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

Canon EOS 450D / EOS Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2
alaScore 93

5238 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5238 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and performance are overall positive. The usability and value for money are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Canon EOS 450D / EOS Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon EOS Rebel XSi


After two missteps, Canon refocused and refined its entry-level DSLR.

Though Canon has already produced a pair of decent if unspectacular successors to the original digital Rebel, the new XSi is the first model that offers a definitive leap forward. With a more comfortable design, faster overall speed, and improvements...

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Canon EOS Rebel XSi


Updated 12/23/08: The 12.2-megapixel Canon Digital Rebel XSi, which targets entry-level digital SLR shooters, has all the features that novices expect--as well as an alluring array of advanced options that will appeal to more seasoned photographers....

Easy to navigate basic features ; Many pro-quality features

Complicated options may confound newbies

The Rebel Xsi provides a strong range of capabilities, but it may cost more money than entry-level buyers want to spend

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EOS Rebel XSi


The Canon Digital Rebel XSi is an update to last year's XTi that ups the resolution to 12.2 megapixels and adds a bigger 3-inch screen, an improved autofocus system, and optical image stabilization in the kit lens. It's also the first Digital Rebel to...

Big, bright 3-inch LCD screen ; Great on-screen menus ; Very good image quality ; Lightweight and easy to hold ; Live view works well ; Image stabilization in the kit lens

Autofocus is slow with the kit lens ; Manual controls are a little awkward ; Focusing in live view adds to the shooting time ; Camera body feels fragile

The XSi is more of an evolution than a revolution; the new features it adds over previous Digital Rebels are useful (and generally well executed), but none of them add that much to the experience of using the camera. The live view makes...


Highly Recommended!

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


Four and a half years have passed since the first affordable digital SLR from Canon; the EOS 300D (Digital Rebel). In that time we have witnessed two further iterations (the EOS 350D and EOS 400D) leading up to today's fourth generation EOS 450D, with...

Superb resolution, good per-pixel sharpness (especially in raw files); Good tonal response and dynamic range; Trademark Canon CMOS noise free images, remain detailed even at high sensitivities; Optional high ISO NR removes all chroma noise; Viewfinder...

Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light; Limited exposure compensation range (+/- 2.0 EV); Contrast detect AF so slow it's useless for most types of photography; Metering has tendency to overexpose in very...

The EOS 450D represents Canon's response to the increasingly crowded and competitive nature of the entry-level DSLR market.

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Rebel XSi is an Entry-Level Hip Pocket DSLR Rocket


Last year's Rebel XTi was a massive sales success, but not exactly a technological leap forward for DSLRs. Most critiques of that camera (including ours) came

Switch to SDHC memory. Relatively low noise at high ISO settings. New battery with 50% more endurance

ISO tops out at 1600. Plastic body seems too plasticy. ISO in only full stop increments. Lacks the useful HELP mode of its major competitors. A tad bit pricey

Editor's Choice!

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Canon EOS Rebel XSi


For stunning photography with point-and-shoot ease, look no further than Canon's EOS Rebel XSi. The EOS Rebel XSi brings staggering technological innovation to the masses. It features Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Live View Function, a...

Magnificent resolution and image quality. Larger LCD than its predecessor. Live View. Kit lens now has image stabilization.

ISO settings go up to only 1600. The XSi's RAW format is not compatible with some image-editing software.

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Canon EOS Rebel XSi


Like the price of a barrel of oil, the megapixel count of D-SLRs continues to climb.

Takes fast pictures; excellent picture quality; includes IS lens

Live View could be better; flimsy door covering connections

it's very easy to recommend the Canon Rebel XSi...

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Canon EOS Rebel XSi Body Only (Black)


After last year's disappointing Rebel XTi--a solid camera--but one that didn't improve significantly over its predecessor, the Canon EOS Rebel XSi comes as a welcome change, and a model worthy of upgrading from your old Rebel XT. It may have a typical,...

Excellent photo quality for its class; better-than-average speed

Maximum ISO 1600; huge spot-for-spot metering

It doesn't stand out for its feature set or design, but the Canon EOS Rebel XSi delivers on performance and photo quality.

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi SLR


Canon''s CMOS sensor on the XSi offers the most pixels of any camera in its price range. And the XSi incorporates many new technologies first seen in the professional EOS-1D Mark III model. For example, the analog to digital signal conversion uses a...

To maximize performance between the capture and recording stages of digital photography, the EOS Rebel XSi uses the latest-generation DIGIC III Image Processor. The electronics system has been totally redesigned, giving the camera greater speed and...

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi First Impressions Review


UPDATE: Our full review of the XSi is now available here

-Live View added as the first on any Rebel -Includes image stabilized lens with the kit -Fast burst of 3.5 fps -Now includes Spot metering -Larger 3-inch LCD screen -Sturdier body when compared to XTi -Improved grip with textured rubber for...

-Tiny AF points through viewfinder -Redistribution of back button layout -No CompactFlash memory support -Price isn't as competitive as other PMA 2008 DSLRs

Product Specifications

For stunning photography with point-and-shoot ease, look no further than Canon's EOS Rebel XSi. The EOS Rebel XSi brings staggering technological innovation to the masses. It features Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Live View Function, a powerful DIGIC III Image Processor, plus a 12.2-megapixel CMOS Sensor. The EOS Rebel XSi's refined, ergonomic design includes a 3.0-inch LCD monitor, compatibility with SD and SDHC memory cards and accessories that enhance every aspect of the photographic experience.


Accessory Type:Carrying strap/Neck strap
Compatibility (Camera Model):Canon EOS/Canon EOS 10D / Canon EOS D60
Compatibility (Product Type):Camera/Digital camera

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon LP-E5
Technology:Lithium ion

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Close-up / Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sports mode


Designed For (MG):Camera
Product Type:Battery charger/Camera battery/External battery pack
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers/Specific batteries


Model:BG-E5/EW-100/EW-100BM/EW-100DB/EW-100DBIII Wide Strap/LC-E5/LP-E5/Rebel XSi
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon/Canon EOS

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.6
Lens for SD:Body only/Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS lens
Max Focal Length:55mm
Min Focal Length:18mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:14.8 x 22.2mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.8 x 22.2 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
Sensor Resolution:12.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Eye-level mirror pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Strap Width:3.8cm

Video Input

ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100-1600 / ISO auto (100-800)
Special Effects:Faithful / Landscape / Monochrome / Neutral / Portrait
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical