(Image courtesy of dpreview)
Yesterday, Canon has announced it’s new camera, Canon 450d which is the successor to my camera, the 400D. In a nutshell, features of the camera are the following:
- 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor (10.x MP for 400D)
- Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System
- 3.5 frames per second (3 frames for 400D)
- 3.0” LCD with Live View shooting (2.5″ without Live View for 400d)
- 9-point wide-area AF system with f/2.8 cross-type centre point (no Spot metering for 400d)
- Picture Style image processing parameters
- DIGIC III image processor (DIGIC II for 400D)
- Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software
- Compact and Lightweight body
- Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites
- SDHC support (CF for 400D)
The camera has a nice set of features yet it’s not that compelling for me to upgrade bodies. For one, I am not impressed with the LCD – yes it’s size was increased but that means stronger battery consumption and even if they say that the battery of this camera has increased capacity, I guess the lifespan of the battery would boil to the same with that of the 400d. Also, same number of pixels for both 2.5″ LCD and 3.0″ LCD means that there are less photo detail in the LCD of the newer models.
At any rate, I am quite happy with my current toy and if ever I’ll upgrade, it will not be in the near future (unless there are angels who would give me these toys for free :P) But, with a larger body frame, I guess ergonomics would be better. The camera is yet to be released to the public but once this gets into Philippine shores, I’ll try one and check on the differences.
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