'A low price boosts the Canon EOS Digital Rebel's appeal for amateur film-SLR photographers going digital and high-end snapshooters who want to experiment more.
'Compact and lightweight'
'For less than $1,000 ($899.99 list with an EF-S 18-to-55mm IS lens), you get a 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that takes fantastic pictures and a big, high-res VGA screen, along with high-definition video capture, which until now you couldn't get in a sub-$1K D-SLR
'Once focused, shot-to-shot time typically takes about 0.4 second for RAW or JPEG, and adding flash recycling time bumps it to only 0.7 second, which is very good for any class. '
'The 12.2-megapixel Canon Digital Rebel XSi, which targets entry-level digital SLR shooters , has all the features that novices expect--as well as an alluring array of advanced options that will appeal to more seasoned photographers. '
'A more sensitive cross-type AF sensor has been employed in the centre of the diamond-shaped nine-point array, but we noticed some focus inaccuracies at the wider end using the new 18-55mm IS kit zoom. '
'the Canon EOS 450D comes as a welcome change, and a model worthy of upgrading from your old 350D .'
'Overall, a good, well-rounded camera, if not a little unremarkable in places due to lack of new innovation. '
'It's a digital SLR that's aimed at people who don't have a big budget and who are perhaps new to digital photography but don't want a camera with a smaller Micro Four Thirds–based system.'
'While the picture quality of the A390 — especially with the 55-200mm lens — is very good, we're put off by some of the camera's physical aspects. '
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