Limited Edition Kit Available for E-420

The E-420 Komachi Kit puts together Olympus’ E-420 body with the Zuiko Digital 25 mm 1:2.8 pancake lens in a combination that is definitely outside of the ordinary. Together, the camera body and lens measures an exceptionally compact 76.5 mm in length. The kit is named for Ono no Komachi, a Japanese poet renowned for her beauty.

The Komachi Kit contains:

  • E-420 camera body
  • ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm 1:2.8 pancake lens
  • Hand-made brown leather case with strap
  • 1GB CompactFlash card
  • Lens cloth
  • LCD protector

It just became available, although Olympus is only offering the Komachi Kit as a limited edition. It’s priced at 699 euros.

Olympus Updates E-520 and E-420 Firmware

Olympus released a firmware update for the E-520 and E-420 DSLR cameras. This firmware update is version 1.1. The update improves the brightness level of optical viewfinder AF target points — a relatively minor update, but one that can be quite useful. The update comes after requests from users, who have found the brightness level lacking in some of the more extreme situations to which the E-520 lends itself.

If you have an E-520 or E-420, you’ll need to hook it up to your computer and use the provided installation program to update your camera. More information is available through the Olympus website.

Olympus E-420 Review at Trusted Reviews

Trusted Reviews has published a review of the Olympus E-420.

There’s very little to criticise in the overall specification and performance of the E-420. I like it’s size – it’s ideal for travelling and is reminiscent of my old OM4 in some aspects of its handling.

For the latest news and reviews, check out Photography Bay’s Olympus E-420 Reviews and Resources page.

Olympus E-420 Review at DP Review

DP Review has posted a review of the Olympus E-420.

Despite its small dimensions the camera is surprisingly well specified; even more so when considering its price point. You won’t find live view and the E-420’s level of customization on other manufacturers’ entry level offerings (at least not if they’re in the same price bracket). In fact, the E-420’s spec sheet looks more like something we’d expect from a mid-range SLR.

For the latest news and reviews, check out Photography Bay’s Olympus E-420 Reviews and Resources page.

Olympus EVOLT E-420 Review at Digicam Review

Digicam Review has posted a review of Olympus E-420.

If you want to move into the world of Digital SLRs and don’t know where to start then the Olympus EVOLT E-420 is probably one of the best cameras to choose – despite being Olympus’ “budget” digital SLR – it is not overly limited in any way like some of the other budget Digital SLRs.

For the latest news and reviews, check out Photography Bay’s Olympus E-420 Reviews and Resources page.

Olympus E-420 Review at PhotographyBLOG

PhotographyBLOG has reviewed the new Olympus E-420.

So while existing owners don’t have quite a compelling enough reason to upgrade, those buying into the Olympus Four Thirds system now will get a reliable performer at a bargain price. Beginners will also relish the ease of use and the lack of bulk and weight normally associated with a DSLR.

For the latest news and reviews, check out Photography Bay’s Olympus E-420 Reviews and Resources page.