Ever wished that you could take photographs that looked like the exuberant pop art of Mel Ramos? Perhaps a shimmering photo reminiscent of a Mexican Virgin Mary portrait? If so, you might be interested in the Olympus E-450 DSLR, an entry-level camera with boatloads of potential.
If youâ€™ve ever used a DSLR, youâ€™ll know how difficult it can be for shaky-handed beginners. Transitioning from point-and-shoots to DSLRs presents many challenges, as users can manually control shutter speeds, apertures sizes, and a plethora of other functions. Luckily, the compact E-450 is packed full of helpful features that will help you learn. The camera features an on-screen autofocus â€“ an element similar to that of point-and-shoot cameras â€“ as well as face detection, shadow adjustment technology, and Hyper Crystal II technology, designed to assist you in extreme lighting conditions. Furthermore, it offers the perfect shot previewâ€“ a function that allows you to scope out different effects even before you snap a picture. And it’s on a generously sized 2.7 inch LCD screen to boot.
Added into the mix are art filters â€“ including a “pop art” filter, soft focus, and pin hole filters. While the filters and shot preview are atypical of DSLRs â€“ and eventually might become throwaway features â€“ they present a good option for those who wish to develop their photography skills.
The Olympus E-450 DSLR, $649.99. Check OlympusCanada.com for more details.