Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR Review

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT


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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D





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EOS Digital Rebel XT Specifications

Type
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media
CF card (Type I or II) *Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB and larger CF cards
Image size
22.2 x 14.8mm
Compatible lenses
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx.1.6 times the marked focal length)
Lens mount
Canon EF mount
..Imaging Element
Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 8.00 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 8.20 megapixels
Aspect ratio
3:2
Color filter system
RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter
Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
..Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (12bit)
RAW+ JPEG
simultaneous recording
Possible
Finished image size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.3 MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.7 MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.0 MB (2496 x 1664 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.0 MB (2496 x 1664 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.2 MB (1728 x 1152 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.6 MB (1728 x 1152 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 8.3 MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, processing parameters, etc.
File numbering
Consecutive numbering or auto reset
Color space sRGB or Adobe RGB
Processing parameters Parameter 1 and 2, set 1 to 3 (three custom parameter sets), B/W
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Print/PTP, PC connection selectable)
Video output (NTSC/PAL)
..White Balance
Type
Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom
Auto white balance
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Color temperature correction White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
* Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible
Color temperature information transmission
Provided
..Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal 95%
Magnification
0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
21 mm
Built-in dioptric adjustment
-3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen
Fixed, precision matte
Mirror Quick-return half mirror
(Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, AE lock, exposure level, AEB in progress, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, red-eye reduction enabled, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), maximum burst, CF card information
Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
..Autofocus
Type
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor (TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
AF points
7 AF points
Metering range
EV 0.5 - 18 (at 20°C/68°F, ISO 100)
Focus modes
One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection
Auto or manual
Selected AF point indicator
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist beam
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. at periphery
..Exposure Control
Metering modes
35-zone TTL full aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
• Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering range
EV 1 - 20 (at 20°C/68°F with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control
Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash
ISO speed
Basic Zone modes: Automatically set (ISO 100 - 400)
Equivalent to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure compensation
Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes
..Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds
1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer
10-sec.delay
Remote control
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-5/RC-1
..Built-in Flash
Type
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Guide No. 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycle time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash coverage 17mm lens angle of view covered
FE lock Provided
Flash exposure compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
..External Speedlite
EOS-dedicated Speedlite E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
Zooming to match lens focal length Provided
..Drive System
Drive modes
Single, continuous, and self-timer/remote control
Continuous
Max. 3 shots per sec.
Max. burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 14 shots
RAW: Approx. 5 shots, RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4 shots
* With a Canon 512MB CF card.
* Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, processing parameters, CF card, etc.
..LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 1.8 in.
Pixels Approx. 115,000
Coverage 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness adjustment Five levels provided (Gray level chart displayed during adjustment)
Interface languages 15
..Image Playback
Display format
Single image (with or without info), shooting information, 9-image index, magnified view (Approx. 1.5x - 10x), autoplay, image rotation, and jump (by 10/100 images or date)
Highlight warning
In the shooting information mode, any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink.
..Image Protection and Erase
Protect
Single images can be erase-protected or not.
Erase One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images).
..Direct Printing
Compatible printers CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct, and PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG images (DPOF printing possible)
Easy Print feature Provided
..DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
..Customization
Custom Functions
9 Custom Functions with 24 settings
..Power Source
Battery
Battery Pack NB-2LH, quantity 1
* AC Adapter Kit ACK700 enables a household AC outlet to supply power.
* Battery Grip BG-E3 enables 2 NB-2LH or 6 size-AA batteries to supply power.
Battery life
Temperature
Shooting Conditions
No Flash
50% Flash Use
At 20°C / 68°F
Approx. 600
Approx. 400
At 0°C / 32°F
Approx. 450
Approx. 350
*The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH is used.
* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
Battery check
Automatic
Power saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Date/Time battery
CR2016 lithium battery, quantity 1
..Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
126.5 x 94.2 x 64 mm / 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.
Weight
485 g / 17.1 oz. (body only)

..Operation Environment

Working temperature range
0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity
85% or less
*All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards.
*The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.




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