|Canon EOS 450D digital SLR camera review : The Canon EOS 450D is Canon's fourth entry-level model, launched right after Canon set the world on fire with the EOS 300D that was responsible for a price breakthrough. And although we talk about a period of five years, which may be considered as quite a long period of time in the digital photo world, a lot of things have changed. Not only the camera in itself has changed; the amount of people using a D-SLR has also increased hugely. Sometimes it's like you are left out as a photographer if you don't use D-SLR tools. And if someone spots a photographer with a professional EOS, he will proudly proclaim: "I am also shooting with an EOS". Canon truly stirred up the market with the EOS 300D, which developed the amateur market. The types launched after the EOS 300D have been equally successful.
Canon 450D SLR - EF-S lenses
The latest Canon DSLR is called Canon EOS 450D, and will be put on the market beside the 400D. The cameras look like twins. Canon have kept all the good things of the 400D, whilst adding new ones to it. Naturally the Canon 450D works seamlessly with the EF-S lenses. These were developed especially for the APS-C format of the image sensor, resulting in a cheaper and more compact lens. Together with the compact housing, the Canon EOS 450D is the ideal set to use on holiday where usually lots of pictures are taken.
Canon EOS 450D offers Live View
Keeping pace with the trend, the Canon 450D features a 3 inch screen on its back. Whereas the monitor of the 400D only allowed you to view pictures, the Canon EOS 450D also lets you also use the LCD monitor for shooting. This is because the latest Canon offers Live View. This doesn't come as a surprise though; all the new Canon models are being equipped with this technique. Photographing using Live View undoubtedly has its advantages. And since many EOS 450D users are likely to have switched from a compact camera to this DSLR, it will give them a trusty feeling.
Canon EOS Integral Cleaning system
The resolution of the camera has once again been increased. The Canon EOS 450D features a CMOS sensor with 12 Megapixels, offering two million photosensitive elements more than the EOS 400D. Not a vast difference perhaps, but it does ensure the camera keeps pace with competitive models of competing brands. And it is even ahead of the actual model of Canon's biggest rival, the Nikon D60. Just like the other new models, the Canon EOS 450D features the EOS Integral Cleaning System. This system is more than just a filter that shakes in order to get rid of dust. The mirror house inside has been made of materials that make it impossible for dust to stick to it. Moreover, the sensor surface is anti-static, which means dust will not stick to the sensor easily. If these precautions and the filter are not sufficient, you can map the dust by taking a picture of it. With the aid of the Canon software the dust will be retouched.
Canon EOS 450D SLR review
The Canon EOS 450D was Canon's flagship during the last PMA show in Las Vegas. The interest for Canon's answer to the steps the competition takes is vast and decides the partition of the important market share that manufactures continue to fight for every day. High time for us to test the Canon 450D in practice. Our findings can be read in the following Canon EOS 450D review.
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"I just picked up the new Canon EOS 450D digital SLR camera at the Canon Netherlands headquarters and took some time to get around Amsterdam and the Vondelpark to take some shots with this camera. The Canon 450D DSLR features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, EOS Integrated Cleaning System, 3.0” LCD with Live View mode and a new 9-point AF system."
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