Canon XSi Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS XSi (Rebel XSi, Canon 450D) 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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 (Metal)
Weight: 19.0 oz (539 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
(129 x 98 x 62 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Total Megapixels: 12.4
Effective Megapixels: 12.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.05"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
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)
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie Frame Rate:
Movie File Format: None
Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S
Kit 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:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 58mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point, wide-area, phase-detection AF system with f/2.8 cross-type center point
Face Detection: No
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
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
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 AE: 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:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: E-TLL II auto-popup with red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: 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
Other Connection: Wired remote
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: Yes
CIPA Rating: 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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