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This model is discontinued and has been replaced by the Canon 550D

Canon Rebel 450D  (Rebel XSi) 12.2 MegaPixel Infrared-Enabled Camera 


XNiteCanon450DB        UV+Visible+IR

XNiteCanon450DDIRB  High-Red (590nm or 665nm),  IR-Only (715nm or 830nm)

XNiteCanon450DHR      High Resolution Visible Light Camera

XNiteCanon450NDVI     Vegetation Stress Camera

XNiteCanon450DUV      UV-Only



The Canon 450D / XSi is a semi-professional digital SLR camera.  Because of the nature of the IR enabling modification, we do not recommend this camera to anyone who does not fully understand the implications of the modification.

We can modify this camera to be IR+Visible+UV, High-Red, IR-Only, High Resolution (HR) and UV-Only.  

bulletIR+Visible+UV: Camera seee everything the sensor is cable of seeing.  Camera will see some UV, the entire visible range and infrared from 715nm to 1200nm.

665nm: Camera will see from 665nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Blue and green channels will only see infrared.

590nm: Camera will see from 590nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Green channel will see come visible green and infrared.  Blue channel will only see infrared.


715nm:  All channels  only see infrared.  The red channel is the most open to the IR and contains somewhat different information than the blue and green channels allowing for some creative color effects such as red-blue channel swapping to get deep blue skies.  A 715nm converted camera sees about the same amount of light as a stock camera so apertures and shutter are similar to a stock camera.  715nm is similar to a Hoya RM72 or Wratten 89B.

830nm:  All channels only see infrared.  Camera loses about 2 stops of exposure.  Once you equalize color levels, picture will be almost completely black and white.  The infrared effect is more intense at 830nm - skies are darker, clouds whiter and you see further through smoke and haze.  

bulletUV Only:: Camera will only see UV light.  We recommend focusing using the Live View feature.  A lens such as the Jenoptik 60mm APO lens works well with this conversion.
bulletHR (High Resolution/ Hot Rod).  An HR camera has the Anti-Aliasing (Blur) filter removed and replaced with a thicker IR Cut Filter to keep the same focal plane.  A Visible HR camera will maximize the resolution and color depth of the camera at the expense of possible moire pattens.  Please see more about this conversion here.


  IR+Visible IR-Only
Model XNiteCanon450D XNiteCanon450DIR
Camera can take normal visible pictures Yes with CC1 filter No
Camera can take IR pictures Yes with external IR filter Yes with no extra filters
Camera autofocus will work with IR pictures No Yes
Camera autoexposure will work with IR pictures No Yes with Exp Comp Adj
User can see through lens when taking IR pictures No Yes.  Filter is internal.

The Canon 450D or XSi has a nice feature called Live View with the ability to switch the Auto Focus (AF) mode from the normal AF sensor in the base of the camera to an AF mode using the image sensor itself - similar to the way a camcorder or point and shoot camera works.  This is particularly interesting on these modified cameras because it means that you can put a UV or IR filter that blocks visible light from the camera and still use the camera to AF.  You can also use the Live  View feature to manually focus when using filters that block visible light.  

Please note that the anti-dust system is disabled on our conversions.  Live View will work correctly.

Modification will void your warranty.


We can modify your Canon 450D for UV+VIS+IR, High Red 590nm, High Red 665nm, IR-Only 715nm, IR-Only 830 or HR  for a $450 fee + return shipping & handling ($20 for UPS ground insured within continental USA)..

We can modify your Canon 450D for UV-Only for an $800 fee + S&H.


Below is the response curve for the Canon 450D UV+Visible+IR modification.



bulletProduct Type Digital camera - SLR
bulletColor Black
bulletWeight 16.8 oz
bulletWidth 5.1 in
bulletDepth 2.4 in
bulletHeight 3.9 in
bulletBody Material Stainless steel, Plastic

