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E-420 & Dual Lens Kit
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6
Small yet perfectly formed for digital photography
For when size really does matter there's the E-420 from Olympus, one of the most compact and lightweight digital SLRs in existence. Perfect for the travel photographer and those for who portability is key, the E-420 delivers photography without compromise thanks to the unique properties of the Olympus E-system and its adopted Four Thirds Standard. Courtesy of an LCD with Live View, it's user friendly too, with the choice of either viewfinder or rear screen for shot composition.
Extend your creative boundaries at both wide and telephoto ends of the spectrum with this value-added dual lens kit comprising 14-42mm lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 28-84mm (a full 3x zoom performance), ideal for landscapes, plus 40-150mm perfectly suited to both portrait and sports photography. Due to the unique properties of the Four Thirds system, like the E420 DSLR both lenses are much more compact and lightweight than their 35mm equivalents..
More performance, more ease of use
Now, with the intuitive and innovative E-420, high performance digital photography can be achieved by anyone, and in a light and take-anywhere form. Whatever your level of experience, high quality pictures are guaranteed due to the inclusion of 28 shooting modes, with pre-optimised settings for a range of subjects and conditions plus automatic and manual options.
Crisp, richly detailed images are delivered courtesy of a 10 megapixel Live MOS sensor, supported by a TruePic III image processor allowing the implementation of Olympus' Shadow Adjustment Technology to enable even exposures even in tricky lighting, low noise and fast processing speed.
A case in point; sequential shooting of up to eight full resolution RAW images at 3.5 frames per second (fps) sis possible for those photographers requiring both optimum image quality and optimum speed.
Further ensuring stunning results, dust is kept at bay thanks to Olympus' proprietary Supersonic Wave Filter, which shakes the senor free of any undesirables.
Aiding ease of use, photographers can compose and review images courtesy of a generous 2.7-inch HyperCrystal II LCD screen, with 100% scene coverage and the ability to magnify the image by 7x or 10x to help with manual focusing. A Perfect Shot Preview function also allows camera settings to be witnessed on screen and monitored in real time.
Auto focus performance has further been enhanced, with a contrast AF system for the added convenience of being able to see the effects of auto focusing in Live View mode immediately on the E-420's LCD.
10 Megapixel Live MOS sensor Crisp, detailed shots for perfect quality images every time
Large 6.9cm / 2.7'' HyperCrystal II LCD
Comfortable viewing with Autofocus Live View
Dust-free photography with powerful and highly effective Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system
Designed for digital Four Thirds Standard.
Fast 3.5 fps continuous shooting with up to 9 images in RAW buffe
Face Detection Technology for perfectly focused and exposed faces plus correct exposure for other image areas. Face Detection of up to 8 people.
A technology designed to improve exposure for pictures with dark areas.
28 shooting modes including automatic, semi-automatic and manual shooting options, ensure complete versatility whilst shooting a multitude of photographic situations
THE WORLDS SMALLEST AND LIGHTEST D-SLR*
Exceptional portability and mobility - take it anywhere you go
AUTOFOCUS LIVE VIEW
Comfortable and simplified composition with Autofocus Live View on a large 2.7"/6.9cm HyperCrystal II LCD
LIVE VIEW WITH CONTRAST AF, FACE DETECTION, SHADOW ADJUSTMENT TECHNOLOGY & PHASE DETECTION AF SYSTEM
Retains both ease of use and the distinct D-SLR quality advantages simultaneously
BUILT-IN FLASH AND WIRELESS FLASH CONTROL
Greater shooting versatility due to the option of wireless flash control, significantly extending lighting options
DUAL SLOT - XD/CF
Accepts xD-Picture Cards and Compact Flash card.
PERFECT SHOT PREVIEW
Olympus' new Perfect Shot Preview mode stands out among these features as one of the most useful aspects of the camera. This mode lets you preview how your picture will look under four different EV compensation or white balance settings. If you shoot in awkward lighting, Perfect Shot Preview can really help you take a proper shot without a lot of trial-and-error or menu-hunting.
Olympus' newest-generation image processing engine. It automatically enhances important aspects of image quality including: Colour reproduction (colour range, saturation and brightness), picture sharpness (reduced image noise, improved edge reproduction), as well as providing faster processing speeds.
New ergonomicly designed grip for improved comfort and ease of operation.
*As of March 2008
I just bought the E420, so I dont have much to say about its quality as a camera yet, but I noticed one thing that really got me worked up! Read morePublished on 16 Jan 2010 by gj Arthur
I have previously owned an Olympus 35mm SLR so I was looking to re-use a lot of my old OM kit, which I can with a suitable adaptor from OM to four thirds mount. Read morePublished on 3 Feb 2009 by V. Elliott