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Canon EOS Rebel XSi SLR Camera Body, 12.2 Megapixels, 3" LCD Monitor, Black

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About Canon XSi

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, plus a 12.2-megapixel CMOS Sensor. The EOS Rebel XSi's refined, ergonomic design includes a new 3.0-inch LCD monitor, compatibility with SD and SDHC Memory cards and new accessories that enhance every aspect of the photographic experience.

The Canon XSi is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon XSi is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon XSi is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon XSi: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Quiet

Canon XSi Features

  • Outstanding Image Quality: New Canon 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC III Image Processor, 14-bit conversion for smooth tone, gradations, extensive noise reduction technology and new Auto Optimization for superior highlight-shadow control
  • 14-bit A/D Converter: With the EOS Rebel XSi, analog to digital signal conversion is executed by a 14-bit processor, which generates digital data with incredibly smooth tones
  • Auto Optimization: The EOS Rebel XSi's Auto Optimization is yet another image-quality tool that comes to the rescue in tricky lighting conditions. It can actually lighten dark areas of a scene while ensuring that bright areas maintain tonal detail
  • DIGIC III Image Processor: Developed to maximize performance between the capture and recording stages of digital photography, the EOS Rebel XSi's latest-generation DIGIC III Image Processor works in concert with Canon's CMOS sensor to achieve even higher levels of performance
  • Excellent performance with 3.5 fps continuous shooting, up to 53 full-resolution JPEGs or 6 RAW images in a burst and reduced shutter lag time: The EOS Rebel XSi operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, with 170° wide viewing angle, superior viewing in daylight and Live View Function: The EOS Rebel XSi 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
  • Live View Function: Live View Function enables you to view your subjects directly on the huge 3.0-inch LCD monitor. It's easy to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focus. And now, there are two ways to use Autofocus along with Live View Function in the EOS Rebel XSi
  • Fast 9-point AF system and two types of AF during Live View Function: The EOS Rebel XSi has a high-precision 9-point wide area AF sensor for fast, accurate focus even in dim lighting. It has a number of focus modes, including One-Shot AF, AI Focus AF, AI Servo AF and Manual
  • Compatible with compact SD and SDHC memory cards: The EOS Rebel XSi is the first EOS Digital SLR camera to use popular SD and SDHC memory cards only. Compact, inexpensive and available in increasingly large capacities
  • New advanced features include spot metering, external flash settings on the camera's menu and a new higher-magnification viewfinder: The EOS Rebel XSi's 35-zone evaluative metering system with improved white balance analyzes light based on each zone in the viewing area
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System: Photographers who must change lenses in dusty environments will find the advanced Canon EOS Integrated Cleaning System a tremendous time saver. Dust that settles on the sensor surface is removed using ultrasonic vibration
  • Self Cleaning Sensor Unit: A key element of minimizing dust is preventing it from clinging to the front surface of the imaging sensor. To combat against this, the EOS Rebel XSi features a Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Dust Delete Data Detection: Dust that may still remain on the front of the sensor can also be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.3 or later software
  • Picture Style settings: With the EOS Rebel XSi's Picture Style technology, photographers can change the look of their digital photographs. Color, saturation, sharpness and contrast settings create noticeable variation in the saved image
  • Highlight Tone Priority: This vital Custom Function lets photographers get even better detail in bright highlights, even in contrasty lighting conditions. It's beneficial for nearly any type of picture, from mid-day shots on a safari to portraits in sunlight

Canon XSi Specifications

Image Capture Device Type
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording Medium
SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Image Format
22.2mm x 14.8mm
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 12.20 megapixels
Total Pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 12.40 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filter
Low-pass Filter
Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
File Size
(1) Large/Fine : Approx. 4.3MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal : Approx. 2.2MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine : Approx. 2.5MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.3MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine : Approx. 1.6MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal : Approx. 0.8MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(7) RAW : Approx. 15.3 MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
White Balance Settings
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification
Approx. 0.87x (-1m with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus Type
TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points
9 AF points
AF Working Range
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF-assist Beam
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery
Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering: Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash
ISO Speed Range
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-800 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100-1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
Automatic: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AF
Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Remote Control
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Built-in Flash Type
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide Number
13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage
17mm lens angle of view
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
EOS External Flash/Dedicated Speedlites
E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series Speedlites
Continuous Shooting Speed
Max. approx. 3.5 shots/sec. (single shots possible)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting
JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 53, RAW: Approx. 6
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
LCD Monitor Type
TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Screen Monitor size
3.0 in.
Brightness Control
7 levels provided
Image Display Format
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, or shooting date)
Highlight Alert
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protection
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Image Erase
Single image, check-marked images, or all images in the card can be erased (except protected images) at one time
Direct Printing from the Camera
Enabled with the Print/Share button
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Battery
Battery Pack LP-E5 (Quantity 1)
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
With Battery Grip BG-E5, size-AA batteries can be used
Battery Life
The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5
Battery Check
Automatic
Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.
Back-up Battery
Built-in secondary battery
Operating Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less
Working Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
Weight
Approx. 16.8 oz./ 475g (body only)
Warranty
Canon 1 year limited warranty
Mfr #
2756B001
SKU
ICADRXSIB

