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.by