Canon EOS 450D vs Nikon Z7

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 450D and Nikon Z7. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 450D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z7 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 450D were released 2008 and Nikon Z7 was released 2018. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 450D 2008
Nikon Z7 2018

Type of camera

Canon EOS 450D is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z7 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 450D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon Z7 has a "Nikon FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 450D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon Z7 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 450D has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z7 has 46 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 450D 12,2 MP
12166656 pixels
4272 x 2848
Nikon Z7 46 MP
45441024 pixels
8256 x 5504

Nikon Z7 has a 273 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 450D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon Z7 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 450D. Nikon Z7 has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Canon EOS 450D has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 450D 100-1600
Nikon Z7 64-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 450D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z7

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 450D can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z7 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 450D 3,5
Nikon Z7 9

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Nikon Z7. Sadly, the Canon EOS 450D does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon Z7 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1.49 lb) which is 29% heavier than Canon EOS 450D and its 524 gr (or 1.16 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 450D 524 gr
1.16 lb
Nikon Z7 675 gr
1.49 lb

Canon EOS 450D vs Nikon Z7 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 450D and Nikon Z7, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Name Canon EOS 450D Nikon Z7
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Release Year 2008 2018
Release Date 2008-01-24 2018-08-23
MSRP 799 USD 3399 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4272 x 2848 pixels 8256 x 5504 pixels
Megapixels 12,2 MP 46 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 3 EXPEED 6
Image
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
ISO Range 100 - 1600 64 - 25600
White Balance Presets 6 12
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No Yes
(Sensor Shift (5 axis))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 5 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 493
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon Z

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Articulated LCD Fixed Tilting
Screen size 3 3.2
Screen dots 230000 2100000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.) 0.8x
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 3690000
Photography features
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Frames per second 3,5 fps 9 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 13 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution N/A 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No No
Storage
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Memory Card SD/SDHC
XQD
Connectivity
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11ac + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed) Yes (via MC-DC2 or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon Z7
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E5
EN-EL15b lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 330 shots
Width 129 mm 134 mm
Height 98 mm 101 mm
Depth 62 mm 68 mm
Weight 524 gram 675 gram