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Canon Introduces
The Canon Digital Rebel XSi / 450D



 
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens


January 24th, 08

 

 

 


Canon has today introduced the Canon Digital Rebel XSi digital SLR. In some countries
(Europe) the camera will be known as the Canon EOS 450D.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D features a newly developed, extremely low noise APS-C size 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, and enters the Canon lineup as a step up from the successful Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 400D.

Incorporating a number of high-end functions and technology found in Canon’s professional SLR models, the EOS Rebel XSi camera boasts an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor with an advanced Live View function, and Canon's proprietary DIGIC III image processor.

The Canon Digital Rebel XSi will be available in both black and silver finishes, and sold as body only or in kit form with the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilized IS zoom lens.

Canon Canada Inc. has announced an estimated retail price of $879 CAN for the Digital Rebel XSi body only or $999 CAN for the Digital Rebel XSi kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS lens.

  • XSi / 450D Major New Features
  • Price, Press Release and XSi Images
  • Canon Rebel XSi Specifications



  • Canon Digital Rebel XSi / EOS 450D LCD


    Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Major Features


    • Entirely new 12.4 million pixel CMOS sensor offering many of the same new technologies to maximize each pixel’s light gathering efficiency that were first seen with the professional EOS-1D Mark III model.

    • L
    arge, 3-inch LCD monitor, enhanced from the 2.5-inch screen on the Digital Rebel XTi model. The larger 230,000 pixel screen makes it easier for users to review images and scroll through the Rebel XSi camera's menus. The maximum brightness of the EOS Rebel XSi LCD monitor is about 30% greater than its predecessor, which is a benefit when you’re using the camera in bright sunlight.


    Canon Rebel XSi / 450D compared to EOS Rebel XTi / 400D


    The new screen also features a broadened color gamut, seven brightness settings for easy viewing under a variety of shooting conditions and a wide viewing perspective in all directions (170 degree viewing angle)

    • Larger 0.87x viewfinder coverage compared to 0.8x viewfinder coverage on the Canon Rebel XT

    • 14-bit A/D conversion process means the Rebel XSi camera records up to 16,384 colors per channel and allows the camera to produce images with finer and more accurate gradations of tones and colors.

    • Live View allows users to frame shots through the LCD screen rather than the viewfinder. In Live View Function, the EOS Rebel XSi has two AF modes: Quick mode, which uses the camera’s standard 9-point AF system, and Live mode, which is a contrast-based AF system that reads the sharpness of subjects right from the imaging sensor, and can be overridden by pressing the AF mode selection button.


    Quick LiveView Mode:
    Active focus points light up
    when focus is achieved

    Contrast Detect AF LiveView Mode:
    you can move the focus point (green square) around to select the desired focus area


    A familiar feature in PowerShot cameras, Live mode AF uses similar technologies to achieve focus, while Quick mode is more appropriate for capturing action or for shooting in low light. A grid can be displayed on the display in Live View, as well as a histogram

    • Fastest firing Rebel model to date, capable of continuously capturing 3.5 frames per second for bursts of up to 53 images in large/fine JPEG mode and 6 frames in RAW mode.

    • Newly developed 9-area AF sensor that improves the camera's subject detection capabilities compared to earlier models.

    The new Rebel XSi DSLR provides a cross-type AF measurement at the center that's effective with all EF and EF-S lenses, while providing enhanced precision with lenses having maximum apertures of f/2.8 or faster.

    The cross-type AF measurement reads a wider variety of subject matter than conventional single-axis AF sensors and thus increases the new camera's ability to autofocus quickly and accurately.

    • New button for setting ISO sensitivity now located on the top of the Canon Digital Rebel XSi. The camera also features enhanced ergonomics compared to the Rebel XTi, with an extended finger groove around the shutter release, a wider grip and larger buttons on the back of the camera.


    Canon Rebel XTi versus Canon XSi

       
       

    • The Canon EOS Rebel XSi also incorporates the optional Highlight Tone Priority and High-ISO Noise Reduction functions first introduced in 2007 with the EOS-1D Mark III Professional Digital SLR and now available for the first time in an entry level Canon digital SLR camera.

    Additionally, the EOS XSi is equipped with Canon's Auto Lighting Optimizer technology, which corrects image brightness and contrast automatically. Introduced last year in the higher end Canon EOS 40D camera, this valuable optional feature now works in all exposure modes and utilizes Face Detection technology to prevent underexposure with backlit faces.

