Olympus E-620 summary
Olympus E-620 is Olympus's Entry-Level DSLR camera initially launched on July of 2009. The camera houses a 12MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4032 x 3024.
The E-620 is positioned #58 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and overall #470 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should use our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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Olympus E-620 family
The Olympus E-620 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.
Olympus E-620 Gallery
You can see the E-620 from various angles in the gallery here.
Olympus E-620 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Olympus E-620 based on factors which are often considered essential in a camera.
Olympus E-620 Sensor details
The Olympus E-620 is run by the TruePic III+ chip. The spec of the sensor on the Olympus E-620 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4032 x 3024 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.The highly-anticipated Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN OS Sports is finally here
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the E-620's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The E-620 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is showcased in green.Is Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video Deceptive?
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus E-620 dimensions
Olympus E-620 is 1.10 lbs (500g or 17.64 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 130mm x 94mm x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4"). The weight of typical Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g and the Olympus E-620 is very much the same compared with various competitors.NASA photographer chronicles decades-long effort constructing James Webb Space Telescope
Here is a picture of the Olympus E-620 besides a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will illustrate the button design on the E-620.
Olympus E-620 Lens specs
The E-620 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available for sale. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the E-620.
Olympus E-620 Connectivity
The E-620 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send pictures and in some cases alter camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Olympus E-620 Video specs
Olympus E-620 does not take video. If you are looking for a camera to take only images, this is not a concern.
Olympus E-620 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Olympus E-620 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Olympus E-620 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-620 is equipped with a 2.7" fully articulated screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to get self portraits as well as group photos if necessary. Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.Hasselblad and Oppo Join Forces to Create Next-Level 'HyperTone' Camera
The ViewFinder specs regarding Olympus E-620 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95 percent
- Magnification 0.48x
Viewfinders are rather handy in sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Olympus E-620 Shutter specs
Olympus E-620 has the capability to shoot continuously at 4.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Olympus E-620 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Olympus E-620 includes both in-built flash and also external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/180s.
Olympus E-620 Autofocusing specs
Olympus E-620 includes both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it helpful for portrait photography.
The Sensor supports 7 focus points to select from. Olympus E-620 comes with manual focus if required in low light conditions or you need more accurate focus control.
Olympus E-620 Battery life
The battery pack (BLS-1) on the Olympus E-620 is built to last for 500 photographs with respect to the CIPA measurements making it lesser compared to its rivals. The usual Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x comes with the maximum (1900) battery life in this category of cameras.
Below is a number of Entry-Level DSLR cameras which have the best battery life:
Olympus E-620 for various kinds of photography
The following illustration presents a rundown of the Olympus E-620 for various kinds of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Olympus E-620 as a Portrait photography camera
The Olympus E-620 gets a rating of 60 which is decent, meaning that it is somewhat adequate for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos plus the ability to work with external lighting.
Olympus E-620 Street photography info
Having a superb rating of 76, the Olympus E-620 is a terrific option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus E-620 Sports photography info
A average sports photography points tally of 48 means the Olympus E-620 is reasonably suited for photographing sports. A camera needs excellent tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus E-620 Travel photography features
Portability is pretty crucial in selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Olympus E-620 gets a moderate 53 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively acceptable to take on your travels.
Olympus E-620 Landscape photography factors
For those who are looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus E-620 with it's average rating of 53 as a landscape camera is relatively adequate compared to its competitors.
Olympus E-620 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should have a moving screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Olympus E-620 is not good for vlogging as it receives a terrible rating of 18.
Olympus E-620 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the E-620, here is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Entry-Level DSLR.
The chart below gives you a bird's eye view of the E-620 vs it's highest scored rivals shown earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you may regard as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.