Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi vs Nikon D5500

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Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi
Nikon D5500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
14% thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a depth of 61.9mm, however the Nikon D5500 is a 70mm deep digital camera (8.1mm thicker).
Fourteen more awards
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has 21 awards, however the Nikon D5500 has 7 awards.
Expert reviews are moderately better
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has an average expert review score of 85% based on 104 reviews, but the Nikon D5500 has an average rating of 83% (based on 81 reviews).
10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 14.1MP higher than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (24.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 24.78MP digital camera. That's 14.28MP more than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (24.78MP).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 30.4 smaller than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (36).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 24,000 higher than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (25,600).
Larger screen size Edit
Nikon D5500 is 3.2" screen. That's 0.7" larger than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 807,000 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (1,037,000 pixels).
2% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 0.82x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.0099999999999999x higher than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (0.82x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

30g lighter Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a weight of 420g, however the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is a 450g digital camera (30g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

1% shorter Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a height of 97mm. That's 0.5mm shorter than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (97mm).
Narrower Edit
Nikon D5500 is 124mm wide. That's 2.1mm narrower than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (124mm).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a megapixel count of 10.1MP, however the Nikon D5500 is a 24.2MP digital camera (14.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2x less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a total megapixel count of 10.5MP, whereas the Nikon D5500 is a 24.78MP digital camera (14.28MP more).
6x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a maximum aperture of 5.6, however the Nikon D5500 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (30.4 smaller).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, but the Nikon D5500 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (24,000 higher).
0.7" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a screen size of 2.5", however the Nikon D5500 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.7" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

4x lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon D5500 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (807,000 pixels higher).
0.0099999999999999x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a lens magnification ratio of 0.81x, but the Nikon D5500 is a 0.82x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.0099999999999999x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is a 450g digital camera. That's 30g heavier than the Nikon D5500 (420g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

0.5mm taller Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is a 97.5mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5500 is a 97mm tall digital camera (0.5mm shorter).
Marginally wider Edit
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has a width of 126.1mm, however the Nikon D5500 is a 124mm wide digital camera (2.1mm narrower).
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Over three years older
The Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is older than the Nikon D5500 by three years.
3 Reasons Against
Thicker Edit
Nikon D5500 is 70mm deep. That's 8.1mm thicker than the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi (70mm).
Fourteen less awards
The Nikon D5500 has only received 7 awards, but the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi has received 21 awards.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon D5500 is 83%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi is 85% (based on 104 reviews).

Awards

21 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
alphr.com: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
digicamreview.co.uk: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
IT Reviews.com: Recommended
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Excellent
ljudochbild.se: Best in Test
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pcauthority.com.au: A-List
pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
pcworld.com_techhive.com: Top 10
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photozone.de: Highly Recommended
plusxaward.de: Ease of Use, Ergonomics
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
7 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gadgetsmagazine.com.ph: Editor's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
10.1MP 24.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3888 x 2592
 2816 x 1880
 1936 x 1288
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 3888 x 2592
 2816 x 1880
 1936 x 1288
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
10.5MP 24.78MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 18 - 55
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
11/9 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
58mm 52mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 800
 1600
 25600
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 800
 1600
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide
13m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Format
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.5" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.81x 0.82x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Slide show
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Start-Up Time
100ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Digic 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -1.7 - 0.5
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
450g 420g
BEST
Height
97.5mm 97mm
BEST
Depth
61.9mm
BEST
70mm
Width
126.1mm 124mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 470g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E5 EN-EL14a
Shot Per Battery Charge
500 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.45kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows OS,Mac OS Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/4000 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Feedback