Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

99

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Great color depth
Color depth
22.3 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.4 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

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 (126×98×65 mm)

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

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Thickness Much thicker

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$743 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
Alpha DSLR-A230
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
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