Pros Excellent image quality, great new features
Cons Problems with continuous shooting
Summary I've had it for a few days now, and have been very pleased with the purchase thus far. I prefer the ergonomics of it vs the 40D, and find it to be a big improvement over the XT. I don't agree with the move to SD cards, and I'm pretty sure that my problems with the rapidfire mode are because my card is too slow. I'm certainly not experiencing 3.5 shots/second. For me that's a minor problem though. Great camera.
Pros Great picture quality
Liking the uptick in megapixel
Cons Really good camera for the money but had just hoped for a bit more
Summary Great camera for beginner to novice at a great price point. You can jump right in and learn to use a SLR and reuse the lenses when you move up (assuming you stay ith Canon).
Pros Flexibility. A nice camera for those entering into the DSLR camera market.
Cons Nothing right off the top of my head.
Summary I really like the Canon Rebel XSi. It is a very good camera for those (like me) are entering the DSLR market. Easy to work and the camera has a nice solid feel to it. Not too heavy and not cheap feeling. There are a whole lot of upgrades and lenses that go with a Canon camera. Which is nice for someone, like me, who is looking to grow in the future.
Pros Intuitive software, great pics on auto, lots of room to play with programming
Cons kit lens is OK...
still some learning to do with the various programs
Summary The camera is lighter and faster than the competition. The IS lenses are indeed that good and worth the money. I do basic medical photography and this camera has all the neccessary whistles and bells....the viewing screen is much better than the older XT cameras.