Olympus E-620 digital SLR cameras
The assortment of FourThirds digital SLR cameras has been expanded extensively over the last few years, and not without success. Even less than 6 years ago, we got acquainted with the new system (Olympus E-1 introduction). Since then, we have seen a lot of innovations and improvements pass by. Moreover, Olympus initiated various functions that were soon also used by competitive brands. Olympus can be considered a trendsetter, a role the company is entitled to and should claim more frequently. The introduction of the current top model, the E-3, marked the start for a genuine DSLR counterattack, resulting in an entire range of smart digital SLR cameras continuously featuring elements taken directly from the top model.
Olympus E-620 offers a lot of value for money
This brings us to the Olympus E620, a digital camera with an abundance of functionalities, something not seen before on a DSLR in this segment. Anything you could possibly dream of; this camera has a function for it. And if we really go for the differences in quality, we find nearly the same quality on the E-620 as that of the more expensive E-30 and E-3. At first this seems strange; why go for a more expensive DSLR if you can have one for less money with the same quality. The difference is found in a number of items; profundity of the functions, image processing speed and the housing's quality. The Olympus E-620 offers value for money, but if you are looking for more specialism, you can go for the E-30 or E-3 digital SLR camera.
Olympus Evolt E-620 SLR picture quality
The practical and technical test samples show that there is nothing wrong with the image quality of the Olympus E-620. The camera is able to keep up with the more expensive Olympus DSLR cameras that rank above the E-620. Still, we regret the fact that Olympus did not manage to actually improve features such as the signal/noise ratio. Perhaps this is the best possible result with this hardware and software, a new generation will be able to raise the bar in the future. For now, however, we are very pleased with the performance of the Olympus E-620.
Creative shooting with the Olympus E620
If you want to do more than simply shooting in AUTO mode, and if you are looking for a DSLR camera to use your creativity, the Olympus E-620 is pre-eminently the camera to look for. It provides many options and various interesting image solutions; it's only a matter of getting used to the camera. The camera is a pleasant companion. It has the solution to every problem, and if you put a little effort into really getting to know the camera thoroughly, you will have a clever tool at your disposal.
Olympus E-620 SLR photography on a high level
There are cameras offering just a little extra. Something that makes you shoot in a different way, perhaps more consciously. And the Olympus E-620 is such a camera. Granted, the camera is not perfect in all its facets, but it does provide a stunningly wide array of options and clever functionalities. The overall impression of the camera is strong and convincing. Not only does the camera continuously seem to offer more than deemed possible before, it is also able to enter the battle with the competition in its very own way. Take for example the large amount of ZUIKO lenses available for the Olympus E-620. In short, the Olympus E0620 provides digital photography on a high quality level.
Olympus E-620 dual card slot
Moreover, xD provides a maximum storage capacity of only 2GB, whereas SDHC is available up to 32GB. Something else Olympus should check out is the functionality of a dual card slot. Of course, it is handy to work with two cards but that is all there is to it. We can think of a number of options; storing of JPEG and RAW files separately, automatically using one card as backup or automatically using the other card when the first card is full, etc. It are these features that can make photography more enjoyable in practice.
Considering 1GB of storage capacity:
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - RAW (ORF) - 13.MB - 4:3 - 72 pictures
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - JPEG SF - 8.2MB - 4:3 - 121 pictures
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - JPEG F - 5.7MB - 4:3 - 175 pictures
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - JPEG N - 2.7MB - 4:3 - 376 pictures
Resolution 4032x3024 pixels - JPEG B - 1.8MB - 4:3 - 561 pictures
Resolution 3200x2400 pixels - JPEG SF - 5.4MB - 4:3 - 187 pictures
Resolution 3200x2400 pixels - JPEG F - 3.4MB - 4:3 - 300 pictures
Resolution 3200x2400 pixels - JPEG N - 1.7MB - 4:3 - 592 pictures
Resolution 3200x2400 pixels - JPEG B - 1.2MB - 4:3 - 876 pictures
Resolution 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG SF - 2.2MB - 4:3 - 316 pictures
Resolution 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG F - 2.2MB - 4:3 - 466 pictures
Resolution 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG N - 1.1MB - 4:3 - 913 pictures
Resolution 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG B - 0.8MB - 4:3 - 1361 pictures
Resolution 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG SF - 1.3MB - 4:3 - 789 pictures
Resolution 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG F - 0.9MB - 4:3 - 1163 pictures
Resolution 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG N - 0.5MB - 4:3 - 2205 pictures
Resolution 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG B - 0.4MB - 4:3 - 3198 pictures
Resolution 1280x960 pixels - JPEG SF - 0.9MB - 4:3 - 1230 pictures
Resolution 1280x960 pixels - JPEG F - 0.6MB - 4:3 - 1776 pictures
Resolution 1280x960 pixels - JPEG N - 0.3MB - 4:3 - 3366 pictures
Resolution 1280x960 pixels - JPEG B - 0.3MB - 4:3 - 4569 pictures
Resolution 1024x768 pixels - JPEG SF - 0.6MB - 4:3 - 1881 pictures
Resolution 1024x768 pixels - JPEG F - 0.4MB - 4:3 - 2665 pictures
Resolution 1024x768 pixels - JPEG N - 0.3MB - 4:3 - 4920 pictures
Resolution 1024x768 pixels - JPEG B - 0.2MB - 4:3 - 6396 pictures
Resolution 640x480 pixels - JPEG SF - 0.3MB - 4:3 - 4264 pictures
Resolution 640x480 pixels - JPEG F - 0.2MB - 4:3 - 5815 pictures
Resolution 640x480 pixels - JPEG N - 0.1MB - 4:3 - 9138 pictures
Resolution 640x480 pixels - JPEG B - 0.1MB - 4:3 - 12793 pictures