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Can someone explain the main differences (pros/cons) between the Canon XS and XSi?

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closed as not constructive by jrista Dec 6 '11 at 20:49

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I think this question largely falls in the same shopping category as "Macbook Air vs. Macbook Pro?" in this post Discussion on Meta:… – mattdm May 5 '11 at 17:19
The question is not a shopping question in the sense of "which is better" or "which should I buy", rather it asks "what are the differences between two cameras?" We allow many other similar questions that compare two pieces of gear. – Michael Clark Dec 24 '13 at 2:37
@MichaelClark I get your point, but does it really matter herein almost 2014? – mattdm Dec 24 '13 at 4:05
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DPReview's done a great job on that.

Highlights (advantage XSi):

  • Higher resolution
  • Better autofocus
  • Highlight tone priority
  • Improved viewfinder

Of these, the sensor & processor are worth the price of admission.

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Are you by any chance mixing up XS (1000D) with XTi (400D)? XS was released after XSi (450D) and is a "downgraded" model. The DPReview article doesn't mention nor does provide a comparison to the XS. – koiyu May 5 '11 at 5:20
You're right - I grabbed the wrong link. I'll edit to fix. – D. Lambert May 5 '11 at 17:30

Mainly the XSi will have a higher resolution 12/10MP, more focus points 9/7, larger LCD screen 3in/2.5in, and a faster continuous drive 3.5fps/3fps.

They are more similar then they are different. If the price difference is much, I would save the money and spend it on a lens.

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This is a great summary - thanks! – GavinR May 5 '11 at 17:58

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