EOS Rebel XSi


EOS Rebel XSi
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title EOS Rebel XSi
Manufacturer Canon
Page By Tie-Dye Mike
Page Type Aug 7, 2008 / Aug 7, 2008
Object ID 5518
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General Specifications

Canon EOS Rebel XSi (a.k.a. 450D) SLR Digital Camera Kit (Black) with 18-55mm IS Lens

* 12.2-megapixel CMOS
* 3.0-inch LCD Monitor
* Live View Function
* 3.5 fps Continuous Shooting
* High Sensitivity (ISO 1600)
* Picture Style Settings
* Uses Canon EF & EF-S Lenses
* Integrated Cleaning System
* Includes Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens

User remarks

This camera is amazing, from shooting lightning storms, to waterfalls, its an absolute dream. Its ability to shoot 3.5 f/s is wonderful on animals or even children moving around, also fireworks and sunsets. I would recommend the IS lenses for this camera if you really want your shots to be amazing. Indoor/outdoor its always amazing. The external flash I have not yet tried, but when I have one, I will add more, and hopefully someone out has some more in put on this item.

Personal note: I was in a roll-over accident in late July, 2008, and the camera survived without a scratch, while I received 5 broken bones, so yes, its very durable!


Pro's: -LOTS!!! read above
-Automatic lens cleaner is great!
-Comes with very decent hardware for editing and panorama shots.

Cons: -kinda loud shutter
-sometimes takes a few moments to catch up from last picture
-still heavier than point-and-shoot, but also shoots 12.2mp shots



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lizrdboy - Dec 5, 2008 11:24 pm - Voted 5/5

Awesome Camera
Can't be beat for the price. Canon's image processing is the best in my opinion. I also love the operation and menu layout - very easy and intuitive. The shutter may be a little loud, but that's how an SLR should be. Lens cleaner is brilliant - especially handy for us dirty climbers.

Tie-Dye Mike - Jan 22, 2009 8:03 am - Voted 5/5

Re: Awesome Camera
Agree with you on all of what you have said...including the dirty climbers part! My has seen snow, mud, and slips on ice thus far, so its durability is unquestionable! Cheers, Mike

silversummit - Oct 4, 2009 1:09 am - Hasn't voted

Another durability vote!
This camera was hanging on my neck (with the open camera lens tucked into the edge of my fanny pack) when I slipped off the trail at Rainier in August. XSi is fine; ankle is broken but healing nicely! A tiny edge of the plastic LCD screen protector got nicked but that's all! I finished hiking down the trail on my bum ankle and took 100 more pics or so that same day.

My High Ridge Loop, Mount St. Helens and Dungeness NWR Albums posted here on SP were all taken with the XSi.

Alika - Mar 9, 2010 12:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Does everything the beginner could want, and I have beat mine to shit and it works great still. Nice price, great intro.

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