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Canon Digital Rebel XT DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens (Black) (OLD MODEL)

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  • 8.0-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • Includes Canon's EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens
  • DIGIC II Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing; captures images at a rate of up to 3 frames per second
  • Fast start-up time--.2 seconds
  • Powered by rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (included, with charger)
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Style: Camera w/ Lens (Black)
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2.5 x 3.7 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0007QKN22
  • Item model number: 0209B001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (595 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #892 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 17, 2005

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Style: Camera w/ Lens (Black)

From the Manufacturer

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera now has a new, faster, even smaller big brother. Sibling rivalries aside, the 8.0-megapixel Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR adds resolution, speed, extra creative control, and enhanced comfort in the hand to one of the smallest and lightest digital cameras in its class. Even with its advancements in ergonomic design and technology, this easy-to-use EOS digital camera is compatible with all of Canon's EF lenses, including the EF-S lenses.

Rebel Without a Choice No More
The EOS Digital Rebel XT camera takes its place alongside the original 6.3-megapixel EOS Digital Rebel camera that first placed an affordable, high-resolution digital SLR into the hands of Canon consumers. The EOS Digital Rebel XT model is offered in two kit configurations: with Canon's high-quality EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-f5.6 zoom lens (in matte black and in brushed silver) and as a body only (in matte black and in brushed silver).

The Canon Digital Rebel XT's image sensor
The Rebel XT's image sensor has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, creating an effective angle of view that is 1.6 times the normal EF lens's focal length.
While many of the feature advancements and innovations on the new EOS Digital Rebel XT digital camera are inherited from Canon's EOS 20D "prosumer" SLR, the two cameras' most striking technological similarities are their use of Canon's newly developed large-single-plate, high-sensitivity, high-resolution color CMOS imaging sensor technology. While the size of the APS-C CMOS sensor on the EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR is fractionally smaller than the APS-C CMOS sensor on the EOS 20D camera (22.2 x 14.8 millimeters versus 22.5 x 15.0 millimeters, respectively) accounting in part for the cameras' 8.0- vs. 8.2-megapixel resolution rating, individual pixel dimensions are identical, and they both provide the same effective angle of view, equivalent to 1.6x the normal EF lens focal length.

There are, of course, some very real differences between the EOS Digital Rebel XT digital camera and the more advanced EOS 20D. While the 20D SLR includes performance features such as faster continuous shooting speed (5 frames per second [fps] vs. 3 fps) with larger burst capability (23 frames vs. 14 frames) and custom function settings (18 vs. 9) that more than justify its heftier price tag, this new Rebel XT model was created for those dedicated SLR users who are migrating to digital for the first time and don't wish to give up the flexibility an SLR system offers.

The Canon Digital Rebel XT's seven-point AF
Choose a single point of focus or predictive autofocus, or direct the camera to make the determination using its 7-point AF system.
Autofocus Made Easy
Utilizing the same 7-point autofocus system as the EOS Digital Rebel camera, the new EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR is capable of analyzing where a subject is--even when it is off center--and almost immediately bringing it into focus. It can also analyze subject movement and automatically select locking or tracking AF modes as needed. These features simplify the camera's operation and optimize its performance. The Digital Rebel XT allows users to select locking or tacking AF modes independently, adding a new dimension of creative control.

Finer Photos Faster
The new EOS Digital Rebel XT digital camera can shoot up to 14 consecutive large/fine (8.0-megapixel) JPEGs, five RAW files, or four RAW + large/fine JPEGs at a rate of up to 3 fps. The EOS Digital Rebel camera's smaller buffer permits bursts of only four large/fine (6.3-megapixel) JPEG or RAW frames at a rate of up to 2.5 fps.

While reprising the Digital Rebel SLR's ISO range of 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600, Canon raised the Auto ISO setting on the Digital Rebel XT model to 400 help improve image quality, reduce camera shake, and brighten the scene behind the subject when taking a flash photo. The new Digital Rebel XT camera also offers 12 exposure modes that are user selectable at the turn of a conveniently placed dial. The exposure modes--Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual, and Auto Depth-of-Field AE--take into account virtually all shooting conditions and preferences.

