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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5

Size
Really small
Super compact 94x60x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
139 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XSi

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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Around 13.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 1s
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30x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-T5

Size Significantly smaller 94x60x20 mm vs 129x98x62 mm
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6.9x smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 139 g vs 524 g
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3.8x lighter
Movie format Shoots movies 480p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots standard resolution video as well as still pictures
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 2.4"
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3.1x thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

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        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        Rebel XSi:800 ISO
        DSC-T5:400 ISO
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        Rebel XSi:None
        DSC-T5:480p @ 30fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $290 - $370 body only

        $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $681 body only

        $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $500 body only

        $599 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T4i

        Canon Rebel T4i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $700 body only

        $200 - $710 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $449 body only

        $500 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Competitors

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        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Color depth Better color depth
        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Autofocus Slower autofocus
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,000 body only

        Color depth Better color depth
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Startup delay Much more startup delay
        Canon EOS Rebel T1i

        Canon Rebel T1i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $756 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $249 body only

        $375 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $579 body only

        $200 - $675 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5 Competitors

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        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $299 - $349

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $668 - $1,257 body only

        $878 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Nikon D100

        Nikon D100

        Pro DSLR

        Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

        Compact

        $259 - $270

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen

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