Excerpt: I can take this camera everywhere I go with me. It is so small and light for me with its 1442. And I can use all my high level lens on it. The art filters are very useful even only three ones. Sometimes, I think about the E-Pens for my daily life photo. But, I change my idea whenever I see this little guy. One of the important reason is that it is very easy for me to use my all 43 lens on it and it is still very light, the same portable to the E-Pens.
Excerpt: Had one of these for a couple of years with the twin lens kit and 25mm pancake lens. Great for travel if you want better than a digicam pictures as genuinely light and compact. Good for photographing the camera shy as it's not intimidating. Only downsides ISO only adjustable in whole stops and no IS, but for the money it's a steal for a DSLR.
Summary: I needed to replace an e-500 and couldnt afford the e-620. I had a very tight budget and this fit it. I wanted a more serious camera then the e-500 and liked the e-620. I ran across this and remembered how much I like the e-410 and 4** cameras. I took a chance on this because every post I read about these complained about how all it is is a 420 and it was marketed toward the "point and shoot grandma".
Excerpt: The e450 is quite the mini-mite. Well built, feature packed, small and light, comfortable to hold and operate. I like that it is so customizable, and has so many software items to choose from for image output. The e450 supports monochrome shooters desires by given them an array of filters, modes, and settings to chose from. Color is completely customizable, it even has a "master" white balance setting that you can adjust for all wb/settings.
Excerpt: Took this little camera out for a walk alongside with my trusted Sony R1. Comparing pictures side by side the E450 and the superb R1 are as sharp. I still need to learn to get the best setup on the E450 to get the best colors out, but for now I am very impressed by the little lens performance.