Main Features

bulletResolution 12.2 megapixels
bulletSensor resolution 12.2 megapixels
bulletOptical Sensor Type CMOS
bulletEffective Sensor Resolution 12,200,000 pixels
bulletTotal Pixels 12,400,000 pixels
bulletLight Sensitivity ISO 100-1600, ISO auto (100-800)
bulletShooting Programs Landscape, Portrait mode, Night portrait, Sports mode, Close-up
bulletSpecial effects Landscape, Portrait, Faithful, Neutral, Monochrome
bulletField of View Crop Factor 1.6
bulletMax Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
bulletSensor Dust Reduction Yes
bulletMin Shutter Speed 30 sec
bulletSensor Features EOS Integrated Cleaning System
bulletX-sync Speed 1/200 sec
bulletExposure Metering Spot (4%), Center-weighted, Evaluative, Partial (9%)
bulletExposure Modes Aperture-priority, Depth-of-field, Bulb, Automatic, Program, Shutter-priority, E-TTL II program flash, Manual
bulletExposure Compensation ?2 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
bulletAuto Exposure Bracketing 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
bulletWhite Balance Custom, Automatic, Presets
bulletWhite Balance Presets Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, Daylight
bulletStill Image Format RAW + JPEG, JPEG, RAW
bulletContinuous Shooting Speed 3.5 frames per second
bulletColor support Color
bulletExposure Range EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )
bulletExposure Metering Zones 35
bulletWhite Balance Bracketing Yes
bulletRemote Control Optional
bulletTV Tuner None

Memory / Storage

bulletFlash Memory None
bulletFloppy Drive None
bulletImage Storage Normal JPEG 4272 x 2848 - 2.2 MB, Fine JPEG 3088 x 2056 - 2.5 MB, RAW 4272 x 2848 - 15.3 MB, Fine JPEG 4272 x 2848 - 4.3 MB, Fine JPEG 2256 x 1504 - 1.6 MB, Normal JPEG 3088 x 2056 - 1.3 MB, Normal JPEG 2256 x 1504 - 0.8 MB
bulletSupported Flash Memory MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

Lens System

bulletLens System Mounting Canon EF

Additional Features

bulletSelf Timer Yes
bulletSelf Timer Delay 10 sec, 2 sec
bulletFlash Terminal Hot shoe
bulletAdditional Features USB 2.0 compatibility, Display brightness control, Highlight point display, Depth-of-field preview button, DPOF support, Auto Lighting Optimizer, PictBridge support, AE lock, RGB primary color filter, Digital noise reduction, FE lock, AF lock, Direct print, Camera orientation detection, Auto power save, Histogram display, LCD live view mode, Remote live view

Camera Flash

bulletType Pop-up flash
bulletFlash Modes Flash OFF mode, Fill-in mode, Auto mode, Red-eye reduction
bulletRed Eye Reduction Yes
bulletFeatures AF illuminator, Flash +/- compensation, Flash exposure bracketing
bulletGuide Number (m / ISO 100) 13


bulletViewfinder Type Optical - Eye-level mirror pentaprism
bulletField Coverage 95%
bulletMagnification 0.87x
bulletDioptric Correction Range -3 to +1
bulletFrames Autofocus frame
bulletLCD Display Information AF-in-focus, Metering system, Flash charge completion, High-speed sync indicator, ISO sensitivity, Aperture, Memory card status, Exposure mode, AE lock, Exposure compensation, Shutter speed, White balance, Red-eye reduction


bulletType LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
bulletMounting Built-in
bulletResolution 230,000 pixels

Digital Player (Recorder)

bulletType None


bulletType None


bulletConnector Type 1 x Remote control, 1 x Composite video output, 1 x USB
bulletExpansion Slot(s) 1 x SD Memory Card

Lens Systems

bulletAuto Focus TTL phase detection
bulletAuto Focus Points (Zones) 9


bulletCarrying Case Case
bulletCables Included USB cable, Video cable
bulletIncluded Accessories Body cap, Neck strap
bulletMin Operating Temperature 32 ?F
bulletMax Operating Temperature 104 ?F


bulletPower Device Battery charger - External

System Requirements for PC Connection

bulletOperating system MS Windows Vista, Apple Mac OS X 10.3.x - 10.4.x, MS Windows 2000 SP4 or later, MS Windows XP SP2
bulletPeripherals USB port, CD-ROM drive


bulletSupported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh ( Included )


bulletType Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Canon Digital Photo Professional, Drivers & Utilities, Canon ImageBrowser





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Last modified: June 18, 2015