As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T3 and the EOS Rebel T5) and Nikon (such as the D3100 and the D40)

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 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 920k 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 Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
4 years newer
$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 EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
7 years newer
$359 (body only)
$399 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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
4 years newer
$708 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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 Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
9 years newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$318 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the Rebel T6 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"

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
4 years newer
$329 (body only)

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 has much more color depth (22.1 bits vs 21.8 bits), has much less shutter lag (200 ms vs 253 ms), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs professional size (150×107×75 mm)), is thinner (2.6" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (556 g vs 822 g).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (664 ISO vs 2,340 ISO), has much lower image quality (62.0 vs 82.0), doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has much narrower dynamic range (11 EV vs 11.7 EV) and has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3").

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
5 years newer
$999 - $1,449 (body only)
$1,499 - $1,999 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 664 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 62.0
  • Better color depth: 23.8 bits vs 22.1 bits

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 6D and Rebel XTi

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.6"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 556 g

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
4 years newer
$1,497 (body only)
$1,570 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • More dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 11 EV
  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 62.0
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 60D 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"

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years newer
$1,660 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"

Canon EOS 10D

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3 years older
$200 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 10D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 10D (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 10D and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (150×107×75 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 2.6"

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years newer
$509 (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"

Nikon D400

Nikon D400
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the D400 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D400 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • None found

common strengths of the D400 and Rebel XTi

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Light weight: 800 g vs 556 g
  • Built-in flashes

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has slightly less shutter lag (200 ms vs 670 ms), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 55 lenses) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and has much more startup delay (2500 ms vs 1000 ms).

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
6 years newer
$799 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 2.5"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and Rebel XTi

  • None found

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3
3 years newer
$293 (body only)
$344 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3 (vs the Rebel XTi)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much more shutter lag: 670 ms vs 200 ms

common strengths of the NEX-3 and Rebel XTi

  • None found