In addition to its lossless compression 8.0-megapixel RAW image file option, the Rebel XT Digital SLR offers users the option of shooting in a range of sizes and quality JPEG settings from large (8.0-megapixel) and medium (4.15-megapixel) to small (2.0-megapixel). Within each resolution option, the user may also select quality settings: large/fine, large/normal, medium/fine, medium/normal, small/fine, and small/normal.

RAW Power
What's more, while the original Digital Rebel camera required dedicated software to extract embedded medium/fine resolution JPEGs from the larger, uncompressed RAW image file, the new Rebel XT model saves RAW and large/fine resolution images as separate files on the CompactFlash card. The user also has the option of selecting RAW (8.0-megapixel) files only, saving valuable space on the CF card. As with the EOS 20D, the Digital Rebel XT camera's RAW files are denoted by the CR2 extension.

Creative Control
Among the new features found on the EOS Digital Rebel XT camera are user-selectable metering and AF modes, flash exposure compensation control, improved E-TTL II evaluative flash metering, and, for the first time in this product category, custom function control. The Digital Rebel XT SLR even offers a monochrome mode for consumers who enjoy the subtleties and shadings that only black-and-white images offer.

The Rebel XT camera incorporates nine of the Custom Functions previously found on the EOS 20D model. Designed to fine-tune camera operation according to personal preferences, the custom functions offer users a set of programming options for the SET button/cross keys, as well as control over long exposure noise reduction, flash sync speed in AV mode, AF start from the shutter button or AE lock button, AF assist beam, mirror lockup, E-TTL II metering patterns, and shutter curtain sync.

All This and DIGIC II
Canon's newest and most powerful SLR imaging engine, DIGIC II, provides high precision and high speed, natural color reproduction including high saturation, bright subjects, improved auto white balance, and increased white balance correction control and white balance bracketing over the original Digital Rebel camera.

The white balance correction control is a digital color filter that works like a light-balancing filter or a color-compensating filter. Both the blue/amber bias and the magenta/green bias can be adjusted to +/- 9 levels. While the blue/amber bias adjustment is standard on the original Digital Rebel model, the Rebel XT camera's additional magenta/green bias adjustment provides increased color compensation from the earlier model.

The Canon Digital Rebel XT's Digic Processor
The XT's DIGIC II image processor ensures natural colors, accurate white balance, and speedy write times.
The Rebel XT SLR's white balance bracketing mode enables the camera to automatically take three images for every shot snapped, each with a different bias setting. The user can then select the best shot and discard the other two. White balance bracketing can also be used in combination with white balance correction. The benefit of all this white balance wizardry can be found in the photographs with colors captured accurately and precisely under a wide range of conditions.

In addition to the legion of image-quality improvements, DIGIC II speeds up the camera's performance from startup, which is 10 times faster on the EOS Digital Rebel XT model (0.2 seconds) than it is on the EOS Digital Rebel with the original iteration of DIGIC (2 seconds).

Another feature improved by the presence of DIGIC II is the speed of the direct printing function, which is PictBridge compatible. DIGIC II also produces faster startup times, faster CompactFlash card writing speed, and approximately 10x faster data transfer speeds thanks to the processor's new USB 2.0 high-speed interface. As an added bonus, the DIGIC II chip is so efficient, it actually reduces the EOS Digital Rebel XT camera's power consumption (and extends battery life) by approximately 35 percent. Indeed, this new Rebel XT camera is so energy efficient, it is powered by the same lighter-weight NB-2LH battery pack used by the PowerShot S60 (as opposed to the larger BP-511A battery pack used by the original Digital Rebel model).

The Canon Digital Rebel XT's 35-zone metering
Select 35-zone AF point evaluative metering, partial metering at the center of the image, or center-weighted averaged metering.
E-TTL II: Exposure Control in a Flash
The new Rebel XT camera also features the next step in the evolution of evaluative, through-the-lens exposure control, E-TTL II. Though compatible with all Canon EX-series Speedlites, this smarter new E-TTL II system helps ensure that, even in situations with highly reflective subjects or backgrounds or when shooting in most other similarly difficult lighting situations, the image will be optimally exposed.

