Summary Canon Rebel XSi

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 18-55mm lens $695
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 9 Among similar cameras #n/a of 12
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 22.2x14.8mm Screen resolution Help 230k dots
Megapixels Help 12.2 MP Movie format Help None
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 800 ISO
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Also known as: Canon EOS Kiss X2, Canon EOS 450D

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the Rebel XSi

"Superb resolution, good per-pixel sharpness"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
"Just like the EOS 400D the 450D is primarily made from three materials; a stainless steel chassis, the mirror box which is made of high-strength 'engineering plastic' and the body made of a special lightweight 'engineering plastic' which also provides some electromagnetic shielding. Construction is very good with no creaks or rattles."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"Feels very fast and responsive in use"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's auto-focus

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Pros

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The Canon Rebel XSi vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Startup delay Short startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Thickness Thin Help
2.4"
Weight Light Help
524 g
Lens availability More lenses available Help
197 lenses
Shutter lag Short shutter lag Help
160 ms shutter lag
Size Really small Help
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm

Cons

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The Canon Rebel XSi vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.5 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor size Very small sensor Help
APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
1
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
692 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
61.0
Color depth Less color depth Help
21.9 bits
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.8 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.54x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
800 ISO
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Announced Old Help
January, 2008
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO

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Avatar for Philip Davis Philip Davis (0:11 AM, April 07, 2010)
I purchased the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi (aka 450D) a few months ago as an entry-level DSLR camera for my wife. It is a huge step up from the consumer digicams to which we were previously accustomed. We've been very pleased with the quality of the images -- Family members and friends have commented on how much better our images look!

After comparing the XSi to other cameras at Snapsort, I am confident that I made the best purchase for our family!

We have since added the EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens to our camera bag for added range (the camera only came with the EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM).