- 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
- Succeeded the Olympus E-330
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Olympus E-450 summary
Olympus E-450 is Olympus's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera initially revealed on March of 2009. The camera uses a 10MP, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.
Olympus introduced this model in order to update the older Olympus E-330 (Read Full Comparison)
The E-450 is scored #69 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & over-all #642 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should check our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.
Olympus E-450 history
The Olympus E-450 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete list below.
E-450 vs E-60012MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2009
E-450 vs E-62012MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2009
E-450 vs E-52010MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2008
E-450 vs E-42010MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2008
E-450 vs E-41010MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2007
E-450 vs E-40010MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2006
E-450 vs E-3307MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2006
E-450 vs E-3008MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2005
Olympus E-450 Gallery
You can view the E-450 from various angles in the gallery here.
Olympus E-450 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus E-450 based on things that are normally considered necessary in a digital camera.
Olympus E-450 Sensor features
The Olympus E-450 is powered by the TruePic III processor. The sensor measurement in the Olympus E-450 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CMOS sensor has 10 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. RAW files are supported which means that the user has more margin for error.
The picture below displays the E-450's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The E-450 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is outlined in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus E-450 dimensions
Olympus E-450 weighs in at 0.94 lbs (426g or 15.03 ounces) & the size of the camera is 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1"). The weight of typical Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g so the Olympus E-450 is less heavy compared to other rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The following is a visual of the Olympus E-450 besides a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view here will show you the button layout on the E-450.
Olympus E-450 Lens features
The E-450 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the E-450.
Olympus E-450 Connectivity
The E-450 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send images and sometimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Olympus E-450 Video features
Olympus E-450 does not record video. In case you are searching for a digital camera to shoot just photos, it might not be a problem.
Olympus E-450 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Olympus E-450 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Olympus E-450 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-450 houses a 2.7" fixed display screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specs for Olympus E-450 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.46x
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial for bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Olympus E-450 Shutter features
Olympus E-450 continuous shooting speed is 4.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Olympus E-450 Flash and Hot shoe features
Olympus E-450 features both inbuilt flash along with external flash support. The max flash sync speed is 1/180s.
Olympus E-450 Autofocusing features
Olympus E-450 features both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and precise compared to Contrast Based focusing.
The Sensor boasts 3 focus points to pick from. Olympus E-450 comes with manual focusing in case it is needed for low light conditions or you need to have more precise focusing control.
Olympus E-450 Battery life
The battery pack for the Olympus E-450 is built to last for 500 clicks as per the CIPA measurements making it lower as compared to it's competition. The usual Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has the maximum (1900) battery life for this category of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
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Olympus E-450 for various types of photography
The following bar chart provides a summary of the Olympus E-450 for various types of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Olympus E-450
The Olympus E-450 has a score of 57 which is moderate, meaning that it is somewhat adequate for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files and capability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Olympus E-450 as a Street photography camera
Getting a above average rating of 64, the Olympus E-450 is a very decent choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Olympus E-450 Sports photography advice
A terrible sports photography score of 39 suggests the Olympus E-450 is just not suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus E-450 Travel photography advice
Portability is really critical when choosing a travel camera. All round, the Olympus E-450 gets a average 53 as a travelling camera which is somewhat suited for your holidays.
Olympus E-450 Landscape photography details
If you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor will be image quality. The Olympus E-450 at it's modest score of 48 for a landscape camera is relatively suitable in the current marketplace.
Olympus E-450 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging should posses a moving display screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Olympus E-450 is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a terrible rating of 9.
Olympus E-450 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the E-450, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall within the category of Entry-Level DSLR.
The chart down below shows you a bird's eye view of the E-450 compared to it's highest ranking rivals suggested earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may check out as alternatives. To read through a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.