E-620: Olympus unveils new entry-level DSLR


Olympus today unveiled a new entry-level DSLR, which will go on sale in the US in May (Japan gets the E-620 with 12.3MP in March, Europe one month later but for a higher price). Olympus tried to incorporate the main features of the E-30 and E-520 in a small and light body.

The E-620 comes with the following features:

– 12.3MP Live MOS image sensor with sensor-shift image stabilization
– 7-point AF
– ISO sensitivity from 100 to 3,200
– TruePic III+ image processor
– wireless flash controller
– 2.7” tilt HyperCrystal III LCD with 230,000 pixels
– multi aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3, 3:2and 6:6)
– size: 130x60x94mm
– body weight: 520g


The E-620 body has an MSRP of $700 in the US, while buyers will be set back $800 for the set that contains the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Zuiko lens.

DP Review has the official Olympus press release in English (which is still not available at Olympus America’s website) and a hands-on preview of the new camera.