Canon Announces the New EOS 450D (Rebel XSi) Entry Level dSLR – 12 Megapixels

ShaolinTiger posted this at 2:11 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2008 —

There have been a few rumours about this recently, it was about time for Canon to update their entry level model with the new Digic III processor and the Live View technology they have put into their other cameras like the 1D MKIII and the EOS 40D.

Canon EOS 450D

There will be two kits, body only for $800 and one with a starter 18-55mm lens for $900

  • 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • SD/SDHC cards
  • Larger viewfinder
  • Live view mode, including contrast-detect AF
  • Improved 9-point AF system
  • Spot metering
  • 3.0″ LCD monitor
  • Continuous shooting at 3.5fps for up to 53 JPEG (6 RAW)

Finally Canon’s entry level cameras has spot metering! Something that has been missing (and rather important) for quite some time.

It’s also Canon’s first camera to use only SD cards (Supports SDHC).

Read the full release here:

Canon EOS 450D / Rebel XSi brief hands-on

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Comment by jaxon s

January 26, 2008 @ 11:57 am

I’m setting my eyes on buying this camera by mid-year and with a much stronger Ringgit to the USD, I think I can finally afford a nice entry level DSLR. But will have to see what Nikon has up its sleeves…

Comment by ShaolinTiger

January 28, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

Well if my prediction is correct, Nikon will only be announcing the D3x which will be higher megapixel and slower than the current D3 (Maybe 16-18mp).

I think following that the next replacement will be the D80 with new processor, same sensor as D300, Live View and larger LCD.

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