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Olympus E-620 camera

Olympus has announced the E-620 upper entry-level DSLR. The 12.3MP camera is packed with features from the recently introduced E-30 in a body nearer the size of the the E-420. It incorporates image stabilization, a 2.7" tilt and swivel LCD and features such as Shadow Adjustment Technology. From the E-30 come a selection of Art Filters, a Multiple Exposure mode, a choice of 4 aspect ratios. A range of optional accessories will be available, including a vertical grip and an underwater housing. We've borrowed a near-production version of the camera and have prepared a detailed hand-on preview to show you what to expect.



Make Your Vision Come to Life with Art Filters

If you?re hoping to get more out of your camera than simply capturing and documenting a scene, and enjoy enhancing or customizing an image to make it your own, then you will value the camera?s Art Filters. The filters, which are built into the camera, provide incredible individual artistic control over an image, and remove the need to spend time altering images on the computer with editing software.

This camera was made for free-style shooting, experimenting and engaging with events and subjects. Enjoy the freedom of Autofocus Live View and dramatic effects to transform your day-to-day shots into compositions that you can be proud of with the following in-camera Art Filters:
  • Pop Art: Enhances colors, making them more saturated and vivid, creating high-impact pictures that express the joyful, lighthearted feeling of the Pop Art style of the 1960s;
  • Soft Focus: Creates an ethereal, otherworldly atmosphere that renders subjects in a heavenly light without obscuring details;
  • Pale & Light Color: Encloses the foreground of an image in flat gentle light and pastel colors reminiscent of a flashback scene in a movie;
  • Light Tone: Renders shade and highlight areas softly to lend an elegant air to the subject;
  • Grainy Film: Evokes the feeling of documentary footage shot in monochrome with grainy, high-contrast film; and
  • Pin Hole: Reduces the peripheral brightness of an image as though it were shot through a pin hole, connecting the viewer intimately with the subject at the center of the picture.
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Re: Olympus E-620 camera

The Olympus E-620 digital SLR – main features
Creativity
  • Art Filters, Multiple Exposure, Wireless Flash, Multi-Aspect
  • Comfortable Live View thanks to high-speed contrast AF
  • Free-angle 6.9cm/2.7” HyperCrystal III LCD
  • 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
  • Functionality
  • Built-in IS with max. 4 EV steps efficiency
  • 7-point Twin AF (5 cross points)
  • Optical viewfinder with approx 95% field of view and approx 0.96x magnification
  • Portability
  • Small and light-weight body


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Re: Olympus E-620 camera

Additional features of the Olympus E-620
  • Multiple-exposure function with LCD monitor display of current view superimposed on top of previously captured image
  • Auto gradation adjustment to prevent blown highlights and blocked-in shadows
  • Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology
  • Auto white balance control
  • Perfect Shot Preview to enable comparison of the results of various settings adjustments before actual shooting
  • Reliable Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system
  • Built-in flash (GN12) with commander function for wireless off-camera flash synchronisation
  • Wireless flash control in up to 3 groups (separate press release available for Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R flash units)
  • Versatile bracketing functions for ISO, white balance, exposure, and flash
  • Based on the Four Thirds Standard
  • Illuminated buttons
  • Ergonomic design of body, control buttons and GUI for easy operation
  • AE/AF lock functionality for individual customisation
  • ISO 100-3200 for wide-ranging sensitivity
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface
  • High-speed data writing and lossless RAW compression for quick processing
  • Simultaneous writing of RAW and JPEG
  • 29 shooting modes (5 Exposure Modes, 5 Creative Modes, 13 Scene Select Modes, 6 Art Filters)
  • Wide dynamic range in highly lit areas
  • Dual memory slot for CompactFlash and xD-Picture Cards (incl. support for UDMA High-Speed CF cards and Microdrive)



Availability
The Olympus E-620 DSLR will be available in May 2009. It includes E-620 Body, USB Cable, Video Cable, Li-Ion Battery Pack (BLS-1), Li-Ion Battery Charger (BCS-1), Shoulder Strap, OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM, Manuals and Registration card.

Pricing

U.S. Pricing / Product Configurations
E-620 Body Estimated Street Price: $699.99
E-620 Body with ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens Estimated Street Price: $799.99
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