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Monday, May 4, 2009

Canon EOS 450D / Rebel XSi compared with Nikon D90

Let me share with you a comparison of Canon 450D (which for now is on the top in the entry level category, consumer level) with its Nikon counterpart Nikon D90.

Brief features of Canon Rebel XSi (Eos 450D)
* 12.2MP CMOS Sensor
* Digic III imaging Processor (22.2 mm x 14.8 mm)
* Built-in image sensor cleaning
* Live View
* Contrast detection AF for live view (can focus without lowering reflex mirror)
* 3" LCD
* Body material: Plastic with stainless steel chassis
* 4% spot meter
* Uses SD/SDHC memory cards, not CF
* 3.5fps. 45 shot JPEG buffer, 6 shot RAW buffer
* self timer maximum 10 sec
* ISO 100 to 1600, value displayed in viewfinder
* Shutter speed of 30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
* Movie Feature: none
* 14-bit A/D conversion
* 9-point CMOS sensor, Cross-type F2.8 at center
* AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
* Dimensions: 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
* Weight (no battery: 475 g
* $799.99 body only, $899.99 with 18-55IS kit lens
* Release date: January 2008


Brief features of Nikon D90
* 12.3 effective MP Cmos Sensor
* Nikon DX-format sized CMOS Sensor (23.6 mm x 15.8 mm)
* Built-in image sensor cleaning
* Live View Feature
* Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face priority is selected)
* 3" LCD
* Body Material: Combination of aluminum alloy and plastic
* about 2% spot meter
* Uses SD/SDHC memory cards, not CF
* 4.5 fps continuous shooting, buffer 25 JPEG FINe, 7 shots RAW
* selt timer maximum 20 sec
* ISO Default:200-3200, Boost: 100-6400 in 1/3 EV steps
* Shutter speed of30 to 1/4000 sec (1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
* Movie Feature: File format AVI (Motion-JPEG)
* 12-bit A/D conversion
* 11 focus points (1 cross-type sensors)
* AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
* Dimensions: 132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.)
* Weight (no batt): 620 g
* $999.95 body only, $1299.95 with 18-105mm VR kit lens
* Release Date: August 2008

Note: Surprisingly, Nikon D90 has included the world's first DSLR movie mode (720p HDTV quality, no less) and HDMI output. But Canon has just announced its EOS 500D (Rebel Tli) which also included HD movie with a much higher 15.1 MP CMOS Sensor.

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