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Olympus E-420 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 14-42mm Lens

BH #OLEE4201442 • MFR #262081
Olympus
Olympus E-420 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 14-42mm Lens
Key Features
  • 10.0 Megapixel
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • Four Thirds System
  • Supersonic Wave Filter Anti-dust System
The Olympus E-420 SLR Digital Camera has crammed into one of the smallest Digital SLR bodies available, all the features you need to take great pictures. The high resolution 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor captures exquisite detail, and provides you with the flexibility to crop your images and still produce large, detailed prints.

The 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 is also very easy to use with a host of Scene Select Modes that make everyone an instant expert, or you can use the camera's advanced exposure modes including program, aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual control for the ultimate in creative control.

Furthermore, you'll get a great shot in any lighting situation with five metering modes including the 49-point ESP Meter, plus Shadow Adjustment Technology and the Face Detection feature, both viewable in real time on the Live View LCD.

Even with all of this power, the E-420 is incredibly easy to use. The ergonomic and lightweight design of the camera body means that the camera will be comfortable to hold even after a long day of sightseeing, and the 2.7" HyperCrystal II LCD enables images to be beautifully displayed in vivid color, even from 176-degree viewing angles or in bright sunlight, making it simple to preview and review your images.

The E-420 also solves the dust problem commonly found with SLR cameras by providing a proven anti-dust system that utilizes a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the image sensor to literally shake the dust away, so that your pictures will be spotless - every time.

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Olympus E-420 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210.0 Megapixel Resolution
  • 32.7" LCD Display
  • 4Live View Viewfinder
  • 5Perfect Shot Preview
  • 6Professional Quality Zuiko-Digital Lens
  • 7Anti-Dust System
  • 8Compact and Comfortable Design
  • 9TruePic III Image Processor
  • 10Versatile Color Modes
  • 11Face Detection Technology
  • 12Shadow Adjustment Technology
  • 13Advanced Exposure Modes
  • 1418 Easy-to-use Scene Modes
  • 15Digital Image Stabilization
  • 16Built-in and External Flash
  • 17Capture in JPEG or RAW
  • 18Dual Card Slot
  • 19Auto-Connect USB & Direct Print Compatible

The Olympus E-420 SLR Digital Camera has crammed into one of the smallest Digital SLR bodies available, all the features you need to take great pictures. The high resolution 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor captures exquisite detail, and provides you with the flexibility to crop your images and still produce large, detailed prints.

The 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 is also very easy to use with a host of Scene Select Modes that make everyone an instant expert, or you can use the camera's advanced exposure modes including program, aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual control for the ultimate in creative control.

Furthermore, you'll get a great shot in any lighting situation with five metering modes including the 49-point ESP Meter, plus Shadow Adjustment Technology and the Face Detection feature, both viewable in real time on the Live View LCD.

Even with all of this power, the E-420 is incredibly easy to use. The ergonomic and lightweight design of the camera body means that the camera will be comfortable to hold even after a long day of sightseeing, and the 2.7" HyperCrystal II LCD enables images to be beautifully displayed in vivid color, even from 176-degree viewing angles or in bright sunlight, making it simple to preview and review your images.

The E-420 also solves the dust problem commonly found with SLR cameras by providing a proven anti-dust system that utilizes a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the image sensor to literally shake the dust away, so that your pictures will be spotless - every time.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution

The Olympus E-420 incorporates a 10-megapixel effective resolution Live-MOS imaging sensor that provides professional quality image resolution and lower noise than other image sensors, even at high ISO settings. This high-resolution sensor captures all the detail needed to make large prints, or even crop without losing detail.

2.7" LCD Display

The 2.7 HyperCrystal II LCD has approximately 230,000 pixels, a broader range of color detail, and provides many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors, making it easy to view your shots, even in bright sunlight. Plus, you'll be able to see the screen with amazing clarity from almost any angle.

Live View Viewfinder

The Live View technology enables the photographer to hold the camera away from his or her face, making it easier to compose and shoot in any situation, from any angle, and the 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.

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.

Professional Quality Zuiko-Digital Lens

The E-420 SLR is fully compatible with all of the Olympus Zuiko lenses - they are precision-engineered and designed especially for digital photography to provide edge-to-edge clarity and even brightness across your image. Furthermore, there is a large selection of Zuiko lenses available ranging from extremely wide angle to high zoom telephoto lenses as well as specialty lenses. The camera is also compatible with all Four-Thirds mount lenses made by other manufacturers.

