The Canon EOS Rebel XSi Places Superior Optics and Professional Features Into The Hands of Emerging Photo Enthusiasts with a new Optically Image Stabilized Lens and Professional Features. Canon's EOS Rebel series of digital SLR cameras helped to define and refine what it means to be an entry level digital SLR. Now Canon has redefined that gateway prowess with the introduction of the line's new leader, the 12.2-megapixel EOS Rebel XSi camera.
Incorporating a number of high-end functions and technology found in Canon's professional SLR models, the EOS Rebel XSi camera boasts an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, an advanced Live View function and the proprietary DIGIC III image processor.
When paired with any of the more than 60 compatible Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including optically image stabilized EF-S lenses like the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS now included in the EOS Rebel XSi kit or the new EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, the EOS Rebel XSi DSLR delivers images that will delight and inspire family and friends at an entry level price tag.
The new EOS Rebel XSi camera is the answer for those who have been waiting to make the leap from digital point-and-shoot to digital SLR or from an older SLR to the latest generation of advanced technology, while still including the creative controls their old camera afforded them.
Reviewed by 1 customers
I love this camera!! I have small hands (5 1/2-6 womens ring size), and find I can hold the camera with ease and able to push all the buttons, bells and whistles. I would have given it 5 stars except for the lens that came with it. Don't get me wrong its a great lens, the IS is great, and it takes nice macro shots, but feel its a bit limited for my style. I would recommend the lens for point and shoot outings, and the occasional "hey thats cool" macro shot. If you are looking for more versatility in a lens go for the 50mm f/1.8, 50-250mm IS or the 70-300mm IS lenses by Canon (all are sold at Adorama) =) The booklet that came with the camera is easy to understand, and the software had no kinks during install. I was lucky enough to the combo deal with the extra battery, SD card and the bag. The bag is roomy, and sturdy and has enough room for camera and 2 maybe 3 reg lenses. Lots of pockets for your misc stuff, and I love the mesh water bottle holders on the sides for those long hot days. SD card was a name brand, formatted to camera just fine. The shots I did take with the lens kit came out beautifully, colors were bright (although a few had some "noise" in them, but that was my error) and images were sharp. What can I say if your looking to upgrade from a point and shot or wanting to get into photography but don't want to spend the 2-3 grand like the big boys, I highly recommend this camera!!!