Canon XSi / 450D / Kiss X2

First published on: Thursday, 24 January 2008

This is the Canon EOS XSi / 450D / Kiss X2:

Canon XSi / 450D / Kiss X2

Download the Canon XSi / 450D Manual.

Check the price trend and in-stock availability for the XSi / 450D.


Wireless remote shutter release options for the XSi / 450D:

  1. Infrared — Phottix IR remote review, and other IR remotes.

  2. RF (radio frequency) — Phottix Cleon.

Canon 40D vs Canon 450D / Digital Rebel XSi

Unboxing my camera

I purchased a new XSi / 450D on a late Saturday afternoon of April 26th, 2008, and decided to take photos of the contents in the box for posterity.

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Here’s the box in the shopping bag:
Canon XSi /450D box in a shopping bag

Front view of the box:
Front view of the Canon XSi / 450D box

4 views of the box:
Four views of the Canon XSi / 450D box

Here’s what greets you when you open the box:
Canon XSi / 450D box opened

There are two types of warranty — Malaysia (red) and international (green):
Canon XSi / 450D warranty

Two CDs are provided, Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk and Software Instruction Manual. I’ll be covering these in more detail in a future post.
Two software CDs that come with the Canon XSi / 450D

A plastic bag holds a bunch of reading material:
Reading material for the Canon XSi / 450D

There’s an EOS Rebel XSi / 450D pocket guide:
Canon XSi / 450D pocket guide

Here’s a warning by Canon stating that they won’t be liable for any equipment malfunction arising from the use of non-genuine Canon accessories:
Canon XSi / 450D warning sheet

A promotional brochure for Pixma printers:
Canon Pixma printers promotional brochure

195-page instruction manual:
Canon XSi / 450D instruction manual

A quick guide on photography with Canon IS (image stabilization) lenses:
Guide to photography with Canon IS lenses

Quick guide on photography with Canon macro lenses:
Guide to photography with Canon macro lenses

Brief overview of the bundled software:
Brief overview of the software bundled with the Canon XSi / 450D

We now open the inner flap of the box to reveal the second level:
Opening the inner box flap

The compartment on the right has the camera body, while the left compartment holds all the other supplied accessories:
Canon XSi / 450D and accessories in the box

The body is contained within a piece of paper-like wrapping material and bubble wrap:
Wrapping for the camera body

Let’s slowly remove the camera from the wrapping:
Removing the Canon XSi / 450D

There’s a tag that’s tied to the right strap mount eyelet. Let’s see what it says on the front …
Canon XSi / 450D tag

… and the back:
Canon XSi / 450D tag

Here’s a full view of the front of the camera:
Canon XSi/ 450D -- front view

Then, on the right:
Canon XSi / 450D -- right view

The left:
Canon XSi / 450D left view

Canon XSi / 450D -- bottom view

And finally, the view from the top:
Canon XSi / 450D -- top view

Official Canon 450D Gallery

2 full-sized sample images are provided:

  1. Sample #1 — ISO 200 portrait shot with the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens, EXIF
    Canon 450D / XSi sample portrait

  2. Sample #2 — ISO 400 Cyclists, sports photo taken with the Canon 400mm f2.8L IS USM lens, EXIF

  3. Canon 450D / XSi cycling sports image


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