Anti-Dust System

The proven anti-dust system ensures that you'll get spotless pictures - every time. Every time you turn on the E-420, the Supersonic Wave Filter - located between the shutter and the image sensor - silently vibrates an amazing 35,000 times per second, so dust is flung away and collected so it can't come back. As a result, you can change lenses anywhere without worrying about dust.

Compact and Comfortable Design

The lightweight and compact body of the E-420 is ergonomically designed for superior comfort so it's a pleasure to carry and use for hours at a time; it is even small enough to fit into a purse or a jacket pocket.

TruePic III Image Processor

The TruePic III Image Processor provides fast camera operation and processing speed for more responsive camera operation. Along with the speed advantages, TruePic III also produces crystal clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to provide you with brilliantly clear and bright photos with accurate skin tones.

Versatile Color Modes

The Evolt E-420 is compatible with sRGB or Adobe RGB color spaces, and you can fine-tune your photo's colors with five modes (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone, Sepia), or shoot in black and white using five monochrome modes. Altogether, the advanced color modes of the E-420 let you be as creative as your imagination allows.

Face Detection Technology

The E-420 incorporates the latest Face Detection technology that 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

The E-420 addresses the challenge of shooting under high contrast lighting conditions with its 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.

Advanced Exposure Modes

Exercise tight control over your photos with the cameras extensive advanced exposure modes including program, aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual control. Get a great shot in any lighting situation with five metering modes including the new 49-point ESP Meter.

18 Easy-to-use Scene Modes

The Evolt E-420 makes it easy to shoot like a pro with 18 easy-to-use Scene Select Modes covering practically every common shooting scenario including Portrait, Fireworks, Sports, Landscape, Sunset, and many more. Simply select the right mode for your shot, and the E-420 takes care of the rest.

Digital Image Stabilization

The E-420 provides Digital Image Stabilization as a Scene Select Mode, utilizing the cameras high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds to freeze the action and capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving.

Built-in and External Flash

Use the built-in, auto pop-up flash with six modes including auto and redeye reduction, and even manually adjust the flash intensity for a custom look. You can also attach an external flash such as the FL-36 to the Hot Shoe for even more illuminating options. The E-420 is also compatible with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless electronic flashes that are designed exclusively for digital photography making wireless multi-flash photography possible.

Capture in JPEG or RAW

Shoot using JPEG format for no-hassle sharing, printing, and viewing. Or shoot using RAW format for highest image quality and control.

Dual Card Slot

The E-420 has two memory slots, one that hold Compact Flash (Type I & II) or Microdrive cards and one for xD-picture cards. Use the dual slot design to transfer images you want to save from one card to another for better management of your important images.

Auto-Connect USB & Direct Print Compatible

Transfer your images faster and easier to a computer for viewing, editing, printing and more with a simple USB connection (USB 2.0 Full Speed), no software installation necessary. The E-420 also connects to any PictBridge-enabled printer via the included USB cable for fast and easy PC-free printing. Simply select the images that you wish to print on the camera's LCD and print.

