Canon EOS 450D review (Rebel XSi)


Operational quirks aside, there’s little to dislike about the 450D. The evolution of the EOS line has resulted in a refined model, with ample features and image quality to match. Low-light shooting can be carried out in confidence thanks to the great noise control, while its size and weight, together with its revised interface, are likely to appeal to the younger generation and first-time DSLR buyers.

I like the little touches Canon has made – such as including the sensitivity in the viewfinder – and while it lacks any standout feature whose performance sets it apart from its competition, it can be relied upon to perform consistently. As an all-round DSLR it delivers, and with Canon’s arsenal of compatible lenses and accessories, it provides a perfect starting point to building a more-than-capable DSLR system.

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 89%