Canon EOS 450D Features And Specification Review

The Canon EOS 450D Four and a half years have approved since the first cost-effective electronic SLR from Canon. the EOS 300D (Digital Rebel). In that time we have experienced two further versions (the EOS 350D and EOS 400D) prior to modern 4th creation EOS 450D, with twice the mega-pixel depend of the very first (twelve in comparison to six) in a compact body with a far broader variety of performance boasting and a $200 reduced retail cost. Definitely the EOS 450D will have to do more nowadays to confirm itself in a more and more populated industry.

Canon EOS 450D Review
Canon EOS 450D Review

Key Features

  • 12 megapixels (most competitors are 10MP) – only the Sony Alpha 350 is higher
  • Largest viewfinder (0.87x magnification, 95% coverage)
  • Largest screen (though all have the same resolution)
  • 9 area AF (only matched by the Alpha 350)
  • Cross type center AD sensor (When using an F2.8 lens or faster)
  • 3.5 fps continuous shooting
  • 14-bit RAW
  • Extensive image parameters and user-definable picture styles
  • Battery grip option
  • 2-10 shot ‘continuous self timer’ mode
  • Arguably the most comprehensive ‘in box’ software suite

Canon EOS 450D Body And Design

There’s very little improvement in overall dimension between the EOS 450D and the 400D. Our bodies style has gone through a conditioning and rounding which seems to be to help make the EOS 450D look more like a mini 40D. You can see these changes a bit more clearly using the A/B evaluation further down this site. The back of you is now absolutely taken over by the huge on a compact DSLR three inches LCD observe. This has pressured a relatively significant transforming of the key structure with no area to the remaining or below the LCD as there was on the EOS 400D.

Canon EOS 450D Body And Design
Canon EOS 450D Body And Design


Just like the EOS 400D the 450D is usually created from three materials a stainless-steel framework (blue in this diagram), the reflection box which is created of high-strength ‘engineering plastic’ (red in the diagram) and the whole body created of a unique light and portable ‘engineering plastic’ which also provides some electro-magnetic protecting. Development is excellent (considering your cost range price) with no creaks or rattles. (Diagram offered by Cannon, our colorization).

Canon EOS 450D Features

Image Style

As described previously, each Image Design can be thought of as being similar to different types of film, each one is made up of a overall tone bend, shade map (including varying hue responses) and standard sharpness. You comes with six designed Image Designs but you can obtain other designs from Canon.

Scenery Picture Style

Below are three pictures in different Picture Styles made out of the same RAW image. Each was stored at a reduced size (as above). Here you can see the advantage of using the Scenery Picture Design when for photos with leaves and red air, more powerful doldrums and a better green hue.

Comparison adjustment

Adjusting the overall tone establishing changes the design of the ‘S curve’ used to map the straight line picture information taken by the indicator into the appropriate gamma. A lower contrast establishing preserves more of the unique data’s powerful variety but results in a slimmer looking picture. The EOS 40D provides a variety of modification with nine actions from -4 to +4.

Canon EOS 450D Images Quality

Overall Picture Great quality / Specifics

No great excitement (of the great or the unpleasant kind) when it comes to real life image quality, which is almost consistently amazing. The EOS 450D is the most ‘pixel dense’ APS-C indicator digicam Cannon has ever released, and we were a little bit involved that this would either carry no advantage at all or – even more intense – could signify a stride in reverse from the EOS 400D. Luckily our worries in this regard were unfounded; the new indicator and DIGIC III processer handle to increase a little on the EOS 400D’s outcome, particularly when it comes to quality, which (with a good enough lens) is great.

What is exciting is that the improved pixel solidity as well as quality indicator (thanks to what seems to be, for Cannon, a pretty mild anti-aliasing filter) indicates that, more than any customer quality EOS before it, the 450D requirements the very best contacts to really display what it can do. It is – if you look too carefully – able to demonstrate the restrictions of The canon eos entry-level contacts, and having seemed at the outcomes plus the the top quality primes we use for examining it’s apparent that the cost-effective kit zooms (such as the 18-55mm and the 55-250mm EF-S) are the restricting aspects here, not you. This certainly isn’t an issue exclusive to Cannon, but it’s an indicator of the process that encounters producers as entry-level SLRs start to find their way into double-digit mega-pixel area.

RAW headroom

Experience has informed us that there is commonly around 1 EV (one stop) of extra information available at the emphasize end in RAW information and that a adverse digital visibility settlement when transforming such information can restore details missing to over-exposure. As with past opinions we resolved on Adobe Digital camera RAW for transformation to get better the utmost powerful variety from our test photos.

Canon EOS 450D Images Quality
Canon EOS 450D Images Quality

As you can see the standard Adobe Digital camera RAW transformation provides less powerful variety than JPEG from you The best we could accomplish was just over 10 prevents (10.2 EV) of complete powerful variety, even more important almost an end of that is in features (although with no assurance of shade accuracy). This is the same as the EOS 400D and around 2/3 quit less than the EOS 40D.

Synthetic mild White-colored Balance

It’s getting a bit tedious to have to say this in every Canon SLR evaluation but the info is actually apparent, the EOS 450D does not do automated white stability in artificial mild, complete quit. If you want white white wines and you’re in the house or in any combined mild scenario, you will almost definitely need to take a guide predetermined or use the Kelvin heat range choice. The whole ‘we believe photography lovers want a reflection of mild shade in the scene’ discussion drops down when you consider that your eye does not see mild anywhere near as yellow-colored as you catches it (and regardless if that’s the objective then give the wedding photographer the choice of ‘Accurate white AWB’ or ‘Representative AWB’ modes).

Canon EOS 450D Images Quality
Canon EOS 450D Images Quality


No problems about the EOS 450D’s built-in display at all; shade and visibility are excellent, and in the completely automated ways normal light and display exposures are usually completely healthy (auto complete display works well too).

Canon EOS 450D Images Quality Flash
Canon EOS 450D Images Quality Flash

Emphasize overall tone priority

The new ‘Highlight overall tone priority’ (HTP) operate (seen on the EOS 40D and other top quality models) has now discovered its way onto The canon eos entry-level design. Triggered by C.Fn II-5, it (according to the 450D customer manual) “Improves the highlight details. The powerful variety is extended from the conventional 18% greyish to shiny features. The gradation between the grays and features becomes better.” it goes on to notify “noise in the darkness places may be a bit more than ever before.” With HTP switched on the lowest ISO establishing enhances to 200. We’ve considered this function over the opinions and in the powerful variety area of this evaluation, but the illustrations below odor of what it does.

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Canon EOS 450D Specifications

List price (US) • Body only: $799
• Kit: $899 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)
List price (EU) • Body only: €749
• Kit: €849 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)
International naming • US: Canon Rebel Digital XSi
• Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital x2
• Elsewhere: Canon EOS 450D
Body material Plastic (Stainless Steel chassis)
Sensor * • 12.2 million effective pixels
• 12.4 million total pixels
• 22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Dust reduction • Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
• Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
• Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
Image sizes * • 4272 x 2848 (L)
• 3088 x 2056 (M)
• 2256 x 1504 (S)
Output formats • RAW (.CR2 14-bit *)
• RAW (.CR2 14-bit *) + JPEG Large/Fine
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) – Fine, Normal
Image processor * DIGIC III
Lenses • Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
• 1.6x field of view crop
Focus modes • Auto Focus
• Manual Focus (switch on lens)
Auto Focus • 9-point CMOS sensor
• Cross-type F2.8 at center *
• AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
AF modes • AI Focus
• One shot
• AI Servo
AF point selection • Auto
• Manual
AF assist Flash strobe
Shooting modes • Auto
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)
• Manual (M)
• Auto depth-of-field
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Close-up
• Sports
• Night portrait
• Flash off
Metering • TTL 35-zone SPC
• Metering range: EV 1.0 – 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes • Evaluative 35-zone
• Partial 9% at center
• Spot 4% at center *
• Center-weighted average
AE Lock AE lock button
AE Bracketing • +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Exposure compen. • +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Sensitivity • Auto (100 – 400)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• Highlight tone priority * (ISO 200 – 1600)
Shutter • Focal-plane shutter
• 30 – 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Bulb
Aperture values • F1.0 – F91 (0.3 EV steps)
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance  • Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Flash
• Custom
WB Bracketing • +/-3 levels
• 3 images
• Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
WB fine-tuning • Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Picture style • Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User 1
• User 2
• User 3
Custom image parameters • Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Drive modes • Single
• Continuous: 3.5 fps up to 53 JPEG / 6 RAW frames
• Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
• Self-timer continuous *
Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
Viewfinder • Pentamirror
• 95% frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.87x * (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
• Eyepoint: 19 mm *
• Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
• Fixed precision matte
• Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information
Viewfinder info * • AF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• ISO speed (always displayed)
• AE lock
• Exposure level/compensation
• Spot metering circle
• Exposure warning
• Flash ready
• High-speed sync
• FE lock
• Flash exposure compensation
• Red-eye reduction light
• White balance correction
• SD card information
• Monochrome shooting
• Maximum burst
DOF preview Yes, button
LCD monitor * • 3.0″ TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixels
• Wide viewing angle (160° horizontal and vertical)
• 7 brightness levels
• Up to 10x zoom playback
LCD Live view * • Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
• 100% frame coverage
• Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
• Best view or exposure simulation
• Grid optional (thirds)
• Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
• Optional Auto-focus with mirror-down / mirror-up sequence
• Two modes; normal and quieter
• Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
• Manual focus only
Camera settings display • Shutter speed
• Aperture
• Sensitivity (ISO)
• Exposure mode
• Meter / Exposure compenation
• Bracketing
• Flash compensation
• White balance & fine tuning
• Metering mode
• Custom function set
• Auto focus mode
• Drive mode
• Auto focus areas
• Black & white mode
• Beep
• Red-eye reduction
• Image size / quality
• Battery status
• Frames remaining
Record review • Uses last play mode
• Magnification possible
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Flash • Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
• Guide number approx 13
• Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
• Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash • E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
• Hot-shoe
Other features • Orientation sensor
• Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
Auto rotation • On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
• Off
Playback mode • Single image
• Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
• Magnified view (1.5 – 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
• 4 and 9 image index *
• Auto play
• Image rotation
• Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
Custom functions * 13 custom functions with 34 settings