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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Battery Included

Your Canon EOS Rebel XSi is a sophisticated hunk of machinery and electronics, but it needs a charged battery to function, so rejuvenating the LP-E5 lithium-ion battery pack furnished with the camera should be your first step. A fully charged power source should be good for approximately 600 shots under normal temperature conditions, based on standard tests defined by the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) document DC-002. If half your pictures use the built-in flash, you can expect about 500 shots before it’s time for a recharge. While those figures sound like a lot of shooting, things like picture review, playing with menus, and using the image stabilization features of your lens can use up more power than you might ...

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