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Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620

Portability
77
Imaging
44
Features
31
Overall
38
Olympus E-400 front
 
Olympus E-620 front
Portability
71
Imaging
47
Features
50
Overall
48

Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 Key Specs

Olympus E-400
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 435g - 130 x 91 x 53mm
  • Introduced September 2006
  • Newer Model is Olympus E-410
Olympus E-620
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 500g - 130 x 94 x 60mm
  • Released July 2009
Photography Glossary

Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 Overview

Below is a extended review of the Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras and both of them are sold by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the E-400 (10MP) and the E-620 (12MP) is fairly similar and they feature the same exact sensor dimensions (Four Thirds).

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The E-400 was manufactured 3 years earlier than the E-620 and that is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before going in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the E-400 grades vs the E-620 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-400 over the Olympus E-620

 E-400 E-620 

Reasons to pick Olympus E-620 over the Olympus E-400

 E-620 E-400 
ReleasedJuly 2009September 2006More recent by 34 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display sizing2.7"2.5"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution230k215kSharper display (+15k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Olympus E-400 and Olympus E-620

 E-400 E-620 
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera, you'll have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-400 comes with outer measurements of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") and a weight of 435 grams (0.96 lbs) and the Olympus E-620 has dimensions of 130mm x 94mm x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4") accompanied by a weight of 500 grams (1.10 lbs).

Check the Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you choose at the time. The following is the front view size comparison of the E-400 and the E-620.

Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the E-400 and E-620 is 77 and 71 respectively.

Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to visualise the gap between sensor measurements purely by reading technical specs. The graphic here may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the E-400 and E-620.

As you have seen, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Olympus E-620 to offer you more detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos far more aggressively. The older E-400 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-400 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus E-620 as a Portrait photography camera
46
focusing manually
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
no liveview feature
no manual mode
sensor resolution low (10MP)
60
focusing manually
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
has face detection focus
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution low (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-400 Street photography advice
Olympus E-620 Street photography advice
60
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
76
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-400 Sports photography highlights
Olympus E-620 Sports photography highlights
38
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with phase detect AF
no liveview feature
low fps (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10MP)
48
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
bad battery life (500 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-400 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus E-620 as a Travel photography camera
49
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse function
sensor resolution low (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
53
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
missing Timelapse recording
bad battery life (500 CIPA)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-400 Landscape photography information
Olympus E-620 Landscape photography information
45
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
screen is small (2.5 inches)
no liveview feature
no manual mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10MP)
lack of Timelapse function
53
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
screen is small (2.7")
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
bad battery life (500 CIPA)
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-400 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus E-620 as a Vlogging camera
9
lack of video recording
18
can't shoot video
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Olympus E-400 vs Olympus E-620 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-400 and Olympus E-620
 Olympus E-400Olympus E-620
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus E-400 Olympus E-620
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2006-09-14 2009-07-06
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Chip - TruePic III+
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4032 x 3024
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 3 7
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 45 45
Crop factor 2.1 2.1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 2.5" 2.7"
Screen resolution 215 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech - HyperCrystal LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x 0.48x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 3.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 10.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m
Flash options Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Fill-in, Manual
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize - 1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Max video resolution None None
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 435 gr (0.96 lb) 500 gr (1.10 lb)
Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") 130 x 94 x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 55
DXO Color Depth score not tested 21.3
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.3
DXO Low light score not tested 536
Other
Battery life - 500 shots
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model - BLS-1
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card
Card slots One One
Cost at release $599 $799