    • The EOS Rebel XSi’s 35-zone evaluative metering system with improved white balance analyzes light based on each zone in the viewing area, enabling the camera to choose the overall best exposure for the entire scene.

    It now features a spot meter, which reads a tiny area (about 4%) of the picture for extremely precise metering.

    It also provides Center-weighted average metering and partial metering for accurate exposure no matter the situation

    • Enhanced Menu System with four selectable colour display options and new "My Menu" mode (same as EOS 40D)

    • Display-Off sensor that automatically turns the LCD monitor off whenever the camera is at the photographer’s eye.

    • Larger 3.0-inch LCD monitor on the EOS XSi / 450D compared to the 2.5-inch LCD display on the Canon Digital Rebel XTi / 400D allows for larger menu displays and fonts for easier reading

    • New Continuous Shooting Self Timer Mode

    • Viewfinder blackout time reduced from about 170 milliseconds to 130 milliseconds (compared to Digital Rebel XTi)

    • The EOS Rebel XSi camera utilizes SD and SDHC memory cards including those with capacities higher than 2GB. Additionally, the EOS Rebel XSi camera utilizes Canon's new high-capacity LP-E5 lithium ion battery pack, which provides 50% more exposures per charge than earlier models with virtually no increase in size or weight.

    • New Optional Canon Vertical Release Battery Grip BG-E5

    Can use two of the Canon Rebel XSi's new Canon LP-E5 batteries or 6 AA batteries.

    The BG-E5 features a vertical shutter release button, a main control dial and separate buttons for selecting AF points, Exposure Compenstion and AE/FE lock

    Provides for a more comfortable hold.

     


    • EOS Integrated Cleaning System: The Rebel XSi / 450D Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit shakes dust particles off of the low-pass filter in front of the sensor. The dust is then trapped by an adhesive along the base, preventing it from causing further nuisance. Cleaning is engaged each time the camera is powered up or shut down or manually through the "clean now" function.

    The second part of the cleaning system involves post processing with a compatible personal computer and the supplied Canon Digital Photo Professional software. Here the camera maps any spots that may remain on the sensor, saving it as Dust Delete Data and subsequently subtracting dust spots from the final image during post processing. A third option includes a manual sensor cleaning function which raises the mirror and allows users to clean dust that may have stuck to the low-pass filter.


    In the box

  • Canon Rebel XSi / 450D Body (Black or Silver)

  • Eyecup Ef

  • Wide Strap EW-100DBIII

  • Video Cable VC-100

  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U

  • Battery Pack LP-E5

  • Battery Charger LC-E5

  • EOS Digital Solution Disk and Instruction Manuals

    Related Products:


  • Canon Rebel T1i / EOS 500D Digital SLR
    Canon EOS Rebel XS / EOS 1000D Digital SLR
    Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera Kit


    Canon Digital Rebel XSi / EOS 450D SLR Camera Specifications

    Effective Pixels

    Approx. 12.2M

    Low-Pass Filter

    Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

    Colour Filter Type

    Primary Colour

    Image Processor

    DIGIC III

    Lens Mount

    EF/EF-S 1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted

    AF System / Points

    9 AF points (Cross type f/2.8 at centre)

    AF Working Range

    EV -0.5 -18 (at 23C & ISO100)

    AF Modes

    AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo

    AF Point selection

    Automatic selection, Manual selection

    Selected AF Point Display

    Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor

    Predictive AF

    Yes

    AF Lock

    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode

    AF Assist Beam

    Intermittent firing of built-in flash

    Manual Focus

    Selected on lens

    LCD Monitor

    3.0-inch TFT, approx. 230,000 dots
    Live View Mode with selectable grid.
    Phase Detection and Contrast Detection LiveView Mode. LCD brightness adjustable to one of seven levels.

    LCD Coverage

    Approx. 100%

    Metering Modes

    TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points) (2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder) (3) Spot metering at center (approx. 4% of viewfinder) (4) Center weighted average metering

    Metering Range

    EV 1-20 (at 23C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

    AE Lock

    Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
    Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes

    Exposure Compensation

    +/- 3 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

    Auto Exposure Bracketing

    +/- 3 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

    ISO Speed Equivalent

    AUTO (100-800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (in 1/3-stop increments)
    ISO 200-1600 in Highlight Tone Priority (C.Fn II -3)

    Shutter Speed

    30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

    White Balance (WB) Settings

    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom. White balance compensation:
    1. Blue/Amber +/-9
    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9

    WB Bracketing

    +/-3 levels in single level increments
    3 bracketed images per shutter release.
    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

    Colour Space

    Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.

