Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi SLR Review

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi



Playback Features


Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Pressing the (Play) button brings up the last image stored full screen on the LCD. There is no overlay information shown by default.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Press the INFO button to display basic information: the current folder and file number is in the upper right corner, down in the lower left is the shutter speed, aperture, current image number and total number of images.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Press the INFO button again to see the exposure details. The current image is displayed as a thumbnail with a histogram to show the dynamic range, the ISO equivalent, the recording mode, shutter speed, aperture, flash and exposure compensation, white balance, metering mode, exposure mode image size and quality, time and date.

Another feature of the info-playback thumbnail is that it will "blink" areas of the image deemed to be overexposed. You can use this as a visual warning that you might need to adjust exposure compensation and re-shoot the picture.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Pressing the (Index-Reduce) button will bring up a thumbnail preview index so you can quickly select an image to display.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Pressing the Jump button enables you to move backwards or forwards 10 or 100 images at a time, your position is indicated by the slider graphic in the lower right. You can also jump to the previous/next date that images were captured.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Press the (Enlarge) button to go into Zoom-Playback mode, 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 XTi / EOS 400D Digital Rebel

Play menu options:

  • Protect - Protect/unprotect images
  • Rotate - Manually rotate portrait mode images
  • Print Order - Set DPOF printing information
  • Transfer Order - Select images to be transferred to the computer
  • Auto Play - Start slide show playback
  • Review Time - Set the review time value (2, 4, 8sec or Hold)
  • Histogram - Select Brightness or RGB histogram




The Digital Rebel XTi is PictBridge compatible, just plug the USB cable from the camera directly into the special USB connector found on the front of most modern photo printers. You can also plug it directly into Canon Card Printers and Canon Bubblejet Direct Printers.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D Digital Rebel

The camera "knows" when it is connected to a PictBridge printer and displays a "SET" icon in the upper left hand corner and turns on the blue light next to the Direct Print button on the back of the camera. Press the SET button to enter the direct print menu. Here you select borderless, bordered, time/date stamp, # of copies, paper size, and can optionally trim the image.

Select your options and then hit the SET button to print - that's it, quick and simple, "no-computer needed" printing of your digicam images.





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