08 Jul
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Olympus E-420 

Basing its digital SLR offerings on the Four-Thirds System, Olympus has produced a whole line of unusually compact digital SLRs suited to entry-level users. The new Olympus E-420 will replace last year’s E-410 in the market. As is generally the case with new digital camera models, the E-420 sports a number of enhancements relative to the previous model. Here’s a brief list of notable improvements found in the new Olympus E-420:

  • Auto Focus in Live View by depressing the shutter release button halfway (Contrast-Detect autofocus)
  • New grip on the front of the body for a more secure hold
  • Face Detection Technology (Taking advantage of contrast-detect AF)
  • Shadow Adjustment Technology for greater detail in the shadows
  • Larger 2.7″ HyperCrystal II LCD Display – Twice the contrast for better viewing in extreme lighting conditions, broader color gamut displays a greater range of color detail, wider view up to 176 degrees off center
  • Perfect Shot Preview – Live exposure effects displayed in a thumbnail view on the LCD for easy selection/adjustment prior to capturing the image
  • 10MP Live MOS sensor with improved dynamic range – more detailed images
  • Improved Auto WB (white balance) performance with a new algorithm for more accurate color – Similar color reproduction to the Flagship E-3 model
  • Increased sequence shooting speed up to 3.5fps
  • Wireless flash capability with the FL-36R or FL-56R

The Olympus E-420 began shipping from May 2008.

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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in cameras


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