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Rebel XSi

I played with a Rebel XSi yesterday.

Things I liked cosmetically.

- Seemed to feel bigger in my hands that the previous 2 Rebels.
* for an entry level camera. It feels a lot better than the Nikon D60 & Sony Alpha 200 in your hands if you have big ones such as myself. I still think the Pentax K200 feels the best.
- Good button placement. i.e. the ISO button.
- Nice VF for a Rebel.
- New grip material
- Red striped strap =D
- The menu system
- The camera setting display is easy to read.
- The IS lens seems to focus fairly quickly.

Things I didn't like.

- New battery. Doesn't appear it'll work on any current universal chargers either.
- Contrast AF in LV isn't great.
- Flash (at least one the one I used) popped up a bit aggressively.

None of this has anything to do with image quality, I didn't have the time for that. The 2 at the store here were both already sold or I may have done some more with it.

Canon Rebel XSi Shipments will start soon

I have been informed that Rebel XSi shipments could begin this week.

Canon EOS 450D (XSi)

Here it is.

I did fairly well with my predictions. I'm a bit bummed there isn't a movie mode. The camera will be shipping in April.

The updates appear good, it makes the Sony Alpha 200 look ancient already.

The images will tell us more in due time.

A few things…
1. Does saying “XSi” seem weird to anyone else? “excess eye”… it's probably just me.

2. This new Rebel has contrast detect AF in live view mode. Here's hoping there is a firmware update for the 40D.

3. What is “Auto Lighting Optimiser”? A version of Sony's DRO?

4. There's a new battery form factor for the camera, which probably means a new battery grip is coming.

5. The switch to SD is a good move by Canon, i hope it continues into other models.

6. Adding an ISO button is long overdue, as is spot metering.

7. PRINT BUTTON LIVES ON!

2 New “Entry Level Cameras”

I received an email from a new source in regards to what is coming at PMA. He says he's pretty confident there will be 2 new entry level cameras announced at PMA.

The new Rebel is an obvious one, but what about the 2nd? Will it be something below the rebel or a new entry level FF camera? No one appears to be too sure about that.

2 New “Entry Level Cameras”

I received an email from a new source in regards to what is coming at PMA. He says he's pretty confident there will be 2 new entry level cameras announced at PMA.

The new Rebel is an obvious one, but what about the 2nd? Will it be something below the rebel or a new entry level FF camera? No one appears to be too sure about that.

2 New “Entry Level Cameras”

I received an email from a new source in regards to what is coming at PMA. He says he's pretty confident there will be 2 new entry level cameras announced at PMA.

The new Rebel is an obvious one, but what about the 2nd? Will it be something below the rebel or a new entry level FF camera? No one appears to be too sure about that.

2 New “Entry Level Cameras”

I received an email from a new source in regards to what is coming at PMA. He says he's pretty confident there will be 2 new entry level cameras announced at PMA.

The new Rebel is an obvious one, but what about the 2nd? Will it be something below the rebel or a new entry level FF camera? No one appears to be too sure about that.

2 New “Entry Level Cameras”

I received an email from a new source in regards to what is coming at PMA. He says he's pretty confident there will be 2 new entry level cameras announced at PMA.

The new Rebel is an obvious one, but what about the 2nd? Will it be something below the rebel or a new entry level FF camera? No one appears to be too sure about that.

2 New “Entry Level Cameras”

I received an email from a new source in regards to what is coming at PMA. He says he's pretty confident there will be 2 new entry level cameras announced at PMA.

The new Rebel is an obvious one, but what about the 2nd? Will it be something below the rebel or a new entry level FF camera? No one appears to be too sure about that.

Canon Rebel 450D Specs? REVISED

It is rumored the 450D will be announced January 24th, 2008. That would be a week before PMA begins.

Specs?

MP: 10.1
Crop: 1.6
Proc: DIGIC III
LCD: 3″ Not VGA
AF: 9 Points (4 new cross sensors around center point)
ISO: 100-3200
FPS: 4
Sealing: No
Special: Live View
Special: Movie Mode
Special: Face Detection
Special: Same menu system as 40D
Special: Wireless master built in
Special: Increased noise and DR performance.
Price: $599 (?)
Kit Lens: EF-S 18-55 IS

The 40D was priced very aggressively, I expect the same from the 450D.