Just in case you haven’t heard about it, Canon has released their latest consumer digital SLR, the Canon EOS-450D/XSi.
Not simply an updated 400D, this model is a completely new creation that looks far more professional than previous entry–level Canon SLRs. Listed in it’s special site as highlighted features are:
- 12.2–megapixel CMOS Sensor and DIGIC III
- Image Stabilizer (IS) Lens Support
- EOS Integrated Cleaning System
- Continuous 3.5fps Shooting
- Live View Shooting
- Precise 9–point Auto Focus
- Auto Lighting Optimizer
- 3.0–inch LCD Monitor
- Lightweight Body, SD Card Compatibility
- Viewfinder with 0.87x Magnification
- Comfortable, Easy Operation
- Comprehensive System Enhancements
With all the other announcements in the entry–level SLR market, Canon is pressed to deliver a better camera that can compare well against other offerings, especially those from Nikon like the D40 and the D40x which has handily captured a significant slice of the pie. The way it looks, the 450D appears to be a good contender, but is it going to be enough to reclaim their share of the market?