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The Everyday Sling might just be the perfect pack for not carrying too much gear, combining comfort with Peak Design's signature modern style.
As is the fashion these days the EOS 450D has a large 3.0" LCD monitor, and it's about as large as you could go without making the camera itself bigger; plus it doesn't leave very much real estate for hard buttons. The image on the right above shows the new LCD with a gray overlay (red border) indicating the size and location of the EOS 400D (Rebel XTi)'s 2.5" LCD as well as the size of its camera settings display (inner red border) for comparison. This large screen is very impressive although screen resolution hasn't increased and there's still no anti-reflective coating.
As per the EOS 400D the EOS 450D utilizes the main LCD to provide a 'camera settings display' (status panel equivalent). This can be turned on and off by pressing the DISP button and will automatically disappear if you raise your eye to the viewfinder (thanks to a proximity sensor). The diagram below summarizes all of the information available on the camera settings display.
While the EOS 400D's viewfinder was identical to its predecessor, the EOS 450D does introduce some noticeable improvements. First of all the view itself is larger (this indicated on the right hand image below; provided by Canon) and somewhat brighter, secondly Canon have also increased the amount of information displayed on the status bar which now includes a constant display of ISO sensitivity (Kudos, at last!)
The addition of spot metering to the EOS 450D means that the focusing screen gets a new circle indicating its location. The AF areas are indicated by a small LED dot in the center of the AF point rectangle. With a depression of the shutter release button (half or full) this dot will briefly light to indicated the selected AF point (either automatic or manual) and then blink again once AF has been achieved.
The EOS 450D's battery compartment is located in the base of the hand grip behind a metal hinged plastic door. The battery fits horizontally into the base and is held in place by an white clip. The 450D has a brand new Lithium-Ion LP-E5 battery pack which hasn't been used in any previous models and offers quite a bit more capacity than the 400D's battery (1080 mAh vs 720 mAh). The other noticeable difference with this battery is its protruding connectors which appear to offer better protection to shorting than previous designs, presumably to appease those worried about exploding shorted Lithium batteries.
With a new battery comes a new charger, the LC-E5E which is approximately the same size as the CB-2LWE but obviously now has completely different connectors. A full charge from flat takes approximately 90 minutes.
Like almost everything else about the EOS 450D it also gets a new grip, the BG-E5 can take two of the newer LP-E5 batteries or six AA batteries (using different cartridges). As with previous grips this grip is inserted into the battery compartment and screws tight using the tripod mount. Older grips are not compatible with the EOS 450D. Also like previous models the addition of the BG-E5 transforms the handling of the EOS 450D, particularly when working with larger lenses.
I commented in my EOS 400D review that Canon had resisted the temptation to switch to SD, well obviously the temptation was too much an so the EOS 450D becomes the first Canon digital SLR to rely solely on an SD slot (some EOS-1D models have dual CF / SD slots). Of course the 450D supports both SD and SDHC cards providing capacities over 4 GB. The 'beware I'm still writing to the card' warning screen and beep we finally saw implemented with the EOS 40D has made its way to the 450D, thankfully (and we can stop complaining).
On the left side of the camera are all of the cameras connections, these are protected by a rubber cover which fits flush when closed. In summary from top to bottom: Video Out, Remote terminal (E3 type), USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed).
When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera, this model is way more than an upgrade; rather, it's a quantum leap.
The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.
Nikon's Z7 is the first camera to use the all-new Z-mount, the company's first new full-frame mount since 1959. We've put together our first impressions based on quality shooting time with a pre-production camera - check out what we've found.
What's the best camera for a parent? The best cameras for shooting kids and family must have fast autofocus, good low-light image quality and great video. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for parents, and recommended the best.
What's the best camera for shooting landscapes? High resolution, weather-sealed bodies and wide dynamic range are all important. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting landscapes, and recommended the best.
What’s the best camera costing over $2000? The best high-end camera costing more than $2000 should have plenty of resolution, exceptional build quality, good 4K video capture and top-notch autofocus for advanced and professional users. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing over $2000 and recommended the best.
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Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has a longer lens, higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.
We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.
The devices' camera specs look pretty much identical to last year's iPhone X but under the hood a number of important improvements have been made.
Blackmagic Design has announced the public beta of its new Blackmagic RAW video codec. The company says the new format combines the benefits of shooting Raw video with the ease of use and smaller file sizes usually associated with non-Raw video files.
Serif, the company behind the Affinity suite, has announced the latest update for its mobile Photoshop competitor Affinity Photo for iPad.
The Atomos Ninja V external video recorder and monitor will be ready to ship at the end of this month. The 5.2in Ninja V is designed to provide a smaller option, while still offering many of the features of the larger 7-inch models.
Having shot with the camera, spoken to Canon and read the tea leaves, here's what DPR Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks the EOS R tells us about Canon and the RF's mount's future.
After last week's teaser, lighting manufacturer Profoto has announced its 'small big' new product. The B10 is designed to be used as studio flash head but in a very small body, and has a powerful continuous light source for videographers as well.
Konseen has launched Photo Studio, a new light box tent large enough to photograph people, as well as objects.
Seagate has introduced new high-capacity hard drives for Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices: the 14TB IronWolf and 14TB IronWolf Pro HDDs.
The case was first announced earlier this year as a Kickstarter campaign and comes with a range of features aimed at iPhone photographers.
Manfrotto has introduced a new two-in-one tripod to its Befree lineup. Called the Befree 2N1, this new addition is both a tripod and monopod in one and is available with both of Manfrotto's locking mechanisms.