Olympus Evolt E420 10MP Digital SLR Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Lens


  • 10-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
  • 2.7-inch Live View HyperCrystal II LCD screen
  • TruePic III for superior image quality in all lighting situations; exclusive dust-free technology for spot-free photos
  • Lightweight ergonomic design; kit includes 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko lens
  • Stores images on CF, Micro Drive, or xD Picture Cards (not included)

I’ve been using a Point-and-Shoot camera for years now, and I felt that I maxed out its potential. Sure, landscape photography is nice, but i’ve always been a wildlife guy & trying to be a wildlife photographer with a point-and-shoot isn’t going to get you good results. It was at this point that I decided I wanted an SLR w/ interchangable lenses. I chose the Olympus E-420 because it was within my price range and list of features.

I’ve been learning and using this camera for a few months now, and I am very happy with the results. Coupled with a telephoto lens, my wildlife photography collection now includes over 60+ bird species in my area.

I would recommend this camera to someone looking to get a SLR camera. The price is great and Olympus Zuiko lenses are very cost friendly.I love this camera!!!! I bought a Nikon all manual camera when I was in the service overseas and back some years sold the camera to get a video camera!!! Big mistake! I looked for a new manual film recently and decided to go digital. That was my best decision. I researched all the digital cameras and compared price and features and I decided on the olympus. This was an even bigger good decision. The camera is fast, no lag time for shutter to actually take the picture. I love the rapid multi picture feature. It snaps pics one after another with no lag time!!!! I love it! The most important feature is the picture itself, they are very sharp and excellent detail in macro mode. I take pics of flowers close up and they look like pictures in photography magazines. I looked at the nikon D40 and thought this was a better camera. The lens is excellent!!!

You can’t go wrong with this camera. i did manual film for years and this is so much better and has the ability to do all manual if you like. The menus are very good. I love the camera!!!!!I chose the E-420 over similar offerings from Canon and Nikon because this camera just felt better in my hands. Small, light weight, no big old grip on the right side of the camera. All these reasons are really personal preferences as you really have to get technical to see the differences in image quality; which there are. But if you are like me, shoot a lot of images, print a few 4 X 6s and fewer 8 X 10s, store your pictures on your computer and email pictures to family and friends now and then, the E-420 will serve you well. Do I need to tell you that you should purchase from amazon.com? I didn’t think so.I also have an e-510 body, but have been exclusively been using the 420 since I got it. Really like the size, but still has all the great features. I got the 25mm pancake lens with it and will keep this combo in the bag along with the lenses I use with the e-510. Super fun little camera – the e420 became a keeper right off the bat!!The Olympus E-420 is a great camera for the price. It operates well and I would definitely suggest this camera for anyone looking into photography, or just for personal uses.

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