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Dec 24, 2008 08:45 |  #1

they have some real great deals on the xs right now, 2 lens and camera for under 5... my question is the xsi worth 300 more compared to the xs..


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Dec 24, 2008 08:57 |  #2

This has arecently been covered here:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=613601


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Dec 24, 2008 09:02 |  #3

I'd have to say no!!

I have the Xsi, my friend has recently got the XS so i'd did a fair amount of reading about it for her.

The differences are small

Xsi 9 point AF - XS 7 point AF
Xsi 3" LCD - XS 2.5" LCD
Xsi 14 bit AC, XS 12bit AC (I think!)
Xsi 3fps - XS 1.5fps
Xsi has an infrared port for a remote control whereas the XS does not (no biggie, you can pick up a wireless trigger on ebay for £15 that connects to the shutter release port).

Lastly the Xsi has 12mp to the XS 10mp. I don't personally consider this last difference to be of much significance. The difference is marginal with the offset being the XS probably has marginally less noise at high ISO's because of the less pixel density. So some might see it has a bonus!

I don't think there are any other differences but someone will chip in if i've missed something.

I personally don't think those differences are worth 300 bucks difference. For me if it was 100 difference only then I'd consider it.


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Dec 24, 2008 09:07 |  #4

FlexiPack wrote in post #6938346 (external link)
I'd have to say no!!

I have the Xsi, my friend has recently got the XS so i'd did a fair amount of reading about it for her.

The differences are small

Xsi 9 point AF - XS 7 point AF
Xsi 3" LCD - XS 2.5" LCD
Xsi 14 bit AC, XS 12bit AC (I think!)
Xsi 3fps - XS 1.5fps
Xsi has an infrared port for a remote control whereas the XS does not (no biggie, you can pick up a wireless trigger on ebay for £15 that connects to the shutter release port).

Lastly the Xsi has 12mp to the XS 10mp. I don't personally consider this last difference to be of much significance. The difference is marginal with the offset being the XS probably has marginally less noise at high ISO's because of the less pixel density. So some might see it has a bonus!

I don't think there are any other differences but someone will chip in if i've missed something.

I personally don't think those differences are worth 300 bucks difference. For me if it was 100 difference only then I'd consider it.


thanks

i did not know it was only 1.5 fps i would like at least 3


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Dec 24, 2008 09:40 |  #5

Indeed, the XSi is a better camera. But not by much at all. Especially 300$ better. Go with the XS, because now you got 2 lens, and a body. And you are saving 300$ which could go towards lighting, lens, flashes, etc. Then when you get enough money again, buy a 40d body and you will have an amazing set-up. Save your money and buy the XS, you will be able to get just about the same pictures as someone with the XSi has.


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Dec 24, 2008 10:29 |  #6

I_Shot_You wrote in post #6938558 (external link)
Indeed, the XSi is a better camera. But not by much at all. Especially 300$ better. Go with the XS, because now you got 2 lens, and a body. And you are saving 300$ which could go towards lighting, lens, flashes, etc. Then when you get enough money again, buy a 40d body and you will have an amazing set-up. Save your money and buy the XS, you will be able to get just about the same pictures as someone with the XSi has.

I agree. I purchsed a XS two weeks ago and love it. I almost spent the extra money on the XSi, but a photographer friend put it to me this way:

"Why don't you spend less money on the XS and get 2 lenses. Learn how to take a good photo with the XS and when you think you are ready, save up for a better body."


That sold me on the XS. All your lenses and accessories can be carried over to your new body in a few years! My XS is a GREAT camera. The differences are SO subtle that its really not worth it!

Good luck!


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Dec 24, 2008 12:04 |  #7

1.5 in RAW mode. 3.0 fps in jpeg. Would seem a step backward if it wasn't.


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Dec 24, 2008 13:37 |  #8

XS can do 3 fps in JPEG only, 1.5 in RAW. XSi can do 3fps in both.


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Dec 24, 2008 20:15 |  #9
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dima1109 wrote in post #6939948 (external link)
XS can do 3 fps in JPEG only, 1.5 in RAW. XSi can do 3fps in both.

Still not worth it.


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Dec 24, 2008 22:39 as a reply to  @ Cmizzle's post |  #10

It's about $200 difference most everywhere I've seen.. and if you shop around enough you can get the XSi for about the same price. At the time I got my XSi kit it was about $50 more than the XS where I bought it, totally worth it for me. I've only had mine for 5 months and I'm already going to upgrade.. the way I see it you're better off getting a camera you can grow into, rather than a camera that you plan to grow out of.

I agree that the XS is a great starter camera, it just depends on how serious you expect to be in the future. I'd rather get a used XTi for less and great lenses.

Good luck. :)


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Dec 25, 2008 00:06 |  #11

aj m3 wrote in post #6941820 (external link)
It's about $200 difference most everywhere I've seen.. and if you shop around enough you can get the XSi for about the same price. At the time I got my XSi kit it was about $50 more than the XS where I bought it, totally worth it for me. I've only had mine for 5 months and I'm already going to upgrade.. the way I see it you're better off getting a camera you can grow into, rather than a camera that you plan to grow out of.

I agree that the XS is a great starter camera, it just depends on how serious you expect to be in the future. I'd rather get a used XTi for less and great lenses.

Good luck. :)

about the same price? ,,like my OP,iv shopped around and found the cheapest place with a 2 canon lens set with the xs for under 5... were the same kit with the xsi is $290 more


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Dec 25, 2008 05:22 |  #12

I was looking between the canon xsi, and xs.
personally i love my XSI. looking at both the cameras, the xsi, im going to call it the 450d as thats what it is here, and the other names confuse me.
I liked having the screen turn off for me when I raise it on the 450d (Trivial I know)
the 1000d was due to come out a week after i wanted to buy my 450d, and i had spent a few months researching, playing, and testing cameras out, I hated the feel of the 40d (too bulky for me), and the 400d had no SD card.
I had settled with the 450d (XSI)

Some people say, the downpoint of the xsi over the xs is that, many of the options will never be used. But i prefered having the option of it.

I am completely out of my element with my camera, most of the time, I dont know what I am doing, but its exciting not knowing, I know the basics, but the settings are all experimenting of what they can do . I know when i have mastered this camera, I will most likely upgrade, but i know it will be a long time till i do so


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Dec 25, 2008 05:42 |  #13

Just got my XS today, i've been shooting with it, it's great, I absolutely love it!

I would take the XS with an extra lens (zoom lens) over an XSi with this lens though, if you really want a full kit of lens, otherwise go with the XSi, the more options the better.

But truthfully I don't think there is a lot between them, I asked in store and the person there didn't really think it was worth the extra money, that said if its in your price range you can't go wrong!

Ahh its so good to finally have it, took some pics this morning, the flower pics turned out really well and I managed to get a picture of a robin, but cropped with zoom its a bit blurry, I want a zoom lens next already!




  
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