The Sony a450 is a new mid-level DSLR to the Alpha range, but is it a successful release? The What Digital Camera Sony Alpha a450 review...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony Alpha a450

Overall score:85%
Image Quality:85%


  • 7fps shooting, in-camera HDR, sub-£500 price point


  • Build quality a bit ‘plasticy’, noisy AF, no proper AF-illuminator lamp


Sony Alpha a450 Review


Price as reviewed:


A450 vs A500 vs A550

A450 a500 a550
Sensor 14.2MP Exmor CMOS 12.3MP Exmor CMOS 14.2MP Exmor CMOS
LCD 2.7in, 230K-dot 3in, 230K-dot tilt-angle 3in, 921K-dot tilt-angle
ISO 200-12,800 200-12,800 200-12,800
Live view: Yes, Manual Focus Check mode only (no autofocus) Yes, Quick AF live view & Manual Focus Check mode available Yes, Quick AF live view & Manual Focus Check mode available
Viewfinder field of view: 95% 95% 95%
AF-points: 9-point 9-point 9-point
Drive mode: 5fps (7fps Speed Priority Mode) 5fps 5fps (7fps Speed Priority Mode)
Steady Shot INSIDE: Yes Yes Yes
Dust Reduction: Yes Yes Yes
Weight: 520g approx 597g approx 599g approx
Dimensions: 137 x 104 x 81mm 137 x 104 x 84mm 137 x 104 x 84mm

  1. 1. Sony Alpha a450 review - Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality & Value
  5. 5. A450 vs A500 vs A550
  6. 6. Verdict
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