Thursday, September 11, 2008

Firmware update for 450D / Rebel XSi

Canon released a firmware update for EOS 450D / Rebel XSi. The 1.0.9 firmware update fixes the following issues:
  • Abnormal operation of AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) under specific conditions
  • Live View exposure simulation warning not properly displayed
  • Images cannot be played back after continuous shooting when a printer is connected to the camera or a video output terminal is used
This firmware update is for cameras with firmware version up to 1.0.4.

For detailed instructions on how to download and install the new firmware update please visit Canon Firmware download center.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Dpreview early samples

DPreview released today some early sample pictures shoot with Canon EOS 450D/Rebel XSi (click picture below).

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Canon 450D vs 400D

So, what's new and what changed?

The sensor:
  • resolution climbed to 12,4 (12,2 effective) Megapixels
  • delivering 14 bits image conversion to JPEGs and 14 bits RAW images
  • bigger one, 0.87 magnification compared to 0.80 for 400D
  • now displays ISO setting
Metering: spot (4% center) metering mode added
  • Larger, 3" but the same resolution
  • includes LiveView with contrast detection AF
Extra functions:
  • multiple shots self-timer
  • original decision data for checking image security
  • highlight tone priority
  • auto lightning optimizer

AF: improved 9-point AF system
Menus: better usability by adding customizable My Menu
Storage: SD/SDHC cards used instead of CF
Battery: higher capacity, 1080 mAh compared to 720 mAh for 400D

First 450D sample images

There already appeared sample images for newly launched Canon EOS 450D / Rebel XSi. Click the images below for big resolution samples (large 7MB files):

450D (Rebel XSi) announced

Canon today announced the successor for their entry-level DSLR, EOS 450D/Rebel XSi.


  • 12.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • 3.5fps
  • 9-point wide-area AF
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • 3.0” LCD with Live View mode
  • DIGIC III processor
  • Large, bright viewfinder
  • Total image control
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Compatible with EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites
Full specification list.

The new 450D features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a larger 3” LCD screen with Live View and 9-point AF system. The new entry level camera has some features imported from higher level cameras like DIGIC III image processor, 40D style menu and new features that enable flash control from the camera. Using the DIGIC III image processor raw files are encoded using 14 bits delivering better details.

The new Live View mode introduces Live AF, an autofocus mode that can be used during the live view mode, a big improvement from higher class 40D.

The camera also introduces the long-awaited spot metering mode covering 4% of the image.

At least, but not least important, the retail price for the body will be $799.