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June 23, 2009

Canon XSi Versus Canon XS

Canon EOS Rebel XS and its successor, XSi, are pretty much the same camera, yet XSi has more to offer than its "younger brother" and is a bit more expensive. To choose between the two, you should first evaluate your budget and how serious you are about DSLR photography. If you feel you will take it on strongly and are willing to learn and improve yourself in the long run, then XSi is for you. Otherwise, my advice is to go for the entry-level XS and eventually upgrade to something fancier if you will ever feel like it.
Here are the similarities and differences between the two models
- Both come with a DIGIC 3 image processor, with the only difference that XSi is 12.2 megapixels, while XS is only 10.1. - The lens are compatible from one model to the other. - Both work with SDHC and SD flash memory cards. - The battery packs on both models are identical. - Both cameras accept most Canon EOS accessories (I know there are one or two that don't work, but I don't recall them now, I have never used them) - XSi can continuously shoot 3.5 fps in RAW, whereas XS can only do 1.5 fps. In JPEG mode, XS is a bit faster, it can do 3.5 fps, while XSi only does 3.0. - The LCD on the XSi is half an inch larger than the one on the XS: 3.0" vs. only 2.5". - XSi comes with HTP (Highlight Tone Priority), while its predecessor doesn't. - XSi offers wireless remote shutter release, whereas XS is not compatible with either RC-1 or RC-5 protocols, so you won't be able to trigger the camera from a distance. - You can only buy the XS with the lens kit, while with XSi you can purchase the camera body separately
At the moment I'm writing this review I truly believe that Canon XSi is the best Canon entry-level DSLR and perfectly fit for amateur photographers who have just discovered this new passion. I would recommend the XS model for budget constrained buyers; however, if you feel there are features in XSi that you might want to use, it's highly advisable to save some extra money and get the latter model. But if you feel that XS will satisfy your needs, you can safely go for it, and you will save money too.
Getting the perfect Canon camera, is never an easy thing, especially with the way digital technology is constantly changing. Fortunately, there are plenty of helpful websites online, that can narrow down your search and help you find the SLR camera with all the features important to you.
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May 20, 2009

EOS 1000D Digital SLR Camera

Canon's EOS 1000D is an SLR digital camera that's ideal for those upgrading from a compact camera for the first time. The EOS 1000D makes it easy to transition to the next level of photography without compromising the quality for which DSLR cameras are known.
DiG!C III Image Processor
Built with Canon's own DiG!C III Image Processor, the EOS 1000D is a powerful camera. This processor functions as the brain of the EOS 1000D, delivering 12-bit colour and photos with rich, sharp details. The power of the DiG!C III Image Processor is what gives the EOS 1000D its increased responsiveness, making for more intuitive operation, which is helpful to first-time SLR digital camera users.
10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
A 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor combines with the DiG!C III to provide the amazing image quality offered by the Canon EOS 1000D. The CMOS, which stands for complementary metal oxide semiconductor, has more pixels than any camera in its class. There is low noise, even when shooting at high ISO speeds, and you get vivid, natural colours.
Live View
Users can compose their shots on the 2.5" LCD screen using the camera's Live View Function. For help centering your shots, you can enable the grid overlay function. Grid overlay is an excellent tool for photographing the horizon.
Not every subject is going to be as still as a bowl of fruit on the table. A photographer needs speed in order to capture action shots and wildlife. The EOS 1000D can shoot up to 3 frames per second in bursts of up to 5 RAW files or 514 JPEGs. With the combination of minimal shutter lag, a near-instant startup time of 0.1 seconds and fast autofocus, users will never miss that perfect spontaneous shot.
Lightweight and compact
The EOS 1000D is the lightest DSLR ever made by Canon. It's compact and lightweight, with a body weighing only 450g and measuring 126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9mm.With the 1000D, Canon has made digital SLR photography portable.
Picture Style Settings
The EOS 1000D comes with six preset Picture Style settings, such as portrait and landscape. Simply select the style that fits your shot, and the EOS 1000D will automatically optimise settings such as contrast and saturation. You can build your Picture Style library with additional downloadable "Picture Style Files" offered by Canon.
Lens compatibility
The EOS 1000D is an excellent base point for branching out into various types and styles of photography. It's compatible with more than 60 EF and EF-S lenses. Users can try their hand at everything from tight close-ups with a telephoto lens to sweeping landscapes with an ultra-wide angle lens.
The 1000D comes on the heels of the 20th anniversary of Canon's EOS line of digital SLR cameras. Canon continues to build upon the success of the EOS family by developing new technology for taking perfect pictures with ease. Canon has definitely achieved that goal with the EOS 1000D, which pairs speed and image quality to make a DLSR camera that's both powerful and user-friendly.
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The Best Canon Rebel SLR Camera

If you've been considering the move into digital SLR photography, and anybody that's put up with the limitations of a simple point and shoot for more than a couple of years should be, than the Canon Rebel line of cameras should become a vital part of your lexicon. If it hasn't, then it's about to be.
The Canon Rebel line of digital SLR cameras are often classified as entry level SLRs. That title, may have somewhat of a negative connotation for anyone who believes in buying quality electronics. Nothing could be further from the truth. While it's true, that Canon (or Nikon or others) have the camera models that are more than capable of stretching your budget into the many thousands of dollars, there's not necessarily a reason to do so.
Canons latest top the the line Rebel, (the t1i) due to be released to the street in May of 2009 sells for around $900 including a pretty good kit lens. While that's not cheap for the average digital camera, this is not an average digital camera. When I remember spending $1000 for my first compact digital camera like 6 years ago, I get a little queasy. This sucker is a 15.1 megapixel camera, an image sensor from the much more expensive 50D, HD (1080P / 720P) video capture, live view, dust removal, and a DIGIC 4 processor. A first time SLR buyer would be happy with this camera for a long time.
Even if $900 is too steep for your budget, the nice thing, is that you can still find the older Rebel cameras going back to the XT for sale, with almost as many features, for even less money. Some used, and some new, but you can find the Rebel XT, XTi, and XSi, and XS for as low as $450 brand new.
Getting the perfect camera, is never an easy thing, especially with the way digital technology is constantly changing. Fortunately, there are plenty of helpful websites online, that can narrow down your search and help you find the camera with all the features important to you.
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