Olympus E-420 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body) (10MP, Dust Reduction, Face Detection, Live MOS) (Olympus Malaysia)
Olympus E-420 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body) (10MP, Dust Reduction, Face Detection, Live MOS) (Olympus Malaysia)

Olympus E-420 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body) (10MP, Dust Reduction, Face Detection, Live MOS) (Olympus Malaysia)


SSK # OLY-E420

1 Year Olympus Malaysia Warranty

Shopping Point 7.475 = RM7.48

The Olympus E-420 SLR Digital Camera has all the features you need to take great pictures. These features are crammed into one of the smallest Digital SLR bodies available. The high resolution 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor captures exquisite detail, and provides you with the flexibility to crop your images and still produce large, detailed prints. The unique Olympus Autofocus Live View function allows you to frame and focus your photos using the large 2.7-inch LCD as a viewfinder.

The E-420 is also very easy to use with a host of Scene Select Modes that make everyone an instant expert. You can also use the camera's advanced exposure modes including program, aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual control for the ultimate in creative control. You will get a great shot in any lighting situation with five metering modes including the 49-point ESP Meter, plus Shadow Adjustment Technology and the Face Detection feature, both viewable in real time on the Live View LCD.

Even with all of this power, the E-420 is incredibly easy to use. The ergonomic and lightweight design of the camera body means that the camera will be comfortable to hold even after a long day of sightseeing, and the 2.7" HyperCrystal II LCD enables images to be beautifully displayed in vivid color, even from 176-degree viewing angles or in bright sunlight, making it simple to preview and review your images.

The E-420 also solves the dust problem commonly found with SLR Cameras by providing a proven anti-dust system that utilizes a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the image sensor to literally shake the dust away, so your pictures will be spotless - every time.


  • Dust reduction: Life moves too fast to spend time worrying about dust ruining your images. Olympus' proven Dust Reduction System produces spot-free photos with the exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter
  • Digital image stabilization: The E-420's Digital Image Stabilization, activated as a Scene Select Mode, allows high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds so you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving
  • 2.7" Hypercrystal II LCD: HyperCrystal II Technology delivers twice the contrast and better viewing in extreme lighting conditions, a broader range of color detail and a wider angle of view on the LCD so you and your friends can see it up to 176 degrees off-center
  • 10 Megapixel live MOS: Get amazingly detailed, colorful and clear images with the 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor. This high-resolution sensor captures all the detail needed to make large prints, or even crop without losing detail
  • Perfect shot preview: Perfect Shot Preview enables you to view and select your favorite effect right on the LCD and see how the image will look before you even capture it, so you know that what you see is what you get
  • Wireless flash: If you decide to venture into the arena of advanced lighting, the E-420 is ready to meet the challenge. The E-420 is compatible with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless electronic flashes that are designed exclusively for digital photography
  • On-Screen Autofocus with Live View works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects in focus on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way
  • Face Detection Technology targets and locks on up to eight faces to ensure accurate focus for crystal clear, amazing portraits
  • Shadow Adjustment Technology captures detail in the bright areas of a frame and opens up detail in the shadows that other cameras would render too dark or underexposed
  • The E-420 measures 5.1 inches by 3.6 inches by 2.1 inches and it's a featherweight 13.4 ounces - making it the world's smallest digital SLR
  • The Digital Image Stabilization Scene Select Mode allows high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds so you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving
  • The E- 420's TruePic III processor gives you better color and quality through true-to-life skin tones, brilliant blue skies, precise color transitions, more detail and less image noise
  • Expand your creative reach with wireless flash compatibility. The E-420 is compatible with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless electronic flashes that are designed exclusively for digital photography
  • With 18 easy to use Scene Select Modes you can simply select the right mode for your shot; the E-420 takes care of the rest. The 18 modes cover practically every common shooting scenario including Portrait, Fireworks, Sports, Landscape, Sunset and many more
  • As soon as you grab the E-420, you'll notice how naturally it fits in your hand. The improved grip is ergonomically designed for superior comfort. The E-420's body is lightweight and stylish so it's a pleasure to carry and use for hours at a time
  • Accepting CompactFlash Type I & II, Microdrives and xD-Picture Cards, the E-420 provides a choice of data storage options for enhanced flexibility and it is possible to transfer image files from one card to the other right inside the camera
  • Perfect Shot Preview enables you to view and select your favorite effect right on the LCD and see how the image will look before you even capture it
  • Fire of a burst of shots at 3.5 frames per second. The E-420's burst rate is perfect for capturing the ideal shot at backyard birthday parties or at youth soccer games
  • The E420's Auto White Balance function analyzes information from the scene and calibrates how a white object should appear under a variety of light sources, so your images turn out vibrant and life like
  • The benefits of the Four Thirds Mount on the E-420 are many. You get a digitally designed image sensor, a compact design, as well as expandability and compatibility with the rest of the Four Thirds System
  • Olympus' Zuiko Digital lenses provide edge-to-edge pixel-perfect clarity. Unlike film lenses, these advanced, precision-engineered 100-percent digital lenses are designed to work perfectly with all the camera's digital technology


