"Awesome DSLR for beginners and professionals"5.0 starson by danielkwood
Pros: Live View 3 inch screen, image stabilizer lens, automatic and scene modes as well as full manual controls, fast performance, excellent photo quality, good exposure controls and manual exposure BULB setting, easy to use for an SLR, 12MP, good battery.
Cons: There are no real cons or complaints other than I wish I was able to save my own multiple personalized settings profiles (eg. specific favorite settings for night photography that I can save and come back to later) but that's not a big deal.
Summary: The Rebel XSi (EOS 450D) is a great DSLR camera, perfect for beginners and pros. The image quality is excellent and boasts great performance. I love the large 3 inch screen and it is great that it has Live View, although I don't use that feature much. I like that the camera is easy to get into as a beginner and you can gradually get deeper into the settings and manual adjustments. There are the auto and scene mode options, as well as the full manual controls. The My Menu feature is also handy. The camera is comfortable to hold and overall a nice purchase.