Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
160 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

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
 

differences

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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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

              Common Strengths

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

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 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 XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $715 body only

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 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

              $440 - $450 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

              $449 - $649 body only

              $549 - $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 Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 - $700 body only

              $950 with 18-135mm 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 Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 body only

              $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

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

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $999 body only

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $198 - $427

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $350 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $148

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon D4

              Nikon D4

              Pro DSLR

              $4,514 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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