DSLR Dilemma

Canon XSi/450D

Written by Digicamhelp Editor

The Canon XSi/450D is no longer considered an entry level digital camera. It has a host of useful features.

Canon XSi/450DThe new Canon Digital Rebel is a very compelling entry level digital single lens reflex camera, but it’s also one of the most expensive. Will the extra cost be worth it?

Here are some of the key specifications:

  • 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Lens kit: 18-55mm with built-in Image Stabilization
  • Three-inch LCD @ 230K pixels; proximity sensor disables the LCD when composing with the viewfinder
  • 9-point auto-focus system
  • Secure digital and SDHC memory cards
  • Spot-metering (first time on a Digital Rebel)
  • Live View
  • Integrated cleaning system (anti-dust)
  • 5.1×3.9×2.4in / 129x98x62 mm
  • 1.0 lb (474g) excluding battery and lens
  • No built-in Image Stabilization*

Expected release date: April 15, 2008

Retail price at release: $899.99 with kit lens at the time of release. The price has gone down considerably since then.

Note from Gail: I bought the Canon XSi. You can read about my experiences with it elsewhere in my blog.

*To obtain the benefits of image stabilization, lenses with built-in image stabilization are required with this camera.