The E-TTL II system compares the ambient light with the reflected pre-flash off the subject reported in all 35 metering zones and selects the areas with a small difference to be weighted for flash exposure calculation. This system also helps eliminate or underweight areas with large differences, recognizing them as an extremely reflective object in the background or a highly reflective subject.

Bundled Software
Both the Rebel XT Camera and lens kit and the body-only kit are shipped with three software discs, including EOS Digital Solutions Disc 10 featuring ZoomBrowser EX, ImageBrowser, and ArcSoft PhotoStudio together with other utilities; another disc containing Digital Photo Professional 1.6 for RAW file conversions; and a third disc containing PDF versions of the instruction manuals for each application.

Product Description

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera now has a new, faster, even smaller big brother. Sibling rivalries aside, the 8.0-megapixel Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR adds resolution, speed, extra creative control, and enhanced comfort in the hand to one of the smallest and lightest digital cameras in its class. Even with its advancements in ergonomic design and technology, this easy-to-use EOS digital camera is compatible with all of Canon's EF lenses, including the EF-S lenses.

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Camera is amazing, it made for a very happy Birthday girl :) Quality was great, now i just need to learn how to use it. Read more ›
I bought this camera a couple years ago and it is amazing. I'm impressed with every photo taken, the quality is amazing. And it's pretty much idiot proof on using it. Read more ›
i have bought this camera and immediately loved it. takes wonderful pictures and has been a great camera. if you are interested in a introductory SLR camera and not sure… Read more ›
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The pictures are great. Also, the experience with shipping and product representation were good. Read more ›
This camera is very easy to use. It looked a little intimidating at first, but after I spent some quality time with the camera and the manual, I realized that it wasn't… Read more ›
2) Highly recommend for nature photography 3) Extremely easy to use. 4) 7 years and still chugging along with no issues. Read more ›
Like new condition, it came with everything I needed, and shipped…I am pretty new to using SLRs, but this was extremely easy to use-- haven't had to look at the manual yet. Read more ›
I was kinda worried about buying a used camera. This camera is easy to use and it takes Great pictures. I use this camera for a little bit of everything. Read more ›
This camera is as easy to use as my point and shoot with automatic features (it can be adjusted for close-ups, low light, action, etc still in automatic mode) but also… Read more ›
It was great when I was just learning how to deal with a dSLR - easy to use, simple controls, intuitive (much more so than the Nikon I use occasionally)...all-around a… Read more ›
Buy this camera witout the lense and use the difference to purchase a…I purchased a f/1.8 50mm lense for $100 and the difference between it and the kit lense is amazing. Read more ›
It's compatible with all current generation lenses (unlike the higher-dollar…The kit lens is quite good quality but you may not be happy with its performance indoors. M… Read more ›
I've only used point and shoot cameras, and this camera is a great way to get into "actual"…The lenses available are awesome, and some aren't too outrageously priced. I… Read more ›
I'm a newbie and I can already feel the limitations of this lens. Under sunny conditions, the lens performs pretty good, no complaints. But indoor photography sucks for… Read more ›
You can improve the color saturation a…For (...) you can get a great little 50mm fixed lens that is pretty sharp from about f1.8 - f8 and it has great color saturation. I… Read more ›
I did get it w/kit lens, which is pretty decent. But I have also added a Canon 50mm/1.8 and a Canon 100mm/2.0, both of which are amazing lenses. Read more ›
The body is small, and the LCD is small, but the controls are easy to read the quickly you will be up and running. As for the smallness of the body, if you are a person… Read more ›
No need to buy one of the really expensive newer models. This model is great, takes wonderful photos. Even just the automatic setting is great. Read more ›
It was a huge relief to not have to buy new lenses since we…The images are pristine, the on-board menus are intuitive, and shooting with this camera is just hands down fun! Read more ›
It's easy to operate right out of the box. Automatic features work well. Great pictures with good color. Read more ›
