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Olympus E-450

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Olympus E-450

The E-450 digital SLR is built on the E-420 model, with the additional “art filter” modes which first appeared on the prosumer-oriented Olympus E-30. The in-camera editing feature like “pop art”, “soft focus” and “pin hole” is enabled by the camera's TruePic III+ image processor, eliminating the need for editing on a computer. The Olympus E-450 has an effective resolution of ten megapixels from a Live MOS image sensor, and accepts Four Thirds-mount lenses. ISO sensitivity ranges from 1…

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Olympus E-450

The E-450 digital SLR is built on the E-420 model, with the additional “art filter” modes which first appeared on the prosumer-oriented Olympus E-30. The in-camera editing feature like “pop art”, “soft focus” and “pin hole” is enabled by the camera's TruePic III+ image processor, eliminating the need for editing on a computer. The Olympus E-450 has an effective resolution of ten megapixels from a Live MOS image sensor, and accepts Four Thirds-mount lenses. ISO sensitivity ranges from 100-1600 equivalents, with exposure modes including Program Auto (with program shift capability), as well as both Aperture- and Shutter-priority and a fully Manual mode. It also features 18 scene modes and Scene Program AE mode that operates on a subset of five common scenes. The camera has 49-point Digital ESP multi-pattern metering, with center-weighted. The E-450 has a 2% spot option, three-point Phase Detection, as well as 11-point contrast detection using information from the camera's image sensor when in Live View mode.

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The E-450 features shutter speeds ranging from 1/4,000-60 seconds, plus a bulb mode which allows for exposures as long as thirty minutes. Its continuous burst mode is at a speed of 3.5fps. The E450 has a burst depth of eight frames in Raw mode and is capable of shooting at its full burst speed for the full card capacity when in JPEG large/normal mode when using SanDisk's Extreme III 1GB cards. The camera also features a 2.7-inch LCD with 230K resolution, TTL viewfinder with 95% field of view, interchangeable eyepiece cups and diopter adjustment for eyeglass-wearers. It also features hot shoe for external flash strobes, an integrated popup flash that has a guide number of 12 meters at ISO 100, red-eye reduction, slow-sync (first / second curtain) and manual modes flash mode as well as +/-3EV of flash intensity control. It also includes Olympus' Dust Reduction system, which helps control the effects of dust on the image sensor. The E450 is powered by a BLS-01 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, for up to 500 shots when using the optical viewfinder. Images are stored on Type-I/Type-II CompactFlash cards including Microdrives, as well as on xD-Picture cards. Connectivity is via NTSC/PAL video output, and USB 2.0 High-speed with which the camera can be connected to a computer. The Olympus E-450 ships from July 2009 with pricing set at $699 and comes with the ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 and ED 40-150mm f4.0/5.6 Zuiko zoom lenses.

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