As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi is also often compared to pro DSLRs, pro digicams and super zooms. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T5 and the EOS Digital Rebel XS) and Nikon (such as the D3100 and the D750)

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 less shutter lag (200 ms vs 279 ms), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)) and is thinner (2.6" vs 2.9").

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 14.2 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
7 years newer
$455 18-55mm lens

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

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

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

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
1 year newer

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

  • Has live view

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XS and Rebel XTi

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

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
4 years newer
$634 (body only)
$487 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Shoots movies: 720p @ 30fps vs None
  • Has live view
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the T3 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
4 years newer
$515 (body only)
$946 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the T3i and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
1 year newer

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

  • None found

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"

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
4 years newer
$390 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the D3100 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.6"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is slightly smaller (prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs professional size (141×113×78 mm)), is thinner (2.6" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (556 g vs 860 g).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (664 ISO vs 1,368 ISO), has much lower image quality (62.0 vs 93.0), has much less color depth (22.1 bits vs 22.9 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (11 EV vs 11.7 EV) and has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3").

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
8 years newer
$1,499 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,999 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 664 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 93.0 vs 62.0
  • Better color depth: 24.8 bits vs 22.1 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the D750 and Rebel XTi

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.6"
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 556 g

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
1 year newer
$1,599 17-85mm lens

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

  • More dynamic range: 11.3 EV vs 11 EV
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view

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"

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years newer
$560 (body only)

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

  • More dynamic range: 11.4 EV vs 11 EV
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view

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

  • 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"

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
1 year older
$840 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,368 ISO vs 664 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 71.0 vs 62.0
  • Better color depth: 22.9 bits vs 22.1 bits

Significant disadvantages of the 5D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 2.6"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D and Rebel XTi

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×113×75 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 2.6"
  • Light weight: 895 g vs 556 g

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,800 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • More dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 11 EV
  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 62.0
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.9" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 7D and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 2.6"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), much larger viewfinder (0.49x vs 0.26x), has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs UHD @ 25fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
4 years newer
$450

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.8" vs 2.5"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the G12 and Rebel XTi

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 370 shots
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
3 years newer
$598 - $798

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (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 DMC-FZ1000 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly thicker: 5.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and Rebel XTi

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 370 shots
  • Support external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
6 years newer
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and Rebel XTi

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 370 shots
  • Support external flash

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 4.3"), 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"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (august 2006 vs march 2013).

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (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 L320 and Rebel XTi

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

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
5 years newer
$437

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Thicker: 4.3" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the SX40 and Rebel XTi

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror