Targeted at the photo enthusiast market Canon has unveiled the 12.2-million-pixel EOS 450D with features such as Live View and a 3in LCD screen.

Squarely aimed at ‘amateur photographers’ the EOS 450D boasts 3.5 frames per second shooting and a new 9-point AF system, as well as Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System.

It will cost £599.99 body only. It will also be available with an 18-55mm lens in a kit priced £679.99.

Canon EOS 450D

Full specification for EOS 450D, as supplied by Canon UK:


Type 22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS

Effective Pixels Approx. 12.2M

Effective / Total Pixels

Aspect Ratio/Colour

Total Pixels Approx. 12.4M

Aspect Ratio 3:2

Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

Colour Filter Type Primary Colour




Lens Mount EF/EF-S

Focal Length 1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted


Maximum f/number


Image Stabilisation

Ultrasonic Motor (USM)


Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF System/ Points 9 AF points (Cross type f/2.8 at centre)

AF working range EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)

AF Modes AI Focus

One Shot

AI Servo

AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection

Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor

Predictive AF Yes

AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode

AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash

AF Lock/AF Assist Beam

Manual Focus Selected on lens

Focus Bracketing

Closest Focusing Distance


Metering modes TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC

(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)

(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)

(3) Spot metering at center (approx. 4% of viewfinder)

(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

AE Lock Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is


Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation +/- 3 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

AEB +/- 3 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

Exposure Compensation / AEB

ISO Speed Equivalent AUTO(100-800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (in 1/3-stop increments)

ISO 200-1600 in Highlight Tone Priority (C.Fn II -3)


Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range.

Available range varies by shooting mode)

Shutter release Soft touch electromagnetic release


Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White

Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.

White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9

2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Personal White Balance

WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments

3 bracketed images per shutter release.

Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.


Type Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.


Viewfinder Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 95%

Viewfinder / Coverage

Magnification Approx. 0.87x (4)

Eyepoint Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)

Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

Eyepoint / Dioptre Correction

Focusing Screen Fixed

Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)

Viewfinder Information

AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information

(shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure

level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB), flash

information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure

compensation, red-eye reduction light), white balance correction, SD card

information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst

Depth of field preview Yes

Eyepiece shutter On strap


Monitor 3.0″ TFT, approx. 230K dots

Live View Mode with selectable grid.

Coverage Approx. 100%

Monitor / Coverage Adjustable to one of seven levels

Brightness Adjustable to one of seven levels


Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction

HotShoe/ PC terminal Yes/ No

X-sync 1/200sec

Slow Sync Speed

Red-Eye Reduction Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes

Flash Exposure Lock Yes

Manual Power Adjustment

Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes

Built-in Flash Range Coverage up to 17mm focal length (27mm equivalent)

Guide Number (ISO 100, meters) 13

External Flash E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites,

wireless multi-flash support


Modes Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program

AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP

Photo Effects Monochrome (selected from the “Picture Style” menu) with options for Filters

and Toning Effects.

Drive modes Single/Continuous

Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 3.5fps. (speed maintained for up to 53 images (JPEG)(1), 6

images (RAW)) (2)




Image Size (LF) 4272×2848, (LN) 4272×2848, (MF) 3088×2056, (MN) 3088×2056, (SF)

2256×1504, (SN) 2256×1504, (RAW) 4272×2848

Compression Fine, Normal, RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)


Movie Length


Still Image Format JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system

(2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)


File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering

(2) Auto reset

(3) Manual reset

Processing Parameters 6 Preset ‘Picture Styles’ with 3 User defined settings


Sound Files


Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function and

PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge Yes


Custom Functions 13 Custom Functions with 34 settings

Personal Functions


LCD Panel (EL) Illumination N/A

Water/ Dust resistance No

My Camera No

Sound Memo No

Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes

Histogram Brightness: Yes

RGB: Yes

Playback zoom 1.5x – 10x

Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels)

(2) Single image

(3) 4 image index

(4) 9 image index

(5) Jump Display

Image Erase Protection Erase protection of one image at a time

Image Erase

Single image, All images on card, Checkmarked images, Unprotected images

Image Erase / Protection

Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.

Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu

(2) Playback menu

(3) Setup menu

(4) My Menu

Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian,

Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional

Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech

Firmware Update Update possible by the user.


Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)

Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC)



Type SD card, SDHC card



PC & Macintosh Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2) / Vista (excl. Starter Edition)

OS X v10.3-10.4


Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser


PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, Original Data Security Tools*)

* Requires optional accessory

Drivers PTP TWAIN Driver (Windows 2000 )

Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional (RAW Image Processing)


Batteries 1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E5

Battery life Approx. 500 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) (5)

Approx. 400 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery check Automatic

Power saving Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.

A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5


General Eyecup Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C, Semi-Hard Case


Waterproof / Weatherproof Case

Soft Case / Waterproof Case

Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses

Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II,

Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter STE2)

Battery Grip BG-E5

Remote Controller/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5

Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5, Battery charger LC-E5E, Car Battery charger CBC-E5,

Battery Pack LP-E5


Body Materials Stainless Steel/Plastic

Operating Environment 0 ? 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD) 128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm

Weight (body only) Approx. 475g

All data is based on Canon

standard testing methods except

where indicated.

1 Large/Fine resolution

Subject to change without notice.

2 Based on Canon’s testing conditions with 1GB CF card JPEG quality 8, ISO

100, Standard Picture Style.

Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image

recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.

3 Compatible with large memory card capacities, including cards of 2GB and

more (camera may require firmware update).

4 with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt

5 Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format

supplied with the camera, except where indicated

6 Memory card and battery door only