Canon XSi Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS XSi (Rebel XSi, Canon 450D) 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon XTi
XTi vs XSi
Successor: Canon T1i
XSi vs T1i
General
Model Number: XSi
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $899.99
Street Price: $649.00
Date Available: 2008-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 19.0 oz (539 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
(129 x 98 x 62 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Effective Megapixels: 12.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 328.56mm2 (22.20mm x 14.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 61
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 692
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4272 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3088 x 2056 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2256 x 1504 (3.4 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), CR2 RAW (14-bit)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format: None
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 / f/ 5.6 - 38
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point, wide-area, phase-detection AF system with f/2.8 cross-type center point
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; Eye-level Pentamirror, 95%, 0.87x, Eyepoint: 19mm, Diopter: -3 to +1
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 35-zone evaluative, 9% partial, 4% spot, center-weighted
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night portrait, Auto Depth-of-field
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: E-TLL II auto-popup with red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number: 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: CR2 RAW (14-bit)
Movie File Format: None
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired: RS-60E3, IR: RC-1/RC-5
Connections (extended): Wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.42
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.36
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 1
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 53
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.16
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.089
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 0.4
Play -> Record Time: 0.3
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E5
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E5 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 500
Software
Included Software: Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Digital Photo Professional
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Successor to the EOS 400D / Rebel XTi. Newly designed 12.2 megapixel APS-C size Canon CMOS sensor, 14-bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) conversion, enhanced Live View, improved Autofocus and Framing Rate, bundled with new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer lens for $900.

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