The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA), a world-wide organization of imaging websites, has recognized the Canon EOS 40D and 450D (Rebel XSi) as outstanding cameras by giving its DIWA Gold award to both DSLRs.
â€œIn many parts of the world, the Canon EOS 40D and EOS 450D are top sellers in their respective categories, and our unbiased DIWA Labs tests and DIWA expert opinions tell us why. Reputed Canon quality and excellent value for money are the key reasons behind the Canon EOS success storyâ€ commented Kai Thon, Test Manager of DIWA Labs.
The EOS 40D combines a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and a powerful DIGIC III image processor, capable of continuous shooting speed of 6.4 fps, while the 450D features a new 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3 inch Live View monitor with contrast-based as well as phase-detection auto focus, 14-bit image processing, 3.5 fps and SDHC storage media support.
DIWA says their product test awards are exclusively decided through the analysis of multiple test scores from different DIWA testers, testing different samples of the same product.