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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
164 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
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 type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
2.6"
 
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XS

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Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Startup delay Much less startup delay 300 ms vs 2500 ms
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8.3x less delay when turning on
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
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 Smaller 127x94x65 mm vs 126x98x65 mm
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Very small Help
        Rebel XS:126x98x65 mm
        Rebel XTi:127x94x65 mm
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Thickness Very thin Help
        2.6"
        Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
        No movies
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        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
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        10.1 MP
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.5"
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        3 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        Rebel XS:10.9 EV
        Rebel XTi:11 EV
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        Rebel XS:0.50x
        Rebel XTi:0.49x
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        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
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        Rebel XS:22 bits
        Rebel XTi:22.1 bits
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        Rebel XS:719 ISO
        Rebel XTi:664 ISO

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $299 - $409 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 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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

        $500 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $376 - $427 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 significantly larger
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $200 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Placeholder

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

        Entry-level DSLR

        True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
        Screen size Has a much smaller screen
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $330 body only

        $350 - $398 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Competitors

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

        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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