Its 12.2 megapixel sensor exceeds the resolution of the EOS 40D, the new Live View mode uses phase-detect and contrast-detect autofocus modes, and the Rebel XSi's kit bundle comes with a good quality image-stabilized lens. The large 3-inch LCD makes viewing your images easy, and the new Live View mode can help in difficult shooting situations. The Canon XSi's high ISO performance is really impressive, especially for a 12-megapixel camera.
The Canon XSi's redesigned body is simple and handsome, and the grip has a little more room for medium-sized hands. The real story is in the Canon Rebel XSi's image quality, and there's plenty to tell. Click here for our full review of the truly excellent Canon Rebel XSi.