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Canon 400D vs 450D vs 1000D

Canon's announcement of its new entry-level digital SLR today marks the end of its most popular dSLR, the 400D. Check out our comparison of the 400D, 450D and new 1000D to see what's improved and what the 450D still has over its brand-new baby brother.

Canon has just-announced an entry-level dSLR, the 1000D to replace its popular 400D model. At first glance the 1000D seems like a reasonably featured camera, so we decided to pit it against its 400D and 450D brethren in a features face off.

The 1000D's noteworthy changes include the addition of Live View and a switch from CF to SD memory cards. It's also lighter and the teeniest bit smaller than the 400D, as well as offering a large increase in the maximum number of shots taken in burst mode. Puzzlingly, the 1000D only offers seven autofocusing points whereas both the 400D and 450D have nine.

Check out our comparison table, below, to see how the newcomer stacks up against the dearly departed 400D and the step-up model, the 450D.

  Canon EOS 400D Canon EOS 1000D Canon EOS 450D Resolution 10.1 megapixels 10.1 megapixels 12.2 megapixels Image size (max) 3,888x2,592 pixels 3,888x2,592 pixels 4,727x2,848 pixels Sensor size 22.2x14.8mm 22.2x14.8mm 22.2x14.8mm Image processor DiG!C II DiG!C III DiG!C III Colour depth 12-bit 12-bit 14-bit Viewfinder coverage 95% 95% 95% LCD screen size 2.5-inch 2.5-inch 3-inch Live View No Yes Yes Continuous shooting speed 3fps 3fps 3.5fps Max burst 27 shots 514 shots 53 shots Autofocus 9 points 7 points 9 points Spot metering No No Yes Storage type(s) CF SD/SDHC SD/SDHC Dimensions (WxHxD) 126.5x94.2x65mm 126.1x97.5x61.9mm 128.8x97.5x61.9mm Weight 510 grams 450 grams 475 grams