Olympus E-450 digital SLR camera
Olympus has a wide range of digital SLR cameras in its assortment. From entry-level models to the semi-pro DSLR cameras, innovation and high technology simply seem to go hand in hand. The so-called Four Thirds camera system, although explained with a full story, seems to have become less important these days. The benefit of Four Thirds, the fact that a DSLR can be kept small, now seems somewhat obsolete, as the competition is able to produce equally compact models.
Olympus Evolt E-450 - Four Thirds accessories
More important is the support that Olympus offers, backed up by the unconditional support of the ruling Olympus Four Thirds system. A wide range of accessories including a range of lenses aimed at the amateur and professional photographer alike; provide each user all the features that are required for high-quality digital photography. The main strength of the compact and lightweight Olympus E-450 is undoubtedly the ease with which your take the camera along.
Olympus E-450 review conclusion
The image quality of the Olympus E-450 is certainly good. Especially for the novice, the Olympus E-450 will be a good camera that allows for easy and effective shooting. The many settings, a pleasant operation and a compact size make the camera combination that can be looked at with pride. We have only one small comment and that is the lack of an optical image stabilizer. Understandable from the marketing viewpoint of Olympus, but that does not make it easier to accept the fact that it is absent. Actually, we expect to find this effective stabilization technique in an entry DSLR from Olympus, as it would also contribute positively to the unnecessary need to use high ISO values.
Olympus E450 offers ease and pleasure in photographing
The impression that lasted for a long period of time after having testing the Olympus E450, is the feeling of ease and pleasure of photographing. The camera has strong features in that respect, which are not reflected directly in the technical specifications, but, in practice these certainly come out. We do wonder though how long DSLR cameras like the E-450 are still able to differentiate this much with the Micro Four Thirds system around the corner. After all, it is quite obvious and maybe even already determined that the Micro system is one of the most likely candidates to take over this role.
Olympus E-450 - JPEG & RAW photos
With a 10 Megapixel resolution and JPEG storage, in addition to RAW, for digital pictures, the file size is not too bad. For the highest quality JPEG, the size is around 7MB, for RAW format it is 11MB. The buffer can handle up to 8 pictures (RAW) in one go and the Olympus E-450 is capable to shoot action shots at a frame rate of 3.5 fps. 4GB of storage capacity will be sufficient for most situations at this time. A second card as backup should not be a problem, thanks to the fact that prices have dropped lately.
Considering 2GB of storage capacity:
RAW - 3648 x 2736 pixels - 11MB - 186 pictures
JPEG - 3648 x 2736 pixels - 1/2.7 - 6.8MB - 301 pictures
JPEG - 3648 x 2736 pixels - 1/ 4 - 4.7MB - 435 pictures
JPEG - 3648 x 2736 pixels - 1/8 - 2.2MB - 931 pictures
JPEG - 3648 x 2736 pixels - 1/12 - 1.5MB - 1365 pictures
JPEG - 3200 x 2400 pixels - 1/2.7 - 5.3MB - 386 pictures
JPEG - 3200 x 2400 pixels - 1/4 - 3.7MB - 554 pictures
JPEG - 3200 x 2400 pixels - 1/8 - 1.7MB - 1205 pictures
JPEG - 3200 x 2400 pixels - 1/12 - 1.1MB – 1862 pictures
JPEG - 2560 x 1920 pixels - 1/2.7 - 3.6MB - 569 pictures
JPEG - 2560 x 1920 pixels - 1/4 - 2.2MB - 931 pictures
JPEG - 2560 x 1920 pixels - 1/8 - 1.1MB - 1862 pictures
JPEG - 2560 x 1920 pixels - 1/12 - 700KB - 2926 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1600 x 1200 pixels - 1/2.7 - 1.3MB - 1575 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1600 x 1200 pixels - 1/4 - 800KB - 2560 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1600 x 1200 pixels - 1/8 - 500KB - 4096 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1600 x 1200 pixels - 1/12 - 300KB - 6827 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1280 x 960 pixels - 1/2.7 - 800KB - 2560 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1280 x 960 pixels - 1/4 - 500KB - 4096 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1280 x 960 pixels - 1/8 - 300KB - 6827 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1280 x 960 pixels - 1/12 - 200KB - 10240 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1024 x 768 pixels - 1/2.7 - 500KB - 4096 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1024 x 768 pixels - 1/4 - 400KB - 5120 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1024 x 768 pixels - 1/8 - 200KB - 10240 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 1024 x 768 pixels - 1/12 - 100KB - 20480 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 640 x 480 pixels - 1/2.7 - 200KB - 10240 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 640 x 480 pixels - 1/4 - 200KB - 10240 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 640 x 480 pixels - 1/8 - 100KB - 20480 pictures
JPEG - SQ - 640 x 480 pixels - 1/12 - 100KB - 20480 pictures
Olympus E-450 - USB interface & Card reader
Below the display, a rubber cover hides access the USB interface. The Olympus E-450 is equipped with a fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface for swift and easy transfer of pictures to a computer or notebook. However, there is a downside to this transfer method. And that is the need for a separate cable. In our work environment, we only make use of a card reader. These readers are external and also available as built-in versions, while often providing support for multiple types of memory cards. Another advantage is that you no longer need to work with separate cables, and only the card is needed for data transfer. The camera itself can then be used to keep on shooting, with a different memory card inserted.