CNET First Look
Olympus E-620Filling another hole in its dSLR product line, Olympus takes on the Canon EOS Rebel XSi and Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 with the new E-620.
>> Lori: Hi, I'm Lori Grunin, Senior Editor with CNET and this is the Olympus E-620. We haven't tested this yet we've just gotten in a preproduction unit just we can show it to you on video along with the product announcement. The E-620 seems very well positioned in Olympus' line it fills up the hole that now sits between the E-520 and the E-30. The 30's $1299 and this comes in a $800 with this 14 to 42 millimeter lens which on a four thirds body is equivalent to 28 to 84 millimeters on a 35 millimeter camera. There's a few things that are really nice about this camera relative to competitors like the Rebel XSI, for instance, the E-620 has an articulated LCD like Olympus has on a lot of its digital SLR's. Another detail that's kind of nice is these buttons light up when you use them which is very nice when you're shooting in dim light. The E-620 has Olympus' art filters those are presets which apply different affects such as grainy film to your shots when you take them and since you can shoot in Raw plus JPEG it keeps the original Raw and the JPEG has the affect applied to it, but like all Olympus cameras this model has in-body image stabilization using sensor shift IS. The E-620 also uses the same 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor that's in the E-30 and the E-3, however, because it has a different AF system this one has a 9 point AF we can't really judge how fast it's gonna be or what the image quality's gonna be like but we're gonna have to test it with some of the lower-end lenses and see how it does, but we're looking forward to it. I'm Lori Grunin and this is the Olympus E620. ^E00:01:44