Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
160 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5

Size
Really small
Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
139 g

Items often bought with the Canon Rebel XSi or Sony DSC-T5

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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XSi

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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
94×60×20 mm vs 129×98×62 mm
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6.9x smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
139 g vs 524 g
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3.8x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 2.4"
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3.1x thinner
Movie format
Shoots movies
480p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots standard resolution video as well as still pictures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              Rebel XSiNone
              DSC-T5480p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 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 T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 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 EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 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 EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $306

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $344

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $116

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $275 - $289

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

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