I’ve been looking forward to get myself a SLR for over a year now, and I finally got one today! It’s a Canon EOS 450D, the one I wanted to buy since it was released last year. It came with the EF-S 18-55mm IS lens, which is good enough to start with. I also bought an original Canon bag and a Canon vest which has “EOS Professional”. Pretty cool! Canon EOS 450D

Here are the basic features of the camera:

  • 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Canon EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • 3.5 frames per second
  • 3.0″ TFT LCD
  • Live View shooting
  • 9-point wide-area AF system with f/2.8 cross-type center point
  • DIGIC III image processor
  • Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites

To note, this camera is known as “Digital Rebel XSi” in US market, and “Kiss X2 Digital” in Japan.

Here’s what it looks like:

Canon EOS 450D

Front view of Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D

Back view of Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D

Skeleton view of Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D

Top view of Canon EOS 450D

I can now take much better photos, and more importantly try more genres of photography, which wasn’t possible with my credit card sized Canon IXUS 70. So yay for me!