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Olympus EVolt E-620 Comparative Crops

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous 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.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: 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.

Comparative Crops

The Olympus Evolt E-620 is one of the smallest DSLRs available and is not even much larger than the mirror-less E-P1 which offers a slightly more advanced feature-set which includes ISO 6400, 2-axis digital level and movie-recording but no flash and much slower autofocus performance. Here we compare the Olympus E-620 to the Pentax K-7 which is a much more advanced DSLR and the Olympus E-P1, to see how the E-620 fits in terms of image quality. All images below are 100% crops at each available ISO setting. The camera was set to maximum image quality and aperture priority.

The crops below show that the E-620 produce very usable results up to ISO 400 whereas the other two manage this up to ISO 800. There is more softness and more noise in the E-620's images, probably due to a stronger anti-alias filter. Still, ISO 800 can be used for a mid-sized print and the higher ISO work for small prints as well.

Olympus E-P1

Olympus Evolt E-620

Pentax K-7


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Olympus Evolt E-620
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By on 2009/12/11
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Olympus E-620 Facts


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-3200
Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-60s
2-Axis Built-in Stabilization, 4-Stop ImprovementFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
95% Coverage
Small Viewfinder
Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Built-in Dust ReductionSpot-Metering
4 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesHot-Shoe
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Compact Flash
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