Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 450D / EOS Rebel XSi / Kiss X2 Digital
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Not as in love as I once was
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought the camera that I could afford at the time and while I am greatful for the photos I have of my children, I have missed some great shots due to the BUSY message I receive when taking indoor shots. This is a very easy camera to use ~ you really do just point and shoot. It is very easy to snap three hundred plus photos in an afternoon. I think that my favorite feature of this camera that I have not seen mentioned anywhere is that I have automatic four by six...
Excerpt: bought this camera for myself and wish I never did. Used it for quite awhile before I bought myself something else. This camera had a hard time focusing on more than one person. The one it chose to focus on looked great but the other subjects were blurry. I tried all settings hoping it was user error, took it in to see if something was wrong with it and it all checked out fine.
Excerpt: I'm a big Canon fan and wanted to buy an XSI about a year back... until I tried my friend's XSi when visiting my city. Even in decently lit situations, (open window church) the XSi with its 18-55 stock lens, and even the zoom lens (50-250mm?) was absolutely HORRIBLE. Tried switching to higher ISOs to compensate but it would make little difference, PLUS it had the grainy quality that accompanies high ISO shots.
Cons: 1. Auto focus fails for brown and blue colour variations. 2. Portrait mode only allows continuous shooting mode (does not allow select single shooting mode) 3. Poor performance under low light 4. Produces large number of out of focus photos.
Excerpt: Being a SLR camera, the Xsi is compatible with more than 60 Canon lenses that range in age from weeks old to decades old. Overall in my opinion the XSi is a wonderful camera for all ranges of photography and is quite user friendly. Having owned several other SLR camera’s of the same class, I can say quite firmly that the XSi is worth the money.
Summary: I use a Sony and Nikon digital cameras, as well as the Canon. The Canon takes wonderful photos, but using the Canon software is cumbersome. it will not work with my HP desktop, but will with my laptop. However, I do not like the Canon software ease of opoeration. If I knew the difficulty of using it, prior to purchase, it would have seriously influenced my non-purchase of this camera.
Summary: This is a solid camera, but I have had a few issues with image quality, for instance the sensor tends to blow out highlights very easily. Usually when shooting any scene with a sky in it you have to underexpose by a stop or two. This seems true regardless of f/stop or shutter speed Any exposure longer than a second will start to show considerable noise, even using ISO 100 and a tripod.
Pros: Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Image Stabilization
Summary: I have only just started to use this camera and am a semi-serious amatuer photographer. I purchased it to photograph landscapes, my pets malamute and triathlons such as the hawaiian ironman. I have only had a chance to use it several times so far but found the picture quality excellant and makes a gumby like myself look professional. I am hoping to spend more time learning how to get the best results and effects out of it when in hawaii in a few weeks time.
Summary: Pros: Light and fast. This camera body is a nice upgrade to the older 8 MP Rebel that I own and still works. The larger LCD screen, improved chip and pixels do justify the purchase. I prefer the smaller body size and weight over the larger models. This size was more common in the '70's and '80's. Cons: The only problem I have with the kit is that the lens (18-55mm) is somewhat cheap in construction compared to other canon lenses I own.