|Olympus E-620 digital SLR review : At the time of the Olympus E-620 introduction, it was not yet clear that this would in fact be the only new digital SLR during the PMA show. Whether or not this signifies something is yet to be discovered, although it certainly is remarkable. During PMA 2009 in Las Vegas, Olympus took advantage of this fact and used it to attract attention to the E-620 even more. The well-organized booth provided a good view on Olympus cameras, making it easy to see that Olympus offers a true arsenal of cameras. In addition to an extensive series of compact cameras, the series of FourThirds DSLR cameras is also widely present with no less than five models: the E-3, E-30, E-520, E-450 and the latest E-620 digital SLR.
Olympus E620 - Art Filters & Image stabilisation
The Olympus E-620 looks a lot like the semiprofessional E-30, which was introduced in last year's Q4. However, it is by no means merely a simple copy; saying that would really disqualify the Olympus E620. The camera's interior is newly developed, maintaining the functionalities of its big brother, the E30. For example; the built-in Art Filters which allow to use effects during photographing, fast and straightforward through the hardware. One more example of a newly developed item is the image stabilizer, which is now around 20% smaller than in previous systems. The camera is also a lot more compact, but does feature a smart handgrip.
12 Megapixel Olympus Evolt E-620 SLR camera
Besides its more compact size, the Olympus E620 also weighs less; 180 grams in fact. The E-620 does have an improved 12 Megapixel image sensor, TruePix III, 7 points AF compared to 3 points on the E-520/E-450, and various other functions of the E-30. The E-30, however, tends to lean more towards the E-3, which clarifies the Olympus E-620's position. The Evolt E-620 actually builds the bridge between the entry level models E520 and E-450 and the semiprofessional E-30 DSLR. If you take the time to compare the full specifications, you will soon find more differences. Important ones are an improved LCD display compared to that of the E-30, less fps, slower shutter speed and flash sync, and less AF focus points.
Olympus E-620 review including a DIWA Labs test
So this is a new FourThirds digital SLR camera of Olympus that comes at a time where many interested photographers are actually getting ready for the camera that will represent the Micro FourThirds system of Olympus. During PMA, it became clear that the coming summer will be the moment when the Micro Four Thirds camera will officially become part of the Olympus stable. Yet, Olympus leaves no doubts about its loyalty to the FourThirds system. This is a clear sign to the consumer; a good and reliable sign in fact. We thoroughly tested the Olympus E-620 in practice, as well as in the DIWA Lab for its technical quality. Our findings can be read in the following Olympus E-620 review.
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"The Olympus E-620 is currently the world's smallest and most light-weight DSLR with built-in image stabilization. However; it's not only the weight that makes the E620 stand out from the crowd. The camera uses techniques of the semi-professional Olympus E-30, lifting the bar for quality again. we did not have that much time to capture pictures with the Olympus E-620. We went out in the evening to shoot some slow shutter speed pictures in Las Vegas."
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