Summary: Overall,I really like this camera. I would say that it's a good choice for beginners. I wouldn't say it's the best choice for professional use. It has good image quality, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Fast / accurate auto-focus. It does not perform that great in low light situations, the batteries seem to only last about 2 hours for me before I need to replace/recharge them. So I always bring 2 extra charged batteries with me, and a charger.
4 Stars for camera, 0 for evolution of the camera line
Brian Woodbury "TheStonerGuy", Amazon
9 June 2013
Summary: It was a big choice chosing between the seemingly best choice, professional "DSLR" and the four-thirds format (which at the time was just Olympus). After weighing the Pros vs. Cons and looking at picture samples between the two I decided to go with the four-thirds camera. I started cheap with the e-410, upgraded to the e-510, and when this one with the swivel screen came out I moved to it.
Summary: My first SLR was an Olympus Pen FT (that's the half-frame film SLR, not the Micro Four-Thirds by that name) in Viet Nam in 1969, and until getting processing for its half-frame pictures got too inconvenient, it was my main camera still. (Not the same one - a burglar got the first one in the 1970s, but one i found at a good price in a pawn shop.
Summary: I've been a "hobby" photographer for 50 years. I am biased towards Olympus because they build ergonomic cameras with durability and function as their guide, rather than marketing. I currently own Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, and Pentax cameras. This one has been my "go to" since purchase. I agree very much with the review provided by "philosoph", so please read that review as I'll try not to duplicate what has already been written.
Summary: This is a great camera if you find one used, and do not mind that Olympus may not be continuing the 4/3 system in the future. I use the camera with the 14-54 (mark I), the 14-42mm, and the 40-150mm, mostly for landscape photography. I also use the doubler to get an entire room in the shot. At least Oly makes adapters, so your lenses can still work with the new bodies. When new, this was the camera to have for outdoor shots.
Excerpt: I really enjoy shooting with this camera. more on that later Problems: some aspect of the top circuitboard wore out in a little over a year and ended up replacing the whole board. it's tough to get an auto focus lock in low light- I miss having an AF assist lamp.
Excerpt: I've had an E-600 for almost two years now. I understand it is the same e-620 but without three art-filters and without aspect ratio control. Hence I think that my comments will be applicable to the e-620 as well. First of all, the jpegs you can get from this camera are just great, rarely have to do any sort of editing afterwards. Nice punchy colors with good highlight control.
Summary: As an owner of the E510 and E3, I was seeking a more portable Olympus camera that would give me the picture quality of the E3 but with a smaller footprint. The E620 does that. The E620 is light and fits nicely in my hands. The transition from the E3 takes a few moments as the E3 is a tank comparitively. Additionally the layout on the E620 is different.
Probably the last consumer level 4/3 DSLR, and probably the best
1 April 2011
Summary: I'll start with the good news: this is a great camera. It handles well, it shoots well, and it's a wonderful value. I have owned many bodies from multiple systems, and the E620 continues to fare well against competitors in its price bracket. The autofocus system (especially when matched with an SWD lens) is especially impressive, arguably better than its similarly priced APS-C competitors even now.