The 10-megapixel Olympus E-420 is a purposely compact DSLR that features Live View and Shadow Adjustment technology.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Olympus E-420

Overall score:86%
Image Quality:85%


  • Little effort to carry, dust reduction, excellent value for money, consistent AWB


  • Handling, position of right eyelet, highlight control, slow AF system with standard lenses


Olympus E-420 Review


Price as reviewed:


Value For Money

Value For Money

Whatever else that’s said about the E-420 it’s hard to dispute the value on offer. Body-only options for the E-420 are currently retailing for around £330, while even the E-420’s double zoom kit – with the 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses – can be found for around £480. As the price of the camera drops, we imagine this will be something potential bridge-camera purchasers would consider investing in, even if it means paying a little more and sacrificing a little of the focal range.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features: Page 1
  3. 3. Features: Page 2
  4. 4. Features: Page 3
  5. 5. Features: Page 4
  6. 6. Design
  7. 7. Performance: Page 1
  8. 8. Performance: Page 2
  9. 9. Image Quality
  10. 10. Value For Money
  11. 11. ISO Comparison
  12. 12. Olympus E-420 Controls Layout
  13. 13. Verdict
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