Sony knows that the DSLR market will hot up in 2010, which is why they have announced the release of the Alpha A450. This sub-$1000 DSLR comes with a 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, which is the same as its bigger brother, the A550. As this is a smaller a cheaper model a few things have been removed, such as the AF-live view system and the tilt and flip LCD screen.
The new Sony Alpha A450 DSLR will come with the same small 2.6-inch LCD display as the A230, which could hurt sales. This latest model does not have as many features as the A5XX series, this does help improve battery life, offering over a thousands shots on a full charge.
DP Review do worry that the Sony Alpha A450 will now be the sixth sub $1000 DSLR, adding to the already confusing range. They do point out that things are not all that bad and that this latest DSLR camera offers flawless imaging
In their review of the A450, DP Review states that it is, “Powerful yet brilliantly easy to use.” Sony has created a perfect all-round camera and will produce perfect images for the more advanced users. This camera is ideal if you are an active shooter who now wants to make the move to DSLR.
As we mentioned above, the Sony Alpha A450 DSLR will sell for just under $1000 and will be released in February 2010. Visit DP Review for more details.