Trading 450D for 550D

Started Jun 23, 2010 | Discussions thread
jsmiller
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Re: Trading 450D for 550D
In reply to Tara Pacheco, Jun 23, 2010

I went from a 450D to a 550D. I was very happy with the 450D, but was pleasantly surprised to find how big the upgrade is with the 550D, much bigger than I expected. First the image quality is definitely higher. Part of this is the higher resolution sensor. You can easily see this in the images, and this allows bigger enlargements and tighter crops. Second, the high ISO performance is dramatically better. There is simply no comparison. That was one of the main reasons I got the 550D, as I often work in low-light situations. The third appeal to me was the video capability, but I haven't even used it yet! Even without the video, I find the 550 a significant upgrade over the 450D with a number of other small, but significant advantages that I like (e.g., the fine viewing screen). It has made me put off the purchase of a 5D II for a while.

Joe

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