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Olympus Evolt E-420 DSLR Camera

10 Megapixels10 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexContinuous DriveContinuous DriveManual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts xD memory.Accepts xD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Olympus Evolt E-420 is a Entry-Level DSLR with a Four-Thirds sensor and a Four-Thirds lens mount. Its 10 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-1600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-1600. With 10 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 1m. This camera can make Bulb exposures up to 8m. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Olympus Evolt E-420

The Olympus Evolt E-420 features a 3-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Olympus Evolt E-420 is performed via a small reflex optical viewfinder with 0.92X magnification and 95% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.44X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandOlympus ModelEvolt E-420
Sensor 10 Megapixels CMOS *LiveMOS sensor. Sensor Size 17 x 13mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 1600 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 60s, bulb up to 8m
Lens MountFour-Thirds MountCrop Factor2X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 3-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *DMF available in AF-S & AF-C modes.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.92X - 95% Coverage
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 230K Pixels 2.7" LCD 100% Coverage *15-step color-balance.
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes18Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Night, Night+Portrait, Children, Sport, High Key, Low Key, Digital Image Stabilization, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±1 EV
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 3.5 FPS, Unlimited JPEG, 6 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 12s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired, Infrared Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash YesSuper FP up to 1/4000s. (GN 12) Flash Sync 1/180s
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Compact Flash, xD GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 500 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2008-03-05, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 130 x 92 x 54mm (W x H x D) Weight 380g

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Olympus E-420 Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

10 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-1600
Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-60s
95% Coverage
Small Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
3.5 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesSpot-Metering
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsHot-Shoe
Lithium-Ion Battery
Compact Flash
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