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Canon EOS 450D Digital SLR 12.2 Megapixel Camera / Includes EF-S 18-55mm Lens Kit

Released on 25 March 2008

Manufacturer: Canon

5.0 out of 5 (2 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The EOS 450D blends uncompromising performance with ease of use in a lightweight, ergonomic body. Capture your world with a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the very latest Canon technologies.

12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
The 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor gives you plenty of detail for poster-size prints and extra flexibility when cropping. Sensitive in low light and virtually noise-free, Canon's CMOS sensors are also remarkably power-efficient.

3.5 fps shooting
The EOS 450D captures up to 3.5 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 53 large JPEG images (6 in RAW).

9-point wide-area AF
The 9 AF points are spread out across the frame to better accommodate off-centre subjects. The central AF point is a high sensitivity cross type sensor for quick, accurate focusing with f/2.8 and faster lenses.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canon's built-in dust prevention system uses three methods to keep images blemish-free. (1) Specialised materials reduce dust generation within the camera. (2) A Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit shakes dust from the sensor each time the camera is turned on or off. (3) Stubborn dust spots are mapped for easy removal in Digital Photo Professional.

3.0" LCD with Live View mode
The bright 3.0" LCD provides sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. When shooting from awkward positions, Live View mode gives you the option of framing the image from the LCD, and a choice of focussing modes.

DIGIC III processor
Renowned for its white balance accuracy, DIGIC III renders colours with brilliant, true-to-life precision. Captured images are processed in 14-bit colour depth for finer tonal gradations. DIGIC III works efficiently to minimise power consumption while maintaining ultra-fast response times.

Large, bright viewfinder
A large viewfinder gives a bright and clear view for easy composition of the scene.

Total image control
Gain easy control over image processing parameters with Picture Style presets. Contrast, sharpness and saturation can be customized in-camera or through the supplied Picture Style Editor software. After the shoot, Canon's RAW processing software Digital Photo Professional provides everything you need to manage and process your RAW images.

Compact and lightweight
Ergonomically designed for natural and intuitive handling, the EOS 450 is housed in a compact body that weighs in at just 475 grams.

EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 450D is compatible with over 60 EF/EF-S lenses and all EX Series Speedlite flash units.
  • Product Content

  • 12.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • 3.5fps
  • 9-point wide-area AF
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • Suitable Memory Card Size: 8GB CF
  • 3.0" LCD with Live View mode
  • DIGIC III processor
  • Large, bright viewfinder
  • Total image control
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Compatible with EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites

Image Censor

  • Type: 22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.2M
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 12.2M
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Low-Pass Filter: Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Colour Filter Type: Primary Colour

Image Processor

  • Type: DIGIC III

Lens

  • Lens Mount: EF/EF-S
  • Focal Length: 1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted

Focusing

  • Type: TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
  • AF System / Points: 9 AF points (Cross type f/2.8 at centre)
  • AF Working Range: EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
  • AF Modes:
  • AI Focus
  • One Shot
  • AF Point selection: Automatic selection, Manual selection
  • Selected AF Point Display: Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
  • Predictive AF: Yes
  • AF Lock: Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode
  • AF Assist Beam: Intermittent firing of built-in flash
  • Manual Focus: Selected on lens

Exposure Control

  • Metering Modes:
  • TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
  • (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
  • (2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
  • (3) Spot metering at center (approx. 4% of viewfinder)
  • (4) Center weighted average metering
  • Metering Range: EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
  • AE Lock:
  • Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
  • Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 3 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
  • AEB: +/- 3 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
  • ISO Speed Equivalent: AUTO(100-800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (in 1/3-stop increments)
  • ISO 200-1600 in Highlight Tone Priority (C.Fn II -3)

Shutter

  • Type: Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
  • Speed: 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb
  • Shutter Release: Soft touch electromagnetic release

White Balance

  • Type: Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

customer Reviews

 Average rating (2 reviews)

 A Beautiful Camera from the kings of DSLRs

| | See all philwoodphoto's reviews (2)

I got one of these as a replacement for my old 300D that got water damaged. Although it is smaller it still handles very nicely. Canon have made some very good improvements since the 400D. The ones I find most useful are: the dedicated ISO button and ISO display in the viewfinder; the switch to SDHC as these are dirt cheap and massive (see my other review on the 4GB SanDisk Extreme III); the warning that it is still writing to the card if you open the flap too soon (but you need a really slow card for that to happen) and finally spot metering.
The noise handling is also very much improved since my 300D and it's nice to see nearly everything can be tweaked to your liking. The screen is gorgeous although I recommend a protector. The simplified button layout with most things on the right mean you can do most shot to shot adjustments with one hand, useful if you have a long heavy L lens on.
It's amazingly quick and it can fill a 4GB card in 4 minutes with about 800-900 shots at Large Fine JPG quality.
The IS lens is a nice improvement over the old 18-55 kit lens and you can see it working.
I thought the live view was a bit of a gimmick at first but it is really useful for tripod work, especially macros when it can be a bit tricky to check the focus in low level shots, especially with the 10x magnification.
Battery life is also greatly improved over the 400D. I shot over 2000 shots so far and only needed to recharge it 3 times and I have a full battery at the moment.
I suggest you check whether you have any dead/hot pixels by shooting some long exposure underexposed out of focus shots - don't expect there to be none, but don't settle for more than 3. You won't notice them in normal shots anyway.
If you have a 400D you probably won't want to upgrade, but any 300D/350D users will love the new features and the quality.
I highly recommend it especially with the £50 cashback (which takes a few weeks) and get yourself a 4GB SanDisk Extreme III SDHC card too.

 My first REAL camera

| | See all MarkO277's reviews (15)

I upgraded to this from my old olympus c8080, and let me tell you for an entry grade DSLR, this is it, great quality images at 12mp compatible with over 60 lenses and 9AF points, this really is the best beginner camera out there. If your looking to take your photography to the next level then you need this camera

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