I am puzzled why it is mentioned as a drawback…As for controls & features, it is excellent in both regards and learning the operation of the camera is simple and intuitive. Read more ›
It is an amazing…The auto focus mode is great when you are in a hurry to get great pictures while driving; however, the manual focus options are unbelievable as well. I… Read more ›
Small viewing screen on rear Slightly out of date (for price this is a plus) Slightly slow burst of 3fps with a total of 9 burst shots on full res. Read more ›
The price was great the camera has performed just wonderfully. The features and ease of use is fantastic. Read more ›
For the difference in price (about $200) the XT is vastly…Canon has reduced the construction quality somewhat - more plastic - but for the price, this is a great machine. Read more ›
I recomend. Moreover, the price is good. Read more ›
The Amazon service was prompt and the price was reasonable. The product is much better than expected. Read more ›
I loved it and used it every day until it was stolen. I'll probably upgrade for my next camera, but for the price this is an excellent model for anything you'd need to do. I… Read more ›
Despite some minor complaints with the design of the camera, I enjoyed it for just over 12 months until it seemed the battery was quickly fizzling out and then suddenly… Read more ›
I bought a spare battery thinking it may have been defective, same thing even though I made sure the battery was fully charged and the camera was off. Read more ›
It's real user friendly. A real small body so it's easy to travel with and the battery power is outstanding. I will purchase a different lens soon. Read more ›
Battery life is great, mine lasted through hundreds of shots, and it comes halfway charged right out of the box, so you don't have to wait to play with your new baby!!! And… Read more ›
I have large hands, as I'm…The battery pack is a huge plus anyway for those all day hikes/photo shoots when you don't want to keep changing the battery every few hours. Read more ›
Takes pictures well inside and out. Battery life is great, I have yet to charge mine. It accepts my old mini-tripod and shutter release from my film SLR. Read more ›
There is an auto/general pictures options, as well as context-specific options…The flash is perfectly timed and is at the correct level for whatever amount of light I need. Read more ›
One little complain is the attached flash pretty weak, but I still give it 5 stars because I know I can't ask for more at this price and an external flash is an easy… Read more ›
If you already have Canon lenses, I strongly suggest getting the body only, and a decent memory card. Even the included flash works great. Nice job, Canon. Read more ›
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We're not great photographers, but this camera helps us make up for it. It's incredibly easy to use and the auto-focus works perfectly. The battery life is excellent too. Read more ›
Pictures are stunning. Focus is fast and quiet. Read more ›
+ Auto-focus is v. fast. I know I mentioned speed before but it's worth mentioning again. Read more ›
The auto-focus works great in all situations I've tried. Read more ›
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-Camera shutter speed is fast. It was better than I had expected. Read more ›
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The smaller size is nice too. Read more ›
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700 of 722 people found the following review helpful By L. Wimberley VINE VOICE on March 23, 2005
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The XT is amazing. The battery comes partly charged so you can immedietly start using the camera (thank you Canon!) I've already shot about 200 pictures with it and the battery hasn't died yet.

I can't give you a comparison between the XT and the 20D as I haven't owned a 20D, I can tell you a few things you may wish to know before buying.

This camera, is TINY. Extremely tiny. I'm a woman in my early twenties and I have small hands. The camera fits just right in my hands, but honestly, I don't see how someone with bigger hands would be 100% comfortable holding this. If my hands were any larger, they would be slipping off the bottom.

I had tried holding a 20D at a camera shop once and it felt too large in my hands to grip. The camera size is perfect for me, but just beware if you have larger hands. You may want to look into the battery grip, or test out holding the camera at a store before you order it. See the picture I uploaded above to get a size relation and how the camera fits in my hands.

For anyone who is migrating to this camera from a standard point and shoot digital camera, you cannot frame the image you are about to take using the LCD screen on the back. You must look through the viewfinder. The LCD screen is soley for menu use and preview mode after the picture has been taken, nothing more.

