"canon ROCKS !"on by katie_44
Pros great features + perfect for begginer SLR users & proffessionals + affordable
Cons waaay underrated
Pros Quick focus, great color, Love the IS
Cons Cheap plastic body. Hope I never drop it..
Summary After I purchased this camera, I sold my Sony A350, DSC-F717, and my Rebel XTI .
It's a great camera Buy one... You will love it..
Pros Great Images
Cons None for a beginner like me
Summary I would highly reccomend this camera mostly because of the great pictures it takes. CNET has rated this as a 7.8 on a 1-10 scale, but they gave the XTI a 7.8 rating also while the XSI's video review seemed to say that it was better than the XTI. So it appears to me that they should have rated it higher than a 7.8. Anyway, I believe I have a great camera, and I don't think you can go wrong with Canon.
"Nice first dSLR!"on by 4honor
Pros Easy to use, awesome image quality, light, and more!
Cons I am now $900 poorer
Summary This is my first dSLR, but I have used P&S cameras before. I really like it, just take a bit of learning about proper exposure, and most of my pictures come out really good!
"AMAZING camera."on by hilobude123
Pros Everything! Love this camera and want to carry it everywhere.
Cons The body seems a little flimsy.
Summary I carried this camera around for six hours today, taking photos for a school event (It isn't the first time I have used it though). The Canon Rebel XSi is quiet and subtle in a classroom and doesn't disturb anyone but whoever is immediately next to you. I get all the shots I needed plus some extras when I got bored (;
It's a great dSLR, especially for a beginner. Although when transitioning from a point-and-shoot, it may be a little tedious to not be able to use the screen and have to look through the viewfinder to get that one of a kind shot.
Overall I love this camera and am planning on getting my own. It's a great camera and a reasonable price.