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Olympus E-420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 477 reviews of Olympus E-420. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the video and shutter. Many are less positive about the memory and energy efficiency.

portability, performance, usability, size, image quality

low-light, viewfinder, stabilizer , energy, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus E-420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Olympus E-420 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and lens are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and zoom get less positive reviews.

portability, lens, usability, image quality, price

shutter, zoom, reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus E-420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Olympus E-420 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and price are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but opinions about the screen and reliability are different. Many are critical about the image stabilizer.

performance, portability, usability, price, image quality

stabilizer

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Jamie Harrison (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus E-420 Digital SLR

 

Hailed as the world's smallest and lightest DSLR, the Olympus E-420 replaces the E-410 in the Olympus Four-Thirds system line-up.

There's very little to criticise in the overall specification and performance of the E-420. I like it's size - it's ideal for travelling and is reminiscent of my old OM4 in some aspects of its handling.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (techradar.com)

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 review

 

It's a game of Four Thirds

Compact design ; Good build quality ; Good performance

Lack of focus distance scale ; Autofocus a bit temperamental ; Limited wide-angle performance

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Olympus E-420 review

 

It's compact, bijou and oh-so-perfectly formed

Robust build ; High quality technology ; Comfortable and easy to use ; Great value ; Impressive colours

No image stabilisation

The E-420 can’t compete with Nikon or Canon at the very high end of the ISO spectrum, but most of us choose to shoot at low ISOs whenever possible. Image stabilisation is another omission. If you can live with those two shortcomings, then the E-420 is...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 review

 

Could one lens be enough to tempt you?

Lens is brilliant ; Excellent contrast and clarity ; Brilliant build quality ; Terrific value for money

Budget telephoto zooms rarely live up to expectations, but this one is an exception

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus E-420 + 14-42mm lens review

 

Olympus's E-420 is the smallest and lightest digital SLR currently available.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus E-420 review

 

The two cameras look outwardly identical with a busy control layout; only a CSI unit would notice that the Olympus E-420's rear LCD has swollen in size from 2.5in to 2.7in, has a 0.5-second faster continuous shooting speed, and that its grip now...

Compact, easy to use and inexpensive, the Olympus E-420 is a good DSLR option for anyone nervous about trading up from a pocket camera, while E-410 owners can rest easy that any upgrading is relatively minor.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : photozone.de (photozone.de)

Olympus Zuiko Digital 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD Review / Test Report

 

Olympus Zuiko Digital lenses have quite a reputation - they're supposed to be among the best out there and the 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD is a surely a worthy representative matching the high expectations. It produces very sharp and contrasty images...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : digicambuyer.co.uk (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f2.8 Pancake

 

It doesn’t feel and handle quite like a classic pancake lens, but the Olympus 17mm f2.8 makes up for it with its slim line design, light weight and high resolution.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : photodo (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens Review

 
May, 2011

Expert review by : LensTip.com (lenstip.com)

Zuiko Digital 11-22 mm f/2.8-3.5

 

average picture quality at the frame edge for the maximum relative aperture,, high chromatic aberration at the shortest focal length,, noticeable coma,, work against bright light leaves a bit to be desired.

Even one year ago, this lens’s test description would look a bit differently. To be as objective as you can we must say clearly that the ZD 11-22 mm is a very good and sharp device, complementing well such lenses as a ZD 14-54 mm or the standard kit...

Dec, 2009

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