Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

The Good Fast and responsive; large and clear controls; impressive image quality.

The Bad Rear display could be larger; plasticky build quality.

The Bottom Line What Sony's Alpha DSLR-A450 lacks in elegance it makes up for in usability. It's missing a couple of features, but this is still an impressive entry-level digital SLR.

Editors' Rating
8.3 Overall

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Review

Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

The 14.2-megapixel Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 is pitched as an affordable digital SLR for those stepping up from a more basic camera. It closely resembles the rest of the models in Sony's Alpha range, with a blocky, plasticky chassis, and large, clear buttons and controls. But what it lacks in elegance it aims to make up for in usability.

You can expect to pay around £500 for the A450 with an 18-55mm zoom lens, or around £430 for the body only.

Abundant features

The A450 offers almost all the functionality expected of a modern dSLR. But, despite its HDMI output, you can't shoot video with it, which may be a deal-breaker for some.

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