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Olympus E-420 SLR Camera 2 Lens Kit, with 14-42mm f/3.5-f/5.6 Zuiko Lens & 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 EZ Digital Zoom Lens - Refurbished bu Olympus

SKU: IOME420K1R MFR: 262079B
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About the Olympus E-420

The Olympus E-420 10.0 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera is the world's smallest digital SLR with all the features you need to take great pictures anywhere you go, every day. The innovative and unique Olympus Autofocus Live View function allows you to frame and focus your photos using the large 2.7-inch LCD as a viewfinder.

The E-420's Scene Select Modes make you an instant expert - or switch to manual mode to expand your creative control. This feature-rich digital SLR also sports Shadow Adjustment Technology and Face Detection, both viewable in real time on the Live View LCD. The E-420 is small enough to fit into a purse or a jacket pocket and light enough to shoot with comfortably all day. Two innovative technologies merge to create a unique digital experience.

The E-420's on-Screen Autofocus works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects in focus on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way. And the Live View LCD, enables photographers to hold the camera away from their faces and at angles they just cannot reach by using the optical viewfinder alone.

The E-420's Face Detection feature distinguishes between people's faces and the background. This innovative technology tracks up to eight faces within the image area and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Shooting scenes with shadows can be tricky because of the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas. The E-420 addresses this challenge with Shadow Adjustment Technology that compensates for extreme contrast when shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. This technology works automatically when using Face Detection Mode, Live View and in Scene Select Modes.

Olympus E-420 Includes

  • Olympus E-420 10.0 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body
  • 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 mm Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
  • 40mm
  • 150mm f/3.5-4.5 EZ Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
  • Li-ion Battery BLS-1
  • Li-ion Battery Charger BCS-1
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus Master 2 CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Eye-Piece Cap EP-4
  • Olympus 90 Days Warranty (Warranty is only valid in the United States. No Coverage outside the US)

Olympus E-420 Features

  • Dust reduction: Life moves too fast to spend time worrying about dust ruining your images. Olympus' proven Dust Reduction System produces spot-free photos with the exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter
  • Digital image stabilization: The E-420's Digital Image Stabilization, activated as a Scene Select Mode, allows high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds so you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving
  • 2.7" Hypercrystal II LCD: HyperCrystal II Technology delivers twice the contrast and better viewing in extreme lighting conditions, a broader range of color detail and a wider angle of view on the LCD so you and your friends can see it up to 176 degrees off-center
  • 10 Megapixel live MOS: Get amazingly detailed, colorful and clear images with the 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor. This high-resolution sensor captures all the detail needed to make large prints, or even crop without losing detail
  • Perfect shot preview: Perfect Shot Preview enables you to view and select your favorite effect right on the LCD and see how the image will look before you even capture it, so you know that what you see is what you get
  • Wireless flash: If you decide to venture into the arena of advanced lighting, the E-420 is ready to meet the challenge. The E-420 is compatible with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless electronic flashes that are designed exclusively for digital photography
  • On-Screen Autofocus with Live View works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects in focus on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way
  • Face Detection Technology targets and locks on up to eight faces to ensure accurate focus for crystal clear, amazing portraits
  • Shadow Adjustment Technology captures detail in the bright areas of a frame and opens up detail in the shadows that other cameras would render too dark or underexposed
  • The E-420 measures 5.1 inches by 3.6 inches by 2.1 inches and it's a featherweight 13.4 ounces - making it the world's smallest digital SLR
  • The Digital Image Stabilization Scene Select Mode allows high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds so you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving
  • The E- 420's TruePic III processor gives you better color and quality through true-to-life skin tones, brilliant blue skies, precise color transitions, more detail and less image noise
  • Expand your creative reach with wireless flash compatibility. The E-420 is compatible with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless electronic flashes that are designed exclusively for digital photography
  • With 18 easy to use Scene Select Modes you can simply select the right mode for your shot; the E-420 takes care of the rest. The 18 modes cover practically every common shooting scenario including Portrait, Fireworks, Sports, Landscape, Sunset and many more
  • As soon as you grab the E-420, you'll notice how naturally it fits in your hand. The improved grip is ergonomically designed for superior comfort. The E-420's body is lightweight and stylish so it's a pleasure to carry and use for hours at a time
  • Accepting CompactFlash Type I & II, Microdrives and xD-Picture Cards, the E-420 provides a choice of data storage options for enhanced flexibility and it is possible to transfer image files from one card to the other right inside the camera
  • Perfect Shot Preview enables you to view and select your favorite effect right on the LCD and see how the image will look before you even capture it
  • Fire of a burst of shots at 3.5 frames per second. The E-420's burst rate is perfect for capturing the ideal shot at backyard birthday parties or at youth soccer games
  • The E420's Auto White Balance function analyzes information from the scene and calibrates how a white object should appear under a variety of light sources, so your images turn out vibrant and life like
  • The benefits of the Four Thirds Mount on the E-420 are many. You get a digitally designed image sensor, a compact design, as well as expandability and compatibility with the rest of the Four Thirds System
  • Olympus' Zuiko Digital lenses provide edge-to-edge pixel-perfect clarity. Unlike film lenses, these advanced, precision-engineered 100-percent digital lenses are designed to work perfectly with all the camera's digital technology