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4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Camera

My first digital SLR. Had been watching them since the 10d came out and waiting for the prices to drop. Used three digital point and shoots in the meantime, including a canon S5. I could get some nice looking shots with those cameras but the SLR is in a different league. Use of interchangeable lenses dramatically increases low light capabilities and speed of taking and recording pictures when time counts. Of course the lenses can be expensive but you can start with one and add more later

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My first digital SLR. Had been watching them since the 10d came out and waiting for the prices to drop. Used three digital point and shoots in the meantime, including a canon S5. I could get some nice looking shots with those cameras but the SLR is in a different league. Use of interchangeable lenses dramatically increases low light capabilities and speed of taking and recording pictures when time counts. Of course the lenses can be expensive but you can start with one and add more later. The cost of this SLR is no more than the cost of many p&s's now. I found quality Tamron lenses to work as well on the camera as Canon's own lenses also. I have used the canon 50mm 1.4, 100mm 2.0, 70-200mm 4.0L, 20-35mm 2.8L, 28-135mm IS, and the tamron 28-75mm 2.8 I found the external battery pack to make the camera much more comfortable. My pinky finger didn't have a place to rest before it and now vertical pictures are much easier also. The extra battery can save you on a day of heavy picture taking such as sporting events. Resolution is high enough to allow a lot of cropping and included DPP software is pretty powerful.

Reviewed by 33 customers

 
5.0

Great Bargain!

By

The camera was well package and was in almost perfect condition. A little trouble shooting and I was able to get the camera fully operational. Great Bargain!

 
4.0

In great condition

By

I was looking for a larger screen, so the XSI fit the bill. This was rated E- through Adorama, but I can't see any scratches or anything, so the camera was in good condition and works well.

 
5.0

excellent family cameraa

By

If you dont need the video recorder of the newer models - this is a perfect camera for family needs. We paired it with the 18-135is lens and love the results! Fantastic combo!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By

Love it. It my first "serious" camera since I started getting "serious" into photography. I still have a lot to learn but I loved it so far and would definitively recommended to anyone else.

 
5.0

Amazing!

By

I just got this camera about 3 weeks ago. It is my first dslr...My latest camera was still film. I am still experimenting with it but I love it! It is doing everything I want and more. I am going on a trip to Europe soon and I cannot wait to use it!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent low-cost DSLR for beginners

By

Excellent camera for entry level DSLR, using a EF-S 15-85mm lens, which gives you excellent resolution from 2 feet to about 200 feet. Keep extra batteries and chargers on hand. Use UV filter at all times. I leave mine in landscape mode for most shots except portraits. Not good for wildlife photo's unless you purchase a compatible telephoto lens for shots over 100 yards.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great deal!

By

A great product if you are approaching serious photography.

 
5.0

My other camera is a Canon EOS 5D

By

Can use all Canon EF lenses from EOS 5D Has dust cleaning feature at 20% the cost of a EOS 5D M2. With 1.6x factor makes my 300mm lens a 480mm. Light weight and compact vs EOS 5D/5D M2.

 
4.0

great starter DSLR

By

This is my first DSLR camera and I doubt it will be my last. It doesn't have have all the bells and whistles of some of the more expensive cameras but it does take great pictures and can be very veritile with a coupel of added lenses.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

After 1 year of working with the XSi

By

I first thought the autofocus feature didn't work very well with the Tamron 2.8 and Tokina 11-16 2.8 lenses I purchased for this camera. Finally, after a year of random focusing, then switching to manual focus, I read the manual! Setting the auto focus function so that it uses the center cross point corrected all of my troubles! For all of my lenses, the focus is fast and sure. The 2.8 lenses no longer hunt. The lens drive pins and locks super sharp. VERY happy now. Color is superb. Reds are not over cooked. Battery life is exceptional. I sometimes forget I need to charge it! Good software that and allows some tweaking in RAW mode. Still need to play around a bit with the depth of field view feature (switch) as I haven't found it very useful. Guess I'll read about that next!

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Jack E  Does this camera shoot videos?And if so what file format are the videos?And is the resolution HD?
JULIE ANN B  Mine does not shoot video. It was the next model out that started doing that, but I already have an HD camera and chose the save $200.00 instead.
Jack E  Does this camera shoot videos?And if so what file format are the videos?And is the resolution HD?
JULIE ANN B  Mine does not shoot video. It was the next model out that started doing that, but I already have an HD camera and chose the save $200.00 instead.
Shopper  Is this a new camera?
CHAD H  Yes, this is a new camera. Be aware that this camera does not come with a lense.
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