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Control Panel on the Olympus E-420?

Unlike some professional cameras, the Olympus E-420 does not have a top-level display. The verification of camera settings is instead done by looking at the position of control dials and, most importantly, by checking the rear LCD screen.

Top view of the Olympus E-420

E-420 and credit card from top

Screen specs

Below is an overview of all the main screen specifications of the E-420. In particular, the rear LCD measures 2.7 inches and offers a resolution of 215,000 dots. The panel is not touch sensitive.

Olympus E-420 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46x
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 2.7 inch
LCD Resolution 215k dots
LCD Attachment Fixed screen
Touch Input No touchscreen

Camera to camera comparisons

The Olympus E-420 is a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera that was revealed to the public in March 2008 and is equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. It offers a resolution of 10 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $599.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Olympus E-420 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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Screen and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Olympus E-420optical n2.7 / 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
2.
 
Nikon D3000optical n3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
3.
 
Nikon D60optical n2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
4.
 
Nikon D40Xoptical n2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
5.
 
Olympus E-450optical n2.7 / 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
6.
 
Olympus E-600optical n2.7 / 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
7.
 
Olympus E-620optical n2.7 / 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
8.
 
Olympus E-520optical n2.7 / 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y Y
9.
 
Olympus E-410optical n2.5 / 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
10.
 
Olympus E-400optical n2.5 / 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
11.
 
Panasonic L10optical n2.5 / 207 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities with other camera models, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Olympus E-420
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date March 2008
    Launch Price USD 599
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 225 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 10 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3 648 x 2 736 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.74 μm
    Pixel Density 4.44 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability no Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 1 600 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic III
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 56
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.5
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 527
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.46x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 2.7 inch
    LCD Resolution 215k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    V-logging Friendliness No front-flip
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 3.5 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium CF or XD cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type BLS-1 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53 mm
    (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.1 in)
    Camera Weight 440 g (15.5 oz)

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