Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

84

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
194 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
2.6"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$489 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Placeholder

Nikon D70s

Pro DSLR

$781 body only

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
Alpha DSLR-A230
Sony

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
EOS Digital Rebel XS
Canon

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