Olympus E-620: affordable but feature-packed DSLR
Camera maker Olympus has bolstered its digital SLR range with a new entry-level model dubbed the E-620. Boasting the same 12.3-megapixel sensor as the E-30, the new snapper comes packed with the sort of features you don’t often find in an entry-level model.
The Live View screen is probably the stand-out: it’s a 2.7-inch display that can be pulled out and tilted to aid in the framing of shots where using the viewfinder isn’t possible – shooting over a crowd with the camera held above your head, for instance.
Elsewhere there’s built-in image stabilisation to counter shake when shooting handheld, wireless flash functionality, 7-point auto focus and the inclusion of Art Filters, which allows in-camera effects like grain and sepia to be added to your photos.
The E-620 is expected to hit the US in May, priced at $700 (£480) for the body only, or $800 (£550) supplied with an ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko zoom lens.