Rebel Xti Xsi

Rebel Xti Xsi

Rebel Xsi – The Next / the best of Canon

Let's start with what this camera is NOT:

1) NO is a full frame camera. That means it is smaller, lighter, and the resulting factor of 1.6x crop is important to remember if you already have EF lenses. But because it is smaller it offers less features making it easier use at the expense of being slightly less functional. These are, for the most part, no dark features never used anyway. Also, because they have characteristics as 6.5 fps, a pentaprism, and Flash Exposure Bracketing, it is less expensive than x0D.

2) The Rebel XSi Digital Camera is not a point and shoot. Do not expect videos, sound, or to incorporate all sorts of uber-practical automation. While 'cool', this automation usually just keeps the control what you want to do yourself. Most of the time, this camera will stay in "P" or "program mode" for me. There is an area green for point and shoot operation, but all this does is disable most of the features that you purchase the camera.

2a) Live View is not the same as the LCD viewfinder of Digital Cameras point and shoot. Do not expect quick focus or provide the same functionality. Live View is intended for a camera mounted on a tripod or held steady. It is a great way to get perfect focus when needed. You just zoom in to 10x magnification and manually focus or let the contrast detection do it for you. But NOT a liquid crystal display. As long as I do not expect to be (I was stupid enough to think that way), then you know before you buy.

The bad: (to be fair, this is true of most modern Digital Slr)

1) Battery life has improved, yes, but is very expensive. I bought a generic battery for backup. Keep the battery fully charged Canon, of course, and only with the generic when the Canon is charging.

2) The LCD screen is right where the nose and cheek go. You can not prevent glass all dirty and that gets annoying. And if the S5 can have an articulated 2.5 "screen, why can not the Rebel XSi?

3) A cheesy rubber cover. I like that all inputs are on the side, but I hate these rubber covered with cheese. I prefer a sliding cover, or better yet, use the space next to the SD slot.

4) Battery door on the bottom. In my tripod, I can not access the battery without removing the camera from the tripod. This was also a problem with my first two digital Rebels.

Now, we'll do a reality check:

1) To those who say: "It only 12mp, "they are right. But, I understand that unless you are printing larger than 8×10", this resolution is better than adequate. In fact, most of the lenses out there do not have sufficient resolution to go above 12 megapixels. What I mean is that you can have a 100 megapixel camera but its purpose is really just pushing out the value of quality 10MP resolution, which is the point? Many point and shoots have a resolution too much for their lenses. Just try blowing up a typical p 10MP-&-s 8×10 image and see what there is. Most likely the 8-megapixel sensor of the Digital Rebel XT did better.

2) Some say "It feels so weak." I totally agree. It feels solid and durable for me. Now, if you do not know this already, the plastic is actually a cover and seal the environment. Below, there is a stainless steel frame that contains all that is solid. His belt is connected to the frame directly to As the lens mount, tripod, and the sensor. The plastic is not structural so however you may feel, the camera is actually stronger you might think. Now, I can understand if you're used to tough magnesium deposits can be prejudiced against the plastic however this camera costs hundreds less. One can not justify criticizing the Rebel series if they are not willing to pay extra for the series x0D.

3) Critics say that APS-C will be obsolete. That's absurd! Remember that there are now tens of APS-C lenses Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina and those numbers continue growing. In addition, the APS-C cameras are selling like hotcakes without any sign of slowing. These people are the same players keep their Reel-to-reel because were of better quality. Higher quality, yes, but you can not say that the CD is not going to sell well because reel-to-reel is of better quality.

APS-C is becoming the equivalent of what was 35mm DSLR. Meanwhile, the so-called "full-frame" sensor cameras are going the way of older 6×7 and 645 film cameras. It limited to professionals and high-end enthusiasts. Why? Film was limited and topped out at a resolution of long ago. For higher resolution high, the biggest film needed. Not true with digital sensors. APS-C has not maxed out the resolution yet. Smaller Sensors have not even beaten your step. There is no reason sensors can not hit 20-30 megapixels in an APS-C in the near future, but why? The lenses are still the factor limiting. In fact, it might be true that small will soon be better. As sensors improve, can be made smaller. It is cheaper to make a four thirds APS-C or a comprehensive framework of the same level of quality.

This is where I can get to play designer … What do you need the Rebel XSi?

1) Articulating LCD. As I said earlier, if Canon can add articulating 2.5 "screen for their S5 camera for $ 350 total, why what in the world can not put him in his best-selling digital SLR?

2) sliding door for entry. rubber covered with cheese are not as cold as the designers think they are. Why can not Canon just put a sealed door to the environment for the battery, SD card, and all entries? And, hey, why not put it on the side so you can access it while the camera is on tripod?

3) Why all the inputs? They have only one slot USB to connect to the computer, TV, and use the same USB port for a DC input?

4) A line? Why not two? The Pentax K20D allows you to access Instant mesh opening with a speed dial with the other. Cool.

5) Where did February go? The flash exposure? I had it in the XTi. Why Why take it away from me?

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