Gee! Olympus is presenting us a small camera. A light camera. A nice camera. A 4/3 camera that looks much more sturdy and rugged than what you would expect from less than 700USD.
The Olympus E-620 is a fairly good surprise for the upcoming PMA 2009 fair. Not that we were not expecting something, but it seems quite nice from the inception.
- 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor
- 2.7″ tilt-and-swivel LCD screen
- Live view mode
- Sensor shift image stabilization
- Autofocus system: 7-point with 5 cross-type points
- 49-zone metering
- Sensor dust removal system
- Sensitivity: ISO 100-3,200
- Continuous shooting 4 fps
- Memory slots: CompactFlash & xD Card
The only thing I’m tempted to ask is why did they include this wrongly Artsy feature that allows to modify the pictures in-camera. Instead of providing useful effects or common photo enhancements, Olympus decided to have these ugly Art Filters. I guess that it’s supposed to attract some non-technical users. But I guess that anybody trying it will soon get tired of the same gross effects…
As usual, I collected in one place the features and the reviews and tests for the Olympus E-620.