Olympus Announces E-450 DSLR

If you were a fan of the Olympus E-420, it seems like that love should carry over to the new E-450 without much effort. On paper, the two are pretty similar. The E-450 sports a bigger buffer with enough room for 8 RAW files, three new art filters to ignore (Pop Art, Pin Hole and Soft Focus) and the new TruePic III+ processor, but its smallest and lightest DSLRs.

If you were a fan of the Olympus E-420, it seems like that love should carry over to the new E-450 without much effort. On paper, the two are pretty similar. The E-450 sports a bigger buffer with enough room for 8 RAW files, three new art filters to ignore (Pop Art, Pin Hole and Soft Focus) and the new TruePic III+ processor, but it's otherwise very familiar. Inside you'll find the same 10-megapixel sensor and, hopefully, the same killer color reproduction capabilities. Despite the improvements, Olympus still claims it's one f the world's smallest and lightest DSLRs. Take the jump for the full press release and then update your chart of differences between Olympus's increasingly crowded roster of DSLRs. The kit launches in July (US and Canada) and comes with an ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens and an ED 40-150mm f4.0/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens for a very rasonable $699.