Olympus E-420 Digital SLR Camera
10 Megapixel , Live View , 2.7" LCD , Image Stabiliser
Features | Standard Accessories | Technical Specification | Latest Prices | Buy Now The E-420 is the world's smallest digital SLR with all the features you need to take great pictures anywhere you go, every day. The innovative and unique Olympus Autofocus Live View function allows you to frame and focus your photos using the large 2.7-inch LCD as a viewfinder. The E-420's Scene Select Modes make you an instant expert -- or switch to manual mode to expand your creative control. This feature-rich digital SLR also sports Shadow Adjustment Technology and Face Detection, both viewable in real time on the Live View LCD.
The lightweight, 10-megapixel Olympus E420 DSLR offers heavyweight technologies, including a bigger, more viewable 2.7-inch LCD and consumer-friendly fast On-Screen Autofocus, Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology and Perfect Shot Preview to get the most out of the Live View experience. Additionally, when it comes to Live View, not all LCDs are created equal. At 2.7 inches, the portable E420 LCD is large enough for users to compose and review images without squinting. The small camera’s LCD is not just larger, it is part of a camera with technologies intelligent enough to take advantage of the Live View photography experience. These innovative technologies include: On-Screen Autofocus works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects in focus on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way. Face Detection Technology targets and locks on up to eight faces to ensure they are in focus and crystal clear for amazing portraits. New and Improved HyperCrystal II Technology delivers twice the contrast and better viewing in extreme lighting conditions, a broader range of color detail, and a wider angle of view on the LCD so you and your friends can see it up to 176 degrees off-center. Shadow Adjustment Technology captures detail in the bright areas of a frame and opens up detail in the shadows that other cameras would render too dark or underexposed. Perfect Shot Preview enables you to view and select your favorite effect right on the LCD, and see how the image will look before you even capture it, so you know that what you see is what you get.
Salient Features for Olympus E-420 Digital SLR Camera
WORLD'S SMALLEST. The E-420 is small enough to fit into a purse or a jacket pocket and light enough to shoot with comfortably all day. Measuring 5.1 inches by 3.6 inches by 2.1 inches (excluding protrusions), it is the world’s smallest digital SLR. And at a featherweight 13.4 ounces, only its predecessor (E-410) weighs less. AUTOFOCUS WITH LIVE VIEW. Two innovative technologies merge to create a unique digital experience. The E-420’s on-Screen Autofocus works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects in focus on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way. And the Live View LCD, enables photographers to hold the camera away from their faces and at angles they just cannot reach by using the optical viewfinder alone. FACE DETECTION. The E-420’s Face Detection feature distinguishes between people’s faces and the background. This innovative technology tracks up to eight faces within the image area and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. SHADOW ADJUSTMENT TECHNOLOGY. Shooting scenes with shadows can be tricky because of the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas. The E-420 addresses this challenge with Shadow Adjustment Technology that compensates for extreme contrast when shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. This technology works automatically when using Face Detection Mode, Live View and in Scene Select Modes. DUST REDUCTION. Life moves too fast to spend time worrying about dust ruining your images. Olympus’ proven Dust Reduction System produces spot-free photos with the exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter™. The patented
ultrasonic technology vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the front of the image sensor and captures it on a special adhesive membrane every time the camera is turned on. DIGITAL IMAGE STABILIZATION. The E-420's Digital Image Stabilization, activated as a Scene Select Mode, allows high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds so you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving.
2.7" HYPERCRYSTAL II LCD. New and Improved HyperCrystal II™ Technology delivers twice the contrast and better viewing in extreme lighting conditions, a broader range of color detail, and a wider angle of view on the LCD so you and your friends can see it up to 176 degrees off-center. 10 MEGAPIXEL LIVE MOS. Get amazingly detailed, colorful and clear images with the 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor. This high-resolution sensor captures all the detail needed to make large prints, or even crop without losing detail. The E-420 sensor's high dynamic range, accurate color rendition and low noise characteristics let you capture great images, even at high ISO settings. PERFECT SHOT PREVIEW. Perfect Shot Preview enables you to view and select your favorite effect right on the LCD, and see how the image will look before you even capture it, so you know that what you see is what you get. WIRELESS FLASH. If you decide to venture into the arena of advanced lighting, the E-420 is ready to meet the challenge. The E-420 is compatible with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless electronic flashes that are designed exclusively for digital photography. When these flashes are used in combination with the E-420, wireless multi-flash photography is possible.
Standard Accessories for Olympus E-420 Digital DSLR Camera
Olympus E-420 Digital SLR Camera Lens (ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6) and (ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm f4.0-5.6)
BLS-1 Lithium Ion Battery BCS-1 Battery Charger USB Cable Video Cable Olympus Master 2 CD-ROM Instruction Manual Warranty card
Technical Specifications of Olympus E-420 Digital DSLR Camera
Body color Sensor Black • Four Thirds Live MOS sensor
• 10 million effective pixels • 11.8 million total pixels • RGB Color Filter Array Anti-dust measures • Supersonic Wave Filter • 3648 x 2736 • 3200 x 2400 • 2560 x 1920 • 1600 x 1200 • 1280 x 960 • 1024 x 768 • 640 x 480 • ORF (12-bit compressed RAW) • JPEG Superfine (1:2.7) • JPEG fine (1:4) • JPEG normal (1:8) • JPEG basic (1:12) • ORF (RAW) + JPEG • sRGB • AdobeRGB Four Thirds mount • TTL Phase detection • Contrast detection system (with 25mm f2.8, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6, 40-150mm f4-5.6) • Single AF (S-AF) • Continuous AF (C-AF) • Manual focus (MF) • Auto • Option selectable • 3-point multiple AF with phase detection • 11-point multiple AF with contrast detection Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AEL button (customizable) Interlocked with Continuous-AF Yes • Programmed auto (P) with flexible program • Shutter-priority auto (S) • Aperture priority auto (A) • Manual (M) • Scene program AE - Portrait - Landscape - Macro - Sport - Night + portrait
Color space Lens mount Autofocus
AF Area mode Focus area Focus lock Focus tracking AF Assist
• Scene select AE - Portrait - Landscape - Landscape + portrait - Night Scene - Night + portrait - Children - Sport - High-key - Low-key - Digital image stabilization - Macro - Nature Macro - Candle - Sunset - Fireworks - Documents - Beach/snow - Panorama (when using Olympus xD-Picture Card) TTL open-aperture exposure metering system • Digital ESP metering • 49-point multi pattern metering • Center-weighted average • Spot: Meters approx 2% for viewfinder screen • Spot with Highlight control • Spot with Shadow control • EV 1 - 20 (at normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100) • +/- 5.0 EV • 1/3 EV steps Exposure can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway or by pressing AEL button (customizable) 3 frames in 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV steps • Auto • ISO 100 • ISO 200 • ISO 400 • ISO 800 • ISO 1600 • Computerized focal-plane shutter • Auto mode: 2 - 1/4000 sec • P,S,A, M modes: 60 - 1/4000 sec • Bulb: up to 30 min • Auto (TTL white-balance with Live MOS sensor) • Eight manual modes with fine-tuning o Lamp (3000K) o Fluorescent 1 (4000K) o Fluorescent 2 (4500K) o Fluorescent 3 (6600K)
Metering range Exposure compen. AE Lock AE Bracketing
o Daylight (5300K) o Flash (5500K) o Cloudy (6000K) o Shade (7500K) • Preset white balance (can register 2000K - 140000K) WB fine tuning Image parameters +/- 7 steps in Amber-Blue or Green-Magenter axis • Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone • Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness adjustable in 5 steps (no Saturation in Mono) • Four levels of gradation available • Picture tones and filter effects availabl in Monotone mode • Optical fixed eye-level • Penta-mirror type -1 • Built-in diopter adjustment (-3.0 to +1.0 m ) • Frame coverage 95% (approx.) -1 • Viewfinder magnification approx. 0.92x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m • Focusing screen: Neo Lumi-Micro Mat screen • Aperture value • Shutter speed • Record mode • AF confirmation mark • Flash • White Balance • AE lock • Number of storable still image remaining • Exposure compensation value • Metering mode • Battery warning • Exposure mode • AF frame (super impose) • 100% field of view • Exposure adjustment preview • White Balance adjustment preview • Gradation setting preview • HyperCrystal II LCD (semi-transmissive TFT color LCD) • 2.7" • 230,000 dots 100% Guide number 12 at ISO 100 (m) 1/180 sec or less. Super FP up to 1/4000 • TTL-Auto (with pre-flash) • Auto • Manual • Auto • Red-eye reduction • Red-eye reduction slow sync
LCD monitor Playback field of view Built-in flash Sync speed Flash control
• Slow sync at first curtain • Slow sync at second curtain • Fill-in Flash compensation Wireless flash • -2 to +2 EV • 1/3 steps • Compatible with FL-50R or FL-36R • 4 channels • 3 groups • Single-frame shooting (3.5 fps) • Sequential shooting • Self-timer • Remote control • Unlimited Large, Normal compression JPEG, 8 RAW frames 12 or 2 sec RM-UC1 cable release or RM-1 optical remote control • Single frame • Index (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames) • Calendar • Zoom (2-14x) • Compact Flash Type I and II • xD Picture Card NTSC or PAL selectable • High speed USB • Dedicated AV multi-connector English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (US Spec) • BLS-1 Li-ion battery • 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) • 30-90% humidity 129.5 x 91 x 53 mm (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.1 in) 380 g (13.4 oz) E-420 body, Li-ion battery BLS-1, Li-ion battery charger BCS-1, USB cable, Video cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Registration card, Eye piece cap EP-4
Continuous buffer Self-timer Remote control Playback functions
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