- 14MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 200 - 12800
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- No Video
- Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
- 560g - 137 x 104 x 81mm
- Released January 2010
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony A450 overview
Sony A450 is Sony's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera first revealed on January of 2010. It includes a 14 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 4592 x 3056.
The A450 stands at #49 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all round #392 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can try our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your custom factors.
The following is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Sony A450 history
The Sony A450 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can check out all past and newer models as well as important specifications.
A450 vs A6824MPAPS-C8.0 fps2015
A450 vs A5820MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
A450 vs A5716MPAPS-C12.0 fps2012
A450 vs A3716MPAPS-C6.0 fps2012
A450 vs A6524MPAPS-C10.0 fps2011
A450 vs A3516MPAPS-C6.0 fps2011
A450 vs A58016MPAPS-C7.0 fps2011
A450 vs A56014MPAPS-C5.0 fps2010
A450 vs A3314MPAPS-C7.0 fps2010
A450 vs A5516MPAPS-C10.0 fps2010
A450 vs A39014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
A450 vs A29014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
A450 vs A55014MPAPS-C7.0 fps2009
A450 vs A50012MPAPS-C5.0 fps2009
A450 vs A38014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
A450 vs A23010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
A450 vs A33010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
A450 vs A20010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
A450 vs A35014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
A450 vs A30010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
A450 vs A10010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Sony A450 Gallery
You can look at the A450 from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony A450 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Sony A450 based on things which are oftentimes seen as useful in a digital camera.
Sony A450 Sensor specs
The Sony A450 is powered by the Bionz processor. The sensor size on the Sony A450 is 23.4mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 365 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4592 x 3056 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor has 14 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 200 to 12800. RAW format is saved so you have more margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the A450's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The A450 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony A450 dimensions
Sony A450 weighs 1.23 lbs (560g / 19.75 ounces) & has external size of 137mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g and the Sony A450 is very similar as compared to various rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Down below is a picture of the Sony A450 besides a softdrink to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will show the button design on the A450.
Sony A450 Lens details
The A450 works with the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses on the market today. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the A450.
Sony A450 Connectivity
The A450 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer files and sometimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Certain apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Sony A450 Video details
Sony A450 doesn't record video. If you are searching for a digital camera to shoot just pictures, it might not be a problem.
Sony A450 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Sony A450 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.
Sony A450 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony A450 includes a 2.7 inch fixed display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specifications for Sony A450 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.53x
Viewfinders can be quite helpful for sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Sony A450 Shutter details
Sony A450 continuous shooting rate is 7.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Sony A450 Flash and Hot shoe details
Sony A450 comes with both in-built flash as well as external flash ability. The maximum flash sync is 1/160 sec.
Sony A450 Autofocus details
Sony A450 comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus plus Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
It includes 9 focus points to select from. Sony A450 supports manual focus when needed for low light conditions or you want to have more exact focus control.
Sony A450 Battery life
The battery power (NP-FM500H) in the Sony A450 is fashioned to last for 1050 shots according to the CIPA benchmarks which is higher than standard ın comparison with its class. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x features the highest (1900) battery life for this class of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras which have the highest battery life:
A450 vs K-x1900 yesnono
A450 vs D35001550 yesnoyes
A450 vs D34001200 yesnoyes
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Sony A450 for different categories of photography
The following graph gives a summation of the Sony A450 for different categories of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Sony A450
The Sony A450 gets a points tally of 73 which is above average, and means the camera is a good choice to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & ability to work with off-camera flash.
Street photography with Sony A450
With a above average points tally of 66, the Sony A450 is a very decent fit for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Sony A450
A superb sports photography points tally of 77 indicates the Sony A450 is a great choice for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony A450
Portability is extremely crucial when picking a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony A450 gets a nice 61 as a travel camera which is a fine option to take on your holidays.
Sony A450 Landscape photography features
For anyone planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony A450 at it's very good rating of 67 as a landscape camera is a fine pick among it's rivals.
Sony A450 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera should really posses a articulating display, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Sony A450 is simply not acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a terrible score of 9.
Sony A450 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the A450, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level DSLR.
The diagram below will give you a bird's eye view of the A450 compared to it's top rated rivals mentioned above.
Following are additional cameras you might consider as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.