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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000

Portability
77
Imaging
45
Features
36
Overall
41
Olympus E-450 front
 
Olympus Stylus 9000 front
Portability
92
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 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
  • Announced March 2009
  • Previous Model is Olympus E-330
Olympus 9000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-280mm (F3.2-5.9) lens
  • 225g - 96 x 60 x 31mm
  • Released May 2009
  • Additionally Known as mju 9000
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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 Overview

Below, we are comparing the Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both created by Olympus. The image resolution of the E-450 (10MP) and the 9000 (12MP) is very well matched but the E-450 (Four Thirds) and 9000 (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor measurements.

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The E-450 was revealed at a similar time to the 9000 so they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-450 being a Compact SLR camera and the Olympus 9000 being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a full comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the E-450 scores versus the 9000 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-450 over the Olympus 9000

 E-450 9000 
Manually focus Very accurate focus

Reasons to pick Olympus 9000 over the Olympus E-450

 9000 E-450 

Common features in the Olympus E-450 and Olympus 9000

 E-450 9000 
ReleasedMarch 2009May 2009Similar generation
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension2.7"2.7"Identical display measurements
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch display Neither offers Touch display

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry your camera, you will want to take into account its weight and size. The Olympus E-450 offers external dimensions of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") with a weight of 426 grams (0.94 lbs) whilst the Olympus 9000 has specifications of 96mm x 60mm x 31mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 225 grams (0.50 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilising at that time. Here is the front view proportions comparison of the E-450 compared to the 9000.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the E-450 and 9000 is 77 and 92 respectively.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to visualise the difference between sensor sizing only by reading through technical specs. The photograph here will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the E-450 and 9000.

As you have seen, both of the cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The E-450 having a larger sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Olympus 9000 will give more detail because of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images somewhat more aggressively.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-450 Portrait photography advice
Olympus 9000 Portrait photography advice
57
focusing manually
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
21
no manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-450 as a Street photography camera
Olympus 9000 as a Street photography camera
64
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
lighter than average (426 grams)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
53
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
more heavy than others (225g)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-450 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus 9000 as a Sports photography camera
39
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
has phase detect autofocus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
low battery life (500 CIPA)
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-450 Travel photography factors
Olympus 9000 Travel photography factors
53
lighter than average (426 grams)
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low battery life (500 CIPA)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
58
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
long zoom (280mm)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than others (225g)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-450 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus 9000 Landscape photography highlights
47
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
low battery life (500 shots)
does not have Timelapse mode
32
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-450 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus 9000 as a Vlogging camera
9
no video shooting
27
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external microphone jack
more heavy than others (225g)
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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 9000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-450 and Olympus 9000
 Olympus E-450Olympus Stylus 9000
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus E-450 Olympus Stylus 9000
Also referred to as - mju 9000
Class Entry-Level DSLR Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-03-31 2009-05-14
Body design Compact SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 50
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 3 -
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 28-280mm (10.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.2-5.9
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Amount of lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 4.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/180s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution None 640x480
Video file format - Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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) 225 grams (0.50 pounds)
Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") 96 x 60 x 31mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.2")
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 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $138 $300