These are interesting times for folks looking to expand beyond their point-and-shoot digital cameras.
Canon has just introduced a new entry-level digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) – EOS Rebel XS.
Highlights of the Canon EOS Rebel XS:
* 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
* Optical Image Stabilized kit lens. EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens
* Live View
* 7-point wide-area autofocus (AF) sensor
* 3.0 frames per second continuous JPEG burst rate
* Auto Lighting Optimizer
* Price – $699.99 (including lens)
* Weight – 450 grams
This is what Canon has to say about the new DSLR camera:
Ideal for a wide range of photographers from first-time digital SLR users to veteran photo enthusiasts, the new Canon EOS Rebel XS camera was designed to embody what customers have come to expect from the EOS Rebel series â€” a fast, non-intimidating, lightweight, easy-to-use camera that produces excellent images and starts emerging photographers off on the right foot. Immediately, photographers will take notice of the cameraâ€™s Optical Image Stabilized kit lens for crisp focus, compensating for camera shake from unsteady hands or a moving vehicle.
Nikon, Pentax and Sony also offer attractively priced DSLRsÂ for serious amateurs.