|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 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|
|Rear LCD monitor||2.7" TFT LCD, 230,000 pixels, live preview capable|
|Storage||CompactFlash (CF) (Type I or Type II) + xD Picture Card|
|Weight||380 g or 0.84 lb (body only, no battery)|
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.
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. 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.
Media related to Olympus E-450 at Wikimedia Commons
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