Canon EOS Rebel XSi vs Canon EOS 350D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel XSi and Canon EOS 350D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Canon EOS 350D


These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi were released 2008 and Canon EOS 350D was released 2005. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel XSi Canon 2008
Canon EOS 350D Canon 2005

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 Rebel XSi 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 350D 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)


Canon EOS Rebel XSi has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 350D has 8 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 Rebel XSi 12,2 MP 12166656 4272 2848
Canon EOS 350D 8 MP 7962624 3456 2304

Canon EOS Rebel XSi has a 53 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 350D. 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

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 100-1600
Canon EOS 350D 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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 350D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel XSi can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 350D can shoot up to 2,8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 3,5
Canon EOS 350D 2,8

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Canon EOS Rebel XSi or Canon EOS 350D can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.


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 350D weighs 540 gr (equal to 1,19 lb) which is 3% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XSi and its 524 gr (or 1,16 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 524 gr 1,16 lb
Canon EOS 350D 540 gr 1,19 lb