Olympus E-620 Review


The Olympus E-620 provides the ultimate portable, creative DSLR - with this as a concept, Olympus has unquestionably succeeded. And, should the novelty of the E620's Art Filters wear off, or should you not be drawn to them in the first place, the Olympus E620 is still a fantastic camera underneath. Packed full of useful features, the model strikes a balance between Olympus's current entry-level and enthusiast DSLRs, and does indeed seem to be what Four Thirds proponents have been waiting for.

The question is, would you be prepared to pay around £700 for the Olympus E620? After all, despite it being much cheaper than the E-30, it's only a continuation of the E-420 and 520 model, and so still entry-level in many respects. The omission of video capture is more forgivable, though this does look to be an area of growing interest in the future; will it be one entered by Olympus at some point?

As a camera in its own right the E620 is a capable alternative to the more sober offerings from other manufacturers, and is genuinely fun to use. For the time being however it can be safely considered a pricey addition to the DSLR market, but one that should make quite a splash in the Four Thirds world.

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Design 16/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 17/20
Value 16/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 85%