The 12-megapixel Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi in the US) features live view, 9-point AF and a 3in LCD.

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Canon EOS 450D

Overall score:89%
Image Quality:90%


  • Small and light, great handling, redesigned GUI, noise control, some useful features


  • Some operational quirks, JPEG quality, limited ISO range, noisy mirror and kit lens AF


Canon EOS 450D Review


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Even before its announcement, it was clear that Canon’s follow-up to the EOS 400D would have its work cut out. Not only does it have the success of its predecessors to follow, but its arrival comes at a time when the DSLR market is abundant with entry-level offerings, from both established SLR manufacturers and those relatively new to the market.

Feature-wise, Canon seems to have cherry-picked the best elements of its recent 40D and 1D series models and packed them into the 450D. A jump in resolution, a larger LCD screen dominating the rear and the now almost obligatory live-view functionality all tick this year’s shopping list of features, resulting in a model with much of the functionality of its enthusiast siblings combined with the portability and ease of use of the 400D. It certainly promises a lot, but in the face of strong competition can the 450D pull off enough tricks to help Canon maintain its market lead?

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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Image Quality
  6. 6. Verdict
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