Canon 450D (or EOS Rebel XSi in the States, EOS Kiss X2 in Japan) is my new camera. So far I’ve been using a simple point’n'shoot camera (a Nikon Coolpix 550c) or the camera from my Nokia N85. But the truth is I wanted to get a DSLR since a while now and since I found a good deal at the T-online shop (including 0% financing) I decided to finally get it.
The EOS 450D is considered mid-range, so it’s not exactly entry level, but I think it’s a good camera to start in the world of digital photography. Some features:
- 12 Megapixels
- it came with 18-55mm EF-S lenses, with IS (Image Stabilization)
- nice and big 3 Inch LCD monitor
- 1050 mAh battery
- SD Card slot (as opposed to the CompactFlash used in the previous models of the EOS series)
Of course, it has many more features, too many to list here. It will take me a while until I get comfortable with everything, it’s quite a big change from the normal compact cameras.
I’ve been reading a lot on the subject and now I am no longer clueless about things like ISO speed, aperture, exposure, shutter speed and so on. I am also interested in HDR photography and I am anxious to give it a go, whenever the weather will get better.