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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Olympus E-450 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA (14-42mm Lens Kit)
This camera arrived well packaged and promptly. Delivery time was 4 working days in extreme weather conditions. The manual inside the box was printed only in French. However,this is not a problem! The PDF manual can be downloaded to your computer or e-reader free of charge- takes 15 seconds. The camera quality, look and function is remarkable much more than you would...
Published on 12 Jan 2011 by Annie

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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap... but you get what you pay for...
I've stuck with this camera for a year now. I really wanted to like it. Unfortunately, in my experience, it really doesn't perform.

Take a look at any photography forum for owners of this camera and you'll come across a repeated theme: 'is there a decent, fast prime lense for this camera?' The reason for this is that the camera has no image stabilisation and...
Published on 31 Oct 2011 by Irving


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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Olympus E-450 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA (14-42mm Lens Kit), 12 Jan 2011
This review is from: Olympus E-450 Digital SLR Camera (14-42mm Lens Kit) (Electronics)
This camera arrived well packaged and promptly. Delivery time was 4 working days in extreme weather conditions. The manual inside the box was printed only in French. However,this is not a problem! The PDF manual can be downloaded to your computer or e-reader free of charge- takes 15 seconds. The camera quality, look and function is remarkable much more than you would expect from this price range. Image quality ease of function and features most impressive. This was a Christmas present for my husband and he cannot rate it highly enough. Additional pieces for your kit are easily obtainable and good value when compared to competitors Cannon Nikon and Sony. This purchase price for this kit was considerably less than other on-line companies or other high street retailers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Digital camera, 16 Oct 2011
This review is from: Olympus E-450 Digital SLR Camera (14-42mm Lens Kit) (Electronics)
A fabulous starter for using SLR cameras. The product is easy to use and produces outstanding pictures. Years of experimenting ahead!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 21 Feb 2012
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Excellent entry level DSLR.
I hadn't checked to see if it did Video recording, but it's not that important.
The seller packaged it well and supplied all the goodies he included.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant camera but..., 11 Jan 2011
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The camera and lens are very good value for the price I paid and makes an ideal step up from a compact digital. Unfortunately, it came in a box which should have been for the two lenses option and it included only a French language manual. The suppliers did send a print out of the English manual downloaded from the web on stapled A4 sheets, following a email requesting the correct manual. This was a Christmas present for my son and the wrong box plus the tatty print out spoilt the initial reaction but the camera proved to be a winner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Olympus E-450, 6 Feb 2012
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A very good service for delivery arrived within 3 days and the camera was easy to set up and use. Excellent results and so much better than other types of digital camera I have used.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap... but you get what you pay for..., 31 Oct 2011
This review is from: Olympus E-450 Digital SLR Camera (14-42mm Lens Kit) (Electronics)
I've stuck with this camera for a year now. I really wanted to like it. Unfortunately, in my experience, it really doesn't perform.

Take a look at any photography forum for owners of this camera and you'll come across a repeated theme: 'is there a decent, fast prime lense for this camera?' The reason for this is that the camera has no image stabilisation and is generally sold with a zoom lense; a package that produces poor image quality in anything but strong daylight. There are a few fast 4/3 lenses on the market, but their price is disproportionately high compared to the cost of this camera.

The camera is slow to focus and, in lieu of a focus assist lamp, strobes the built-in flash to gain focus in low light conditions. Turn the strobe off and the camera will not focus... leave it on and you blind your subject. The manual focus system is also very poor.

The E-450 only makes sense as a cheap, go-anywhere camera... a DSLR for beginners to learn on that you wont care if it gets lost, stolen, or broken... but then, If you are keen to learn photography, you'll soon become frustrated with it's limitations.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great start up DSLR, 21 April 2012
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I bought this for my daughter's 18th, she loves it. Great start up DSLR with a few extras too. Great value.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't take photos, 20 Dec 2012
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This camera takes fantastic photos, but only when it wants to. On automatic mode, you can click the button as many times as you want and 90% of the time it will simply not take a photo. Absolute hassel, I Hate this device.
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