Canon EOS 50D vs Canon EOS Rebel XS

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS Rebel XS. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS Rebel XS

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

These two camera models were both released 2008.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 50D Canon 2008
Canon EOS Rebel XS Canon 2008

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 50D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS Rebel XS 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 50D has a 15,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel XS has 10,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 50D 15,1 MP 15054336 4752 3168
Canon EOS Rebel XS 10,1 MP 10077696 3888 2592

Canon EOS 50D has a 49 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XS. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 50D has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XS. Canon EOS 50D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS Rebel XS has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 50D 100-12800
Canon EOS Rebel XS 100-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 50D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel XS

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 50D can shoot up to 6,3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel XS can shoot up to 1,5-3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 50D 6,3
Canon EOS Rebel XS 1,5-3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

Though, neither Canon EOS 50D or Canon EOS Rebel XS can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 50D weighs 822 gr (equal to 1,81 lb) which is 64% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XS and its 502 gr (or 1,11 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 50D 822 gr 1,81 lb
Canon EOS Rebel XS 502 gr 1,11 lb