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Canon EOS Rebel XSi / 450D 12.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ EF-S IS 18-55mm Lens)
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Fantastic Camera for the Intermediate Photographer!
Apr 16, 2010
Review by beaniss
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I've been snapping pictures since I got my first film camera when I was 12. I never dreamed I could one day own such beautiful camera as the Canon Xsi!
Recommend this product?
The 12MP photos are outrageously detailed and fantastic! Of course, as an SLR - a better lens makes a better photo... But you almost can't go wrong. The auto focus, automatic mode and built in flash makes it easy for anyone to snap a great photo with this camera.
If you are a more advanced user and you know how to manipulate the ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings, you can take high-quality, high-resolution professional photos.
The large screen is perfect for viewing zooms in more than expected. The menus are easy to navigate and initial set up is simple.
I got along fine with the standard 18-55mm lens that comes with it, but I felt the need to upgrade and the 17-85mm lens that I use now is perfect for almost any daily situation.
If I'm in a hurry to snap a quick picture I usually put the camera on automatic. If I have time to set up a shot or be experimental I like to play with the aperture and shutter speed to take long exposure shots or portaits. I also bought a tripod to help steady the camera. I'm not an expert, but I've managed to take some really interesting photos!
My previous digital cameras took two different kinds of memory cards and I was a little bummed out that the xsi only takes one SD card, but I bought a higher-end 8GB card and I've had no issues with it.
Overall, this is by far the best investment I've made in my photographic arsenal. I love this camera and I feel no need to upgrade any time soon - if ever.
The only drawback is that Canon SLRs have a tendency to wear out the shutter if you are an extreme photo snapper. My mother wore out the shutter on two Canon's and finally had to upgrade to the (very expensive) professional model. My old Canon Rebel SLR had the same thing happen, but I purchased that one used and it lasted me about a year and a half. Unfortunately I don't know how much use it had prior to me buying it.
I've had my Xsi for over a year now and with my general use I expect to have no problems for at least a good 10 years. If I get 10 years of use from this stunning camera, I will be pleased.
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Amount Paid (US$): 599
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