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Canon Xsi Rebel – A Good Camera Need Some Improvements On The Features

I researched a long time to choose Canon XSi Rebel, because the performance/cost is acceptable. I own Canon XSi Rebel for 3 months, I agree it’s a fine camera for many scene, but it failed at some senarios. There are too many praise for the Canon XSi Rebel, I’ll focus on a couple of things that are failed and Canon can improve these features for next model.

1. The full auto mode always over expose when background is bright and flash is on. I shoot picture with Mt. Rainer at background in sunny day, but no picture expose correctly, picture is too bright to show mountain.

2. The auto mode also over expose when background is dark. I shoot picture of water birds in Lake Washington. The color of water is dark, all duck, goose are over exposed badly.

3. Canon XSi Rebel exposure evaluation function can’t adjust shutter speed according to lens type. When I use EF-S lens, Canon XSi Rebel shall lower the shutter speed warning limit. When I use a non-IS EF lens, Canon XSi Rebel shall raise the shutter speed warning limit accordingly, so I can adjust with a higher speed above 1/125 to shoot a clear picture without IS. It’s easy to add the small but extremely useful function.

4. Continuous shotting such as AEB Auto Exposure Bracketing and sport mode, the reflection mirror flipps for each shot in order to let the sensor record the picture. Mirror flip action limits the number of pictures/frames Canon XSi Rebel can take in high speed. In continuous shooting, the sensor itself shall able to record the picture based on shutter speed continuously without flipping the mirror. It’s not a Film Camera that need roll film for each shot. Sampling of image signal is electronically, 100 samples can be taken in a second easily many years ago.

5. Not a full frame view finder and sensor. The view finder is very narrow and small, can match with the lens’s angle. It wastes the ability of any lens because only 2/3 of the view is taken into the picture. My EOS-5(35mm) works much better on view finder, very comfortable and clear.

I shoot many good pictures with Canon XSi Rebel, with above enhanced features it will make me easier to take great pictures.

Canon XSi Rebel

This is quite a good camera for the price, and the lens is GREAT value with
good wide angle and zoom capabilities. One review I read before buying the camera said it was intuitive to operate. Not for me! It came set up so the LIVE VIEW feature, which shows the shot to be taken on the screen, was not defaulted, so the QUICK START instructions were useless, and only after deep reading of the operating instructions did I work out what was going on.

Also this only operates on “manual” modes, not on any of the automatic modes. So a lot steeper learning curve than I’d expected.

Canon XSi Rebel – Big Upgrade

I upgraded to the Canon XSi Rebel from my original Canon Digital Rebel. I really love the new features on the Canon XSi Rebel and the live view option. I also like the ability to connect to the computer and control from there. Its a great entry in the Canon line of Digital Cameras. And for the price, you can’t beat it.

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