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Diference between XS and XSi

 
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Jan 02, 2009 17:57 |  #16

It's funny how people equate weight with quality. I prefer the manufacturer to leave out the weights that are sometimes added to the cases of consumer electronics to give a quality "feel". I heard the same crap when I was researching my P&S. People were bashing the light feel of the Lumix FZ7. Myself I thought - Great! Less to accelerate it to the ground if I drop it. I held the 40D and prefered the light feel of the XSi. To each his own.




  
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Jan 02, 2009 18:00 |  #17

if money isn't the overriding factor, id say go with a 40d every time if you are a first time buyer, persevere with the learning curve and be rewarded with a great camera.


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Jan 06, 2009 15:14 |  #18

friz wrote in post #6990898 (external link)
It's funny how people equate weight with quality. I prefer the manufacturer to leave out the weights that are sometimes added to the cases of consumer electronics to give a quality "feel". I heard the same crap when I was researching my P&S. People were bashing the light feel of the Lumix FZ7. Myself I thought - Great! Less to accelerate it to the ground if I drop it. I held the 40D and prefered the light feel of the XSi. To each his own.

weight vs. quality issue means
the alloy metal body weather proved vs the plastics with no water seals =(

(I have the XSi, personally I preferred it over the professional models b/c of it's light weight and smaller in size, but again...it's not weather proven you can't take it out on a misty/foggy day or if you're suddenly caught in a storm...then you'd have to pray that your camera is completely covered up or put away or your warranty is still in effect)

people don't associate weight vs quality PURELY on how heavy it is


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Jan 19, 2009 01:46 |  #19

dsldub wrote in post #6990727 (external link)
Well, I took the plunge and bought an XSi + accessory kit online over the weekend. Included is a grip, extra battery and a Lowepro bag.
BestBuy had a pretty good deal on them during boxing week.
I'm now waiting for it.

best buy never has a good deal


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Jan 19, 2009 02:17 |  #20

friz wrote in post #6990898 (external link)
Myself I thought - Great! Less to accelerate it to the ground if I drop it. I held the 40D and prefered the light feel of the XSi. To each his own.

For the record, all objects fall at the same acceleration...but it'll hit the ground with less force. :p

As for XS vs XSi, I like spot metering.




  
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Jan 19, 2009 07:16 |  #21

I recently bought the XS with the luxury accessory kit... Battery grip, extra battery, and a lowepro bag.... all this for $499 Canadian dollars... It was a no brainer for me... I have been shooting with an S5is for a year... and this made sense. And the battery grip really makes a difference in the whole feel of the camera...

My P&S camera only shot at 1.5/sec in Jpg...

Personally I don't think the difference between the XSi and the XS warrants the difference in money.. if you are that concerned about features... I think the 40D is the better bet.




  
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Jan 19, 2009 10:11 |  #22

bluefox9er wrote in post #6990921 (external link)
if money isn't the overriding factor, id say go with a 40d every time if you are a first time buyer, persevere with the learning curve and be rewarded with a great camera.

I was of the same mindset but unfortunately money was a big factor and if I had held out for the 40D, I would probably be waiting for another 6-12 months. My DH bought the XSi for me instead for Christmas at my request and I am in love. Maybe a few years from now I'll go up the chain but for now I am quite content with my XSi and trying to buy some more glass.


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Jan 19, 2009 12:54 as a reply to  @ tanukiki's post |  #23

OK, so I'm looking at these for the wife... I'll be selling my 40D for one of these 2, but it's not an easy choice. Looking at dpreview's reviews the XS seems to be a tad better in terms of high ISO noise and the features the XSi adds really aren't crucial... MP, who cares about 12-vs-10, especially when the 10 gives you less noise. So, is the price difference worth it for the rubber grips, the better LCD and ??. Ugh, I'm torn.


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Jan 19, 2009 13:05 |  #24

Jannie wrote in post #7110681 (external link)
How does the XSi's sensor size compare to the G10?

The XS and XSI have the same sensor size as all 1.6x crop cameras, which is 22.2 x 14.8 mm , or 328 mm².

The G10 has a very large sensor for a compact, but it is still only 7.60 x 5.70 mm or 43mm²

So that is almost 8x larger by area.


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Jan 19, 2009 14:44 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #25

the G10 wins at ISO 80 and maybe 100 provided the lens it's got gets the job done. Above that the rebel will kill it or if any different lenses are needed.


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Jan 19, 2009 15:31 |  #26

XS all day.




  
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Jan 19, 2009 18:32 |  #27

jacobsen1 wrote in post #7111405 (external link)
the G10 wins at ISO 80 and maybe 100 provided the lens it's got gets the job done.

Where did you get that silly idea?


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Jan 19, 2009 19:22 |  #28

I used to pulling hair for days deciding between these two, XSi and XS, especially when the price is very close, less than $200 during the holidays. But now i have the XS and very happy with it.
Bought a Vertical grip holds 2 batteries, a speedlite, the 40D lens (28-135IS), and the nifty fifty, and now I had some photos that I'm proud of. Personally, I don't take photographs for a living, at least not yet, so there's no need to spends too much on a body for me. When I'm ready, the 5D Mark II is my choice. But for now, I think it's better to spend that $200 investing on lenses and equipments. Those do make differences.


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Jan 22, 2009 10:39 |  #29

after reading this thread, i feel comfortable at the choice i made. i just bought a xs and i love it. i am very new to photography so i won't know all the features for awhile but so far i am enjoying taking pics.

i never realized taking pics was this much fun. i am hooked.




  
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Jan 22, 2009 11:17 as a reply to  @ aprevo15's post |  #30

You can also utilize an external flash through in camera menus on an XSi as well as the highlight tone priority option, if you would use it. To me, the $100 more I paid for my XSi was wisely spent over the XS. Though being a first time SLR shooter, I am sure anyone would fall in love with their first camera. ;)


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