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.
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Great Buy and Refurbished is the new NEW
I have been a traveler for most of my 41 years living on planet Earth, and been mostly a P&S camera user. Last year, I was inspired by a friend's hi-fi DSLR camera. After spending numerous late-night and weekend hours browsing and comparing the lead brands / manufacturers, I finally settled on Canon. Besides price and quality, primary factors that helped me decide were variety and availability of accessories, and after sales service for someone who is always on the move in different parts of ...View full Review
I have been a traveler for most of my 41 years living on planet Earth, and been mostly a P&S camera user. Last year, I was inspired by a friend's hi-fi DSLR camera. After spending numerous late-night and weekend hours browsing and comparing the lead brands / manufacturers, I finally settled on Canon. Besides price and quality, primary factors that helped me decide were variety and availability of accessories, and after sales service for someone who is always on the move in different parts of the world. Pricing was the trickiest part as every additional $100 added some more features that one would desire. But a few words of caution for the novices and occasional users like me â€“ don't get carried away! Unless you are a professional, you won't even notice the difference most of the times. A megapixel or two doesn't make that much of a difference once you are above six megapixels. Also, don't get befooled by the higher resolution LCD display used as a sales pitch by some. It is only a display to look at the pictures on the camera only. This is not what the printout will look like, so don't compare/consider the LCD displays in decision making unless you will only be looking your pictures on the camera itself. Also, if you are not interested in (or don't have time to explore) the advanced features, just stick to your P&S â€“ not worth paying extra amount on DSLR as the quality is not that different if you keep it at auto function. I have given a fair run to the camera since I bought it several weeks ago. Though I have yet to master the advanced features, I am very glad with the results so far â€“ quite better than what I expected. The crispness and the colors are just amazing. I have several printouts by now, and am always amazed by the quality. The menu is easy to follow, and the grip is just right and comfortable. It weighs a bit more than a P&S, but not that it will wear me out on a day-long trip to down town New York, or to Shenandoah Valley! Now a few words about refurbished. I have my budget limitations, as most of us who are looking at this review do. I managed to save significantly by looking at Adorama's refurbished stock for camera and an additional lens. Refurbished does not necessarily means something bad or wrong. It is only that the display units in shops cannot be sold as NEW and hence are sent back to the factory for cleanup and fine tuning. These are then sold as refurbished. Being an optimist, I take it as a plus point that a skilled person has checked on my unit and is satisfied that it is in best operating condition. Otherwise, the unit would have ended in scrap rather than sent to me! If it were not for the packing, I would have no way of knowing that it is a refurbished unit. There were no sign that it was ever used, no scratch marks, not even fingerprints. I must say â€“ refurbished is the way to go.And finally, a few words about Adorama. I am a visual person, and like to see things first and prefer to buy face-to-face. However, reading through the all positive feedbacks about Adorama convinced me to give it a try, and I am happy that I did! [...]
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This was my first DSLR, and I love it. It's perfect for somebody who's just venturing into serious digital photography. I've had it for over a year now, and it's held up beautifully (I bought it refurbished!), no problems whatsoever. I love the big LCD screen, and the body is relatively light. Image quality could be better, but like I said, great for a starter camera.
ist cheap and good camera
This is a great camera for someone who is getting into photography as a serious hobby, but who does not want to spend a ton of money.
This camera was all that I was looking for. The size, feel, and features made it a no-brainer purchase for me.
I did a lot or research before I decided this was the right camera for me. When I saw that the refurbished model (w/ warranty) was selling for the same price as used on [...]I jumped on it. It [...] looks perfectly brand new. I have already taken around 300 pictures and they come out beautifully! Highly recommend this camera[...]
Bought this for my wife to use on a recent vacation to Israel. She has always struggled with blurred images from pressing shutter too hard and missed shots from shutter lag. This camera solved both problems! She uses mostly 'full auto' setting, but is gradually learning to use creative settings. She loves it and the vacation pictures turned out great!
I'm pretty new to the DSLR world, but my experience with this camera has been great so far. It's pretty easy to use. And I'm very satisfied with the quality of the product. Refurbished works just like new!
This is my first Dslr and I am hooked, nothing fancy but takes great photo's and lots of room to grow. plenty of controls. and starting out full auto. I love the camera and I am continuing to learn new tricks and getting better photo's and when I get ready for something better, my lenses will all work
This is my first Dslr and I have had alot of fun using it. since purchasing I have begun to learn more and it has become a great hobby for me. I do alot of landscape photography and this camera is light, easy to learn and is able to produce some really great pic's. the more I learn the better I am able to get the camera to perform. I love it and highly recommend for somone starting out or someone who don't want to spend a ton!