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Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi
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Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi Digital Camera

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SLR 10.1MP CMOS SDHC Dec 2011
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17 Reasons For

Twenty-One Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of a comparable age and type, this Canon digital camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Digicamreview.co.uk and Photozone.de all of whom thought that this Canon digital camera was great.

This Canon camera was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Akam.no, IT Reviews.com and Alphr.com all of whom decided that this camera was good.

The reviewers at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this camera was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This Canon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and Cnetfrance.fr.

The reviewer at one more expert review site thought that this SLR camera was a breeze to use. This digital camera received an "Ease of Use, Ergonomics" award from Plusxaward.de.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 85% based on sixty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Canon also has good ratings for its SLR cameras.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi supports video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 ($499.15) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a built-in flash. Most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi also have a built-in flash.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Canon digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 ($423.10) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Light

Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 230g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g. The EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is quite light (only 450 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at include the Pentax 645Z ($6,996.95) which has better reviews.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi the weights range from 0.45kg to 240kg. The EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is one of the lighter SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (only 0.45 kilograms) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most cameras of this age and spec. This camera also have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The worst flash exposure correction of all SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years is ±1EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a greater number of ISO speeds than most SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi. The ISO speeds "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is more than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago support Full HD video, however the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the D3200 ($299.00), or the D3300 both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi do not support WiFi connectivity. The EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the D3200 ($299.00), the D5200 ($376.95), or the D750 ($1,799.95) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi are not waterproof. The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not have an image stabiliser. The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi range from 4MP to 52MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP. The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

If this Canon camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D90 ($754.82) (12.3MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 ($423.10) (16MP).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a fairly small screen size (only 2.5 inches) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi. The smallest screen size of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2", the largest is 6.7", and the average screen size is 3".

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Sony Alpha A58 ($479.90) (2.7"), or the Nikon D3300 (3") which is also higher rated.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 10.5 megapixels) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The total megapixel counts of SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 10MP to 53MP.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a greater number of camera file systems than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and type. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 1,600, the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi. Digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 210,000.

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Only 3888 X 2592 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a 3888 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most cameras of this age and type have a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (3888 x 2592 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The best image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 6000 x 4000 pixels.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi range from 640 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels. The EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this SLR camera was released.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Weight
Operating System
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range

21 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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Pricemo.com

21 August 2009

You can simply rely on the new XSi product from canon as they will serve the quality photos with a class feature quality of photos. You can be impressed with the quality features of the new canon...

Photo Radar

15 July 2009

Certainly, having two million extra pixels to play with is helpful, if hardly earth shattering. Canon's 12-megapixel sensor does a good job of keeping noise down and image quality high, and that... Read more…

28 March 2009

The Canon Rebel XSi is finally a more complete camera than any Rebel before it. Despite being part of the entry-level Rebel series, the XSi features spot-metering, a 3.5 FPS continuous drive with... Read more…

27 March 2009

The 450D represents Canon?s effort to build upon the immense success of its consumer orientated digital SLR cameras, the 350D and 400D. We find out whether the 450D can really continue Canon?s... Read more…

Wired.co.uk

27 February 2009

Picture the photographers at a football match. Behind the goals are the true professionals, with multiple cameras and huge lenses, while up in the stands are the amateurs with their cameraphones.... Read more…

Electronicsme.com

18 January 2009

If you're looking for an entry-level D-SLR, and don't mind shelling out a few more dollars for some excellent features, then the Rebel XSi could be your camera. The added features over the XTi are...

17 January 2009

The choice of a DSLR is a difficult one. Once you start buying lens and accessories you are pretty much committed to the one brand. I had the good fortune of a loan of different branded DSLR for...

24 November 2008

The fourth camera in the EOS Digital Rebel line, the 12-megapixel XSi is an upgrade over the 10MP Rebel XTi, which remains a current (more affordable) model. Boasting higher resolution, a larger... Read more…

17 November 2008

Almost nonchalantly efficient in every way, the 450D is an understated slice of photographic genius...

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Barcodes 00013803096071, 00013803096095, 03606507007824

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