Olympus E-620

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Olympus E-620
Olympus E-620.jpg
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Lens Four Thirds
Sensor Live MOS Four Thirds 17.3 mm × 13.0 mm (2× crop factor)
Maximum resolution

12.3 million effective

pixels , 4,032 × 3,024 pixels
ASA/ISO range ISO 100 to 3200
Storage CompactFlash Type I/II (UDMA), Microdrive, xD-Picture Card
Focus modes Single Shot AF, Single Shot AF + MF, Continuous AF + MF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Focus areas 7-Point TTL Phase Difference Detection AF
Exposure modes Auto, Program AE with shift), Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Scene Program, Scene Select (Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS Mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents)
Exposure metering TTL Open-Aperture Metering System (49 Zones)
Flash Standard 4/3 flash hot shoe compatible with 4/3 system flashes, automatic built-in pop-up, 13 m ISO 100 guide number, 27 mm (equivalent in 135 format) lens focal length coverage;
Shutter focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range 60–1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting 4.1 frame/s JPEG or 5 RAW
Viewfinder Eye-Level TTL Optical Pentamirror with 96% coverage and 0.96× magnification
Image Processing
Custom WB Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, manual, user-set
WB bracketing ±3 stops in 1-stop increments;
Rear LCD monitor Vari-Angle 2.7'' HyperCrystal III TFT LCD with 230,000 pixels
Battery BLS-1 Li-ion battery pack
Weight 475 g (1.047 lb), body only
Made in China

The Olympus E-620 is a Four Thirds digital single-lens reflex camera from Olympus announced February 24, 2009. It combines features of the E-420 (smaller size), E-520 (image stabilization), and E-30 (new 12.3 MP sensor, slightly larger viewfinder, fold-out LCD, newer AF sensor).


The camera is marketed by Olympus as the world's smallest DSLR with built-in image stabilization (IS). It is 130 mm × 94 mm × 60 mm in size and weighs 475 grams (1.047 lb), body only (533 g or 1.175 lb with battery and a Compact Flash memory card).[1]

As with all Four Thirds cameras it has a crop factor of 2.0.

Apart from being sold as camera body only, the E-620 is available with three lens configurations:

  • The Zuiko 14–42 f/3.5–5.6 lens
  • The 14–42 lens and the Zuiko 40–150 f/4–5.6 telephoto zoom
  • The extremely compact 25 mm f/2.8 "pancake" lens

Unlike the E-420 and E-520 it has an Olympus-designed battery grip, HLD-5. The E-620 also has its own underwater housing, PT-E06, submersible down to 40 meters.[1]


In August 2009 a slightly down-specced budget version of the E-620 was announced by Olympus, this model was called the E-600 and was available to the North American market only. The features not present on the E-600 are the illuminated function buttons and all but four of the art filters, other than that the E600 is an E-620 and has gradually spread out of North America through grey imports of both new and used cameras and is often thought of as a better value option to the E-620.



  1. ^ a b Olympus E-620 – Looks Really, Really Good wrotniak.net 24 February 2009

External links[edit]

Media related to Olympus E-620 at Wikimedia Commons