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Small and Light dSLR

The Olympus E-450, a dSLR camera, weighs less than a pound.

The Olympus E-450, a dSLR camera, weighs less than a pound.

I was surprised to have read today in the New York Times that Olympus made a dSLR camera that weights less than a pound, making it the world’s lightest dSLR camera. Where have I been? At any rate, a new model of this mini-dSLR camera–the E-450 comes out this summer.

This camera is perfect for beginners because Olympus has left in the scene modes from its point-and-shoot models.

The 10 megapixel camera has shutter speeds from 1/4000 to 60 seconds, and a Bulb mode that lets the shutter stay open for 30 minutes.

The camera also has a rechargeable battery, which is more than I can say for the Pentax K-200D.

Other features of the camera include: dust reduction system for its sensor, Live View mode and ISO speeds up to 1600.

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