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Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A450. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and image quality. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the glare and focus, while many are critical about the flash and video.

usability, performance, price, image quality, reliability

screen, durability, size, video, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the color and image quality. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the screen and design.

usability, price, performance, image quality, color

durability, reliability, portability, design, screen

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSLRA450L Alpha Digital SLR Camera (14.2MP, 6.9cm LCD) with 18-55mm lensSony DSLRA450L Alpha Digital SLR Camera (14.2MP, 6.9cm LCD) with 18-55mm lens

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A450 Review

 

The Sony A450 is a mid-range 14.2 megapixel DSLR camera offering advanced Auto HDR functionality and high-speed continuous shooting capabilities. Slotting in above the A3- series cameras and below the A700, the Sony Alpha A450 employs an Exmor CMOS...

The Sony A450 is an eminently capable but rather uninspiring DSLR that feels like the stop-gap solution that it is, designed to hit a certain price point in the market. The loss of Sony's clever Quick AF Live View mode is a particularly bitter pill to...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Alpha A450

 

Sony's new mid-range DSLR is a bit light on features

May, 2011

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony DSLR-A450 review

 

On balance the A450 shuns so many features in pursuit of high-ISO performance that it feels flawed as an all-rounder.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sony Alpha 450 review

 

With Sony having so many cameras positioned in the entry-level and enthusiast market it might seem a little confusing, but each Alpha model attempts to fill its own niche in the market. The Alpha 450 warrants its place in the Alpha line-up by being an...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (macuser.co.uk)

Sony DSLR-A450

 

Sony's range of DSLRs has ballooned of late to include a bewildering range of entry- and intermediate-level models, yet the replacement for the semi-pro A700 is so long overdue as to have practically missed a generation when compared with its rivals....

With low, fine-grained noise, good colour rendition and reasonable detail up to ISO6400, in terms of high-ISO performance the A450 was very impressive. The ISO12800 option less so, and likely unusable for the most part. A new HDR option combing two...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony Alpha 450 review

 

The Sony a450 is a new mid-level DSLR to the Alpha range, but is it a successful release? The What Digital Camera Sony Alpha a450 review...

7fps shooting, in-camera HDR, sub-£500 price point

Build quality a bit ‘plasticy', noisy AF, no proper AF-illuminator lamp

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DSLR A450L

 

The Sony DSLR A450L is a new model that offers exceptional image quality and quick responses. It has powerful creative features that include 14.2 megapixels. It allows details to appear in the images and even though high-speed continuous shots can be...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (wired.co.uk)

Sony Alpha A450 dSLR review

 

The 14.2-megapixel A450 tags itself onto the bottom end of Sony's mid-range “intermediate” dSLR cameras, flanked either side by entry level “beginner” models (A230, A330 and A380) and the cripplingly expensive full-frame “Advanced” models in the form...

Excellent build quality. Easy to use. Good range of high-quality lenses available. Very long battery life. Good value for money

No Video. Small, fixed LCD screen and no autofocus live view. Some features lacking from less expensive models. No depth-of-field preview

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Debbi Allen (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sony a450

 

Sony's new DSLR camera is a versatile easy to use choice for step-up photographers

Overall

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Sony a450

 

This latest 14.2MP DSLR from Sony – the a450 – offers one of the fastest shutter performances you will find for less than £500, plus an extensive sensitivity range.

Place this DSLR alongside other sub-£500 cameras and it comes out well. The shooting speed is one of its biggest attractions, but it has a great resolution at 14.2MP. SteadyShot INSIDE is a very useful tool, and there’s the healthy mix of enhancements...

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FM500H

Camera

Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Rotating
Self-timer:2
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash recharging time:4

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:continuous auto focus, multi point auto focus, single auto focus, spot auto focus
Focus:TTL

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.709 - 2.17
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.06 - 3.25
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/4000 - 30
Digital SLR: Yes
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.06 - 3.25
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:HDMI, USB 2.0
Lens focal range:3.5 - 5.6 / 3.5 - 5.6 / 4 - 5.6
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: No

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Maximum image resolution:4592 x 3056
Megapixel:14.2
Sensor Type:CMOS

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.83

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.19
Height:4.09
Weight:18.3
Width:5.39