Canon EOS 450D vs Canon EOS 1000D

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Canon EOS 450D

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Canon EOS 1000D

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 450D

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
160 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1000D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
164 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 1000D.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 450D.

differences

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
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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0.2 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$661.75 vs $690.54
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Almost the same
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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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 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
129×98×62 mm vs 126×98×65 mm
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              1000D164 ms
              450D160 ms
              Size Fairly small Help
              1000D126×98×65 mm
              450D129×98×62 mm
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1000D300 ms
              450D400 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Thickness Very thin Help
              1000D2.6"
              450D2.4"
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1000D10.1 MP
              450D12.2 MP
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              1000DNone
              450D1,600 ISO
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              1000D$661.75
              450D$690.54
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1000D3 fps
              450D3.5 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1000D1,600 ISO
              450D800 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1000D10.9 EV
              450D10.8 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              500 shots
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              1000D62.0
              450D61.0
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1000D0.50x
              450D0.54x
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              1000D22 bits
              450D21.9 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              1000D719 ISO
              450D692 ISO

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $444 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 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $514 - $556 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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

              $275 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              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 500D

              Canon EOS 500D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 1000D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 1000D.

              Canon EOS 450D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              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.