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The Canon EOS 450D (also known as the Rebel Xsi) is the latest addition to Canon’s entry-level range of digital SLR cameras, which first debuted over 4 years ago with the original EOS 300D model. Times have rapidly changed since that landmark product, with a large number of competitive DSLR cameras from the likes of Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, and Samsung now available. Canon have hit back with the EOS 450D by taking its predecessor, the 400D, and adding a handful of standout new features, including Live View mode, an increase from 10 to 12 megapixels (which is more than the mid-range EOS 40D model), a larger 3 inch LCD screen, spot metering and SD cards instead of CompactFlash. A few features have also filtered down from the EOS 40D, most notably 14-bit processing for more accurate colour, and Canon are at last supplying an image stabilised kit lens with the 450D. So does the Canon EOS 450D still cut it in an increasingly cut-throat market, and is it the right DSLR camera for you? Mark Goldstein found out…
Website: Canon EOS 450D Review