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PowerShot A450

The Powershot A450 is a 5MP entry level camera, released in February of 2007.


CHDK is available for the Powershot A450 with firmware version 1.00D from the Download page

PowerShot A450 front

PowerShot A450 Front

PowerShot A450 back

PowerShot A450 Back

Reviews and Specifications

Technical data

  • Digic II image procesor
  • VxWorks operating system
  • Sensor: 5MP, 1/3" CCD type, JPEG image size: 2592 x 1944
  • Lens: 5.4 - 17.3 mm (~38-122 - 35mm equiv), 3.2x optical zoom, F 2.8-5.1
  • Display: 2.0 inch TFT, 86,000 pixels
  • optical viewfinder
  • No image stabilisation (IS)
  • Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG compression), 640x480 @10 fps, 320x240 @30 fps, 160x120 @15 fps
  • Sound: WAVE format, monaural
  • Storage: SD / SDHC / MMC card
  • Power: 2 x AA size batteries
  • Dimensions: 106 x 51.8 x 40.2 mm (4.2 x 2.0 x 1.6 inch), Weight: 165g (5.8 oz) without batteries

(The A450 is identical to the Powershot A460 except the 3.2x zoom)

Firmware info


  • The trick with the ver.req file is working well.

For developers

Firmware dumps


Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror


  • Porting is done, CHDK for the A450 with fw version 1.00D is in the trunk, binaries are available from the Autobuild server.

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