As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi is also often compared to pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T5 and the Rebel T3) and Nikon (such as the D3400 and the D3100)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has much more color depth (22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)), has a self cleaning sensor and is thinner (2.6" vs 3").

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 20fps), has slightly narrower dynamic range (11 EV vs 11.3 EV), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.49x vs 0.54x).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

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7 years newer
$495 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • More dynamic range: 11.3 EV vs 11 EV

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Worse color depth: 21.9 bits vs 22.1 bits
  • Lacks a self cleaning sensor
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon Rebel T3

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Shoots movies: 720p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much less startup delay: 300 ms vs 2500 ms
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Worse color depth: 21.9 bits vs 22.1 bits
  • Much more shutter lag: 309 ms vs 200 ms
  • Lacks a self cleaning sensor

common strengths of the T3 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much less startup delay: 400 ms vs 2500 ms
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Worse color depth: 21.9 bits vs 22.1 bits
  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 11 EV

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 2.6"

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much less startup delay: 300 ms vs 2500 ms
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the Rebel XTi)

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common strengths of the Rebel XS and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 2.6"

Nikon D3400

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10 years newer
$497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.6"
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)

common strengths of the D3400 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)

Canon Rebel T1i

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 20fps vs None
  • Much less startup delay: 300 ms vs 2500 ms
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.1 bits

common strengths of the T1i and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 2.6"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has much more color depth (22.1 bits vs 20.4 bits), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs professional size (140×111×78 mm)), has a self cleaning sensor, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (2.6" vs 3.1").

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.49x vs 0.59x), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen, it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 6.3 fps) and has much more startup delay (2500 ms vs 400 ms).

Nikon D70s

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the D70s (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D70s (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Worse color depth: 20.4 bits vs 22.1 bits
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Worse image quality: 50.0 vs 62.0

common strengths of the D70s and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (140×111×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.6"

Canon EOS 40D

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.9" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 40D and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 2.6"

Nikon D70

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the D70 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D70 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Worse color depth: 20.4 bits vs 22.1 bits
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Worse image quality: 50.0 vs 62.0

common strengths of the D70 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (140×111×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.6"

Canon EOS 50D

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Worse color depth: 21.8 bits vs 22.1 bits
  • Significantly thicker: 2.9" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 50D and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 2.6"

Nikon D200

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9 months older

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly thicker: 2.9" vs 2.6"
  • Heavier: 920 g vs 556 g

common strengths of the D200 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×113×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 2.6"

Canon EOS 70D

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6 years newer
$940 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 664 ISO
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 70D and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.6"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (2.6" vs 4.1"), has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a significantly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 960 shots).

Nikon Coolpix L340

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8 years newer
$171

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the L340 and Rebel XTi

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.6"

Nikon Coolpix P500

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 370 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P500 and Rebel XTi

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/5000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix L810

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5 years newer
$390

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the L810 and Rebel XTi

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.6"