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Should I buy a Canon DSLR Rebel XS or XTi camera?

Asked by sliceswiththings (11718points) May 25th, 2010

I will be buying one of these two cameras. They are the same price, since I can get an XTi used from Craig’s List. I’ve done a bunch of research, and I don’t understand why the XTi is more expensive when bought new. It seems that the XS is a better camera. Does anyone have experience with or insight on either? Thanks!

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arpinum's avatar

XTi is 2 generations behind, and it uses a digic II processor, as opposed to the Digic III in the rebel XS. The XS also comes on the market as an entry level unit, where the XTi was considered midrange. The new midrange camera is the T2i.
The XTi came out in 2006, back when it’s components were still new, by the time the XS came out those components were generations behind and was discounted accordingly.
I’m surprised the XTi is still being sold, it first came out in 2006.

XTi also uses CF cards, XS uses SD.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Thanks! It was used on Craig’s List, they’re not selling it new. Went with the XS.

lilikoi's avatar

T2i has video capability; XS does not.

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