Product typeSingle-lens reflex Live View digital camera with interchangeable lens system
MemoryCompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card (Dual-Slot)
Sensor Size17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mountFour Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels number10 million pixels
Image Pickup UnitLive MOS Sensor
Total no. of effective pixelsApprox. 11.8 million pixels
Aspect ratio1.33 (4:3)
Filter arrayPrimary color filter (RGB)
LPFFixed type
IR cut filterHybrid type
Dust reductionSupersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording formatDCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File formatRAW (12-bit), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size[RAW] 3648 x 2736 pixels
[JPEG] 3648 x 2736 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
Raw File size3648 x 2736 compressed Approx. 11MB
Large File size3648 x 2736 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 6.8MB, 3648 x 2736 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 4.7MB, 3648 x 2736 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.2MB, 3648 x 2736 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.5MB
Middle File size3200 x 2400 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 5.3MB, 3200 x 2400 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 3.7MB, 3200 x 2400 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB, 3200 x 2400 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB, 2560 x 1920 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 3.6MB, 2560 x 1920 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 2.2MB, 2560 x 1920 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB, 2560 x 1920 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.7MB
Small File size1600 x 1200 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 1.3MB, 1600 x 1200 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.8MB, 1600 x 1200 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB, 1600 x 1200 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB, 1280 x 960 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.8MB, 1280 x 960 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB, 1280 x 960 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB, 1280 x 960 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB, 1024 x 768 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
ViewfinderEye-level single-lens reflex viewfinder
Field of viewApprox. 95%
Viewfinder magnificationApprox.0.92x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, infinity)
Eye pointApprox. 14 mm (-1m-1)
Diopter adjustment range-3.0 - +1m-1
Focusing screenFixed (Neo Lumi-Micro Mat screen)
Eyepiece shutterEye piece cap EP-4 supplied
Eye cupInterchangeable type EP-5/6/7, EP-5 supplied (Magnifier Eyecup ME-1 is available)
PreviewCan be checked (when Left arrow pad is set in preview mode), selectable from the optical viewfinder or rear-mounted LCD monitor
View finder informationAperture value, Shutter speed, Record mode, AF confirmation mark, Flash, WB, AE lock, Number of storable still images, Exposure compensation value, Metering mode, Battery warning, Exposure mode, AF frame (super impose)
Live ViewLive MOS Sensor for still picture shooting is used, 100% field of view, Exposure adjustment pre-view, White balance adjustment pre-view, Gradation setting pre-view, Face detection pre-view, Perfect shot pre-view, Grid line displayable, 7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, Shooting information, Histogram, Heat warning
AFPhase -difference detection system, Contrast detection system
Image Stabilizer SystemNo
LCD DisplayHyperCrystal II LCD (semi-transmissive TFT color LCD)
Size2.7 inches
Total no. of pixelsApprox. 230,000 pixels
Playback field of view100%
Brightness control15 levels
Color Balance15 levels
Focusing AF systemTTL phase-difference detection system, Contrast detection system (with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6)
Focus modeSingle AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / C-AF + MF
Focusing point3-point multiple AF (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selectionAuto/Option selectable
AF luminance rangeEV 0 to 19 (at 20, ISO 100)
AF illuminatorBuilt-in flash (external flash available. Inactivation is available to set.)
AF lockLocked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode / AEL button (customizable)
Focus trackingInterlocked with Continuous AF mode
Focus aidAvailable
Exposure Control Metering systemTTL open-aperture metering system: (1) Digital ESP metering (49-point multi pattern metering), (2) Centre weighted average metering, (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen), (4) Spot with Highlight control, (5) Spot with Shadow control
Metering rangeEV 1 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)
Exposure mode(1) Auto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene program AE (7) Scene select AE
Scene program AEPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait
Scene select AEPortrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, Sport, High Key, Low Key, Digital Image Stabilization, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow
ISO sensitivityAUTO (ISO 100 - 1600) / Manual (ISO 100 - 1600), 1 EV steps
Exposure compensation±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lockLocked by first position of Shutter button / AEL button (customizable)
Exposure bracketing3 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1EV steps selectable
Auto White Balance systemAdvanced detection system with Live MOS sensor
Preset white balance8 settings (3000K - 7500K) Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
