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Olympus E-450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and usability. The performance and value for money also get good views, but there are some critical opinions about the low light performance and color. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

portability, value for money, performance, usability, image quality

stabilizer , color, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Olympus E-450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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What's New for the Olympus E-450?


The Olympus E-450 digital SLR camera is an upgrade from the E-420. While there's not a huge difference between these two cameras, it's more of a testament to the solid performance of the previous model rather than a fault with the newer one. Olympus...

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Olympus E-450


I love Olympus.


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Olympus E-450


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...



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Olympus E-450


- Extremely small and light body, and good looking as well - Very low price - Image quality more than satisfactory - Very useful LV - Very good kit lens - Good LCD - Wireless control of up to 3 flashes - Effective anti-dust mechanism

No in-body IS unless you attach a Lumix OIS lens ; VF slightly small

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Olympus E-450


As a 420 owner. Just to balance the score.

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Amazon review summary for Olympus E-450


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Olympus E-450 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Digital SLR Cameras on

value for money, sensor, screen, shutter, image quality


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Olympus Evolt E-450 10MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Camera and Lens Refurbished by Olympus U.S.A.)

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Olympus E-450


Delving into the four thirds mount gives you a totally different perspective on DSLR photography, as there are many advantages to this mount vs. other top manufacturers. Price, weight, features, size, optical quality, are all one step ahead of the...

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Olympus E-450 review


Olympus's entry-level DSLR gets an upgrade, but can it really compete with its latest rivals?

Good user interface ; Good ictures ; Fairly decent AF system ; Comact body

Small sensor in comarison to cometition

Editor's Choice!

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Olympus E-450 review


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...

Small size ; Optical viewfinder ; Decent build quality ; Live view ; Good picture quality ; Reasonable price

Cramped viewfinder ; Tardy contrast-detection autofocus system

Conclusion As a step up from a compact camera, the Olympus E-450 is a strong contender for your cash. Pentax offers the equally appealing K200D, which features the same sensor resolution but adds a very attractive body-integrated anti-shake system....

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Olympus E-450


Olympus has announced yet another camera to contend for the title of the world's smallest dSLR. It's not much of an evolution from the E-420, but has a couple of extra features that have trickled down from its older siblings.

The Olympus E-450 will be available from September for AU$999 with a 14-42mm lens.

Product Specifications

The E-450 is the world's smallest digital SLR with built-in Art Filters. The three Art Filters - Pop Art, Pin Hole and Soft Focus - bring greater creativity and freestyle experimentation to the new E-450. The new camera also provides heavyweight technologies, including a 2.7-inch LCD and fast, consumer-friendly on-screen Autofocus, Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology and Perfect Shot Preview to help you get the most out of the Live View experience.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:Live MOS
Product Type:DSLR Camera
Sensor Size:4/3''
SLR / Compact:SLR Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: Yes
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: Yes
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus BLS-1
Battery Type:Olympus BLS-1


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording: No
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes