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The XS has lost some of the XSi's detail touches as well, lacking both a padded thumb rest on the back panel and the XSi's more comfort contoured grip area. You also won't find an IR port on the front of the grip area, as the new model doesn't support a wireless remote.
Styling is a direct carry-over from the XSi, with swooping lines and few hard edges. As before, it's basic and generally inoffensive if you can get past the copious use of plastic all around - though it should also be noted that all of this plastic makes the XS and kit lens weigh in lower than Canon's current ultrazoom, the SX10 IS, with batteries loaded.
I still maintain that some will find the level of fit and finish for what is unquestionably one of the premier entry-level DSLRs on the market unappealing. But if the Rebel's cheesy finish choices don't send you running for a Nikon or an Olympus, there's no reason to write off the XS without some shooting time - there's simply too much that's good here to get hung up on some iffy design decisions.
Ergonomics and Interface
As with the build quality discussion, there's not much to say about the XS's interface that hasn't already been said about the XSi's arrangement. That's because the new camera copies the button layout of its predecessor directly, with a four-way controller and a row of buttons to the right of the screen, a few controls above the display to the left, under-thumb focusing and exposure controls, a top-mounted ISO button, and a multi-function control wheel.
The XS also features a live view mode, allowing the LCD to be used for shot composition. With good color reproduction and only the slightest hint of sluggishness, the LCD is up to the task of on-screen composition as well, performing up to the standards of a high-quality compact camera in live view use. Screen brightness is adjustable across seven levels, easily handling outdoor composition and shot review in all but the brightest situations.
The XS's viewfinder is similarly spaced to the pentamirror units used on both the XSi and the XTi, with 95 percent coverage all around - though its 0.81x magnification puts its higher eyepoint closer to the XTi's spec than the XSi's. If it's a little dark and boxy compared to an advanced amateur DSLR's finder, the XS's prism is better than what we've seen from most of its entry-level competitors.
The XS also gets the Rebel XSi's reworked in-viewfinder information console, which provides a full-time ISO setting display in addition to a focus confirmation indicator, a metering scale with shutter/aperture info, flash mode information when relevant, and a read-out of the number of burst-mode shots remaining. All in all, for an entry-level model especially, the XS's heads-up display is about as good as it gets, providing users with a straightforward arrangement of useful information and a bright image that makes manual focusing and low-light composition less tiresome than with previous generations of the Rebel.
Timings and Shutter Lag
Canon has built its reputation in the DSLR space on several performance pillars, with shooting speed being chief among them. The XSi was fast. The XTi was fast. Hence, given the amount of carry-over at work here, there was no reason to assume that the XS would be anything but quick.