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 D3100 and the D300)

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 264 ms), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)) and is thinner (2.6" vs 3.1").

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 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
7 years newer
$349 (body only)
$399 - $420 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 Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
4 years newer
$626 (body only)
$380 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 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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
4 years newer
$499 (body only)
$752 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

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
4 years newer
$640 18-55mm lens

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"

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
6 years newer
$555 (body only)
$414 - $699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (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 SL1 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.7" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the SL1 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" 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 21.8 bits), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs large (146×123×82 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (2.6" vs 3.1") and is slightly lighter (556 g vs 925 g).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (664 ISO vs 2,979 ISO), has much lower image quality (62.0 vs 96.0), has much narrower dynamic range (11 EV vs 12 EV), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots).

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"

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
1 year newer
$1,299 (body only)
$1,499 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much better image quality: 67.0 vs 62.0
  • More dynamic range: 12 EV vs 11 EV
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.9" vs 2.6"
  • Heavier: 925 g vs 556 g

common strengths of the D300 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 2.6"

Nikon D70

Nikon D70
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)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

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"

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
5 years newer
$2,800 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,979 ISO vs 664 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 96.0 vs 62.0
  • Better color depth: 25.6 bits vs 22.1 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Significantly larger: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 2.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 1,000 g vs 556 g

common strengths of the D800 and Rebel XTi

  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years newer
$540 (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"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 310 shots), is thinner (2.6" vs 4.8") and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,620k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
7 years newer
$178 - $212

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Rebel XTi

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 556 g

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
8 years newer
$699 - $899

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the G3 X and Rebel XTi

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
6 years newer
$400

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (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 DSC-HX300 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and Rebel XTi

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second