Olympus E450 – good value four-thirds camera

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Meet the 380g Olympus E-450 four-thirds DSLR camera. Light, isn’t is? It’s an upgrade of the E420 and features a 10-megapixel MOS sensor, a new – and hopefully improved – TruePic III+ image processor and a nice, bright 2.7″ LCD with 176 degree viewing angle.

It has 28 shooting modes including the kind of fluff you’d expect from a compact camera but gives you one-touch white balance, bracketing functions and a modest ISO range of 100-1600 to play with. It will now also capture RAW footage in burst of eight.

It’s all pretty good value at £450 including the Zuiko 14-42mm kit lens but bear in mind that it’s not a hell of a lot different than the Olympus E420 and probably soon quite a lot more expensive than it too.

Available in May.

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