Canon 300D vs Sony A450

Canon EOS 300D front
Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 front

Canon 300D vs Sony A450 Key Specs

Canon 300D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 645g - 142 x 99 x 72mm
  • Announced September 2003
  • Additionally Known as EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital
  • Newer Model is Canon 350D
Sony A450
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 560g - 137 x 104 x 81mm
  • Revealed January 2010
Photography Glossary

Canon 300D vs Sony A450 Overview

On this page, we will be matching up the Canon 300D versus Sony A450, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras by brands Canon and Sony. There exists a sizeable gap between the sensor resolutions of the 300D (6MP) and A450 (14MP) but both cameras have the same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The 300D was released 7 years earlier than the A450 and that is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before going into a in-depth comparison, here is a brief view of how the 300D grades against the A450 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 300D over the Sony A450

 300D A450 

Reasons to pick Sony A450 over the Canon 300D

 A450 300D 
RevealedJanuary 2010September 2003More recent by 77 months
Screen dimensions2.7"1.8"Bigger screen (+0.9")
Screen resolution230k118kCrisper screen (+112k dot)

Common features in the Canon 300D and Sony A450

 300D A450 
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Canon 300D vs Sony A450 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor in its weight and size. The Canon 300D provides outside dimensions of 142mm x 99mm x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") along with a weight of 645 grams (1.42 lbs) whilst the Sony A450 has specifications of 137mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2") along with a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs).

Examine the Canon 300D versus Sony A450 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you use at the time. Here is a front view sizing comparison of the 300D compared to the A450.

Canon 300D vs Sony A450 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the 300D and A450 is 63 and 65 respectively.

Canon 300D vs Sony A450 top view buttons comparison

Canon 300D vs Sony A450 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very difficult to picture the gap between sensor measurements purely by looking at technical specs. The visual here may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the 300D and A450.

As you have seen, both of those cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Sony A450 to resolve greater detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots a bit more aggressively. The older 300D is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon 300D vs Sony A450 sensor size comparison

Canon 300D vs Sony A450 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 300D vs Sony A450 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 300D Portrait photography info
Sony A450 Portrait photography info
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no liveview feature
low megapixels (6MP)
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon 300D
Street photography with Sony A450
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
fixed screen
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Sports Comparison

Canon 300D Sports photography highlights
Sony A450 Sports photography highlights
nice sensor size (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
no liveview feature
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
low megapixels (6MP)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
great battery (1,050 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon 300D Travel photography information
Sony A450 Travel photography information
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (6MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
great battery (1,050 per charge)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 300D Landscape photography features
Sony A450 Landscape photography features
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
small screen (1.8 inch)
no liveview feature
no image stabilization
low megapixels (6MP)
lack of Time Lapse mode
focusing manually
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
great battery (1,050 CIPA)
small screen (2.7 inches)
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 300D as a Vlogging camera
Sony A450 as a Vlogging camera
no video shooting
no video shooting
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Canon 300D vs Sony A450 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 300D and Sony A450
 Canon EOS 300DSony Alpha DSLR-A450
General Information
Company Canon Sony
Model type Canon EOS 300D Sony Alpha DSLR-A450
Also referred to as EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital -
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Announced 2003-09-04 2010-01-05
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
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Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.7 x 15.1mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 342.8mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 6 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3072 x 2048 4592 x 3056
Highest native ISO 1600 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 200
RAW pictures
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 7 9
Lens support Canon EF/EF-S Sony/Minolta Alpha
Number of lenses 326 143
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 1.8 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 118 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Screen tech - TFT Clear Photo Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.53x
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames/s 7.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off Auto, Fill, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless/ High Speed Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/200 seconds 1/160 seconds
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Highest video resolution None None
Microphone support
Headphone support
Wireless None None
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 645g (1.42 lb) 560g (1.23 lb)
Physical dimensions 142 x 99 x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") 137 x 104 x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 55 66
DXO Color Depth rating 21.0 21.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.8 11.8
DXO Low light rating 544 769
Battery life - 1050 pictures
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $54 $1,241