Canon introduces Rebel XS
It should be Canon’s least expensive SLR to date.
This is a pretty interesting development. Canon has announced the release of their latest entry-level camera, the Rebel XS. PC world has the story:
Canon says its least expensive digital SLR camera, the EOS Digital Rebel XS, will replace the current EOS Digital Rebel XTilater this summer. The company bills this model as the little brother of the recently released EOS Digital Rebel XSi–and with good reason.
According to Canon, with the introduction of the Digital Rebel XS, the company is changing its approach to rolling out digital SLR models. Previously, notes Chuck Westfall, technical advisor at Canon USA, when a new model came out, the older model had a price drop and overlapped with the newer model. Following closely on the Digital Rebel XSi, the XS creates a pair of cameras in the entry-level “that share a lot of the same technology,” he adds. “The cameras are otherwise like clones of each other. It’s easier for us to do it that way from a manufacturing and design standpoint.”
The Digital Rebel XS has the same 10.1-megapixel resolution and 2.5-inch display as the Digital Rebel XTi it’s replacing. The new XS will ship with an 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS lens; previously, the XTi came with the version of that lens that lacked image stabilization. The Digital Rebel XS weighs 2.5 ounces lighter than the XTi did, making it Canon’s lightest digital SLR to date.
This could spark a pretty heated battle between Nikon and Canon in the entry-level SLR market which would mean cheaper prices for us all. Awesome.
For the full story check out PC World.