Summary: The camera is wonderful, but the camera sent by KEH photo - second hand - did not have anything attached. The real problem was however - and this I realised in the field in Burma - that the graduation is fixed in either RAW or Super Fine, but the other graduations with lower resolution have been erased in the camera. I guess that is why the camera was sold. It is a pity, and now I am shooting only with high resolution even if sometimes I do not need it.
Summary: I bought this in 2009 as my first DSLR. It wasn't my first digital camera, or first SLR camera, so I had some background to draw from. I have been using this camera for more than 3 years. I am currently planning to sell this and upgrade to a mid-range Nikon, probably the D7000. There were two main reasons for me to pick this over a compact camera: image quality, and lens choice. But as you'll see these two are also my main reasons for wanting to upgrade.
Summary: O.k. so, with the kit lenses, the noise is pretty ugly as you bump up your ISO (I'm talking even ISO 400). If you're shooting a lot with flash or in daylight, you're fine. But if you're shooting with available artificial light or at night time, it's a nightmare. You'll absolutely need a tripod to get a good shot. The autofocus on this thing can really suck. And don't even think about using autofocus in low lighting.
Excerpt: Had my E-620 'repaired' twice for a misalignment of the viewfinder ["viewfinder tilt"], unsuccessfully. I own a DSLR precisely because I want to frame my images exactly, not by 3degrees anticlockwise... So I bought an E/520. Second reason why I´m selling E/620 is that I believe its engine is´tuned up' too much. BTW The button for setting the ImageStabilization is rather useless; I can do without it.
Summary: I've been an Olympus loyalist since I bought my first OM-1 in 1975 and I've worked my way through this series, starting with the 500. This is the first one that disappointed me a little bit. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the series or if I just got a lemon, but my camera's light meter is highly inconsistent. I shot thousands of photos in every situation conceivable with my 520 and the exposure quality was stunning. With the 620, you're just not sure.
Summary: I purchase this camera a year ago. It takes very good general pictures. However, I use my cameras for bird pictures. I can take better bird picture with my cheep 10Meg Kodak. The problem is the number of available lenses. Were a Nikon has many, many lenses available, this camera only has a few. The larges lens is 70-300mm (140-600mm). My experience is that the 600mm is an exaggeration. If your interests is general photography, this just might be the DSLR camera for you.
A mid entry camera ready for a semi professional level photography
Abhijit Bhowmick "AB photography", Amazon
19 October 2010
Summary: I researched 4-5 cameras alongwith E620 before I purchased it. Pretty much every review that I read was pointing towards Olympus E620 as being a most bang for money product. So I purchased it and after using it for close to 9 months I realised that the reviews were not biased. Olympus surely is a great bang for money since with 2 kit lens I get the most compared to D5000 or Xsi.
Summary: I sold my E520 because only have the 4:3 format and prefer to take pictures with the 3:2 format. I got the E620 because read that is a multiformat, but ONLY with the live view. Who will buy a DSLR to take pictures in the Live View rather than the viewfinder? Certainly not me. The software will make the 3:2 format, not the camera and you have to CALCULATE in your mind the final result!!!! Sad!!!
Summary: I had high hopes for this DSLR. It seemed to be just what I was looking for: a small, relatively lightweight DSLR with a good feature set that I could use on hiking trips (I wanted to keep the control I get with an SLR, but I wanted a smaller & lighter camera than my Nikon D300); plus the shoe-mount flash for the camera works on two AA batteries, saving additional size and weight.
Summary: A nice camera to use with very good results in bright light. However, as soon as light levels fall a lot of noise appears in the photos and it can't really compete with the current crop of DSLRs. If you want Olympus you would be better off getting the OMD EM5 or EM1.