Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS SLR Review

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / EOS 1000D



Playback Features


Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / EOS 1000D

Pressing the Play button calls up the last image captures along with little to no exposure information. While you're in Play mode pressing the DISP. button controls the amount of information displayed on the LCD from: quality (L) and the image number (11 of 64 images), complete exposure info and a brightness histogram, the RGB histogram.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / EOS 1000D

While in Play mode you can display an index of the last 4 images by pressing the Index button (the checkerboard icon). Pressing the Index button again changes the screen to the last 9 images. You can use the 4-way controller to navigate through your images.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / EOS 1000D

If you would like to enlarge an image to examine it more closely just press the Zoom button (the + magnifying glass icon). Each time you press the button the image is magnified more until you reach the maximum of 10x. At any step you can scroll around inside the image using the 4-way controller.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / EOS 1000D Digital Rebel

Play menu options:

  • Protect - Protect/unprotect images
  • Rotate - Manually rotate portrait mode images
  • Erase images - Select and erase images or All images on card
  • Print Order - Set DPOF printing information
  • Transfer Order - Select images to be transferred to the computer
  • Histogram - Select Brightness or RGB histogram
  • Auto Play - Start slide show playback




PictBridge printing and viewing your images on a TV

PictBridge Printing

The Digital Rebel XS is PictBridge compatible. Just plug the USB cable from the camera directly into the USB PictBridge connector found on the front of many modern photo printers and instructions will appear on the camera's LCD screen. For instance the Canon MP970 is a PictBridge compatible model.


Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / EOS 1000D Digital Rebel

When the camera and printer are connected through PictBridge, the camera's LCD is used to select the images and options (Paper size, Borderless printing, Trimming, Photo Effects, Imprint, Number of prints) for your print job. Usually it's as simple as selecting the photo and pressing the camera's Set button, then choosing print.


Viewing your images on a TV

Using the AV cable that comes with the XS, you can share your photos with friends and family on any TV set that features a standard "RCA" video in port. Just plug the cable into the Video Out terminal and plug the RCA connector into your TV. You can select between NTSC or PAL formats. When you are using the video connector, whatever is normally shown on the LCD is visible on your TV (Menus and all).


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