    Viewfinder

    Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)

    Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

    Approx. 95%

    Magnification

    Approx. 0.87x

    Eyepoint

    Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)

    Viewfinder Information

    AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light), white balance correction, SD card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst

    Depth of Field Preview

    Yes

    Flash Modes

    Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction

    HotShoe / PC terminal

    Yes/ No

    X-sync speed

    1/200sec

    Flash Exposure Compensation

    +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

    Built-in Flash Range

    Coverage up to 17mm focal length (27mm equivalent)

    Guide Number (ISO 100, metres)

    13

    External Flash

    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

    Shooting Modes

    Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP

    Photo Effects

    Monochrome (selected from the "Picture Style" menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.

    Drive Modes

    Single/Continuous
    Continuous Shooting

    Max. Approx. 3.5fps. (speed maintained for up to 53 images (JPEG), 6 images (RAW))

    Image Size

    (LF) 4272x2848, (LN) 4272x2848, (MF) 3088x2056, (MN) 3088x2056, (SF) 2256x1504, (SN) 2256x1504, (RAW) 4272x2848

    Compression

    Fine, Normal, RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)

    Still Image Format

    JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

    RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording

    Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)

    Processing Parameters

    6 Preset 'Picture Styles' with 3 User defined settings

    Canon Printers Direct Printers

    Canon Selphy Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

    PictBridge

    Yes

    Custom Functions

    13 Custom Functions with 34 settings

    Water / Dust Resistance

    No

    Intelligent Orientation Sensor

    Yes

    Histogram

    Brightness: Yes
    RGB: Yes

    Self Timer

    Approx. 2 or 10 sec.

    Menu Categories

    (1) Shooting menu (2) Playback menu (3) Setup menu (4) My Menu

    Menu Languages

    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech

    Firmware Update

    Update possible by the user.

    Computer Interface

    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)

    Video output

    (PAL/ NTSC)

    Memory Card Type

    SD card, SDHC card

    Software

    ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture) Digital Photo Professional (RAW Image Processing)

    Batteries

    1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E5

    Battery Life

    Approx. 500 (at 23C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

    Batter Check

    Automatic

    Power Saving

    Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.

    AC Adapter

    Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5

    General Accesssories

    Eyecup Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C, Semi-Hard Case EH18-L

    Lenses

    All EF and EF-S lenses

    Flash

    Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)

    Battery Grip

    BG-E5 Grip: Can use 6 AA batteries or two LP-E5 batteries

    Remote Controller / Switch

    Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5

    Power Supply & Battery Chargers

    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5, Battery charger LC-E5E, Car Battery charger CBC-E5, Battery Pack LP-E5

    Body Materials

    Stainless Steel/Plastic

    Operating Environment

    0 40 C, 85% or less humidity

    Dimensions

    128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm

    Weight (body only)

    Approx. 475g



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    Canon Digital Rebel XSi / 450D Press Release

    Canon ‘beefs up’ the new Rebel with optically image stabilized lens kit and ‘pro’ features


    Press release:
    MISSISSAUGA, ON, January 23, 2008 – Canon Canada Inc.’s EOS Rebel series of digital single lens reflex cameras – the cameras that defined and refined what it means to be an “entry level” digital SLR – have now redefined the gateway prowess and “pro-ness” of the DSLR category with the introduction of the line’s new leader, the 12.2-megapixel EOS Rebel XSi camera.

    Incorporating a number of high-end functions and technology found in Canon’s professional SLR models, the EOS Rebel XSi camera boasts an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, an advanced Live View function, and the proprietary DIGIC III image processor.

    When paired with any of the more than 60 compatible Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including optically image stabilized EF-S lenses like the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS – now included in the EOS Rebel XSi kit – or the new EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, the EOS Rebel XSi DSLR delivers images that will delight and inspire family and friends at an entry level price tag.

