry level DSLR, and it's available at a price that's just a little higher than most advanced SLR-like compact point-and-shoots. When coupled with the excellent kit lens, it produces surprisingly good...
StowedOlympus has delivered a remarkable product in the E-420 and the 25mm Zuiko. I hope that they’re considering releasing other pancake lenses. A 12 or 14mm prime AF f/2.8 pancake lens would be a very welcome addition.In the meantime, I’m en...
There is no doubt that I really like the Olympus E-420 but I would have loved it even more if some of the negatives I listed hadn’t been present (like the bad AF Assist Lamp implementation, being a little noisy in low light, Live View being slow)...
Abstract: The Olympus E-420 is well worth the amateur photographer’s consideration. If there is only one feature that should drive the purchase of your next camera (or even your first camera, for that matter), it would have to be ability to interchange lenses, ...
Compact, easy to use and inexpensive, the Olympus E-420 is a good DSLR option for anyone nervous about trading up from a pocket camera, while E-410 owners can rest easy that any upgrading is relatively minor. ...
Abstract: The Olympus E-420 is currently the world’s smallest digital SLR. Offering professional performance and features in a compact, lightweight body, the 10-megapixel E-420 includes Live View, a 2.7-inch LCD and Face Detection. It can capture both RAW...
Abstract: The Olympus E-420 is the successor to the very popular E-410 from last year. Olympus designed this portable model for those who are ready to step up to the power and performance of a digital SLR, yet still expect the ease of use and ability to compose ...
Abstract: Founded in 1919, Olympus has been one of the Big 5 camera manufacturers in the US since the late 50s introduction of its very popular half frame film camera the Olympus Pen. Some of its other well known film cameras were the Olympus RC (one of my fa...
Compact and lightweight design; Live View is great for taking shots at difficult angles; good dynamic range; dust reduction system.
Poor ISO performance; slow focusing in Live View mode.
All in all, the main advantage the E-420 over other entry-level DSLR is its size and weight. It is compact and light enough to be carried around for every day use, making it ideal for amateur photographers looking to practise their skills. The Live Vi...
Abstract: Hybrid AF: When this mode is selected, the camera first employs contrast-detection AF to set approximate focus so the image looks quite sharp on the LCD monitor. There’s no interruption of the live preview display. Press the shutter button to t...