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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 450D

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1000D

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
164 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm
 
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Advantages of the Canon 1000D

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Color depth Better color depth 22 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Lowest price Much cheaper $721.28 vs $1,633.25
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The best price we've seen is $912 cheaper (2.3x less)
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 719 ISO vs 692 ISO
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The 1000D has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 62.0 vs 61.0
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Almost the same
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.9 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Weight Slightly lighter 502 g vs 524 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon 450D

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.50x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 10.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 2.4" vs 2.6"
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Almost the same
Size Slightly smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 126x98x65 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 1,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1000D:300 ms
              450D:400 ms
              Size Very small Help
              1000D:126x98x65 mm
              450D:129x98x62 mm
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              1000D:164 ms
              450D:160 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Thickness Very thin Help
              1000D:2.6"
              450D:2.4"
              Weight Light weight Help
              1000D:502 g
              450D:524 g
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              1000D:None
              450D:1,600 ISO
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              1000D:$721.28
              450D:$1,633.25
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1000D:10.1 MP
              450D:12.2 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1000D:3 fps
              450D:3.5 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1000D:1,600 ISO
              450D:800 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1000D:10.9 EV
              450D:10.8 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              500 shots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              1000D:62.0
              450D:61.0
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1000D:0.50x
              450D:0.54x
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              1000D:22 bits
              450D:21.9 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              1000D:719 ISO
              450D:692 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 with 18-135mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 400D

              Canon EOS 400D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,152 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 500D

              Canon EOS 500D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $733 body only

              $787 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,221 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 1000D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 450D.

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              Avatar for Jeffrey Jeffrey (5:59 AM, November 08, 2011)
              maybe the reason to buy a 1000D over a 450D is budget restriction. 1000D is cheaper.