NEW Canon Rebel XSi Announced!

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  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    XSi announced! Not bad, but a bit pricey!

    12.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS (1.6x focal conversion)
    3-inch live view LCD (up from the XTi's non-live-view 2.5-inch)
    DIGIC III image processor
    9-point AF, 3.5fps shot rate (up to 45 images in JPEG, 6 in RAW)
    The usual ultrasonic sensor cleaning
    SD / SDHC media (note: no CF card slot)
    Ships April, $799 and $899 for body-only / included EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens, respectively
     
  2. David G. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still content with my 350D.:) I didn't even bother to spend the extra few bucks to get the 400D.
     
  3. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    One REALLY BIG difference is lack of Compact Flash card support. I guess Canon is moving toward SD cards in the non-pro bodies.
     
  4. walangij macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else notice how dirt cheap SD cards are these days as compared to the fluctuating pricing of CF cards lately? I guess since most cameras take SD, new future DSLR users upgrading from a P&S won't have to spend money on new cards.

    The big question is whether the viewfinder is still the same. Looks like a nice upgrade though, still love my XT and waiting on a 5D successor.
     
  5. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    So I was just looking at the Canon website showing a friend a few different lenses when I saw this Starred on the site and I was mad at myself for not staying on top of the new releases, I was like 'When did this come out!'

    Come to find out it was tonight. :) I'm not mad at myself anymore.

    No CF is kinda strange, but if it's fast enough why not? SD is pretty much it outside Pro Cameras.
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Looks like the grip is a lot better. But my next camera upgrade will be to a 5D or the successor, so for now I'm content with my EOS 400D.
     
  7. Schnebar macrumors 6502

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    I am going to get it but too bad it does not come out until April. I have to get through most of the semester of photography with my moms camera.
     
  8. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Same here, love my 400d the 450d grip looks a little better, but since I got a battery grip (BG-E3) for my 400d, it feels so much nicer to use.
     
  9. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    looks like everyone is following Olympus' on Live View :cool:
     
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    Well Olympus only got Live View right once, and it was on one of their earliest models with this feature. Since then, every implementation hasn't been as useful. ;)

    Olympus really should produce a camera with Live View as a main feature, one which used their old method (splitting the light). Yes, it means that the viewfinder is a bit dark, but if real Live View (ie: point and shoot style) is your thing, then Olympus has the camera for you.
     
  11. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    The new kit lens seems like a bigger deal than the new camera. Definitely a host of small improvements. I'm not planning to replace my 400D for many years, so no surprise that I don't feel any urges. Looks like the ergonomics are improved, both in the grip and the viewfinder. Wish they'd stuck with 10 MP and CF cards. All the other slight improvements would be nice to have too.
     
  12. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    I have an Xti and I'm pretty sure it underexposes most pictures by 1/3 - 1.

    I have read that this is intentional, 'it's better to underexpose than overexpose,' blah blah, but Automatic doesn't look very good unless the lighting is perfect. I have to manually set the other modes to overexpose...

    I'm hoping the Xsi fixes this.

    Maybe this feature will help : Auto Optimization : http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/c...categoryid=139&modelid=16303#ModelFeaturesAct
     
  13. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Wow at 12 megapixels and 3.5 fps that's not a bad deal for a starter level dSLR. I wonder how the features will actually translate image wise.
     
  14. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Keep in mind though that Canon's strategy seems to be to introduce a new Rebel and have the previous model still in production with a price drop. So they'll have the XTi and XSi on sale at the same time.
     
  15. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The XT is looking like a fabulous option -- hopefully the price will drop below $350. Great backup body for important shoots!
     
  16. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    It's a nice looking dSLR, I must say, but the lack of CF support is a pretty big deal for me. I don't want to buy a whole load of SD cards to match my current CF collection; that just doesn't make sense.

    I'll stick with my planned 30D purchase.
     
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    I hear people saying "I've got $400 invested in CF cards" yes but you could replace them today for $80.

    Buying a few new SD cards adds only 5% to the price of the camera. Most people who can afford $900 for a camera can afford the extra $50 for memory.
     
  19. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    The most significant improvement, IMO, is the 14-bit images. RAW images are going to be in the neighborhood of 15 mb. Better start buying 4 gig or 8 gig storage.
     
  20. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I'm getting one.. just don't know when. Maybe this summer.
     
  21. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    This looks like a nice camera. I do wish Canon, Nikon, and the others would stop with the pointless megapixel increases though. I'd rather see the sensor resolutions stay the same with superior noise handling.
     
  22. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I'd rather have 10MP and 3200 ISO over 12MP and 1200 ISO any day.

    But these cameras have to compete in a market that doesn't fully understand these things.
     
  23. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah. It should be noted that the new 40D and 1D mkIII have a lower MP count. Pixel size (relative to sensor size) just isn't a sexy selling point.

    I WANT GIGAPIXELS!!! :D
     
  24. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    It's not that, it's more I can't be bothered. :D

    I just like CF cards too.
     
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