The Olympus E-420 Komachi Kit might remind you of your grandfatherâ€™s old camera, but itâ€™s all modern inside; only the hand-made leather case is retro. The kit bundles together the 10-megapixel E-420 DSLR, a ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm 1:2.8 pancake lens, with a 1GB CF card, LCD lens protector and a lens cloth thrown in, plus that elegant looking leather case and strap, of course.
It is named after the 9th century Japanese poetess Ono no Komachi, herself renowned for her beauty and elegance. Olympus said the E-420 boasts full manual control to satisfy just about every creative impulse, but it also enables ease of use with 28 different shooting modes including full auto.
The ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm 1:2.8 pancake lens measures in at an overall length of just 23.5mm and weighs merely 95g, offering a highly portable lens suited for everyday use. It provides an angle of view equivalent to 50mm (on a 35mm camera), close to how the human eye perceives a scene.
The Olympus E-420 Komachi Kit is available now for â‚¬700, or about $960.
[Site: Olympus Europa]