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Yeah I was looking at that one too but I think its a little more than I want to spend. And the XS is on sale right now.
The XS is a very good DSLR. If you can get it for a good price go for it, but also don't rule out the XTi. Although it's older, it's nearly the same camera and can be had for relatively cheap.

Here's a very detailed comparison between the XSi, XS and XTi:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1000d/page2.asp

The biggest advantage I see in an XS is the kits - they come with the newer and much better 18-55mm IS lens, whereas the XTi has the older, less sharp, non IS version.
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I just picked up the XS, with the 18-55 kit lens, the 75-300 lens, UV filter, extra battery, bag and 4gb card for under 700.
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I just picked up the XS, with the 18-55 kit lens, the 75-300 lens, UV filter, extra battery, bag and 4gb card for under 700.
That's a fair deal. Enjoy it! You can shoot at 800 or 1600 ISO on that camera with confidence.
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Now I just need to learn how to use everything
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believe me, you not learn how to use everything
way back when i was a complete and utter n00b i used to think i new everything, im always learning new facets and abilities that my camera has and new ways to use certain features.

you will have a blast, they are a ton of fun to play with when you get your first SLR.
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Now I just need to learn how to use everything
Well, the first thing I would do is set a user defined picture style, which can be found in the menu. The default picture styles all have the sharpness set really, really low (like at 2 out of 7). I like to max the sharpness on mine.
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Gonna have to add the Nikon CoolPix S51 with the FZ8. Looks like it is going to stick around for a little while. Not too bad of a point and shoot, I just wish it had a little better auto focus/display.
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Me again... sorry
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Great picture, I was hoping to get a nice one of the moon last night (or the night before) but couldn't see it.
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I do love it

it drains the batteries fast though


I have that same camera and use Energizer Lithium batteries. They last quite a while for me. Did you turn off the start up image and other power sucking features?

I've only had it a few months and because of all the photogs here, am thinking about buying a "real" camera now.
    
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