Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 Review

Overall Score

59

Main Features

  • 14 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 137 x 104 x 81 mm, 560g.
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 Overview


First introduced in January, 2010, Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 is a 14 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Sony A450 comes with a 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.12 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

Sensor resolution of Sony A450 ~ 4582 x 3055 pixels.

Sony A450 has Crop Factor: 1.54

The sensor has a surface area of 365.0 mm².

There are approximate 13,998,010 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony A450


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 1050 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
9 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder
12800 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
560g Light Body
2 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Weight: 560g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 has an Overall Score of 59/100 and ranked #120 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #360 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A450 Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
57
Value for money score
75
Portability score
77
Overall score
59
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sony A450


Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 weighs 560g and has external dimensions of 137 x 104 x 81mm (5.39 x 4.09 x 3.19"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Sony A450 is 22 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A450
560g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A450
81mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha DSLR-A450 Dimensions Alpha DSLR-A450
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 560 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 137 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A55 Sony A55 500 g 560 g 124 x 92 x 85 mm 137 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A57 Sony A57 618 g 560 g 132 x 98 x 81 mm 137 x 104 x 81 mm
Nikon D5200 Nikon D5200 555 g 560 g 129 x 98 x 78 mm 137 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Sony A350 674 g 560 g 131 x 99 x 75 mm 137 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A77 Sony A77 732 g 560 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 137 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A77 II Sony A77 II 647 g 560 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 137 x 104 x 81 mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 560 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 137 x 104 x 81 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha DSLR-A450


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha DSLR-A450
Announced January, 2010
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 143
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.53
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, Fill, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless/ High Speed Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 365.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4592 x 3056
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1050 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 560 g
Physical Dimensions 137 x 104 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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