Cameralabs have reviewed the new Olympus EVOLT E-420 Digital SLR and pancake lens – the E-420 is an update to the E-410 – it features a new live view auto focus mode, face detection focus, a new 2.7″ screen, and is the world’s most compact Digital SLR, especially when used with the new f2.8 25mm pancake lens. It is available for £339 body only, £404 with kit lens, £485 with double zoom kit, and £449 with 25mm lens kit.
“Olympus has certainly made a number of improvements to extend the appeal of the E-420. The contrast-based AF, varied previews, wireless flash capabilities and broad degree of customisation to name a few are all welcome improvements. And despite concerns over the size of the Four Thirds sensor in relation to other DSLRs, the E-420 holds it together as well as the best 10 Megapixel models.”