Canon Rebel XS (with 18-55mm lens, Black) comparison

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Canon Rebel XS (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Canon Rebel XS (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Canon EOS Rebel T3 (with 18-55mm IS II lens)

Canon EOS Rebel T3 (with 18-55mm IS II lens)
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Canon EOS Rebel XSi (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Canon EOS Rebel XSi (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i (with 18-55mm IS II Lens)

Canon EOS Rebel T3i (with 18-55mm IS II Lens)
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Nikon D3100 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D3100 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Price $688 at 1 store $299 to $449 at 3 stores $599 at 1 store $529 to $925 at 8 stores $374 to $426 at 3 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 42 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 4.0 stars out of 45 reviews 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews 4.0 stars out of 26 reviews
Release date August 04, 2008 April 01, 2011 April 27, 2008 March 07, 2011 September 01, 2010
The Bottom Line The Canon EOS Rebel XS is a good entry-level dSLR, but only its photo quality stands out among the competition. Though it's a perfectly fine entry-level camera, there are better options for the money than the Canon EOS Rebel T3. It doesn't stand out for its feature set or design, but the Canon EOS Rebel XSi delivers on performance and photo quality. For the money, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a great choice for dSLR videographers--though the cheaper T2i can still suffice if you don't need the articulated LCD--and it's a solid choice for creative still shooters. But though the image quality and general shooting performance are top-notch, if you're upgrading to capture sports, kids, or pets, the T3i may not be able to keep up. A very good entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3100 delivers excellent photo quality in a body that's streamlined for experienced photographers, but relatively unintimidating for the less advanced. Its only weakness is performance; though solid, it nevertheless lags behind the competition.

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Flash Memory None
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Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 5 in x 2.4 in x 3.9 in
5.1 in x 3.1 in x 3.9 in
5.1 in x 2.4 in x 3.9 in
5.2 in x 3.1 in x 3.9 in
4.9 in x 3 in x 3.8 in
Lens System 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 Canon EF-S
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 Canon EF-S
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto (100-800)
ISO 400
ISO auto (100-6400)
ISO 100-6400
ISO 100-1600
ISO auto (100-800)
ISO auto (100-6400)
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 100-3200
ISO auto
Video capture Info unavailable MOV - 1280 x 720 -
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Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
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Weight 15.9 oz
17.5 oz
16.8 oz
18.2 oz
16 oz
Product Type Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
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