    “This new EOS Rebel XSi camera is the answer for those who have been waiting to make the leap from digital point-and-shoot to digital SLR or from an older SLR to the latest generation of advanced technology, while still including the creative controls their old camera afforded them,” said Ian Macfarlane, Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    Luxury Feel and Function

    At first glance, one notices the Rebel XSi’s large, 3-inch LCD monitor, enhanced from the 2.5-inch screen on the Digital Rebel XTi model. The larger 230,000 pixel screen makes it easier for users to review images and scroll through the Rebel XSi camera’s menus. The larger-sized display provides the ability to use a larger font size for menu text, making it easier than ever to read settings and options. The new screen also features a broadened colour gamut, seven brightness settings for easy viewing under a variety of shooting conditions and a wide viewing perspective in all directions.

    The EOS Rebel XSi camera features a substantial yet streamlined profile, with curved edges, contoured surfaces, conveniently placed controls and comfortably constructed rubber grip and thumb rest that all contribute to fatigue-reducing hand fit. The camera body is constructed of a rugged yet lightweight combination of stainless steel and polycarbonate embedded with glass fibre. The chassis exterior is enrobed in a durable ABS and Polycarbonate resin and offered in a choice of silver or black finishes.


    Improved Image Quality


    At the heart of the new EOS Rebel XSi is its newly designed 12.2 megapixel APS-C size Canon CMOS sensor. This new sensor employs large microlenses over each pixel to reduce noise and enhance sensitivity up to ISO 1600, which is ideal for high-quality images in low light. The APS-C size sensor retains a 1.6x focal length conversion factor compared to full-frame digital image sensors or 35mm film format cameras.

    Another image quality enhancement is the upgrade of the Analog-to-Digital (A/D) conversion process to a 14-bit A/D processor. The inclusion of the 14-bit A/D process means the Rebel XSi camera records up to 16,384 colours per channel and allows the camera to produce images with finer and more accurate gradations of tones and colours. This is ideal for shooting outdoors where subtle hue changes in sky, water or foliage can really add to an image.

    The Canon EOS Rebel XSi DSLR also incorporates the optional Highlight Tone Priority and High-ISO Noise Reduction functions first introduced in 2007 with the EOS-1D Mark III Professional Digital SLR and now available for the first time in an entry level Canon digital SLR camera. Additionally, the new camera is equipped with Canon’s Auto Lighting Optimizer technology, which corrects image brightness and contrast automatically. Introduced last year in the EOS 40D camera, this valuable optional feature now works in all exposure modes and utilizes Face Detection technology to prevent underexposure with backlit faces.

    DIGIC III Image Processor

    If the 12.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor is the heart of the camera, then Canon’s DIGIC III processor is the brain. The latest generation of Canon's proprietary image processing engine, DIGIC III technology ensures that the fine details and natural colours of the images are optimally recorded. The DIGIC III processor also manages the camera’s efficient energy consumption and high-speed signal processing performance. The EOS Rebel XSi is the first model in the Rebel series to incorporate DIGIC III.

    Enhanced Live View

    Introduced in 2007 on the EOS-1D Mark III DSLR, this function makes its debut in an entry level Canon DSLR with the EOS Rebel XSi camera. Live View allows users to frame shots through the LCD screen rather than the viewfinder. Going beyond the manual focus and phase-detection AF capabilities of earlier EOS models with Live View, the EOS Rebel XSi camera adds a new “Live Mode” contrast-detection AF function that allows the camera to focus automatically during Live View without lowering the reflex mirror.

    Improved Autofocus and Framing Rate

    The EOS Rebel XSi Digital SLR utilizes a precise nine-point Autofocus (AF) system featuring a newly developed AF sensor that improves the camera’s subject detection capabilities compared to earlier models. The new Rebel XSi DSLR provides a cross-type AF measurement at the center that’s effective with all EF and EF-S lenses, while providing enhanced precision with lenses having maximum apertures of f/2.8 or faster.

    The cross-type AF measurement reads a wider variety of subject matter than conventional single-axis AF sensors and thus increases the new camera’s ability to autofocus quickly and accurately. The EOS Rebel XSi is also the fastest firing Rebel model to date, capable of continuously capturing 3.5 frames per second for bursts of up to 45 images in large/fine JPEG mode and 6 frames in RAW mode. The faster frame rates and finer focusing capabilities of the Rebel XSi together with its impressive image burst rate will help photo enthusiasts preserve family milestones or capture split second sports action at just the right moment.

    EOS Integrated Cleaning System

    The new Rebel XSi DSLR utilizes Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning system, first introduced on the EOS Rebel XTi camera.