Something I've noticed is the camera makes a ratteling sound when moved around. I couldn't figure out what the heck it was, and then I finally reazlized it's the hinges from the pop-up flash. It sounds like they are loose when the flash is closed. I went to Best Buy and looked at their display model, and yep, it has the same problem.
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204 of 209 people found the following review helpful By M. L. Allen on August 18, 2005
Style Name: Camera w/ Lens (Black)
Overview:

Current equipment (recently purchased)

Canon Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D)w/Lens Kit
Canon Digital Rebel XT "Starter Kit" w/Bag, extra battery, haze filter. Do NOT confuse this with the Digital Rebel (non-XT)starter kit, which is also for sale.
Canon 420 EX Flash
SanDisk CF Type II (1 GB)
Canon Semi-hard Case (EH-18L)
Canon Remote Controller (RC-1)

Experience:

Currently 34 years old, began taking pictures at age 10 with non-SLR type cameras. Previous cameras include Canon AE-1 Film SLR, Sony Mavica MVC-FD90, Sony Mavica MVC-CD250 and Sony Mavica MVC-CD400. I'd estimate that I've taken 10,000 pictures with film cameras over the years (non-SLR, AE-1, A-1 and F-1, the A-1 and F-1 being bodies owned by my father, who is a well regarded semi-professional photographer and former instructor at the local Community College on film photography)and an additional 10,000 pictures with various digital cameras.

This is my first Digital SLR purchase.

General Impressions;

My FIRST recommendation to anyone thinking of purchasing this camera would be to download the owners manual from Canon, it's available via the Canon Website in .pdf format.

Several hours of your time spent reviewing the actual manual should provide confidence that this camera can be used effectively by any level of photographer.

If you're a novice, disregard the "Manual" sections of the manual and concentrate your attention on the "Automatic" sections. This camera is literally so easy to use a child can take an excellent photograph.
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735 of 778 people found the following review helpful By Gadgester HALL OF FAME on March 15, 2005
Style Name: Camera w/ Lens (Black)
I spent three hours yesterday playing with the brand-new Canon Digital Rebel XT digital SLR camera, and man, was I impressed.

I hadn't been too impressed with the original Digital Rebel, except for its revolutionarily low price (for a d-SLR), because it was slow and felt slimsy. The new DR XT is quite different. Even though it's 3 ounces lighter than the original DR -- mostly due to the use of a smaller battery; see below -- its smaller form factor actually makes it feel more solid and "real". In other word, unlike the original DR, this one feels professional, not toy-like at all.

By now you probably already know Canon makes some of the best digital cameras in the world. Even though I'm a Nikon shooter when it comes to d-SLR (sorry, loyal Canon shooters!), I own a couple Canon compact digital cameras and love them, too. The DR XT's image quality is once again excellent. I took a few indoor shots with the camera, both with and without flash, and then the store clerk let me download them to their PC. The JPEG pictures (I didn't try RAW) looked excellent on the Sony LCD screen, on par with the more expensive EOS 20D d-SLR. Color tones were accurate and the resolution was really good. The improvement picture quality over the original DR ("DR Classic"? BTW it's now $200 cheaper) comes from both the 2 extra megapixels and the better color accuracy. BTW, the DR XT reportedly uses a tecchnically different CMOS sensor than the original DR, although I haven't been able to find out exactly how this one is better in technical terms than the old one (other than the two extra megapixels). No matter, my limited true-world testing showed the image quality is indeed better than the already-excellent image quality of the original DR.
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In-depth review from dpreview.com:
Read the full Canon Digital Rebel XT review at dpreview.com.
At first you'd be forgiven for thinking this was just a drop-in upgrade of the EOS Digital Rebel with the EOS 20D's 8-megapixel sensor, but in actual fact it has a new CMOS sensor (it's 8.0 megapixels versus the 20D's 8.2 megapixels), the Digital Rebel XT also has a smaller body, re-worked design, DIGIC II, new features, and custom functions. Read the full Canon Digital Rebel XT review at dpreview.com.