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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1

Portability
77
Imaging
45
Features
36
Overall
41
Olympus E-450 front
 
Olympus Stylus 1 front
Portability
79
Imaging
38
Features
65
Overall
48

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 Key Specs

Olympus E-450
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 426g - 130 x 91 x 53mm
  • Revealed March 2009
  • Superseded the Olympus E-330
Olympus 1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-300mm (F2.8) lens
  • 402g - 116 x 87 x 57mm
  • Introduced November 2013
  • Refreshed by Olympus 1s
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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 Overview

The following is a in-depth overview of the Olympus E-450 versus Olympus 1, one is a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are sold by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the E-450 (10MP) and the 1 (12MP) is relatively well matched but the E-450 (Four Thirds) and 1 (1/1.7") offer totally different sensor size.

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The E-450 was released 5 years before the 1 which is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Olympus E-450 being a Compact SLR camera and the Olympus 1 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before diving straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a simple summation of how the E-450 grades versus the 1 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-450 over the Olympus 1

 E-450 1 

Reasons to pick Olympus 1 over the Olympus E-450

 1 E-450 
IntroducedNovember 2013March 2009Newer by 56 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kClearer screen (+810k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus E-450 and Olympus 1

 E-450 1 
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you are going to need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Olympus E-450 offers physical dimensions of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") and a weight of 426 grams (0.94 lbs) and the Olympus 1 has proportions of 116mm x 87mm x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2") along with a weight of 402 grams (0.89 lbs).

Check out the Olympus E-450 versus Olympus 1 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you use at that moment. Here is a front view sizing comparison of the E-450 versus the 1.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the E-450 and 1 is 77 and 79 respectively.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its hard to see the contrast between sensor dimensions merely by checking technical specs. The image below will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the E-450 and 1.

As you have seen, each of the cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The E-450 because of its bigger sensor will make getting bokeh less difficult and the Olympus 1 will give you extra detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The more aged E-450 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-450 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus 1 as a Portrait photography camera
57
has manual focus
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
low MP (10 megapixels)
49
manual focus
flash sync is higher than normal (1/2,000s)
provides face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
low resolution sensor (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus E-450
Street photography with Olympus 1
64
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
lighter than competition (426g)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
71
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
provides touch to focus
small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-450 Sports photography highlights
Olympus 1 Sports photography highlights
39
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
has phase detect AF
max fps low (4.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
bad battery (500 shots)
44
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
good battery power (410 per charge)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus E-450
Travel photography with Olympus 1
53
lighter than competition (426g)
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse recording
bad battery (500 shots)
low MP (10MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
61
good battery power (410 CIPA)
provides touch to focus
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
long zoom (300mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-450 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus 1 as a Landscape photography camera
47
has manual focus
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
screen is small (2.7 inches)
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
bad battery (500 shots)
lack of Time Lapse recording
50
manual focus
really wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
good battery power (410 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus E-450
Vlogging with Olympus 1
9
can't shoot video
32
really wide (28mm)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
does not have mic jack
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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-450 and Olympus 1
 Olympus E-450Olympus Stylus 1
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus E-450 Olympus Stylus 1
Type Entry-Level DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-03-31 2013-11-25
Body design Compact SLR SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III TruePic VI
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 1600 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 3 25
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 28-300mm (10.7x)
Max aperture - f/2.8
Macro focus range - 5cm
Total lenses 45 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 2.7" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology - LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440k dot
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 4.0fps 7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) -
Flash modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, redeye reduction, fill-on, off, redeye reduction slow sync, full, manual
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/180 secs 1/2000 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high speed: 640 x 480 (120p), 320 x 240 (240p)
Maximum video resolution None 1920x1080
Video data format - MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 426 gr (0.94 pounds) 402 gr (0.89 pounds)
Physical dimensions 130 x 91 x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") 116 x 87 x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 56 51
DXO Color Depth score 21.5 20.7
DXO Dynamic range score 10.5 11.6
DXO Low light score 512 179
Other
Battery life 500 shots 410 shots
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - BLS-5
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $138 $700