A license for creativity
Designed to stimulate creativity, the E-620 brings out the artist in anyone. This D-SLR comes packed with features that will give a different look to the shot that?s being captured, all
without the need for a computer or special software. Effects can even be viewed in real time. Familiar from the E-30, the Art Filters enable a selection from one of six exciting themes.
With this function, photos can for example be given striking colours in order to create a more intense, joyful feel by applying the Pop Art filter. This confers images a completely new
artistic flair. Other fantastic effects include Pin Hole, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone and Grainy Film. On top of that, there?s the option to utilise the Live View
display to overlay two images in shooting mode, or even three stored RAW images in editing mode, in order to create amazing new Multi Exposure masterpieces, all in real time. Plus, users
can always frame their shot in a way that suits their fancy. All they have to do is choose between four different aspect ratios: 4:3 (standard), 3:2 (35mm equivalent), 6:6 (medium-format)
or 16:9 (cinematic).
The E-620?s elegant body promotes creativity as much as the state-of-the-art technology packed inside. Guaranteeing pictures are a success no matter what the conditions or how far the
subject is, built-in image stabilisation corrects camera shake up to four EV steps, assuring steadiness and making tripods unnecessary in most instances. Then there?s the free-angle
6.9cm/2.7? HyperCrystal III LCD with 176? viewing angle, which means shots can be taken from almost any perspective. This way, you can even capture a field of daisies from a bee?s point
of view! Working in terrific harmony with the camera?s contrast AF* capabilities, the Live View functionality allows you to comfortably judge results even before they are shot: what you
see is what you get. Perfect light is a guarantee with the ability to use up to three separate, camera controlled, Wireless Flash groups ? an option first introduced with the E-3. And
with the attachable HLD-5 Power Grip, taking vertical photos becomes a breeze while the extra battery performance enables shooting for longer hours. With such an impressive array of
functions, the potential of the E-620 can be stretched as far as the photographer?s imagination.
A camera with the works
A camera that inspires creativity needs to be extraordinarily functional as well, and the E-620 doesn?t disappoint. One of the D-SLR?s most exciting facets is the new 7-point Twin AF
which features seven distance-measuring points, five of which are cross-points. This Olympus autofocus technology was developed for the professional E-3 after the comprehensive analysis
of thousands of photographs and interviews with professional photographers. It has now been tailored to hobbyist needs: the five cross-points work by using horizontal and vertical sensor
lines to supply data that determines the ideal focal points of each shot. This ensures every snap of the shutter produces blur-free results. In addition, the AF was specifically designed
to work easily and rapidly with Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) lenses. With the E-620, being out of focus becomes a thing of the past.
Aside from the amazing AF, the E-620 also packs the one-two punch of a 12.3 Megapixel high-speed Live MOS sensor and the latest-generation TruePic III+ processor so that every picture is
as clear as the real thing ? even when shot at a blazing fast 4fps. If users aren?t taking advantage of the LCD to do their framing, they can employ the exceptional viewfinder which
magnifies up to 0.96x and provides 95% viewing coverage. An Auto White Balance also helps reproduce vivid and true to life colours.
Goes where you go, does what you want it to do
One of the advantages of Four Thirds technology is perfectly incorporated into the E-620: it is so compact and light that it can be taken anywhere. And thanks to a design that provides a
handy ergonomic grip, this model always feels comfortable to hold. It?s also equipped with Olympus? exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter dust protection system ? the most effective dust
protection system on the market. In addition, the camera?s buttons illuminate to provide valuable aid when shooting at night.
The Olympus E-620 can be enjoyed with nearly all E-System accessories, such as 33 lenses and different flash systems. New robust Olympus Flash Brackets, like the FL-BK04, ensure maximum
flexibility and good light in any situation where a flash may be needed. And two flashes are also not a problem with the practical FL-BKM03 Flash Bracket, on which any standard flash or
the twin flash set STF-22 can be mounted. As for those who like to take a dive, Olympus? new PT-E06 Underwater Case has you covered to depths of up to 40m.
Boasting all of Olympus? technological know-how, this camera delivers everything creative types want in a digital SLR. It offers the ultimate in E-System features such as the Supersonic
Wave Filter and Live View as well as artistic options like Art Filters in one innovative package. Look for the new E-620 in stores as of the end of April 2009.
The Olympus E-620 digital SLR ? main features:
? Art Filters, Multiple Exposure, Wireless Flash, Multi-Aspect
? Comfortable Live View thanks to high-speed contrast AF
? Free-angle 6.9cm/2.7? HyperCrystal III LCD
? 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
? Built-in IS with max. 4 EV steps efficiency
? 7-point Twin AF (5 cross points)
? Optical viewfinder with approx 95% field of view and approx 0.96x magnification
? Small and light-weight body
Additional features of the Olympus E-620:
? Multiple-exposure function with LCD monitor display of current view superimposed on top of previously captured image
? Auto gradation adjustment to prevent blown highlights and blocked-in shadows
? Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology
? Auto white balance control
? Perfect Shot Preview to enable comparison of the results of various settings adjustments before actual shooting
? Reliable Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system
? Built-in flash (GN12) with commander function for wireless off-camera flash synchronisation
? Wireless flash control in up to 3 groups (separate press release available for Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R flash units)
? Versatile bracketing functions for ISO, white balance, exposure, and flash
? Based on the Four Thirds Standard
? Illuminated buttons
? Ergonomic design of body, control buttons and GUI for easy operation
? AE/AF lock functionality for individual customisation
? ISO 100-3200 for wide-ranging sensitivity
? Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface
? High-speed data writing and lossless RAW compression for quick processing
? Simultaneous writing of RAW and JPEG
? 23 shooting modes (5 Exposure Modes, 5 Creative Modes, 13 Scene Select Modes)
? Wide dynamic range in highly lit areas
? Dual memory slot for CompactFlash and xD-Picture Cards (incl. support for UDMA High-Speed CF cards and Microdrive)