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Canon EOS Rebel XSi DSLR Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexContinuous DriveContinuous DriveManual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera hands-on reviewNeocamera hands-on reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Canon EOS Rebel XSi is a Entry-Level DSLR with a Canon APS-C sensor and a Canon EF lens mount. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-1600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-1600. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi

The Canon EOS Rebel XSi features a 9-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Canon EOS Rebel XSi is performed via a medium reflex optical viewfinder with 0.87X magnification and 95% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.52X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandCanon ModelEOS Rebel XSi
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 22 x 15mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 1600 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens MountCanon EF MountCrop Factor1.6X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 9-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.87X - 95% Coverage
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 230K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B, A-Dep Scene Modes6Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot, Partial Bracketing 3 Shots ±2 EV
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 19 steps
Continuous Drive 3.5 FPS, 53 JPEG, 6 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 13) Flash Sync 1/200s
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital High Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 500 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2008-01-24, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 129 x 98 x 62mm (W x H x D) Weight 475g

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Canon Rebel XSi Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 22 x 15mm

Canon APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-1600
Canon EF Mount
1.6X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
95% Coverage
Medium Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
3.5 FPS Drive, 53 ImagesSpot-Metering
3" LCD 230K PixelsHot-Shoe
Lithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital High Capacity
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