Summary: As an entry-level digital SLR, the Olympus E-450 doesn't disappoint. Its diminutive dimensions, positive handling, excellent layout and optical viewfinder make it a practical alternative to the Micro Four Thirds-based Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, as well as more standard rivals.
Pros: Small size; optical viewfinder; decent build quality; live view; good picture quality; reasonable price.
Conclusion: Olympus E-450 digital SLR camera Olympus has a wide range of digital SLR cameras in its assortment. From entry-level models to the semi-pro DSLR cameras, innovation and high technology simply seem to go hand in hand. The so-called Four Thirds camera system, although explained with a full story, seems to have become less important these days.
Summary: It?s easy to view the Olympus E-450 as a reheated E-420, because essentially that?s all it is. The inclusion of Art Filters and a marginally better LCD screen don?t exactly set the world alight, but to be fair to Olympus, other manufacturers have hardly been at the forefront of innovation with their own recent entry-level offerings either.
Pros: Small and light, excellent live view system with fast AF, dual card slots
Cons: Ergonomics, noise levels still a little higher than competing models, some white balance inaccuracies
Excerpt: Olympus has introduced a new version of its Four Thirds platform ultra-compact E-420 live view E-System DSLR, and it's called the E-450 and slots between the E-420 and the E-520. The E-4xx line of Olympus DSLRs has claimed the title of the world's smallest and lightest DSLR since the original E-400 was launched two and a half years ago. The E-4xx line is the cheapest part of the E-System DSLR and Olympus' best selling models.
Excerpt: These days, it is rare to see an SLR with (practically) no right-hand grip – but those who used to shoot all-manual SLRs will remember that grip-less cameras were the order of the day right up until the early 1980s. With all the retro craze going on in the past few years, it was not all that surprising to see a manufacturer come out with a DSLR that paid homage to the now-legendary manual cameras of the 1970s and 1980s, at least in terms of its outer appearance.
Summary: The latest entry-level DSLR camera from Olympus boasts an affordable price tag and provides above-average image quality.Announced at the end of March, the Olympus E-450 follows hot on the heels of the E-620 and replaces the E-420 at the entry level of the company's DSLR line-up. Its specifications are almost identical to the E-420, but the E-450 adds three of the Art Filters that were introduced last year with the E-30 and boasts an upgraded image processor.
Pros: You're looking for a small DSLR camera that can accept a wide range of relatively compact lenses., You require sophisticated in-camera image stabilisation and effective dust reduction technology., You'd enjoy a DSLR with lots of in-camera adjustments and special effects for JPEG files., You want a Live View system that offers extensive preview functions plus support for autofocusing. Don't buy this camera if :, You want to shoot video (the E-450 can't)., You won't tak...
Excerpt: Following high-profile launches fromits rivals, Olympus has been busy revamping its range adding two new semi-professional cameras, the E-620 and E-30 (see MacUser, 8 June 2009, p34), and upgrading the entry-level E-420 to produce this little camera, the E-450. There's little change to the body or layout of controls from the previous model, and it remains the smallest and most portable DSLR available.