For those who were waiting for this Canon EOS 450D, finally it's out! There is a nice overview in dpreview.com, comparing 450D and 400D. Basically, it sports a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, a SecureDigital card slot (instead of CompactFlash), larger viewfinder, large (3") display, 14-bit ADC, personalized menu, and many other interesting goodies.
Time to start hunting for the best bargains. So far, the EOS 450D body is available starting at EUR 649 and with 18-55mm lens kit starting at EUR 829.
(the image is a slightly modified version of flomar's DSLR camera)