Olympus E-420 Specifications

Product type Single-lens reflex Live View digital camera with interchangeable lens system
Memory CompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card (Dual-Slot)
Sensor Size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount Four Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels number 10 million pixels
Image Pickup Unit Live MOS Sensor
Total no. of effective pixels Approx. 11.8 million pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Filter array Primary color filter (RGB)
LPF Fixed type
IR cut filter Hybrid type
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File format RAW (12-bit), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 3648 x 2736 pixels
[JPEG] 3648 x 2736 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
Raw File size 3648 x 2736 compressed Approx. 11MB
Large File size 3648 x 2736 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 6.8MB, 3648 x 2736 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 4.7MB, 3648 x 2736 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.2MB, 3648 x 2736 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.5MB
Middle File size 3200 x 2400 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 5.3MB, 3200 x 2400 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 3.7MB, 3200 x 2400 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB, 3200 x 2400 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB, 2560 x 1920 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 3.6MB, 2560 x 1920 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 2.2MB, 2560 x 1920 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB, 2560 x 1920 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.7MB
Small File size 1600 x 1200 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 1.3MB, 1600 x 1200 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.8MB, 1600 x 1200 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB, 1600 x 1200 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB, 1280 x 960 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.8MB, 1280 x 960 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB, 1280 x 960 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB, 1280 x 960 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB, 1024 x 768 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
Viewfinder Eye-level single-lens reflex viewfinder
Field of view Approx. 95%
Viewfinder magnification Approx.0.92x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, infinity)
Eye point Approx. 14 mm (-1m-1)
Diopter adjustment range -3.0 - +1m-1
Focusing screen Fixed (Neo Lumi-Micro Mat screen)
Eyepiece shutter Eye piece cap EP-4 supplied
Eye cup Interchangeable type EP-5/6/7, EP-5 supplied (Magnifier Eyecup ME-1 is available)
Preview Can be checked (when Left arrow pad is set in preview mode), selectable from the optical viewfinder or rear-mounted LCD monitor
View finder information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Record mode, AF confirmation mark, Flash, WB, AE lock, Number of storable still images, Exposure compensation value, Metering mode, Battery warning, Exposure mode, AF frame (super impose)
Live View Live MOS Sensor for still picture shooting is used, 100% field of view, Exposure adjustment pre-view, White balance adjustment pre-view, Gradation setting pre-view, Face detection pre-view, Perfect shot pre-view, Grid line displayable, 7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, Shooting information, Histogram, Heat warning
AF Phase -difference detection system, Contrast detection system
Image Stabilizer System No
LCD Display HyperCrystal II LCD (semi-transmissive TFT color LCD)
Size 2.7 inches
Total no. of pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
Playback field of view 100%
Brightness control 15 levels
Color Balance 15 levels
Focusing AF system TTL phase-difference detection system, Contrast detection system (with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6)
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / C-AF + MF
Focusing point 3-point multiple AF (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selection Auto/Option selectable
AF luminance range EV 0 to 19 (at 20, ISO 100)
AF illuminator Built-in flash (external flash available. Inactivation is available to set.)
AF lock Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode / AEL button (customizable)
Focus tracking Interlocked with Continuous AF mode
Focus aid Available
Exposure Control Metering system TTL open-aperture metering system: (1) Digital ESP metering (49-point multi pattern metering), (2) Centre weighted average metering, (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen), (4) Spot with Highlight control, (5) Spot with Shadow control
Metering range EV 1 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)
Exposure mode (1) Auto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene program AE (7) Scene select AE
Scene program AE Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait
Scene select AE Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, Sport, High Key, Low Key, Digital Image Stabilization, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow
ISO sensitivity AUTO (ISO 100 - 1600) / Manual (ISO 100 - 1600), 1 EV steps
Exposure compensation ±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock Locked by first position of Shutter button / AEL button (customizable)
Exposure bracketing 3 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1EV steps selectable
Auto White Balance system Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor
Preset white balance 8 settings (3000K - 7500K) Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB/Preset WB mode)
Custom white balance 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
One-touch white balance 1 custom setting can be registered
Color Mode Color matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone (default setting: Natural)
Adjustment parameter Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Muted and Portrait
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone
Filter effect Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture tone Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation 4 levels (Auto, high key, normal, low key)
Shutter Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Auto mode: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings), P(Ps), S, A, M mode: 60 - 1/4000 sec. (Bulb: up to 8 min. with limiter), Scene program/Scene select mode: 4 - 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings) 1/3EV steps
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable release Available (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Optical remote control Operation time: 2 sec., 0 sec., bulb control available (with optional RM-1 remote control)
Anti shock mode Available (1 to 30sec selectable)
Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, Remote control
Sequential shooting speed Approx. 3.5 frames/sec.
Max. recordable pictures RAW mode: Max. 6 frames
On sequential shooting JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (LN mode: approx. upto card capacity with SanDisk Extreme III TBD)
Built-in flash Retractable flash (Auto pop-up type), GN=12 (ISO 100.m)
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20
Flash control mode TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual
Flash mode Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Fill-in, Slow synchronization, Manual, Off
Synchronization speed 1/180 sec. or less, Super FP up to 1/4000 sec.
Flash intensity control Up to ±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Synchronization timing 1st curtain synchronization/2nd curtain slow synchronization (selectable)
Flash bracketing Not available
Wireless flash control Compatible external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R
Control method Triggered and controlled by built-in flash light
Flash control modes TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual, FP TTL Auto, FP Manual.
Number of channels 4 channels
Group setting 3 groups
Super control panel Information (Shooting): Battery information, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, BKT warning, NR warning, WB, WB compensation value, Picture mode, Flash mode, Record mode, Image size, Card information, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable image number, Focusing mode, FP warning AF frame, AF illuminator
Information (Wireless flash commander) Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value bar, Exposure compensation value, Flash compensation value bar, Flash compensation value, ALE notification, Flash compensation notification, NR notification, BKT notification, AF illuminator disactivated notification, Color space, Wirelss channel setting, Built-in flash intensity, Group setting
Back light timer Back light lighting time is selectable. (Keep, 8, 30sec, 1min)
Playback modes Single-frame, Index (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames), Calendar, Close-up ( 2 - 14X), Slideshow, Picture rotation (auto mode available)
Information display Histogram (independent luminance/RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information
Languages Americas English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Custom function Left arrow button is available to set some functions. (Face detection, Preview, OFF, One touch WB, Live preview, Test picture)
Drive button is available to set some functions. (Drive, AF target selection, S-AF/C-AF/MF selection, WB mode, Metering mode, ISO setting)
Custom reset 2 settings are recordable
My mode Not available
Erasing function Single frame, All frames, Selected frames (with protect function)
Protect function Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Copy between media Single frame, All frames, Selected frames
RAW picture editing RAW development
JPEG editing Gradation AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Triming, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (colour depth), Resize (producing another file)
Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
PC interface USB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control (MTP mode is available)
USB/Video connector Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
Battery BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
No. of recordable pictures Approx. 500 shots (optical viewfinder)
Operating Temperature 32-104F / 0 - 40 (operation) / -20 - 60 (storage)
Operating Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Dimensions 5.1 in. (W) x 3.6 in.(H) x 2.1 in. D / 129.5 mm (W) x 91 mm (H) x 53 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight 13.4 oz. / 380 g (body only)
Warranty Olympus 1 year warranty
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