Olympus E-420 Specs

Camera TypeInterchangeable Lens SLR Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image SensorFour Thirds (17.3 mm x 13.0 mm) 11.8 Megapixel Live MOS with RGB Primary Color, IR Cut Filter, and Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Effective Resolution10.0 million pixels
Color Depth36-Bit RGB
Color ModessRGB or Adobe RGB (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone)
Image Adjustment Parameters (Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation)
Filter effect (Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter for Monotone)
Picture tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone)
Gradation (auto, high key, normal, low key)
Image File FormatsRAW (12-Bit)
JPEG (Super fine, Fine, Normal, Basic)
RAW+JPEG
Recorded Resolution3648 x 2736
3200 x 2400
2560 x 1920
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Video RecordingNo
Audio RecordingNo
Optics
Lens MountFour-Thirds
Focal Length Multiplier2x
Optical Image StabilizationNo (Digital Image Stabilization available)
Focus Control
Focus TypeTTL phase-difference detection system, Contrast detection system (3-point multiple AF) with AF illuminator
Focus ModesSingle AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, C-AF + MF, AF Lock, Focus tracking
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto ISO (100-1600)
Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter TypeComputerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed60 - 1/4000 seconds in 1/3EV steps
Bulb (up to 8 min. with limiter)
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Exposure MeteringTTL open-aperture metering system (Digital ESP - 49-point multi pattern, Centre weighted average, Spot, Spot with Highlight control, Spot with Shadow control
Exposure ModesAuto, Program AE (Program shift can be performed), Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Scene program AE, Scene select AE, Exposure compensation (±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable), AE lock, Exposure bracketing (frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1EV steps selectable)
White Balance ModesAuto, Lamp (3000-7500K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K), White balance compensation (±7 steps in each R-B/G-M axis), Custom white balance, One-touch white balance
Scene ModesPortrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, Sport, High Key, Low Key, Digital Image Stabilization, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama (requires Olympus xD-Picture Card), Beach & Snow
Flash
Built-in FlashYes (Auto pop-up Retractable flash; Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Fill-in, Slow synchronization, Manual, Off.)
Effective Flash RangeGN=12 (ISO 100.m)
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe (supports select wireless flash units)
External Flash ControlTTL Auto, Auto, Manual
Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed1/180 second (up to 1/4000 second with Super FP)
Performance
Start-Up TimeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter LagNot Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between ShotsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability3.5 fps up to 6 frames in RAW (up to memory capacity in JPEG)
Self Timer2 seconds or 12 seconds
Interval RecordingNo
Date & Time StampNo (available in PictBridge)
Memory & Power
Built-in MemoryNo
Compatible Memory CardsCompactFlash (type I & II)
Microdrive
xD-Picture Card
File Size
RAW Super fine Fine Normal Basic
3648 x 2736 11.0MB 6.8MB 4.7MB 2.2MB 1.5MB
3200 x 2400 - 5.3MB 3.7MB 1.7MB 1.1MB
2560 x 1920 - 3.6MB 2.2MB 1.1MB 0.7MB
1600 x 1200 - 1.3MB 0.8MB 0.5MB 0.3MB
1280 x 960 - 0.8MB 0.5MB 0.3MB 0.2MB
1024 x 768 - 0.5MB 0.4MB 0.2MB 0.1MB
640 x 480 - 0.2MB 0.2MB 0.1MB 0.1MB
Battery TypeBLS-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power AdapterNo
Input/Output
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 (High Speed) storage and camera control
Direct Print CapableYes (PictBridge)
Remote ControlRM-UC1 Remote Cable Release (optional)
RM-1 Infra-red Remote Control (optional)
Video OutputYes (NTSC & PAL)
System & Software RequirementsWindows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
Macintosh OS X (10.2 or later)
Display
ViewfinderEye-level Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder with Diopter adjustment (-3.0 - +1m-1), and interchangeable eyecup
Viewfinder InfoAperture value, Shutter speed, Record mode, AF confirmation mark, Flash, WB, AE lock, Number of storable still images, Exposure compensation value, Metering mode, Battery warning, Exposure mode, AF frame (super impose)
Depth-of-Field PreviewYes
LCD Display2.7" HyperCrystal II TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels) with brightness adjust (15 levels), and Live View Feature
Information Display2.7" LCD Display provides all info
Live View: Exposure adjustment pre-view, White balance adjustment pre-view, Gradation setting pre-view, Face detection pre-view, Perfect shot pre-view, Grid line displayable, 7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, Shooting information, Histogram, Heat warning.

Super Control Panel: Battery information, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, BKT warning, NR warning, WB, WB compensation value, Picture mode, Flash mode, Record mode, Image size, Card information, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, FP warning AF frame, AF illuminator, Color mode, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Gradation, Face detection, Wireless flash commander.

Language OptionsEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Playback OptionsSingle-frame, Index (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames), Calendar, Close-up ( 2-14X), Slideshow, Picture rotation (auto mode available), Histogram (independent luminance/RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information, Image Erase/Protect (Single frame, All frames, Selected frames), Image Editing (RAW development, Monotone, Sepia, Red-eye reduction, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file)), Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print functions (PictBridge)
Physical
Dimensions3.6 x 5.1 x 2.1" (91 x 130 x 53 mm) body only
Weight13.4 oz. (380 g) body only
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