"Excellent Camera & Kit Lens"5.0 starson by JohnUSA
Pros: Picture Quality
Cons: None that I found
Summary: Compared to the Rebel XT and XTi, this new XSi with the new 18-55 IS kit lens is superior in every way. The focusing is faster and more accurate. The exposure is right on. I found the spot metering to work well too. Wish the spot area was smaller to be more accurate, but for this price range it is acceptable. The camera has many customizable features that can make your pictures sharper. I am having fun experimenting its many advanced features, and my pictures are superior to the previous models. The new 55-18 IS lens is a fantastic bargain as a kit lens. Grab it, it takes unbelievable sharp pictures. I took a hand-held picture of my dog at 1/8 of a second, and I couldn't believe how sharp it came out. The len's IS feature works great, give you about 3 F stops cushion. I am very impressed with this new camera kit. I highly recommend it for both advanced shutter bugs as well as beginners.