Olympus E-450 review
The e450 is quite the mini-mite. Well built, feature packed, small and light, comfortable to hold and operate. I like that it is so customizable, and has so many software items to choose from for image output. The e450 supports monochrome shooters desires by given them an array of filters, modes, and settings to chose from.
Color is completely customizable, it even has a "master" white balance setting that you can adjust for all wb/settings.
Live view works very good as a secondary system to the optical viewfinder (which is very decent for a camera of this size). If you can find a refurbished model with a kit lens, its a heck of a deal, either way retail price or deal, this camera is worth the cost for someone looking for a small lightweight full featured solution to normal sized DSLR gear.
Although a small upgrade to the e420, the upgrades do count. The better LCD screen is excellent outdoors and has excellent viewing angles. The faster contrast AF in live view is also welcomed... and the art filters will tempt you whether you want to admit it or not.
The e450 will charm you with its diminutive size, powerful little engine, which is surrounded by a dense and comfortable shell.
A kick in the butt fun dslr that will beg you to take it out and test your creative desires. A wonderful minimalists camera that doesn't want to sacrifice image quality or feature set.
A great backpackers/trail runners DSLR.