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Olympus E-620

alaTest has collected and analyzed 624 reviews of Olympus E-620. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the price and image quality are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the black level and software.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, price

viewfinder, video, software, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-620 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Olympus E-620


alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Olympus E-620 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the screen and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but the shutter and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, image quality, portability, size, screen

reliability, shutter

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Olympus E-620


alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Olympus E-620 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the image quality and price are overall positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the software and viewfinder. Views are divided on the video.

usability, portability, performance, price, image quality

viewfinder, software

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : David Elrich (

Olympus E-620 Review


Art is an enjoyable add-on but it definitely slows the camera down as it processes the images.

May, 2009

Expert review by : DP Review (

Expert Review


The best Four Thirds camera yet closes the gap and competes convincingly with its APS-C competitors. More importantly though, it's small, produces excellent 'out of the box' image quality and is jam-packed with useful--and a few novel--features. If you...

Superb image quality, Good tonal response and dynamic range (at ISO 200 and above), Good high ISO performance, Built-in Image Stabilization, Generally fast and responsive in use, Twist and swivel screen useful for certain shooting types, JPEG engine...

Contrast detect AF pretty slow in live view (which is often the case on DSLRs), Moderate LCD screen resolution (and too reflective in bright light), Slightly lower absolute resolution than rest of class, Complicated menu system not that easy to...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Olympus E-600/E-620


Tilting LCD allows variety of compositional angles ; Feature-packed yet easy to use ; Kit comes with two lenses ; Live View has its own dedicated button

Lacks a firm, comfortable handgrip ; Variable white balance performance

With the E-600, you're getting a midrange model at an entry-level price. The kit has two lenses, which makes it an even better deal.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Richard Butler (

Olympus E-620 Review


Olympus has established a tradition of offering very well specified cameras at the entry-level, and was one of the first to offer two cameras in this bracket - the little E-410 and its image-stabilized big brother, the E-510 (later upgraded to the 420...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Dylan Tweney (

Review: Olympus E-620 DSLR


Camera costs are falling faster than a bowling ball in a black hole. Case in point: The Olympus E-620, an inexpensive digital single-lens reflex camera...

Easy to use. Lithe and compact size for a DSLR. Spiffy swiveling LCD screen. Excellent shots in photon-rich environments. Body-based image stabilization. Easy to configure in both automatic and manual modes

Poor low-light performance. Noisy images above ISO 1000. Doesn’t shoot video. Plastic body and lens construction feels like it could break if squeezed too hard

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Olympus E-620 review


When going up against Canon and Nikon in dSLRs, you've got to offer something pretty compelling--awesome speed, fabulous photo quality, one-of-a-kind features, a great design, or a bargain price for the whole package--to draw attention to yourself....

High-quality photos; solid performance; articulated LCD; some nice features, including savable custom settings, in-body image stabilization, Art Filters, and a wireless flash controller.

No video capture; more complex to operate than is necessary.

While it's a solid budget dSLR with good photo quality and a host of advanced features, the Olympus E-620 still falls behind the competition on most counts.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (

Olympus E-620 SLR Review


CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 24, 2009 - As children, our imaginations run wild and finger-painted artistic creations are proudly displayed on our family refrigerators. But as we grow older, we learn to color inside the lines, and have less and less...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Olympus E620 Review


Olympus E-620 digitale SLR camera’s Het assortiment FourThirds digitale SLR camera’s is de afgelopen jaren flink uitgebreid en niet zonder succes. Nog geen zes jaar geleden hebben wij voor het eerst kennis mogen maken met het nieuwe systeem (Olympus...

May, 2010

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Olympus E-620


Overall, the Olympus E-620 is quite impressive with features and very competitive for the price. Picture quality trumps the E-620's predecessors, although images still seem plagued by noise at higher ISO levels. The added art filters and multiple...

Compact- world's smallest and lightest image-stabilized digital SLRAffordable- offers great features and quality for half the price of othersImpressive- powerful 12.3-megapixel camera with many possibilitiesFeatures- new art filters and multiple...

AF-slow autofocus performance, high ISO has noisy images, exposure issues

If you are looking for an excellent entry-level digital SLR, then...

Nov, 2009


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Olympus E620 review


At the time of the Olympus E-620 introduction, it was not yet clear that this would in fact be the only new digital SLR during the PMA show. Whether or not this signifies something is yet to be discovered, although it certainly is remarkable. During...

The assortment of FourThirds digital SLR cameras has been expanded extensively over the last few years, and not without success. Even less than 6 years ago, we got acquainted with the new system (Olympus E-1 introduction). Since then, we have seen a...

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