©2008 Paul Markow
EOS Rebel XSi:
Huge 3.0" LCD Monitor
The EOS Rebel XSi has a giant, bright 3.0-inch TFT
LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a viewing
angle of 170˚. It’s perfect for Live View Function
composition or viewing camera settings like AF,
ISO, Metering, AF Point selection and flash options.
Infinite Possibilities
Canon Digital Trinity
Noise Reduction
Live View Function
The EOS Rebel XSi’s CMOS sensor captures images
with exceptional clarity and tonal range and offers
the most pixels in its class. This APS-C size sensor
(22.2 x 14.8mm) is complemented by Canon’s
DIGIC III Image Processor, which enhances image
quality and speeds up all the camera’s operations.
The sensor and processor work in concert with
Canon’s superlative EF and EF-S lenses, forming the
ultimate Digital Trinity.
The EOS Rebel XSi’s sensor features narrow-gap
microlenses and noise reduction circuits to improve
performance at high ISOs, and optimized photo
diode configurations for improved performance at
all ISOs. You’ll notice the results immediately.
The EOS Rebel XSi is the first EOS Rebel series to
feature Canon’s Live View Function technology.
With Live View Function, you never have to bring
the camera to your eye: it’s easy to compose and
shoot images right on the 3.0-inch LCD monitor.
Auto Lighting Optimization
Higher Magnification Viewfinder
The EOS Rebel XSi’s
Auto Optimization
feature analyzes the
photographic scene and
compensates automatically, brightening dark
faces, boosting contrast
and brightening highlights in flat light, and
adjusting exposure
when flash output is
insufficient.
The EOS Rebel XSi also has an improved, high
magnification viewfinder with a sensor to disable
the LCD monitor when the camera is brought to the
eye. All relevant shooting information, including
ISO, are displayed right in the viewfinder.
14-bit Tonal Conversion
The EOS Rebel XSi features 14-bit analog to digital
signal conversion, generating data with incredibly
smooth tones. With this rich 14-bit gradation the
EOS Rebel XSi offers RAW images of the highest
quality to complement 8-bit JPEGs.
Underexposed AE exposure
with Auto Lighting Optimization
SD & SDHC Memory Cards
The EOS Rebel XSi uses popular SD and
SDHC memory cards. Tiny, inexpensive and
available in increasingly large capacities,
these cards are a perfect complement to
the EOS Rebel XSi’s compact design.
3.5 fps Continuous Shooting
Optical Image Stabilizer Lenses
The EOS Rebel XSi operates with such effortless
speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive.
With instant startup times, speedy AF and imperceptible shutter lag, the EOS Rebel XSi is one of the fastest cameras available today, shooting up to 3.5 frames
per second, in bursts of 45 JPEGs or 6 RAW files.
Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology makes handheld photography
possible in more low-light situations
by counteracting camera shake for crisp, clear
images. With Optical Image Stabilizer in the lens,
Canon can equip each lens with the stabilizer it
needs for effective shake correction. Other systems
are limited by how far they can move an image sensor,
and as a result their stabilization is less effective as
telephoto lengths get longer. Also, stabilized images
can be seen right in the viewfinder–impossible
with some other stabilizer systems.
Spot Metering
The EOS Rebel XSi features a spot meter, which
analyzes 4% of the composition, plus Centerweighted average metering and partial metering for
accurate exposure no matter the situation.
*
Canon is thrilled to introduce the new
EOS Rebel XSi, a Digital SLR that brings a new
level of performance and technology to all
photographers. With the EOS Rebel XSi,
every aspect of the photographic
experience is enhanced. Its new 12.2megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch LCD
with Live View Function and an Image
Stabilized lens work together to create
stunning images, easily. With unprecedented sophistication and supreme usability,
the EOS Rebel XSi inspires you and promises
go-anywhere, shoot anything photography
for everyone.
*Optical Image
Stabilzer refers to
lens function only.
EF/EF-S Lenses
Like other EOS Digital SLR cameras,
the EOS Rebel XSi is compatible
with over 50 Canon lenses in the
EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide
angle to super telephoto lenses,
including Canon’s EF-S series lenses
that are manufactured specifically
for APS-C sized digital sensors such
as the one in the EOS Rebel XSi.
Speedlite / Accessories
EF-S 18-55mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF-S 55-250mm
f/4.5-5.6 IS
Speedlite
430EX
Battery Grip
BG-E5
Battery Pack
LP-E5
Battery Charger
LC-E5
Semi-Hard Case
EH19-L
SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE
EXPOSURE CONTROL
DRIVE SYSTEM
Type: Digital AF/AE SLR with built-in flash
Recording Media: SD/SDHC memory card
Image Sensor Size: 0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)
Compatible Lenses: Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.6x
Metering Modes: Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC,
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points), (2) Partial metering
(approx. 9% at center of viewfinder), (3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of
viewfinder, (4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range: EV 1–20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4
USM lens)
Exposure Control Systems: Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE,
Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (Program
AE, non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes (Portrait, Landscape,
Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash OFF), Manual exposure (including
bulb), E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed Range: Basic Zone: equivalent to ISO 100–800* set automatically; Creative Zone: equivalent to ISO 100–1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop
increments), Auto * Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
Exposure Compensation: (1) User-set with multi-controller (2) AEB (Auto
Exposure Bracketing); Bracketing range: +/– 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop
increments
AE Lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when
focus is achieved
User-set: Applied with AE lock button
Drive Modes: Single, Continuous, Self-timer/Remote control
Continuous Shooting Speed: Approx. Approx. 3.5 fps
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting: JPEG: approx. 53 frames (Large/Fine);
RAW: approx. 6 frames; RAW+JPEG: approx. 4 frames (Large/Fine)
IMAGE SENSOR
Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.20 megapixels
Total Pixels: Approx. 12.40 megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter: Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Delete Feature: (1) Auto Sensor Cleaning, (2) Dust Delete Data,
(3) Manual Sensor Cleaning
RECORDING SYSTEM
File Format: Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording
provided. The RAW and JPEG images are saved as separate files in the
SD/SDHC memory card.
Image Compression: JPEG, RAW (Canon .CR2)
File Size: JPEG/Large (4272 x 2848): approx. 4.3MB (Fine), approx. 2.2MB
(Normal); JPEG/Medium (3088 x 2056): approx. 2.5MB (Fine), approx.
1.3MB (Normal); JPEG/Small (2256 x 1504): approx. 1.6MB (Fine), 0.8MB
(Normal); RAW (4272 x 2848): approx. 15.3MB Exact file sizes depend on
the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
File Numbering: (1) Continuous numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset
(the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created
automatically)
Color Space: Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Picture Style: Six preset Picture Style settings plus three user-defined
custom Picture Style settings with individual adjustments for Sharpness,
Contrast, Color saturation, Color tone, Filter effect, Toning effect for black &
white images
Automatic Image Brightness Correction: Set by default in Basic Zone modes.
In Creative Zone modes, settable with C.Fn-06 (Auto Lighting Optimizer)
Highlight Tone Priority: Enabled (C. Fn-05)
Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output
WHITE BALANCE
Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White
Fluorescent Light, Flash, Manual (Custom white balance of white or neutral
gray object)
Auto White Balance: Auto white balance, taken from the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation: White balance bracketing: up to +/– 3
levels in 1-step increments;
White balance correction: blue/amber bias +/– 9 levels, magenta/green
bias +/– 9 levels
AUTOFOCUS
Type: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF points: 9 AF points: Center AF point is cross type with high-precision
horizontal line sensor
AF Working Range: EV –0.5–18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)
Focusing Modes: Autofocus: One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus
AF (automatic switching between One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF);
Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection: Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection
Selected AF Point Display: Superimposed display in viewfinder; also visible
on LCD monitor
AF-assist Beam: Intermittent firing of built-in flash; Effective range: approx.
13.1 ft./4.0m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery
VIEWFINDER
Type: Eye-level SLR pentamirror
Coverage: Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically
Magnification: 0.87x (–1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: Approx. 19mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction: –3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no
mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information: AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure
(shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, spot metering
circle, exposure warning) Flash (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash
exposure compensation, Red-eye correction light), Image (monochrome
shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information)
Depth-of-Field Preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button;
possible in Live View Function
LIVE VIEW FUNCTION
Shooting Modes: (1) Live View shooting, (2) Remote Live View shooting
(with a computer installed EOS Utility)
Focusing: (1) Manual focus; (2) Autofocus: Quick mode: AF using AF sensor,
Live View momentarily cancelled; Live mode: AF directly from CMOS sensor
Metering Modes: Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Grid Display: Provided
Exposure Display: Simulated exposure displayed in real-time
Frame Rate: 30 fps (22 fps in magnified mode)
PLAYBACK
Image Display Format: Single image, 9-image index, Jump (1/10/100 images or
shooting date), Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x enabled in 15 steps),
Histogram, Auto rotate, Rotate
Highlight Alert: Provided (overexposed highlight areas blink)
IMAGE PROTECTION AND ERASE
Protection: Single image or all images in the memory card can be protected
or cancel the image protection
Erase: Single image, select images, all images in a SD/SDHC card or unprotected images
Direct Printing from the Camera: Enabled with the Print/Share button
Compatible Printers: CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo
Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-200PCU)
MENUS
Menu Categories: (1) Shooting (2) Playback (3) Setup (4) Custom function/My Menu
LCD Monitor Languages: 20 languages provided (English, German, French,
Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish,
Greek, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Simplified/Traditional Chinese,
Korean, Japanese)
POWER SOURCE
SHUTTER
Type: Focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 60 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release; shutter lag-time
approx. 0.1 sec.
Self-Timer: 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay, continuous shooting
Remote Control: Remote Switch RS-60E3
BUILT-IN FLASH
Type: Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror
Guide Number: 43 ft./13m (ISO 100)
Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator: Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage: 17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)
Flash Metering System: E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/–2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments
EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series
Speedlites
LCD MONITOR
Type: TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size: 3.0 in. diagonal with a viewing angle of approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
Pixels: Approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage: Approx. 100%
Brightness Control: 7 levels provided
Battery: One dedicated Battery Pack LP-E5
Number of Shots:
Configuration
LP-E5
Normal Temperature (73°F/23°C)
Low Temperature (32°F/0°C)
No Flash Used
Approx. 600
Approx. 500
50% with Flash
Approx. 500
Approx. 400
The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fullycharged Battery Pack LP-E5 is used.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT (Body Only)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
Weight: 16.8 oz./475g
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
Operating Temperature Range: 32–104°F/0–40°C
Operating Humidity Range: 85% or less
• All the specifications above are based on Canon's Standard Test Method.
• The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.
All images simulated.
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