After much, much (and I may add exhausting) research, I decided on the Olympus E-420, primarily because the price was right for a brand new DSLR. Not to mention the included
Olympus M+ 2GB xD-Picture Card. Although I purchased this camera because the price was on the lower end of competitors, I couldn't be happier with the camera. It's quick, responsive and downright easy to use. There's also plently of tweaking and manual adjutments that can be made by the veteran user. I'm still learning the various (and numerous) settings and adjustments. I love the scene options, which adjusts the necessary settings to optimize specific scenes. For example, the camera has eighteen different scenes to choose from, including full auto, sunset, active children, night shots, and sports (among others). I am very happy with the scene selections, as it allows for great pictures with various settings, while not having to actually tweak the settings myself. It's great that the camera does it for me! I'm also happy with the shutter time and lag with this camera. My past digital cameras have been of the point-and-shoot variety, which always aggravated me because of the lag time between pictures. There is a small lag time (around three seconds) for the camera to auto-focus if the lens is zoomed in. This is especially noticeable in dim lighting. With that said, there is virtually no lag between shots with the lens fully retracted (not zoomed). I love that! This is surely the best feature in my eyes. As for picture quality, I am so far satisfied. I have developed 150 pictues so far and I'm happy with the color reproduction in each one. As for the
Olympus M+ 2GB xD-Picture Card, it is noticeably faster in processing than my "old"
Olympus M 2GB xD-Picture Card. The difference is the "+" after the "M." The "+" increases the processing speed. Overall rating? Excellent! Highly recommened for someone looking to enter the DSLR market at a truly affordable price.
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