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Old Mar 5, 2008, 3:11 AM   #1
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http://www.fourthirdsphoto.com/preview/e-420_01.php

Dpreview also has an announcement on the new cam.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0803/08...lympuse420.asp

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Old Mar 5, 2008, 4:34 AM   #2
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Looks like a killer travel camera package. So long as one finds the 50mm perspective acceptable, this immediate becomes a strong competitor to the DP1.







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My initial reactions, unencumbered by any detailed facts (grin) are:

1. I salute Olympus for continuing to be the leading DSLR innovator.

2. Although it has interchangable lenses, it doesn't have IS. If an "everyday user" asked me, I'm not sure why I would recommend it over the SP-560 UZ which is roughly half the price. I don't particularly like the electronic viewfinder in my SP-550 but it takes good pictures,the lens has a heck of a focal range (18X), and its IS works very well.

3. I wonder if that pancake 25mm would look like a body cap when mounted on an E3 (just kidding).

4. Given Harj's issues with the E3's WB, I wonder if comparing the 420's WB to the E3s is a good marketing move (just kidding again).

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Steve beat them too it this time
http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/ol...8_e420_pr.html

seems to be an E3 sensor

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Reminds me very much of the Nikon FM3a and the 45mm f2.8 pancake Nikkor they released back in the mid to late 90's. Lots of camera in a little package. I'm interested in getting the lens for use with my E510.
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Greg Chappell wrote:
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Reminds me very much of the Nikon FM3a and the 45mm f2.8 pancake Nikkor they released back in the mid to late 90's. Lots of camera in a little package. I'm interested in getting the lens for use with my E510.
Yeah, it would make sense on a more compact cam like the E5X0's, as long as it's a sharp lens. Knowing Oly, it probably is.

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