Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi SLR Camera Body Kit - Black - with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer Lens - Refurbished

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About Canon

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (67),Large clear LCD (54),Image stabilization (53),Good image quality (40),Fast shutter speed (38),Fast / accurate auto-focus (34),Great picture quality (22),Simple controls (17),High ISO performance (16),Quiet (14),Strong construction (8),Great resolution (4) Excellent in low light (3),Good battery life (3),Nice features and settings (3),Zoom range/performance (3) View All
Poor in low light (11),Noisy at high ISO (8)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (53),Travel (48),Wildlife (26),Portraits (23),Sports/action (23),Weddings (21),Fun (19),Low light (19),Family photos (16),Art (14),Macro photography (11),Sports (9) Photojournalism (7),Video (4),Everyday photos (3),Home (3),Outdoors (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (38),Casual photographer (23),Semi-pro photographer (13),Pro photographer (3)

Canon Features

  • Luxury Feel and Function: At first glance, one notices the Rebel XSi's large, 3-inch LCD monitor, enhanced from the 2.5-inch screen on the Digital Rebel XTi model. The larger 230,000 pixel screen makes it easier for users to review images and scroll through the Rebel XSi camera's menus
  • The EOS Rebel XSi camera features a substantial yet streamlined profile, with curved edges, contoured surfaces, conveniently placed controls and comfortably constructed rubber grip and thumb rest that all contribute to fatigue-reducing hand fit
  • Improved Image Quality: At the heart of the new EOS Rebel XSi is its newly designed 12.2 megapixel APS-C size Canon CMOS sensor. This new sensor employs large microlenses over each pixel to reduce noise and enhance sensitivity up to ISO 1600, which is ideal for high-quality images in low light
  • Another image quality enhancement is the upgrade of the Analog-to-Digital (A/D) conversion process to a 14-bit A/D processor. The inclusion of the 14-bit A/D process means the Rebel XSi camera records up to 16,384 colors per channel
  • The Canon EOS Rebel XSi DSLR also incorporates the optional Highlight Tone Priority and High-ISO Noise Reduction functions first introduced in 2007 with the EOS-1D Mark III Professional Digital SLR and now available for the first time in an entry level Canon digital SLR camera
  • DIGIC III Image Processor: If the 12.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor is the heart of the camera, then Canon's DIGIC III processor is the brain. The proprietary image processing engine, DIGIC III technology ensures that the fine details and natural colors of the images are optimally recorded
  • Enhanced Live View: Introduced in 2007 on the EOS-1D Mark III DSLR, this function makes its debut in an entry level Canon DSLR with the EOS Rebel XSi camera. Live View allows users to frame shots through the LCD screen rather than the viewfinder
  • Improved Autofocus and Framing Rate: The EOS Rebel XSi Digital SLR utilizes a precise nine-point Autofocus (AF) system featuring a newly developed AF sensor that improves the camera's subject detection capabilities compared to earlier models
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System: The new Rebel XSi DSLR utilizes Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning system, first introduced on the EOS Rebel XTi camera. The camera's Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit shakes dust particles off of the low-pass filter in front of the sensor
  • The second part of the cleaning system involves post processing with a compatible personal computer and the supplied Digital Photo Professional software
  • A departure from previous EOS Digital Rebel models, which accommodated CF type memory cards, the new EOS Rebel XSi camera utilizes SD and SDHC memory cards including those with capacities higher than 2GB, making it the perfect upgrade for users already equipped with SD cards
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer Lens: First introduced in August of 2007, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens is Canon's answer to consumer demand for a high-quality yet affordable optically image stabilized lens & is included as the standard lens in the Rebel XSi kit configuration

Canon 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
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)
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
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Approx. 0.87x (-1m with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
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
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 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
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
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less
Working Temperature Range
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
Approx. 16.8 oz./ 475g (body only)

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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 ...

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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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! [...]

Reviewed by 78 customers


Great starter camera!


from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.




from USA-SUNRISE.FL  -  Pro Photographer

ist cheap and good camera


Great for entry level yet serious person


from New York, New York  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.


Work Horse


from Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This camera was all that I was looking for. The size, feel, and features made it a no-brainer purchase for me.


Exactly what I wanted!


from Boulder, CO  -  Casual Photographer

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[...]


I would buy again, in fact, I have!


from Marshalltown, Iowa  -  Photo Enthusiast

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!


Great product, satisfied customer


from Houston, Texas  -  Casual Photographer

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!


Great starter camera


from Middle Tennessee  -  Photo Enthusiast

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


Great product


from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Casual Photographer



First dslr, and I love it


from middle Tn.  -  Photo Enthusiast

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!


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