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Canon EOS XSi 12.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Silver - EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens

February 2008  Canon  EOS  EOS Rebel  DSLR  Crop Sensor  12.2 megapixel  CMOS  3 x optical zoom  Pop-up Flash
For stunning photography with point-and-shoot ease, look no further than Canon's EOS Rebel XSi. The EOS Rebel XSi brings staggering technological innovation to the masses. It features Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Live View Function, a powerful DIGIC III Image Processor ...

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  • Canon EOS Rebel XSi (with 18-55mm lens, silver) Review
    By Lori Grunin - April 1, 2008 - CNET
    Pros: Excellent photo quality for its class; better-than-average speed.

    Cons: Maximum ISO 1600; huge spot-for-spot metering.

    Bottom Line: It doesn't stand out for its feature set or design, but the Canon EOS Rebel XSi delivers on performance and photo quality.

    Canon EOS Rebel XSi

    After last year's disappointing Rebel XTi--a solid camera--but one that didn't improve significantly over its predecessor, the Canon EOS Rebel XSi comes as a welcome change, and a model worthy of upgrading from your old Rebel XT. It may have a typical, uninspired body design and a modest feature set, but where it really counts--performance and image quality--the XSi manages to stand out from the crowd.

    Canon offers two body designs for the XSi, an attractive solid black and a less-attractive two-tone silver and black. Each comes in a body-only or single-lens kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. This is a bit unusual, since most manufacturers also offer a dual-lens kit for this market. We tested the kit, as well as tried it out with the new EF-S 55mm-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS lens.

    Slightly larger than the XTi, the XSi shaves a couple of ounces of the weight to 1 pound, 2.5 ounces. Its smooth plastic body still feels a bit on the cheap side, and I'm not crazy a ... Read full review

  • DCRP Review: Canon EOS Rebel XSi
    By Jeff Keller - June 28, 2008 -
    Pros: Very good photo quality (though not at default settings); Remarkably little noise; Compact body by D-SLR standards; Much improved kit lens features image stabilization; Large 3-inch LCD with live view feature; Dust reduction system; Snappy performance in almost all areas; Good continuous shooting mode; Full manual controls, including lots of white balance options; RAW format supported; RAW editing and remote capture software included; Optional battery grip

    Cons: JPEGs are very soft at default settings; Small right hand grip, "plasticky" body; Redeye; Seemed to produce an abnormal number of out-of-focus shots; Very slow contrast detect AF in live view mode; No built-in wireless flash support; On the expensive side

    The Canon EOS Rebel XSi is a very good entry-level digital SLR. It offers very good photo quality (with the appropriate tweaks), lighting fast performance, live view, and a large LCD display. The camera has its share of flaws, though, including soft JPEGs at default settings, redeye, sluggish contrast detect autofocus, and a rather high price. Still, the Rebel XSi is a solid choice for those looking for their first SLR, and thus, it earns my recommendation. Read full review

  • Solid DSLR
    By vitaliyf - April 14, 2008 -
    Pros: Fairly solid body, yet quite lightweight.

    Cons: No memory card included.

    I bought this camera as my first digital SLR and so far has had very satisfying experience using it. There is a magnitude of options, the kit lens is great for a starter, LCD is large and clear.

    If you use Adobe Lightroom you will need to upgrade to its latest version which adds support for this camera's RAW files. Read full review


Product TypeDigital camera - SLR with Live View mode
Enclosure ColorSilver
Sensor Resolution12.2 Megapixel
Optical Sensor TypeCMOS
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