Canon EOS Rebel SL2 vs Canon EOS 450D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel SL2 and Canon EOS 450D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Canon EOS 450D

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 were released 2017 and Canon EOS 450D was released 2008. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Canon 2017
Canon EOS 450D Canon 2008

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 450D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 450D has 12,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS 450D 12,2 MP 12166656 4272 2848

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has a 97 % 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, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 450D. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 450D has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 100-25600
Canon EOS 450D 100-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 450D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 450D can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 5
Canon EOS 450D 3,5

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS Rebel SL2. Unfortunately Canon EOS 450D does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

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

Canon EOS 450D weighs 524 gr (equal to 1,16 lb) which is 16% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel SL2 and its 453 gr (or 1 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 453 gr 1 lb
Canon EOS 450D 524 gr 1,16 lb