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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

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
Lowest price Much cheaper $400.00 vs $1,000.00
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The best price we've seen is $600 cheaper (2.5x 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 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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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%
              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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $298 body only

              $399 - $450 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 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 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

              $765 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $430 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
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $575 body only

              $650 - $779 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $343 - $408 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
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
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              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $426 with 18-55mm lens

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

              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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