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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.6"
 
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XSi

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 2500 ms
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6.2x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.49x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life 500 shots vs 370 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 10.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 160 ms vs 200 ms
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20% less delay when taking photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 692 ISO vs 664 ISO
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The Rebel XSi has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 2.4" vs 2.6"
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 1,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Weight Slightly lighter 524 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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Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 62.0 vs 61.0
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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 XSi:129x98x62 mm
        Rebel XTi:127x94x65 mm
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Thickness Very thin Help
        Rebel XSi:2.4"
        Rebel XTi: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) One has boost ISO Help
        Rebel XSi:1,600 ISO
        Rebel XTi:None
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        Rebel XSi:12.2 MP
        Rebel XTi:10.1 MP
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        Rebel XSi:3.5 fps
        Rebel XTi:3 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        Rebel XSi:800 ISO
        Rebel XTi:1,600 ISO
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        Rebel XSi:10.8 EV
        Rebel XTi:11 EV
        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
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        Rebel XSi:0.54x
        Rebel XTi:0.49x
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        Rebel XSi:500 shots
        Rebel XTi:370 shots
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        Rebel XSi:61.0
        Rebel XTi:62.0
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        Rebel XSi:21.9 bits
        Rebel XTi:22.1 bits
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        Rebel XSi:692 ISO
        Rebel XTi:664 ISO

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        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $285 body only

        $385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        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
        Size Is much larger
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $425 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $575 body only

        $546 - $779 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        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 T1i

        Canon Rebel T1i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $999 body only

        $756 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Color depth Has slightly less color depth
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Competitors

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

        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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