Olympus E-420

Olympus has being always very famous of the perfect performance and remarkable quality of its cameras and camcorders and this is the reason the company has got a very perfect status in the international markets. The range of SLR cameras has always received a huge round of applause from the customers and market dealers because the company has always tried to bring something which will also be very fantastic and unique. In this article I am gain to review another huge success gainer the ‘Olympus E-420’ which has also claimed to be the smallest digital SLR camera of the world.

Photo by Jason Quinn
Photo by Jason Quinn

The functionalities of this camera are a bit similar to its predecessor but it’s the first ever SLR camera which fits best in your purse or jacket pocket and the light weight allows you to shoot whole day without getting tired. It comes with a 10 Mp resolution, live view and a new dust reduction system which is just fantastic. It also features some improved sensor with dynamic range which ensures better picture quality and perfect results in terms of clarity and sharpness.


  1. The best feature of this camera is its smallest ever size which makes it possible to carry a digital SLR camera in the pocket of your purse or jacket and the light weight is also pretty ideal to carry with you.
  2. It has an advance face detection technology which distinguishes between the people’s faces and background. The innovative technology can track up to eight faces at a time in a picture.
  3. It has an advance shadow reduction technology that compensates for extreme contrast between the dark and light areas and any professional photographer would know how difficult it is to cope with shadows in a picture.
  4. It has a fantastic dust removing technology with the exclusive supersonic wave filter, the ultrasonic technology vibrates the sensor before taking image which removes dust and gives a dust-free clear image.
  5. The digital image stabilization is activated as a scene selected mode which allows high ISO technology and a faster shutter speed.


  1. Memory: CompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card (Dual-Slot)
  2. Sensor Size17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
  3. Effective Pixels number: 10 million pixels
  4. Size: 2.7 inches
  5. LCD Product type: HyperCrystal II LCD (semi-transmissive TFT color LCD)
  6. Operating Temperature: 32-104F / 0 – 40 (operation) / -20 – 60 (storage)
  7. Operating Humidity: 30 – 90% (operation) / 10 – 90% (storage)
  8. Brightness control: 15 levels
  9. Color Balance: 15 levels
  10. Focus mode: Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / C-AF + MF
  11. Shutter speed: Auto mode: 2 – 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings), P(Ps), S, A, M mode: 60 – 1/4000 sec. (Bulb: up to 8 min. with limiter), Scene program/Scene select mode: 4 – 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings) 1/3EV steps
  12. Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)

This is thus a very fantastic new digital SLR camera with outclass capabilities and convenient weight. The capabilities of this camera make your image more real like and store your memories very clearly and sharply. So if you want to have a full highly functional camera and want to carry that one in your purse than this is the one according to your requirements.

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