Price $ 649.99 +
This digital camera is excellent for the entry-level photographer. It can deliver awesome results but you have to read and learn to use all the features it has, which is extensive.
There are few good things about this digital camera, and a few flaws. One not so good feature is its ISO maxes out at 1600, has only 9 focus points.
Rebel XSi does not have a video, although it may not matter for some, but for casual photographers, videos can come in handy. The good news is, there is not a whole lot of noise at ISO 1600. Also, 3.4 fps is not bad for a camera considering its price. Thos digital camera does pretty well in low-light situations. The focus on the kit-lens is pretty fast and the controls are pretty simple.
Key Features of EOS Rebel XSi Digital SLR Camera
Canon's CMOS sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of the same new technologies to maximize each pixel's light gathering efficiency that were first seen with the professional EOS-1D Mark III model.
EOS Rebel XSi operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With instant startup times, speedy autofocus and minimal shutter lag, the EOS Rebel XSi is one of the fastest cameras available today. It can shoot up to 3.5 frames per second, in bursts of 53 JPEGs or 6 RAW files
This digital camera has a huge, bright 3.0-inch TFT LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a viewing angle of 170°. It's perfect for Live View composition or viewing camera settings like AF, ISO, Metering, AF Point selection and flash options. And the maximum brightness of the EOS Rebel XSi LCD monitor is about 30% greater than its predecessor, which is a big benefit when you're using the camera in bright sunlight.
EOS Rebel XSi has a high-precision 9-point wide area AF sensor for fast, accurate focus even in dim lighting
This digital camera's 35-zone evaluative metering system with improved white balance analyzes light based on each zone in the viewing area, enabling the camera to choose the overall best exposure for the entire scene. It now features a spot meter, which reads a tiny area (about 4%) of the picture for extremely precise metering. It also provides Center-weighted average metering and partial metering for accurate exposure no matter the situation.