Olympus E-450

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Olympus E-450
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Type Digital single-lens reflex
Sensor 18.00 mm × 13.50 mm Live MOS
Maximum resolution 3648 × 2736 (10 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable Four Thirds System
Shutter Computerized focal-plane
Shutter speed range 60 s – 1/4000 s
Exposure metering TTL open-aperture exposure
Exposure modes 49-zone multi-pattern
Metering modes Digital ESP, Centre-Weighted Average, Spot, Highlight based spot, Shadow based spot
Continuous shooting 3.5 frame/s
Viewfinder Optical TTL
ASA/ISO range 100–1600
Rear LCD monitor 2.7" TFT LCD, 230,000 pixels, live preview capable
Storage CompactFlash (CF) (Type I or Type II) + xD Picture Card
Battery Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Weight 380 g or 0.84 lb (body only, no battery)
Made in China

The Olympus E-450 (or Olympus EVOLT E-450 in North America) is a 10 megapixel digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera made by Olympus and conforming to the Four Thirds System standard. E-450 was announced in March 2009, and shipping started in May the same year. E-450 is similar in size to its siblings in the E-4XX series, marketed as the smallest DSLRs in the world.[1]

Features[edit]

The E-450 is a slightly upgraded version of the E-420. The cameras are very similar - in fact, when the E-450 was announced the upgrades were considered notably few by reviewers.[2] The main new features in the E-450:

  • Three Art Filters, where the camera processes the image to give it a new appearance. The filters available in E-450 are Pop Art, giving the image a very saturated look, Soft Focus making the images look "dreamy" similar to the effect of a diffusion filter on the lens, and Pin Hole, which gives a vignetting effect and makes the image look like it was taken by a pinhole camera.
  • TruePic III+ processor, an upgrade from the E-420 TruePic III processor.
  • Increased buffer for continuous shooting: the E-450 can buffer 8 RAW files compared to E-420's 6.
  • Improved luminance on the LCD screen.

As with its predecessors E-400, E-410 and E-420 the E-450 is notable for its portability, especially when coupled with the Olympus 25 mm f2.8 pancake lens. Its small size is achieved by omitting the side hand grip, in-body stabilisation, and larger battery featured in other Olympus dSLRs.

The E-450 uses Olympus' Supersonic Wave Filter to remove dust from the surface of the image sensor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympus E400 Digital Camera Review letsgodigital.org
  2. ^ Olympus launches E-450 compact DSLR dpreview.com 31 March 2009

External links[edit]

Media related to Olympus E-450 at Wikimedia Commons