Introduced March 2008 the E-420 mimics its predecessor, the E-410, by employing a similar body design and ergonomic features. Designed for point and shoot users wanting to upgrade, along with admirers wanting a camera they can use in conditions where a traditional DSLR would not be ideal. The compact size of the E-420 makes it an ideal travel companion with detailed, sharp quality images. The E-420 offers 10-megapixel Live MOS sensor + TruePic III image processor, integrated image stabilization system, 11-point Contrast Detect in Live View mode, 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection, 3.5 fps burst shooting, 1/4000 second high-speed shutter, wireless flash capability, face detection, five metering modes and 2.7 inch LCD monitor. Additonal features include Shadow Adjustment Technology - brightens underexposed areas of the frame and HyperCrystal II Technology.