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Olympus E-620/600 An Olympus 12.1MP mid-range compact DSLR, the E-620 and the feature-reduiced version, the E-600.

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swithering over now the worrying

After weeks of swithering between e-620 & e-30 to replace my 410 finally pulled the trigger and went for 620 now i've got two days worrying if i've done the right thing. Iain
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They are both cracking good cameras. You have gone for the smaller, lighter and more portable version. I'm sure you will love it.
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Re: swithering over now the worrying

Thanks i'm sure i will it was only the differance of af points and synch speed that was holding me back. Iain
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Re: swithering over now the worrying

The E-620 is a good camera. I'm using mine more than my E-3!
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I think you have made the obvious choice, & lets face it, I don`t think either camera would dissapoint you!
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Re: swithering over now the worrying

Thanks all Im sure your'e right it's just the normal buyers remorse.Stephen using more than e-3 ?
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Re: swithering over now the worrying

I tried both.

I liked the E-30, nothing worng with it, but went for the lighter, smaller E-620 Went through 24hours of similar worrying but I needn't have - its a cracking camera.

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Re: swithering over now the worrying

For sure, a lot of it is because it's a new thing. But also I feel it gets more out of the Pro and Top Pro lenses.

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Re: swithering over now the worrying

I'm watching posts like this with interest, because I'm seriously thinking of upgrading my camera in the next few months, if there's ever enough money to do it.

Has anybody chosen the E30 rather than the E620?
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Re: swithering over now the worrying

Hi Ellie, Yes there is a recent post which went the opposite way to this. I believe the reasons were because of the extra functionality and size. I think the latter was the main reason: big hands.

I'm trying to remember what the additional funtionality there is besides the increased AF points and extra scenes ...

Best to have a play with both, because for me it boiled down to how it 'felt' to carry and use.

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Re: swithering over now the worrying

Hi Ellie.

I went for an E-30, partly because of the battery compatibility with my E-520, and partly because it felt so very good to handle. I admit though, that this does contradict my original reason for opting for Olympus, which was largely to keep kit weight down. For anyone wanting to use longer or faster lenses, I suspect that the compactness of the lighter bodies is of relatively less value anyway. I'm very pleased with the E-30 although still (hopefully) working towards getting the best out of it.
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Re: swithering over now the worrying

I tried the E-620 and with 70-300 and 50-200 and was totally surprised. It seemed really well balanced.

I also liked that I can get to all the most commonly used functions with my right thumb with little effort.

I had an opportunity to try some even bigger lenses at a recent meet but didn't ... maybe next time.

So advice isnt rush and buy the E-620, but try both if you can.
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Re: swithering over now the worrying

Mechanical difference is the Shutter and IS. The E-30 uses a SWD motor and is 1 stop more than the E-620. THe shutter is also different 5fps. 1 more than the 620. BLS for batteries instead of the BLM and not as lasting (IE no of shots per charge) So on a full day event, you may need to carry 4 instead of 3.

There is more like shutter life and other stuff.
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Re: swithering over now the worrying

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I'm watching posts like this with interest, because I'm seriously thinking of upgrading my camera in the next few months, if there's ever enough money to do it.

Has anybody chosen the E30 rather than the E620?
hi ellie,

yes i did, i dont think there is an awful lot of difference in functionality or IQ, but as stated, it will probably get more out of the pro lenses maybe?, also there is now the offer of a free gift if you buy the e30 after the 1/10
pleased with mine.
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Re: swithering over now the worrying

add a more extensive control system and more powerfull processing (AF etc) and that's pretty much it in practice.


don't underestimate these though.

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Mechanical difference is the Shutter and IS. The E-30 uses a SWD motor and is 1 stop more than the E-620. THe shutter is also different 5fps. 1 more than the 620. BLS for batteries instead of the BLM and not as lasting (IE no of shots per charge) So on a full day event, you may need to carry 4 instead of 3.

There is more like shutter life and other stuff.
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