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OLYMPUS E420 10MP DSLR CAMERA WITH 14-42MM LENS NEW £213.98 delivered.

Thinking about buying this. Looks a good deal? Anyone got one already..?

Down to £209.99 now.
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#1
bargain
#2
Very good price. There are better DSLR's out there though.
#3
andrew_stoned
Very good price. There are better DSLR's out there though.


at this or an equivalent price?

i doubt it
#4
Good price if you are happy with the 3/4 system limits.
#5
I have an EOS 400. Is this better?

Looks smaler. :|
#6
I have the E500 (super pic), this a great camera for the price. you will not be let down with the pictures from the E420
#7
surahman
andrew_stoned
Very good price. There are better DSLR's out there though.


at this or an equivalent price?

i doubt it


Not at this price new no. That's why I said it was a very good price...
#8
Monkey nuts 2
I have an EOS 400. Is this better?

Looks smaler. :|


The Olympus range currently don't match Canon for image quality & certainly not lens availability
#9
pet2000
Good price if you are happy with the 3/4 system limits.


I'm sure you mean 4/3 system
#10
Excellent price for an entry level DSLR. They sell for around this much second hand.
#11
andrew_stoned
surahman
andrew_stoned
Very good price. There are better DSLR's out there though.


at this or an equivalent price?

i doubt it


Not at this price new no. That's why I said it was a very good price...


Agreed....for the price it's very good value for money :)

Edited By: corred1964 on Jul 25, 2010 06:15: typo
1 Like #12
World’s smallest digital SLR A camera designed to be held away from the face lets you take great photographs without weighing you down. The E-420 is small enough to fit into a purse or a jacket pocket and light enough to shoot with comfortably all day. Measuring 5.1 inches by 3.6 inches by 2.1 inches (excluding protrusions), it is the world’s smallest digital SLR. And at a featherweight 13.4 ounces, only its predecessor (E-410) weighs less. The E-420’s new ergonomic grip on the front of the body allows for easier one-handed operation and ensures a secure hold in the most challenging shooting conditions.
#13
i have an olympus c-8080.wz anyone interested boxed mint..for £100 if anyone interested.
great camera
#14
Good price - but look at the Nikon entry level alternative. You may regret not spending a little more. My son-in-law bought the earlier version of this when it was cheap but now has a D40. It just takes better pictures...
#15
I have this, and I have had cannon and nikon slr's also.

This is smaller, and easier to handle, has live view (see the pic live in the screen), and it takes great shots.

Not as good as the canon and nikon, which cost at least £100 - £150 more!

Once you get the hang of all the functions and stuff you can play around with, it gives cameras costing more a run for their money!
#16
just ordered one, also getting an OM lens adapter from a gentleman in china, so I can use all my old razor sharp zuiko lenses again at last.
#17
I notice this camera lacks image stabilization, does anyone own this could say whether this omission is a real issue or not?
#18
wordsworth
I notice this camera lacks image stabilization, does anyone own this could say whether this omission is a real issue or not?


Not so much an issue with the standard lens. IS comes into it's own with telephoto lenses. There are not many Olympus/Panasonic lenses with IS, so your are very limited with choice.
#19
In its day it was Highly Recommended (just)
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse420/page30.asp

Look at the sample pics they are pretty good and for the price they are excellent.

You won't regret it, but if you are new to cameras go for the FZ38 Bridge camera and it will serve you well for several years if not more. Around the same price. But has video capability and an inbuilt zoom lens, with macro abilities.
#20
blimmy , Argos outlet are pumping some cracking deals out lately !!!!

I just bought the treadmill !!!

Edited By: cbrpaul on Jul 26, 2010 09:29: .
#21
vornstar13
Excellent price for an entry level DSLR. They sell for around this much second hand.[/quot
[quote=vornstar13]Excellent price for an entry level DSLR. They sell for around this much second hand.


They probably are 2nd hand from these cowboys.
suspended#22
I bought one full price and love it - if you're looking to get into the SLR side of photography or just want a versatile, upgradeable camera I can't recommend it enough!
#23
I have one of these and it is brilliant, at that price its insane!!

You need to read the reviews and they say that it can keep up with its competitors. Excellent price for a very versatile camera.
#24
So - from a quick read - I understand that a 4/3 system offers less control over depth of field?

Is this a better buy/camera than the Nikon D60 also from Argos Clearance:

I'm looking to get into DSLR. I don't intend to ever go professional - I just want a decent controllable camera to compliment a compact; when the situation arises. For that reason I'm quite taken by the smaller size of this camera (one of the advantages of 4/3 I believe?)

