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Canon EOS Rebel GII 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only)
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- Affordable 35mm SLR camera (body only)
- Automatic features great for beginning photographers
- Built-in flash with red-eye reduction capability
- 11 exposure modes--full auto to metered manual with indicator
- Shutter speeds of 30 to 1/2000 seconds
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Compact and extremely lightweight, the fully automatic Rebel G II features a retractable built-in flash with red-eye reduction, a high-speed selectable 3-point autofocus system, and and settings for multiple exposures and other creative effects. It offers 11 exposure modes (full auto to metered manual with indicator) plus multiple exposure, exposure compensation, and autoexposure bracketing. The new Night Scene mode combines the perfect balance between natural light and flash for stunning portraits at sunset.
Other features include:
- Metered manual mode for creative exposure flexibility
- Partial metering and AE lock
- Shutter speeds of 30 to 1/2000 seconds in 1/2-stop increments
- ISO 25-5000 automatically set in 1/3-stop increments
The EOS Rebel G II is fully compatible with the complete line of Canon EF lenses, as well as a wide variety of optional accessories including a remote controller, a battery grip, viewfinder eyepiece accessories, and a comprehensive line-up of EX-Series Speedlites.
The camera measures 5.7 x 3.6 x 2.5 inches and weighs 12.35 ounces without batteries and 13.45 ounces with batteries loaded. It's powered by two CR123A/DL123A lithium batteries (3v) housed inside the camera grip.
From the Manufacturer
- Fully automatic 35mm SLR camera with built-in flash
- Selectable wide-area 3-point AF
- 11 shooting modes including 5 PIC modes
- Accepts all EF lenses and many EOS system accessories
Top Customer Reviews
If you want to shoot in manual mode, this camera works wonderfully. The only downsides I've found is a tendency to under expose by about 1/3 stop and the 1 fps maximum. If you don't need high speed photography and can learn to compensate for the exposure (or take your film to a lab that does) there isn't a reason to buy any other Rebel.
If you use the various auto modes (landscape, portrait, etc.) you'll find the camera works pretty well. Using these modes I can hand the camera over to a family member and expect the photo to come out reasonably well.
The only serious downfall to this kit is the lens. It is about as crummy as lenses come. The photos look fine at 4x6, but if you blow them up, you'll notice they aren't very sharp. The good news is that when your skill develop enough that you realize this, you can go out and buy that nice 24-85mm zoom and 50mm prime and they'll work wonderfully. Expensive bodies are for people with money burning wholes in their pocket. This one is for you. :)
The Canon Rebel takes awesome shots. I took it to Disney World and did not take one bad shot. I used Kodak High Density film. The camera is so easy to use. The telephoto feature worked really well. In the auto mode it works like a point and shoot, but the pictures cannot be compared to a regular point and shoot camera. I am not the best photographer in the world, but this makes me look like I am. You won't be disappointed.
Many, and I say MANY people complain online about the lense that is given in the kit. For the work that I have done, and the work that most amature to "prosumer" photographers do, you will not be so extremely dissapointed about this lense. I do have the EF 50mm f/1.8, which is awesome!
The Rebel GII is also extremely light to carry around, especially when compared to older manual type SLR's. Sure, its not as light as a point and shoot but its NOT a point and shoot, its a great SLR. As I advance more in Photography, by December 2004 I'll be buying the Elan 7Ne to meet all of my photo needs. Due to the weight though, the Rebel will be my more rugged body for those shoots that I don't want to risk ruining the Elan. Great camera overall, go buy it!
The camera is very light and small. Most importantly, it accepts all Canon EF lenses, which is great. If you are a student and you're wondering whether to buy the camera body only or the camera with a kit lens, I would recommend you get the body only and get a different lens. For my photography classes, all you needed was a 50mm ("normal") lens, and Canon sells an extremely inexpensive but excellent lens, the 50mm f1.8 mkII, for about $75. That lens and this camera go together hand-in-hand; together they are still very inexpensive and light, so you should not have any hesitation to bring your camera everywhere you go. If you are looking for a modestly-priced but excellent zoom, you may want to consider the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 with Canon EF mount instead of Canon's own 24-85mm or 28-105mm (both of those are ok, but neither open up to f2.8, which, believe me, you will want as you progress with your studies).
There are some limitations to this inexpensive camera as you would expect. The autofocus has only 3 focus points (my Digital Rebel has 7 points, and higher-end cameras have 45). The fastest shutter is 1/2000 seconds (my Digital Rebel's fastest is 1/4000), so under sunny-16 conditions, you may not be able to reach your widest apertures because the shutter will not be fast enough. There is no depth-of-field preview.Read more ›
If you buy this camera, you should also think about buying extra lenses because the lens that comes with it is just your standard lens. Thankfully, Canon makes all different kinds that will work with this camera.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter loves it but it would have been nice if the battery would've been included. Now I have to go out and find the right battery so she can use it for her class.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very happy with delivery and product. Very nice seller and helpful! Thanks so much my daughter is so happyPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Just as advertised! A great first timer camera. Works without a flaw! Would definitely order again.Published 11 months ago by PAUL
Got this for my daughter for a high school photography class. Her teacher was impressed with the condition of this camera, teacher told my daughter that we got her a steal!!!Published 11 months ago by Stef Hunt
Brought this camera for my daughter's photography class and was very disappointed when I received it to only find out there were several things on it inoperable.Published 11 months ago by scheryl harville
This camera worked great until 3 months later when it started to rewind brand new rolls of film. going to see if it can be returnedPublished 16 months ago by Rosa