Canon Announces EOS Rebel XSi Digital SLR

Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital SLR

Canon today launched the EOS Rebel XSi digital SLR camera, to take its place as the new flagship model of the company’s entry-level DSLR EOS Rebel series.

The Canon EOS Rebel XSi has beefed up its CMOS image sensor to 12.2 megapixels and enlarged its LCD screen to 3.0 inches, enhanced from the 2.5-inch screen on the Digital Rebel XTi model.

It also incorporates a number of high-end functions and technology found in Canon’s professional SLR models such as an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, an advanced Live View function, and Canon’s proprietary DIGIC III image processor.

In keeping with its EOS system heritage, the new Canon EOS Rebel XSi camera is equipped with a host of useful creative controls, including shutter speeds ranging from 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. plus Bulb, a choice of four metering patterns including 4% spot metering, a wide range of exposure modes from fully automatic to fully manual, depth of field preview and mirror lock among others.

But in a departure from previous Rebel models which used CompactFlash memory cards, the new EOS Rebel XSi camera utilizes SD and SDHC memory cards including those with capacities higher than 2GB.

[Site: Canon USA]

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