Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sony launches an entry-level DSLR - again!

Sony announces the launch of yet another entry-level DSLR, bringing the total of sub-USD1k models to six! While I'm not sure that's such a groovy idea, Sony seems to think that the Alpha A450 is filling the gap nicely with its 14MP sensor. The new camera loses the rotating LCD panel of the A550, but features  a longer battery life thanks to the use of a larger battery. According to Sony, the A450 can deliver more than 1000 shots on a single-charge, which is really amazing!

Based on the press images, the Sony A450 does look attractive with its curves and textured rubberized grip. I've never been a fan of Sony's grip ergonomics (they seem to be built for really small hands). Let's see how the A450 does in the crowded entry-level DSLR segment!

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