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Sony A450 DSLR Camera

Sony A450 DSLR Camera - Sony’s new DSLR camera is a versatile easy to use choice for step-up photographers.

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Sony A450 DSLR

The new Sony DSLR-A450 has a 14.2 Mp Exmor CMOS sensor, up to 7 fps continuous shooting, Manual Focus Check Live View, Auto HDR, 1,050 shot battery stamina (CIPA measurement) and SteadyShot Inside.

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The newest addition to the Sony α family of DSLR cameras teams flawless imaging with generous creative options and is ideal for consumers new to DSLR photography who want the best possible image quality.

Powerful yet easy to use, the DSLR-A450 is a perfect all-rounder when you’re ready to take your passion for great pictures to the next level. Ideal for active shooters, it’s at home in any shooting situation, from relaxed portraits to fast-moving sports action.

Inside the α450 is a high-resolution 14.2 (approx.) Mp Exmor CMOS sensor. It’s teamed with the powerful BIONZ processor to deliver highly detailed, ultra-low noise images. Sensitivity extends right up to ISO 12800, allowing you to capture beautifully natural handheld images in low light without flash.

With a generous 95% field of view, the bright optical viewfinder makes framing and composition a pleasure. As an extra refinement, Manual Focus Check Live View previews clear, bright full-resolution images on the 6.7cm (2.7in) Clear Photo LCD screen. With selectable 7x/14x on-screen image enlargement it’s ideal for confirming pin-sharp focus with portraits, still life, macro and architectural scenes.

The powerful BIONZ image processor enables high-speed continuous shooting at up to 5 fps (maximum – approx. figure). In Speed Priority mode (with AF and AE set at start of burst) this increases to an amazing 7 fps (maximum – actual speed depends on shooting conditions and media card). More than enough to catch sports and fast-moving action with ease.

Creative options are enhanced with Auto HDR mode that accommodates bright highlights and dark shadow details in a single frame. Two successive frames shot handheld at different exposure values are merged automatically by the camera. The result is a detail-packed High Dynamic Range image – with no need for a PC image editor and specialist skills. In addition to fully automatic operation, the exposure difference between frames can be manually set up to 3EV, in 0.5EV increments.

Featured right across the DSLR line-up by Sony, SteadyShot Inside offers up to 4 steps of anti-shake correction with the full range of 30 α lenses and two teleconvertors, as well as compatible A-mount optics by Konica-Minolta.

The α450 also offers the most impressive shooting stamina of any DSLR camera by Sony to date. The high-capacity battery allows up to 1,050 shots between charges* - plenty for a busy weekend’s sightseeing.

Slots for Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC memory cards (sold separately) are offered to suit users’ personal shooting preferences.

Connect the α450 to any HD Ready TV for a breathtaking big-screen view of your photos. PhotoTV HD optimises still image reproduction on compatible Bravia models, while Bravia  Sync allows control of slideshow and other camera playback functions using your TV remote.

Supplied software includes Image Data Converter SR; Image Data Lightbox SR; and PMB (Picture Motion Browser) for easy image management. The α450 is also compatible with the wide range of high-quality DSLR accessories by Sony, including flashes, carry cases, batteries and chargers, GPS and more.

The DSLR-A450 digital SLR camera by Sony is available from the beginning of February 2010.

* when using optical viewfinder (CIPA measurement)

Features DSLR-Α450
Effective Megapixels Approx. 14.2
Lens compatibility Sony α lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lens
Image sensor APS-C size (23.4x15.6mm) CMOS sensor "Exmor" with RGB primary colour filters
Processor BIONZ™ image processor
ISO Sensitivity Range 200 - 12800 ISO
Image Quality Modes Jpeg (fine, standard), RAW, RAW + Jpeg
HDMI connector and Bravia Sync HDMI mini connector (Type C), BRAVIA Sync (Sync menu), PhotoTV HD
Image Size: 3:2 (pixels) L size: 4592x3056 (14M)
M size: 3344x2224 (7.4M)
S size: 2288x1520 (3.5M)
Viewfinder Type Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror
LCD 6.7cm (2.7”) type, TFT Clear Photo LCD (230,400 dots)
Manual Focus Check Live View YES
SteadyShot INSIDE YES
Anti-dust System Coating on low pass filter, plus image-sensor shift
Focus Modes AF/MF selectable.
AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF
Autofocus TTL phase detection system; CCD line sensors
Focus Points 9 points
Exposure Modes Programmed AE (AUTO, AUTO - Flash Off, P), Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Scene selection
Exposure Metering Sensor 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Exposure Metering Modes Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot
Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night portrait/Night view
Creative Style Settings Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Shutter Speed 1/4000-30sec, Bulb
Exposure Bracketing 3 continuous exposures, in 0.3 or 0.7 EV steps
White Balance Settings Auto/6 presets/Colour Temperature/Colour Filter/Custom WB
Continuous Advance Shooting Up to 5 fps and 7 fps in speed priority mode
Approx. no. of shots Approx. 1050 shots
Built-in Flash Auto pop-up – GN 12 at ISO 100, FOV coverage up to 18mm
Flash Modes Flash-off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Rear Sync., Wireless*, Hi-speed sync.*
*With external flash HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F36AM
Media Memory Stick PRO Duo / PRO-HG Duo / SD memory card / SDHC memory card
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 137 x 104 x 81mm (W/H/D, excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 520g
   
For more information please visit the Sony UK website.
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Comments


20 Jan 2010 11:57PM
Once again, Sony is making another DSLR that no one wants.
Hey Sony – We want DSLRs with good low ISO performance, HD Video, live view, effective auto focus system, interchangeable lenses and accessories at a reasonable price and for goodness sick – please, provide better support services (more firmware & software updates).
After 2 years, I am still waiting for Sony firmware updates for my A200, until Sony shows some signs of improving their products and support service, I’ll keep on buying other brands like Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Fuji (even Fuji provide better service than Sony).

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davey_griffo 5 213 165 England
23 Feb 2010 12:38PM
They do seem to have a knack for producing a decent camera, then a much cut-down version, at only a small reduction in price that makes it completely pointless. Now this one has arrived, I can see even less the point of the a500. Though since the a550 isn't too much more expensive than this, why release the a450 either?

Same with the a380/330, and the a350/330 before them.

Expand the range by all means, but make it a worthwhile expansion.

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