Accessible D-SLR quality with added creativity: Olympus E-450




31 March 2009
– Building on the success of the popular E-420, the new E-450 is packed with features that encourage new comers to DSLR to have fun and explore their creative potential. Three in-camera Art Filters apply stylish effects to any image at the touch of a button. Image composition is simplified via Live View on the bright LCD. Packed with features yet easy to use straight out of the box, this latest addition to the Olympus E-System range is not only one of the smallest and lightest models on the market*, it also boasts all the benefits of the Four Thirds Standard at an affordable price. The E-450 has a full range of Olympus’ innovative E-System technology on board and will be available in stores from May 2009 at a recommended retail price of around £450 for the standard lens kit.

The Olympus E-450 digital SLR – main features:

Usability
• Extremely easy operation – use it straight out of the box
Functionality
• Three Art Filters
• Improved Live View with contrast AF, Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology & phase difference detection AF system
• Perfect Shot Preview to enable comparison of the results of various settings adjustments before actual shooting
• TruePic III+ image processor

Portability
• One of the world’s smallest and lightest D-SLRs providing the ultimate in portability


E-450 Key features:
• 10 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
• High-contrast 6.9cm/2.7” HyperCrystal II LCD
with 176° viewing angle
• The original Supersonic Wave Filter for dust protection
• 28 shooting modes (5 Exposure Modes, 5 Creative Modes,
18 Scene Select Modes)
• Built-in flash (GN12, ISO 100) with commander function for wireless off-camera flash synchronisation
• Wireless flash control in up to 3 groups (separate press release available for Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R flash units)
• 3.5fps with up to eight images in RAW buffer
• One-touch white balance
• AE/AF-lock functionality
• ISO 100 to 1600 for wide-ranging sensitivity
• Depth of field preview function
• 49-segment digital ESP
• Bracketing function (Exposure)
• Detailed info screen with histogram
• Based on Four Thirds Standard
• Dual memory slot for CompactFlash and xD-Picture Card


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