Very Good Reviews of the Canon EOS Rebel XSi (aka EOS 450D/Kiss X2 Digital)
I just read the review posted on popphoto.com for the Canon EOS Rebel XSi (aka EOS 450D/Kiss X2 Digital). The review gives a good overview with some testing results that I found very interesting. The writer also describes how the camera differs in a few ways from past Rebels, as well as the Canon EOS-40D. The camera’s new 12.2 megapixel sensor and dust reduction sensor look very interesting as well. I had a chance to play with one at a camera store a few weeks ago and really like the 3-inch display and overall feel of the camera.
Another site that I often consult for reviews, imaging-resource.com, also has a very good review of the camera. Their review also has many downloadable sample images photographed with the camera, as well as a nice overview of the camera controls.
I came across another site, www.the-digital-picture.com, which has another very good review of the Rebel XSi. I especially like the site’s collection of “hover-able” image tests (that must have taken a while to compile). I also like how the author lists the estimated shutter life of a number of DSLR’s. According to the author, Canon has not published the estimated shutter life of the Rebel XSi.
Last but not least, dpreview.com, another site I often consult for camera reviews, has a very good overview of the Rebel XSi, as well as a number of “real world” test images. You can view their gallery of Canon Rebel XSi images here.