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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ

Portability
77
Imaging
45
Features
36
Overall
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Olympus E-450 front
 
Olympus SP-810 UZ front
Portability
78
Imaging
37
Features
34
Overall
35

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Key Specs

Olympus E-450
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 426g - 130 x 91 x 53mm
  • Released March 2009
  • Old Model is Olympus E-330
Olympus SP-810 UZ
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-864mm (F2.9-5.7) lens
  • 413g - 106 x 76 x 74mm
  • Introduced July 2011
  • Older Model is Olympus SP-800 UZ
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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Overview

Here is a extended overview of the Olympus E-450 and Olympus SP-810 UZ, former being a Entry-Level DSLR while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both sold by Olympus. There is a sizable difference among the sensor resolutions of the E-450 (10MP) and SP-810 UZ (14MP) and the E-450 (Four Thirds) and SP-810 UZ (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor measurements.

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The E-450 was launched 3 years prior to the SP-810 UZ and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-450 being a Compact SLR camera and the Olympus SP-810 UZ being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief overview of how the E-450 matches up against the SP-810 UZ for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-450 over the Olympus SP-810 UZ

 E-450 SP-810 UZ 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Olympus SP-810 UZ over the Olympus E-450

 SP-810 UZ E-450 
IntroducedJuly 2011March 2009Fresher by 28 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Common features in the Olympus E-450 and Olympus SP-810 UZ

 E-450 SP-810 UZ 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch display Neither offers Touch display

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera often, you have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-450 offers exterior dimensions of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") along with a weight of 426 grams (0.94 lbs) whilst the Olympus SP-810 UZ has dimensions of 106mm x 76mm x 74mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 2.9") along with a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you use at the time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the E-450 versus the SP-810 UZ.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the E-450 and SP-810 UZ is 77 and 78 respectively.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to envision the difference in sensor sizing just by checking out specifications. The graphic below might give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the E-450 and SP-810 UZ.

To sum up, both of the cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The E-450 because of its larger sensor will make getting shallow DOF easier and the Olympus SP-810 UZ will produce extra detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The older E-450 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ sensor size comparison

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-450 Portrait photography advice
Olympus SP-810 UZ Portrait photography advice
57
focusing manually
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
MP count low (10MP)
33
good resolution (14MP)
provides face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-450 Street photography factors
Olympus SP-810 UZ Street photography factors
64
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
lighter than competitors (426g)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
50
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-450 Sports photography info
Olympus SP-810 UZ Sports photography info
39
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with phase detect auto focus
continuous shooting slow (4.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
bad battery life (500 shots)
40
excellent zoom range (24-864mm 36.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
max shutter speed is low (1/1,200s)
slow fps (0.7 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-450 Travel photography factors
Olympus SP-810 UZ Travel photography factors
53
lighter than competitors (426g)
flash built-in
no Time Lapse recording
bad battery life (500 CIPA)
MP count low (10MP)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
61
good resolution (14MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
long zoom (864mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-450 Landscape photography info
Olympus SP-810 UZ Landscape photography info
47
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
screen is small (2.7 inches)
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (10MP)
bad battery life (500 CIPA)
no Time Lapse recording
40
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-450 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus SP-810 UZ as a Vlogging camera
9
no video
27
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone port
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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-450 and Olympus SP-810 UZ
 Olympus E-450Olympus SP-810 UZ
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus E-450 Olympus SP-810 UZ
Class Entry-Level DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-03-31 2011-07-27
Body design Compact SLR SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III TruePic III+
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 3 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 24-864mm (36.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/2.9-5.7
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Amount of lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 1/4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1200 secs
Continuous shooting speed 4.0 frames/s 0.7 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.20 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/180 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution None 1280x720
Video data format - MPEG-4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 426 grams (0.94 pounds) 413 grams (0.91 pounds)
Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") 106 x 76 x 74mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 56 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.5 not tested
DXO Low light score 512 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 shots -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model - Li-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (12 or 2 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $138 $280