"Terrific first dSLR camera"5.0 starson by plogue87
Pros: Photo quality, battery life, quick autofocus, light body, versatiile, self'cleaning sensor.
Cons: Shoulder strap can come undone easily on its own.
Summary: This is my first dSLR so I´m by no means an expert on the subject. I purchased this camera as a transition to taking better photos and learning more about photography. I´ve really been enjoying using it and would recommend it to anyone considering taking a step up in digital photography. Do a feature comparison between other similar products and you´ll see why the Xsi comes out on top for an entry level dSLR. Photo quality is excellent with the new image processing chip in this camera, however it also depends on the lens that you´re using. The packaged 18-55mm lens is a great start, but I would recommend adding a telephoto lens as well. The only issue I´ve had with the camera is the shoulder strap, which came undone on its own while I was carrying the camera, I caught it before it hit the ground, but I´ve since put some stiches though the two ends of the straps to ensure that it doesn´t happen again.