Summary Canon Rebel XSi

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Help 12.2 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 800 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Also known as: Canon EOS Kiss X2, Canon EOS 450D

reviewsWhat are people saying about the Rebel XSi

"Superb resolution, good per-pixel sharpness" | 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." | talking about the camera's build-quality
"Feels very fast and responsive in use" | talking about the camera's auto-focus


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The Canon Rebel XSi vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Lens availability More lenses available Help
220 lenses
Thickness Thin Help
Size Really small Help
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Weight Light Help
524 g


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The Canon Rebel XSi vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
692 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.9 bits
Movie format No movies Help
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
Startup delay Longer startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Missing geo-tagging
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.8 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.5 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
January 2008
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second




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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).