Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi

Last updated (13 April’12):
- Added New Firmware Version 1.1.0
- Review by CNET

The Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi is a 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor Digital SLR camera features DIGIC III Image Processor, 3.5 fps continous shooting, 9-point AF system, and two types of AF during Live View Function, Auto Optimization, compatibility with SD and SDHC Memory cards, and a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor (Download Brochure)

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Reviews

CNET reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“The good: Excellent photo quality for its class; better-than-average speed. The bad: Maximum ISO 1600; huge spot-for-spot metering. The bottom line: It doesn’t stand out for its feature set or design, but the Canon EOS Rebel XSi delivers on performance and photo quality.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Photozone reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“The 9-point wide-area AF offers a convincing performance and delivers fast and accurate results. The high quality, big 3.0” LCD is very useful in order to judge the exposure accuracy of the images…It is great DSLR for beginner but also for enthusiasts who are looking for a light-weight DSLR at a very fair price level.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCAuthority reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“The 450D’s superb sensor makes it the best choice if quality is your priority. It doesn’t beat the Sony A200 for value, but for the best quality below $1500 the 450D has the edge.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

BobAtkins reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“The image quality is surprisingly close to that the the EOS 40D and EOS 50D, but the cost is significantly lower. Of course it has fewer features too, such as a smaller ISO range, no rear Quick Control Dial, a slower continuous drive rate, a smaller buffer etc.”
Rating: N/A

MacWorld reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“The XSi delivers image quality that’s identical to Canon’s EOS 40D, but for almost $350 less. What are you giving up if you go for the XSi? The 40D has a faster burst rate (five frames per second versus the XSi’s three), more customization, the ability to change ISO in fractional stops, and one or two other high-end options.”
Rating: ★★★★½

DevHardware reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“Performance-wise, the Canon EOS Rebel is like a track athlete; it is fast. Its speed is due to its rapid auto focus system and its DIGIC III processor. The speed and lack of lag that accompanies the Rebel XSi makes it not only good for everyday use, but also for those needing to take multiple, quick shots at sporting events.”
Rating: ★★★★½

T3 reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“It’s a winner and leaves other porky SLRs from the veterans Canon and Nikon, sulk in the over-priced shade.”
Rating: ★★★★½

DigitalTrends reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“Highs: Takes fast pictures; excellent picture quality; includes IS lens. Lows: Live View could be better; flimsy door covering connections ”
Rating: ★★★★½

DigicamReview reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“Image quality is good – with excellent colour, with high levels of saturation and contrast. Noise is acceptable higher than average compared to the competition, but is low up to ISO400 and detail is good. There was very little red eye in group photos, and generally red-eye was very low. The camera was quick at focusing and didn’t hesitate, even in low light. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

ThinkCamera reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“although there’s not much noise at any ISO, Canon has included high ISO noise reduction to wipe out the small amount of chroma noise present. It’s still not a noiseless camera, but unless you go looking for it, noise will not trouble most users.”
Rating: ★★★★½

ImagingResource reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“As I said of the XTi, the Canon Rebel XSi is an excellent, take-anywhere, all-purpose digital SLR camera that’s great as a second camera for pros, or as a primary camera for anyone else. It will more than serve, it will make its owner very happy.”
Rating: N/A

TrustedReviews reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“There is almost no noise up to 400 ISO, and shots at 800 ISO – the maximum setting in auto mode – are also perfectly usable. Pushing it up to 1600 ISO produces some noise, particularly in darker areas…”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCAuthority reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“With the number of new features and image quality that remains as good as ever, the 450D is a compelling camera. But bear in mind you can get hold of the semi-professional EOS 40D body-only for about the same price as the 450D kit ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ComputerActive reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
Good points: Fast; useful and friendly features; compact and lightweight but rugged; large screen. Bad Points: Image-stabilised lens costs extra. Overall: Friendly design and menus coupled with grown-up features make this a good camera for families and enthusiasts alike ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DCRP reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“Exposure was very good and colors were accurate. The XSi is a superstar when it comes to noise performance: there’s minimal noise, even at ISO 1600. In low light, noise is more present, though photos are usable through ISO 800 without any retouching.”
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RegHardware reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“noise and exposure were all impressive under a variety of shooting situations. In fact, we were surprised by how little noise there was, even when shooting at ISO 1600…We think that if you’re new to digital SLR photography or on a tight(ish) budget, you’ll like this camera. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCWorld reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“pictures were sharp (the XSi topped our current field of cameras in this area) and well exposed (another area where this model came out ahead). Images showed very little noise in shadows and minimal artifacting along high-contrast edges.”
Rating: ★★★★½

DCI reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“it has more resolution than the A200 and produces overall better quality images than the Nikon D60. So, although it is not the cheapest SLR on the market, it provides decent value for money for those who don’t mind spending a bit more than the minimum..”
Rating: N/A

PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“This camera produces noise-free images at ISO 100 all the way up to ISO 800, with some noise appearing at the fastest setting of ISO 1600…Performance is also excellent, with no shutter-lag to speak of and fast processing times even when shooting in RAW mode. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

TheDigitalPicture reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“I’m very pleased (actually somewhat surprised) with the improvements delivered by the Canon EOS Rebel XSi / 450D. It will be a worthwhile upgrade for many XTi / 400D owners – it is a lot of camera for the money for anyone purchasing it.”
Rating: N/A

GoodGearGuide reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“The sensor captured crisp, sharp images with plenty of detail and excellent resolution. We felt the default balance could have used a little extra sharpness at times, with a slightly soft look evident at times. Overall the clarity is what you’d expect from a camera of this caliber. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

DigitalTrends reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“Digital noise was barely noticeable at 800 ISO and the prints were the best we’ve seen at 1600 ISO… it’s very easy to recommend the Canon Rebel XSi. It’s a fast-focusing, speedy D-SLR that delivers excellent photos both indoors and outside. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“The XSi’s image quality is excellent, and has improved at high ISO settings over the former model. Images were consistently well exposed with natural color saturation and accurate white balance..Canon EF- S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens was amazingly lightweight and well constructed”
Rating: N/A

PhotoReview.au reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“Low-light performance was outstanding, with no apparent noise right up to ISO 800 and very little noise thereafter. Shots taken at ISO 1600 were sharp and colour-accurate with only a hint of visible colour noise. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

CameraLabs reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“the 450D / XSi beats our Sony A350 sample at 200 ISO… the 450D / XSi’s combination of new features adds-up to a highly desirable DSLR which we can Highly Recommend without hesitation. If its feature-set suits your style of photography, you will not be disappointed.”


Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“Well the pictures are very large and the resolution and quality crisp and impressive at this price. The two extra megapixels are however unlikely to make a massive difference over the 400D or 40D’s 10-megapixel offering”
Rating: ★★★★☆

OutbackPhoto reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“ISO 100-200 very smooth with hardly any noise. ISO 400 is very good too. ISO 800 shows a bit more noise but still excellent. Even ISO 1600 it looks like most digicams at ISO 100-200. ..Overall we are very pleased by these results from the Canon Rebel XSi/450D.”
Rating: N/A

CNET reviews the Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi and writes;
“The good: Excellent photo quality for its class; better-than-average speed. The bad: Maximum ISO 1600; huge spot-for-spot metering. The bottom line: It doesn’t stand out for its feature set or design, but the Canon EOS Rebel XSi delivers on performance and photo quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Samples

- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ Photozone
- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ DigicamReview
- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ ImagingResource
- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ DCRP
- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ DCI
- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ CameraLabs
- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Photos @ OutbackPhoto

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Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Guides

- Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D Interactive Tutorial DVD
- Canon EOS Rebel XSi / 450D Magic Lantern Guides (Tutorial DVD)
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D Jumpstart Guide (Tutorial DVD)
- Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D Digital Field Guide
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography


Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Videos

EOS 450D demo video


Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi User Manuals (PDF)

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- Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Instruction Manual (PDF – 13.29 MB)
- Download EOS Utility 2.3 for Windows Instruction Manual (PDF – 5.93 MB)
- Download EOS Utility 2.3 for Macintosh Instruction Manual (PDF – 5.93 MB)
- Download Picture Style Editor 1.2 for Macintosh Instruction Manual (PDF – 1.70 MB)
- Download Picture Style Editor 1.2 for Windows Instruction Manual (PDF – 1.70 MB)

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Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Firmware

- Download Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Firmware Update Version 1.1.0: Supports the AF assist beam features of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009.


