- 12MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 1600
- No Video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 524g - 129 x 98 x 62mm
- Announced May 2008
- Also referred to as EOS Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2
- Old Model is Canon 400D
- Replacement is Canon 500D
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 450D summary
Canon 450D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally introduced on May of 2008. The camera uses a 12MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 4272 x 2848. It is also known as "EOS Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2" in certain countries.
Canon introduced this model as a way to replace the older Canon 400D (Read Full Comparison) and then launched the updated Canon 500D (Read Full Comparison) to update this model.
The 450D comes in at #60 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and overall #488 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
The following is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.
Canon 450D history
The Canon 450D is part of a family of products. You can see the complete list underneath.
450D vs 4000D18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2018
450D vs 750D24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
450D vs 700D18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
450D vs 650D18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
450D vs 600D18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
450D vs 550D18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
450D vs 500D15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
450D vs 400D10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
450D vs 350D8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
450D vs 300D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003
Canon 450D Gallery
You can view the 450D from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon 450D Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Canon 450D based on aspects which are usually regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Canon 450D Sensor specs
The sensor spec on the Canon 450D is 22.2mm x 14.8mm (APS-C). The 329 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4272 x 2848 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. RAW format is supported so the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the 450D's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The 450D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon 450D dimensions
Canon 450D weighs in at 1.16 lbs (524g or 18.48 ounces) and features outer dimensions of 129mm x 98mm x 62mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 2.4"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g and the Canon 450D is similar compared to other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Down below is a image of the Canon 450D besides a soda so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will show the button design on the 450D.
Canon 450D Lens details
The 450D fits the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses on the market today. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the 450D.
Canon 450D Connectivity
The 450D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send images and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Some apps also give a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Canon 450D Video details
Canon 450D does not record video. If you are looking for a digital camera to shoot just pictures, it might not be a problem.
Canon 450D Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Canon 450D so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Canon 450D Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 450D houses a 3" fixed display with a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specs regarding Canon 450D are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95 percent
- Magnification 0.55x
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders are quite valuable.
Canon 450D Shutter details
Canon 450D continuous shooting rate is 4.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Canon 450D Flash and Hot shoe details
Canon 450D has got both inbuilt flash plus external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/200 sec.
Canon 450D Autofocusing details
Canon 450D has got both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster and precise than Contrast Detect focusing.
It boasts 9 focus points to pick from. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Canon 450D has got manual focus if needed in low light or you need more accurate focus control.
Canon 450D Battery life
The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x offers the best (1900) battery life in this range of cameras.
Following is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that come with the best battery life:
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Canon 450D for varying categories of photography
The following bar chart gives a rundown of the Canon 450D for varying categories of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon 450D Portrait photography info
The Canon 450D gets a rating of 60 which is average, meaning that it is somewhat adequate for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support plus the flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Canon 450D Street photography advice
Coming in at a modest points tally of 58, the Canon 450D is relatively adequate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon 450D Sports photography information
A modest sports photography rating of 50 indicates the Canon 450D is fairly appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have good autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon 450D
Size is really important when choosing a camera for travel. Over-all, the Canon 450D gets a moderate 48 as a travelling camera which is fairly suitable for your vacations.
Canon 450D Landscape photography features
For anybody who is looking to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Canon 450D and it's average grade of 58 for a landscape camera is relatively appropriate among its competitors.
Canon 450D as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Canon 450D is not really very good as a vlog camera as it gets a bad score of 9.
Canon 450D Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the 450D, below is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The graph just below offers you a summary of the 450D compared to it's top ranking rivals suggested earlier.
These are various other cameras you may consider as alternatives. To look at a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.