Summary Olympus E-450

Prices Price
Body only
With 14-42mm lens
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 8
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 9
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 18x13.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Help 10 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2.7"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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The Olympus E-450 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Size Really small Help
Standard size (130×91×53 mm)
Weight Light Help
426 g
Thickness Thin Help
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds


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The Olympus E-450 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
512 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.5 bits
Movie format No movies Help
Screen size Very small screen Help
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Lens availability Very few lenses available Help
34 lenses
Announced Old Help
March 2009
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.5 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.5 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Missing geo-tagging
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Lowest price Very expensive Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:14 PM, March 29, 2011)
Good call Eric, its now classified as entry level.
eric (5:46 PM, March 22, 2011)
Seems to me this should be classified as an entry-level dslr...but that's just my thoughts.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:30 AM, September 13, 2010)
Hi Nikvits, strictly speaking what the site meant to convey is that compared to other entry level DSLRs, the E-450 has lower image quality. For example, see the E-450 vs the Nikon D90, the Nikon D90 has similar image quality at approx 1 stop higher ISO, and overall better dynamic range and color depth.

That said, I imagine the E-450 has decent image quality, its just at the lower end of the entry level DSLRs, though still miles ahead of point and shoot cameras.
Nikvits (11:23 PM, September 12, 2010)
Very low overall image quality? Are you cuckoo? I use this camera and if there is something I like more, that's image quality!!!