Canon EOS 450D/Digital Rebel XSi Press Release


Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 24 January 2008:
Canon today launches its latest D-SLR, the EOS 450D. Featuring a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, EOS Integrated Cleaning System, 3.0” LCD with Live View mode and a new 9-point AF system, the model presents consumers with an unprecedented level of image quality and versatility at this end of the market.

The EOS 450D employs features already proven in Canon’s professional EOS-1 series cameras, including the DIGIC III image processor and a redesigned menu system that enables features such as direct control of Speedlite flash units from the camera LCD. A choice of 13 custom functions allows the photographer to customise the camera to their shooting style.

“The EOS 450D bears the fruits of more than 20 years of ongoing investment into EOS,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. “This camera continues Canon’s policy of taking technologies proven in the professional arena and putting them within reach of a wider market of amateur photographers.”

The EOS 450D features:

* 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
* Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System
* 3.5 frames per second
* 3.0” LCD with Live View shooting
* 9-point wide-area AF system with f/2.8 cross-type centre point
* Picture Style image processing parameters
* DIGIC III image processor
* Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software1
* Compact and Lightweight body
* Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites

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10 Comments »

Comment by Richard X. Thripp Subscribed to comments via email
2008-07-01 05:26:16

I’m still not comfortable with the switch to SD cards, but the buttons and menus are looking nicer. The big LCD screen looks great also. The Rebel series has been nothing but incremental improvements, but it’s come a long way since the 300D.

 
Comment by Bernhard Subscribed to comments via email
2008-08-13 05:00:09

I love this Camera. Thats all i have to say. To see photos I have made with it, visit my Webpage or photoblog.

Greetings from Austria
Bernhard

 
Comment by MrWeb
2009-04-19 06:54:48

I’m planning to get this camera :)

 
Comment by Deen Subscribed to comments via email
2009-05-28 11:44:25

Am planning to get this camera sometime soon and it would be my very first DSLR. Could anyone please tell me what would be the best alternative lens to go with it? Been reading very positive reviews about the camera but the same can’t be said about the standard kit lens. Thank you.

Comment by Kim
2009-05-30 13:00:11

I got the Canon 17-85 with IS and love it. Use it almost exclusively and don’t have to change lenses all the time like I did with my film SLR.

 
 
Comment by Bernhard Subscribed to comments via email
2009-05-29 02:35:45

Hi Deen,
on lenses it really depends on how much money you want to invest for it.
On my photoblog i have some photos with the standart kit lense 18-55 mm. Since a view months I use mostly a 55-250mm lense which i really like. I think for beginners this lense has the best price performance ratio and both lenses have a good quality.
So i suggest to you to try the kit lenses and afterwards you can think about a new, more expensive one.

Comment by Deen Subscribed to comments via email
2009-05-29 05:09:18

Thanks Bernhard for the advice. Will do just that. Cheers!

 
 
Comment by shueet
2009-11-19 04:18:16

I have a Nikon D40 and i loved it. I had Canon Rebel XSI which i returned and bought D40 its cheap and its COOL. I have found another interesting comparison below

http://www.doanalyze.com/canon-rebel-xsi-vs-nikon-d40/

 
Comment by AISHA Subscribed to comments via email
2010-01-28 12:08:57

aw i have 450D & 50mm 1.8
i so like them & if you
want to see my photostream
http://www.flickr.com/3noosha
and thank you all :*

 
Comment by Ali Subscribed to comments via email
2012-12-24 20:21:12

Really nice work Aisha :) keep it up

 

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