Combining technology from Canon’s previous-generation XTi with some key upgrades from the all-new Rebel XSi, the XS represents Canon’s first purpose-designed true entry-level DSLR. The camera features the XTi’s 10.1 megapixel sensor, a seven-point AF system, and a 2.5-inch LCD with live view technology.
An impressive JPEG burst rate of 3.0 frames per second is limited only by the capacity of your memory card, adding a unique touch to Canon‘s most basic SLR model.
Final US pricing has also been confirmed: the XS, which should be available from retailers next month, will ship with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens for around $699.99.
To learn more about what the new XS brings to the table, take a look at last month’s international product launch announcement.