Finally, the Sony A450 is still available for £299 from some Comet stores - as well as a few other benefits it has image stabilisation built in.

Is image stabilisation strictly necessary for a standard lens?
I'd ultimately like a telephoto lens, but I'd be happy to use a tripod with such a lens; but ideally not for more general usage.



Edited By: piratematt on Jul 26, 2010 10:00: Link didn't work.
#25
wordsworth
I notice this camera lacks image stabilization, does anyone own this could say whether this omission is a real issue or not?

Opinions will vary,personally as someone who owns a large amount of 4/3 equipment with both stabilised and non-stabilised bodies I find the IS to be extremely useful and for that reason haven't bought any of the E-4xx cameras. Olympus don't offer any stabilised lenses and Panasonic only offer three which are generally expensive and rare, the IS is useful at normal focal lengths (such as on 14-42mm) and extremely useful on longer telephoto focal lengths (such ason the 40-150mm). Before I had a stabilised body my longer lenses were generally relegated to tripods to waiting for bright days to get consistent shots out of them but the IS made it much easier to get decent shots handheld.

John
#26
So based on 'similar' cameras around the same price point, would you go for this or wait for a Nikon D60 or a Sony Alpha model deal?

Thanks
#27
cheers op, bought :-)
#28
Sooo many ignoramuses spouting like they were experts...........this is a bargain, thanks for the post.
#29
I bought an Olympus, up from this spec, on the advice of a Canon rep doing an instore demo at a local PC outlet. So i was happy that there was no bias or hard sell. And have expanded the lenses on that setup and find it an excellent system.
Excellent camera with good detail and natural colours instead of the garish Canon shots that remind me of LED v Plasma arguments.
For this camera at the price shown you will not be sorry.
The new Sony Alphas are an interesting prospect but you would double your outlay at this level.
#30
Try this as a reference of capability

Or this

Edited By: Wolf on Jul 26, 2010 01:50: Added a link
#31
This is a brilliant camera for that price! and with a lens! I use olympus E520 and i'm buying an E-30 soon. The image quality on them is amazing and actually sharper than a lot of nikons and canons so don't listen to the cr*p that people tell you! I'd buy it
#32
great starter camera, avoid buying too many lens and stuff, as if you upgrade later on its better to get Canon, nikon, sony
#33
is it normal to be xD or CF? Why no SD support :(
#34
Surely as someone who has never owned an SLR and is never going to get into big lenses a x hundred pounds, this is going to be a massive improvement and would serve well for many years? All I'd want it for is photography about the house, of model collections and trackside motorsport photography for my own enjoyment. In short, is the extra £50 for the Nikon D60 worth it for someone like me that's been wasting their time with a 4.2 HP compact? Thanks
#35
tigger80
great starter camera, avoid buying too many lens and stuff, as if you upgrade later on its better to get Canon, nikon, sony


That is way off the truth.
1 Like #36
DKenni
Surely as someone who has never owned an SLR and is never going to get into big lenses a x hundred pounds, this is going to be a massive improvement and would serve well for many years? All I'd want it for is photography about the house, of model collections and trackside motorsport photography for my own enjoyment. In short, is the extra £50 for the Nikon D60 worth it for someone like me that's been wasting their time with a 4.2 HP compact? Thanks


Have a look at the sample images in my Flickr link for the Olympus and then check out the Nikon images.
Personally the Olympus is more instinctive and the results more natural, you may find the Nikon images closer to your appeal.
Handling the camera is important and something you should really try, it can come down to that.
#37
I have had this camera for 18 months and it is superb. I find Nikon/Canon too bulky and uncomfortable to hold. This is smaller and the image quality superb. The lack of IS really isn't an issue. When I got mine I got a great deal with 2 lenses. Not as good as this one though!
#38
Have been watching this camera for a few days now and it is selling very slowly. Often Argos drops the price under these circumstances and it's then i'll snap the Olympus up. The Nikon is better value but the non VR lens is putting me off even though it shouldn't affect an 18/55 one that much.

Edited By: jon67 on Jul 26, 2010 03:00: .
#39
Surely the D60 is selling even more slowly?

The Olympus has just dropped to £209
#40
The Nikon was relisted on Saturday with 164 for sale and has sold 40 odd in 2 days. The Olympus has been £209 since early last week and has only sold just over 10 in that time. The Olympus sales are picking up now it has been posted on here.

Edited By: jon67 on Jul 26, 2010 03:21: .

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