DCResource 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.
“Overall, the photos produced by the E-420 were of excellent quality. The camera took well-exposed photos, with pleasing, saturated color. Images have the trademark D-SLR “smooth” look, though things could be a bit sharper, in my opinion. If you agree, you can adjust the sharpness using the Picture Mode feature. Noise and noise reduction artifacting aren’t problems until ISO 800 in low light, and ISO 1600 in good light. Purple fringing was rare, and when it occurred, it was minor.”