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Canon EOS Rebel XS

Canon EOS Rebel XS
alaScore 85

159 reviews

Oct, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS Rebel XS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS SLR


With the lightest body of any digital EOS camera, the Rebel XS incorporates a range of technologies used in Canon's professional EOS-1 series cameras, including the DIGIC III image processor, and Live View mode. For straight-from-the-box shooting, this...

The 10.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor features larger pixels for smooth, low-noise images. This offers sufficient resolution to produce prints in sizes up to A4, even when cropping your image. To protect images against the effects of sensor dust, the...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Canon Rebel XS review: Canon Rebel XS


Canon Rebel XS

Excellent photo quality for its class; solid performance.

Maximum ISO of 1,600; no spot meter; annoying, in-viewfinder, focus-point display.

The Canon EOS Rebel XS is a good entry-level dSLR, but only its photo quality stands out among the competition.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Canon EOS Rebel XS


The differences are pretty clear between the two cameras. Buying the Rebel XSi gets you "bigger and better" in most (but not all) areas. The thing is, it doesn't cost you much to get those things. For $70 more you can get the Rebel XSi, which makes...

Very good photo quality, with minimal noise ; Compact body by D-SLR standards (though it's not for everyone) ; Good kit lens, with image stabilization ; Dust reduction system ; Fast performance in most respects ; Live view with contrast detect AF,...

Rebel XSi only costs a little more ; Small, slippery right hand grip ; Very slow contrast detect AF in live view mode; nearly useless in low light ; Live view not available in all shooting modes ; LCD and optical viewfinder both on the small side ;...

All things considered, the Canon EOS Rebel XS is a competent entry-level D-SLR that takes great pictures, and quickly. It's biggest competitor may very well be the Rebel XSi, priced just $70 higher. Thus, it's worth going through the table at the...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (

Canon EOS Rebel XS


The Canon EOS Rebel XS has been announced in the USA, following the launch in other markets as the EOS 1000D on June 10. In the United States, the camera will be available in a choice of black or silver but … Continue reading →

Though standard in the EOS Rebel XS 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 $199.99.

Jul, 2008

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS


Canon have released details on the new Digital Rebel XS, which is something of a "baby brother" to the XSi. Lower pixel count, fewer features - but a lower price too!

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great camera


i would recommend it!

as soon as I've seen few well done pics, I knew I lost a lot of time and cash on those point and shoot camera along the years ; Especially if you do family pics, or business related - it is a much better choice for long term

if you don't know enough of how to play with this camera, too many features would be unused, but this would be user's issue, not camera's

Jul, 2012

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Canon dslr-love it


I was looking at three different models and went with this one for a: the price, b: it's my first venture into the dslr family and thought this would be the easiest model to learn how to use. It takes wonderful picutres and is so easy to use. I also...

Jan, 2010

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1st. Dslr Camera


After using point & shoot advanced cameras. The Canon Rebel XS camera captures exceptional photographs without the digital noise, associated with the advanced cameras. The price & delivery from Dell as always, are outstanding.

Jan, 2010

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Kit len only drawback


The kit lens offered by Dell is not an IS (image stabilized) lens such as is pictured in the image. If image stabilization is important to you this camera from Dell is not for you. The newer IS lens is being offered by Canon itself as well as other...

Dec, 2009

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Great Camera for begginers


I am new in digital photography. I compared many SLR and found this good for begginers. Really this is good to start. It has great features. I love my camera. Lowlight performance is also good. Easy to handle, light weight. Auto Focus is amazing. 18-55...

Dec, 2009

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