Canon EOS 450D Review

May 28, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 9 Comments | |

Canon EOS 450DThe 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…

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#1 Tony

I like this camera, but I will wait for the 40d replacement

2:06 pm - Wednesday, May 28, 2008

#2 Dorothy Limouze

Just a question for you: I'm looking at the images shot by the Canon E05 450D, and I find them rather cold and blue, to a degree that corresponds to other online comments on this camera. Would you please comment on how these images shape up in their color range to those taken by other leading pro slr digital cameras currently available? Thanks.

9:01 pm - Friday, June 6, 2008

#3 leetsil

Thats a great review, i hope i will get my 450D next week to test it on my own ;)

Maybe i will also write a short review on my page, if i have enaugh time for that.


10:30 am - Sunday, June 8, 2008

#4 Jethro

The sample images look a little too soft for my taste. When you show sample images it would be a great help if include exif info.

4:46 pm - Wednesday, July 16, 2008

#5 Betty McCubbin

This is a great mid range camera. It's not for professionals which Dorothy (above) must bear in mind. The Canon EOS 450D produces great pictures and is a superb camera for talented amateurs and those making the step-up from the point-and-shoot cameras. It is certainly not without it's faults but pound for pound it's head and shoulders above its rivals in it's range.

2:11 pm - Thursday, August 21, 2008

#6 Marc

Oh, also on this model it's more expensive to buy in France, Canon 450d or Canon 50d ??

9:40 am - Monday, November 3, 2008

#7 Shaoul

This model is viral, but the review confiscated me.

9:16 am - Friday, January 1, 2010

#8 ernst on this page its written that you can find 450d body for only 200 $.is that refurbished ?any ideas ? Thanks

4:30 am - Saturday, October 30, 2010


Happy with the 450D so far but I've just got into photography and it seems a bit complicated to set it up,got a Nikon coolpix L610 which does the job with less fuss,point and shoot.Surprised how good my photos looked, better than any compact or bridge camera I've owned,got my 450D second hand for £250 and if you are serious about taking up photography as a hobby best to have an SLR,try second hand,it's a risk but one worth taking.

11:33 pm - Thursday, May 23, 2013