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Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2 launched

Thursday, 24 January 2008 Canon Canon Digital Rebel XSi Canon EOS 450D 0

Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2

Till I’m able to get my hands on it the information from the press release:


The EOS 450D is designed to make photography a fluid experience for photographers of all levels and experience. Housed in a compact body that weighs less than 475 grams, the camera features an improved grip design that provides a natural, ergonomic fit with the user’s hands. A large, bright viewfinder makes image composition clearer and more comfortable. The menu system inherited from professional EOS cameras uses a simplified tab structure that does away with scrolling. It includes a user-defined My Menu tab for instant access to frequently used settings.

Several custom functions are available to optimise the quality of photos captured in a range of situations. Highlight Tone Priority boosts the dynamic range at the highlight end, providing better tonal detail from wedding dresses, cloudy skies and other bright objects. The new Auto Lighting Optimiser corrects brightness and contrast during image processing, while improving skin tones in portraits by ensuring correct exposure for faces. Photographers can also enable additional noise reduction for shots captured at high ISO speeds.

Available for the first time on a Canon consumer D-SLR, Live View mode makes it easier to shoot from awkward angles, such as ground-level macro shots or when shooting from a tripod. The image from the Live View mode is displayed as a smooth, 30fps video feed on the 3.0″ LCD, which is 50% brighter than the screen of the EOS 400D. A grid line display and live histogram can be selected to help with shot composition and exposure. While focusing, the photographer can zoom in on specific details with up to 10x magnification of the image displayed on the LCD screen. Two types of auto focus are available: Quick AF flips the camera mirror momentarily to engage the AF sensor; Live AF uses the image contrast data to focus – a method familiar to anyone upgrading from a compact digital camera.

For studio environments, remote Live View lets the photographer compose, adjust settings and capture the shot from a PC using the supplied EOS utility software.

The EOS 450D complements its headline features with a host of smaller improvements that enhance the photographic experience. The viewfinder now displays all key exposure information including ISO speed. The addition of spot metering (4% of viewfinder) allows for greater control over exposure in tricky lighting conditions. PictBridge functionality has been expanded so that photographers can correct horizons and add picture effects before printing. A new high capacity battery extends shooting time on a single charge to a maximum of 500 shots.

  • 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • 3.5 frames per second
  • 3.0″ LCD with Live View shooting
  • 9-point wide-area AF system with f/2.8 cross-type centre point
  • Picture Style image processing parameters
  • DIGIC III image processor
  • Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software1
  • Compact and Lightweight body
  • Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites

For more pictures of the new Canon 450D (Rebel XSi) and the technical specs read below.

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dpreview has a first Canon EOS 450D / Rebel XSi brief hands-on

Type
Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording Medium SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Image Format 22.2mm x 14.8mm
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi
Image Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 12.20 megapixels
Total Pixels Total pixels: Approx. 12.40 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filter
Low-pass Filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Recording System
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image Format JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG
File Size (1) Large/Fine : Approx. 4.3MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal : Approx. 2.2MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine : Approx. 2.5MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.3MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine : Approx. 1.6MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal : Approx. 0.8MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(7) RAW : Approx. 15.3 MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
White Balance
Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
Color Temperature Compensation White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.87x (-1m with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information
Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points 9 AF points
AF Working Range EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF-assist Beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery
Exposure Control
Metering Modes 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering

  • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
  • Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
  • Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
  • Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash
ISO Speed Range Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-800 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100-1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
Exposure Compensation Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock Automatic: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AF
Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Remote Control Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Built-in Flash
Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide Number 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage 17mm lens angle of view
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Speedlite
EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series Speedlites
PC Terminal N/A
Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed Max. approx. 3.5 shots/sec. (single shots possible)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 53, RAW: Approx. 6
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4
Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style
Varies depending on the subject, SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.

Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSiBack of

LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Screen Monitor size 3.0 in.
Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Control 7 levels provided
Playback
Image Display Format Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, or shooting date)
Highlight Alert Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Single images can be erase-protected or not
Erase Single image, check-marked images, or all images in the card can be erased (except protected images) at one time
Direct Printing from the Camera Enabled with the Print/Share button
Compatible Printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack LP-E5 (Quantity 1)
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
With Battery Grip BG-E5, size-AA batteries can be used
Number of Shots
Temperature Shooting Conditions
No flash 50% flash use
At 73° F/23° C approx. 600 approx. 500
At 32° F/0° C approx. 500 approx.400
Battery Life The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5
The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery Check Automatic
Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.
Back-up Battery Built-in secondary battery

Grip and Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
Weight Approx. 16.8 oz./ 475g (body only)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity Range 85% or less
Working Conditions
Working Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Working Humidity Range 85% or less



 

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