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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
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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 Much 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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Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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
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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
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 - $749 body only

$550 - $600 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 T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$575 body only

$546 - $779 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 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
Weight Is much heavier
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Entry-level DSLR

$360 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $500 body only

$599 - $743 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

$650 body only

$715 - $720 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 Digital Rebel XSi Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$425 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much smaller screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$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

$392 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$1,299 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$249 - $377

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 body only

$799 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier

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