    The camera's Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit shakes dust particles off of the low-pass filter in front of the sensor. The dust is then trapped by an adhesive along the base, preventing it from causing further nuisance.

    Cleaning is engaged each time the camera is powered up or shut down or manually through the "clean now" function.
     

    The second part of the cleaning system involves post processing with a compatible personal computer and the supplied Digital Photo Professional software.

    Here the camera maps any spots that may remain on the sensor, saving it as Dust Delete Data and subsequently subtracting dust spots from the final image during post processing. A third option includes a manual sensor cleaning function which raises the mirror and allows users to clean dust that may have stuck to the low-pass filter.

    Back to the Basics

    In keeping with its EOS system heritage, the new Canon EOS Rebel XSi camera is equipped with a host of useful creative controls, including shutter speeds ranging from 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. plus Bulb, a choice of four metering patterns including 4% spot metering (another first for the Rebel series), a wide range of exposure modes from fully automatic to fully manual, depth of field preview, mirror lock and much more. The new camera is fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses, as well as EX-series Speedlites, an optional Battery Grip, and remote control and viewfinder accessories.

    A departure from previous EOS Digital Rebel models, which accommodated CF type memory cards, the new EOS Rebel XSi camera utilizes SD and SDHC memory cards including those with capacities higher than 2GB, making it the perfect upgrade for users already equipped with SD cards from point-and-shoot model cameras.

    Additionally, the EOS Rebel XSi camera utilizes Canon’s new high-capacity LP-E5 lithium ion battery pack, which provides 50% more exposures per charge than earlier models

    Expected to ship in April 2008 the Canon Rebel XSi camera is available in body-only configuration which includes a rechargeable battery pack and charger, USB and video cables, a neckstrap, an EOS Solutions Disk CD, and a 1-year Canon Canada Inc. limited warranty.

    The Canon Rebel XSi will also be available in a lens kit version which includes everything in the body-only kit plus the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens. The two versions carry estimated retail prices of $879.99 and $999.99, respectively.

    EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilized Lens

    First introduced in August of 2007, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens is Canon’s answer to consumer demand for a high-quality yet affordable optically image stabilized lens and is included as the standard lens in the Rebel XSi kit configuration.

    The lens features the wide-angle to mid-range zoom flexibility of its non-IS predecessor with the significant advantage of Canon’s true optical, lens-shift image stabilization system that yields up to a full four stops of image-shake correction. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-55.6 IS zoom lens sells separately for $249.99*, but when customers purchase the lens kit version of the Rebel XSi the difference in price is only $100* from the price of the body-only kit. Canon is offering the lens kit at this discount so that more customers can enjoy the benefit of a lens based image stabilizer system.

    The higher performance provided by Canon's lens shift IS system (compared with the in-camera body sensor shift type offered in some competitive SLRs) includes the ability to optimize the lens performance for specific shooting situations such as low light, long-zoom or movement while shooting (or virtually any combination of the three). What's more, the photographer can see the optical image stabilization effect in the viewfinder. As the image already appears steady in the viewfinder or on the screen through the Rebel XSi Live View function, better framing and composition is possible allowing the photographer to concentrate on the best shot more comfortably.

    EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens

    Like the standard kit lens, the optional EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS offers users of Canon EOS Digital SLRs with APS-C type CMOS sensors an affordable, lightweight, high-performance lens with tremendous range and flexibility. Given the 1.6x conversion factor inherent in the APS-C sized sensor, the high zoom ratio of this EF-S 55-250mm lens actually achieves the equivalent focal length of 88-400mm (in 35mm format).

    Canon’s true optical, lens shift image stabilizer offers users an equivalent shutter speed that is approximately 4 settings faster, making hand-held lower light or long zoom photos easier to capture without blurring. What’s more, the lens can automatically distinguish between normal shooting and panning shots and select the optimum Image Stabilizer mode for each.

    In stores now, both the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and the EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS zoom lenses are manufactured by Canon specifically for the EOS Rebel XSi , EOS 40D and every other EOS SLR that takes EF-S lenses including earlier Digital Rebel cameras and the EOS 20D, EOS 20Da, and EOS 30D models. Though standard in the EOS Rebel XSi kit, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens is also available as a stand alone purchase and carries an estimated retail price of $249.99. The optional EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens is available at an estimated retail price of $349.99.



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