Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
164 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XS

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
300 ms vs 2500 ms
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8.3x less delay when turning on
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
719 ISO vs 664 ISO
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The Rebel XS has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 370 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
164 ms vs 200 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$714.86 vs $999.95
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The best price we've seen is $285 cheaper (around 30% less)
Weight
Lighter
502 g vs 556 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Size
Slightly smaller
127x94x65 mm vs 126x98x65 mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Size Fairly small Help
              Rebel XS:126x98x65 mm
              Rebel XTi:127x94x65 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              2.6"
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              Rebel XS:$714.86
              Rebel XTi:$999.95
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10.1 MP
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.5"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              Rebel XS:0.50x
              Rebel XTi:0.49x
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              Rebel XS:10.9 EV
              Rebel XTi:11 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              Rebel XS:500 shots
              Rebel XTi:370 shots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              62.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              Rebel XS:719 ISO
              Rebel XTi:664 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              Rebel XS:22 bits
              Rebel XTi:22.1 bits

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 body only

              $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $899 body only

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $549 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Competitors

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              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.

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