Olympus E-420 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses reviews and prices: SLR camera

12 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
Olympus E-420 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses: 10 MP (Megapixels), Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
light weight, easy to use.
Bad points:
does not come with a memory card.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Ease to use 'master' menu, cracking image quality, easy to choose 'scene' options, too many things to list...
Bad points:
Nothing I can find so far
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Aug 2009

Emma , Perth Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The twin lense kit for anyone new to the world of DSLR is brilliant as it starts you off being able to experiment with the different abilities of different lenses. Bright LCD screen and easy-to-use menu for navigating the multiple settings. The camera offers all of the same automatic features as are on a regular Olympus compact (based on Olympus FE230) plus the more sophistacated manual options you would expect to find with a DSLR.
Bad points:
It not easy to find fault with this camera kit. There are only two points. 1) Grip on the camera's body is a little bit awkward, making it difficult to hold it for a long time. However, the camera is very light-weight in relativity to other DSLRs, and the strap makes it comfortable when walking around. 2) I cannot, as of yet, find out how to put the autofocus off, which is a little bit annoying. But, seeing as these are the only faults i can pick out, it really is very good!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2009

Peter, Nottingham Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Better quality photographs than my previous compact digital camera
Bad points:
I upgraded from a Nikon Coolpix compact camera - the Olympus E420 is more sophisticated and therefore has a greater learning curve.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2009

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
PictBridge No
Weight (g) 380
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
RAW Format Yes
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 58
Max. Aperture Lens 2 f3.5-4.5
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 2 58
Release date 2008-04-23
Height in mm 91
Width in mm 129.5
Depth in mm 53
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes
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Manufacturer's Description

  • World’s most compact D-SLR*
  • Exceptional ease of use
  • Comfortable viewing with Autofocus Live View
  • 100% D-SLR quality
  • 6.9cm / 2.7’’ HyperCrystal II LCD
  • 10 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • Face Detection for perfectly focused and exposed faces
  • Shadow Adjustment Technology
  • Excellent dust reduction system
  • Built-In flash and wireless flash control
  • 3.5fps with up to 8 images in RAW buffer
  • Four Thirds Standard
  • 28 shooting modes
  • ISO 100-1600
  • TruePic III image processor
  • One-touch white balance
  • AF / AE lock functionality
  • Depth of field preview
  • Anti-shock (Mirror lock) function
  • Beginners’ and advanced info screen
  • 100% field of view via LCD
  • Detailed playback info screen with histogram
  • Bracketing functions
  • Perfect image control
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0

The latest addition to the Olympus E-System, the E-420, represents a winning formula for both seasoned photographers and entrants to the D-SLR domain alike. Users benefit from the remarkable quality only D-SLR photography can deliver, yet also enjoy the ease of use usually only associated with a compact camera. This includes Live View depictions on the LCD, which can significantly simplify image composition. In addition, as one of the world’s smallest and lightest D-SLRs, mobility is hardly an issue. The E-420 will fit just about anywhere – from a small daypack to a lady’s handbag. This makes it a perfect companion for journalists, travellers or other adventurers who appreciate the one-of-a-kind portability, performance and value for money it delivers. The easy-to-use 10.0 Megapixel E-420 features 28 shooting modes to suit a multitude of photographic situations and is ready to use straight out of the box. It will be available in stores from late April 2008.

*As of March 2008

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