White balance compensation±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB/Preset WB mode)
Custom white balance1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
One-touch white balance1 custom setting can be registered
Color Mode Color matrixsRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture ModeVivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone (default setting: Natural)
Adjustment parameterContrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Muted and Portrait
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone
Filter effectYellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture toneSepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation4 levels (Auto, high key, normal, low key)
ShutterComputerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speedAuto mode: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings), P(Ps), S, A, M mode: 60 - 1/4000 sec. (Bulb: up to 8 min. with limiter), Scene program/Scene select mode: 4 - 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings) 1/3EV steps
Self-timerOperation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable releaseAvailable (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Optical remote controlOperation time: 2 sec., 0 sec., bulb control available (with optional RM-1 remote control)
Anti shock modeAvailable (1 to 30sec selectable)
Drive modeSingle-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, Remote control
Sequential shooting speedApprox. 3.5 frames/sec.
Max. recordable picturesRAW mode: Max. 6 frames
On sequential shootingJPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (LN mode: approx. upto card capacity with SanDisk Extreme III TBD)
Built-in flashRetractable flash (Auto pop-up type), GN=12 (ISO 100.m)
Compatible external flashFL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20
Flash control modeTTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual
Flash modeAuto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Fill-in, Slow synchronization, Manual, Off
Synchronization speed1/180 sec. or less, Super FP up to 1/4000 sec.
Flash intensity controlUp to ±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Synchronization timing1st curtain synchronization/2nd curtain slow synchronization (selectable)
Flash bracketingNot available
Wireless flash controlCompatible external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R
Control methodTriggered and controlled by built-in flash light
Flash control modesTTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual, FP TTL Auto, FP Manual.
Number of channels4 channels
Group setting3 groups
Super control panelInformation (Shooting): Battery information, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, BKT warning, NR warning, WB, WB compensation value, Picture mode, Flash mode, Record mode, Image size, Card information, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable image number, Focusing mode, FP warning AF frame, AF illuminator
Information (Wireless flash commander)Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value bar, Exposure compensation value, Flash compensation value bar, Flash compensation value, ALE notification, Flash compensation notification, NR notification, BKT notification, AF illuminator disactivated notification, Color space, Wirelss channel setting, Built-in flash intensity, Group setting
Back light timerBack light lighting time is selectable. (Keep, 8, 30sec, 1min)
Playback modesSingle-frame, Index (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames), Calendar, Close-up ( 2 - 14X), Slideshow, Picture rotation (auto mode available)
Information displayHistogram (independent luminance/RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information
Languages AmericasEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Custom functionLeft arrow button is available to set some functions. (Face detection, Preview, OFF, One touch WB, Live preview, Test picture)
Drive button is available to set some functions. (Drive, AF target selection, S-AF/C-AF/MF selection, WB mode, Metering mode, ISO setting)
Custom reset2 settings are recordable
My modeNot available
Erasing functionSingle frame, All frames, Selected frames (with protect function)
Protect functionSingle frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Copy between mediaSingle frame, All frames, Selected frames
RAW picture editingRAW development
JPEG editingGradation AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Triming, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (colour depth), Resize (producing another file)
Print functionPrint reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
PC interfaceUSB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control (MTP mode is available)
USB/Video connectorDedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available)
Flash attachmentHot shoe
BatteryBLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep modeAvailable (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
No. of recordable picturesApprox. 500 shots (optical viewfinder)
Operating Temperature32-104F / 0 - 40 (operation) / -20 - 60 (storage)
Operating Humidity30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Dimensions5.1 in. (W) x 3.6 in.(H) x 2.1 in. D / 129.5 mm (W) x 91 mm (H) x 53 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight13.4 oz. / 380 g (body only)


  • Olympus E-420 10.0 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Li-ion Battery BLS-1 - Li-ion Battery Charger BCS-1
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus Master 2 CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Eye-Piece Cap EP-4

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