Today Olympus has announced the new low-end E-420 DSLR, the smallest DSLR in the market, yet packed with advanced features.

Some characteristics:

  • 10 megapixels
  • live view LCD with on screen aoutofocus - Olympus has been the pioneer of live view now adopted by all DSLR maker - congrats Olympus!
  • 2.7" LCD with 230'000 pixels
  • dust reduction
  • focus: 3-point with phase-detection, 11 points with contrast detection (faste, can be less precise)
  • 49-points metering
  • +/- 5 EV exposure compensation! (Canon provides +/-2 EV compensation)
  • shutter up to 1/4000 sec
  • flash synch speed 1/180

The new camera will be available in May 2008.

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