Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi SLR Review

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi


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(Shown here is the silver XTi, it is also available in all-black)


Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D





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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D




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EOS Digital Rebel XTi Specifications

EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D Specifications
Type
Digital AF/AE SLR with built-in flash
Recording Medium
CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I & II
Image Format
0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor*
1.6x
Image Sensor
Type
High-Sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels
Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Recording System
Recording Format
JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided. The RAW and JPEG images are saved as separate files in the CF card.
Image Format
JPEG, RAW (Canon .CR2)
File Size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.8MB (3,888 x 2,592)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.0MB (3,888 x 2,592)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.3MB (2,816 x 1,880)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2MB (2,816 x 1,880)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.3MB (1,936 x 1,288)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.7MB (1,936 x 1,288)
(7) RAW: Approx. 9.8MB (3,888 x 2,592)
Folders
Automatic folder creation; up to 9,999 images per folder (new folder created when the file number reaches 9999)
File Numbering
(1) Continuous numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created where subsequent images are saved)
Color Space
Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output
White Balance
Settings
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash), Manual (Custom, or user-set Color Temperature)
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance bracketing: +/- stops in 1-stop increments
White balance correction: blue/amber bias +/- 9 levels, magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels
Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level SLR with pentamirror
Coverage
Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically
Magnification
0.8x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
Approx. 21mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level, bulb), Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), White balance correction, Maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button (with Speedlite 580EX, 430EX, MR-14EX or MT-24EX; pressing the depth-of-field preview button fires a modeling flash)
Eyepiece Shutter
None (eyepiece cover provided on strap)
Autofocus
Type
TTL-CT-SIR with CMOS sensor
AF Points
9 AF points
AF Working Range
EV -0.5-18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)
Focusing Modes
Autofocus: One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (automatic switching between One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF); Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed on viewfinder and LCD monitor
AF-assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash (Emitted automatically when necessary under low light, and linked to all 9 AF points. Not emitted in the Landscape, Sports and Flash OFF modes)
Exposure Control
Metering Modes
Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% at center of viewfinder)
(3) Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range
EV 1-20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens)
Exposure Control Systems
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (Program AE, non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure (including bulb), E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed Range
Basic Zone: automatically set by the camera
Creative Zone: equivalent to ISO 100-1,600
Exposure Compensation
(1) User-set with multi-controller (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
Bracketing range: +/- 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
User-set: Applied with AE lock button
Shutter
Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter durability: Approx. 100,000 exposures
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electomangetic release; shutter "lag time" approx. 100 msec.
Self-timer
10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay with C.Fn-7-1 (mirror lockup)
Remote Control
Remote control with Remote Switch RS-60E3 or Wireless Remote Controllers RC-1/RC-5
Built-in Flash
Type
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Guide Number
43 ft./13m (ISO 100)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator
Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage
17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 135 format)
Flash Metering System
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments
External Speedlite
EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites
E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series Speedlites
PC Terminal
Provided; not sensitive to flash polarity
Drive System
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous, Self-timer/Remote control
Continuous Shooting Speed
Approx. 3 fps (at shutter speed of 1/250 sec. or faster)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting
JPEG: approx. 27 frames (Large/Fine)
RAW: approx. 10 frames
RAW+JPEG: approx. 8 frames (Large/Fine)
LCD Monitor
Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Screen Monitor size
2.5 in. diagonal with a viewing angle of approx. 160° vertically and horizontally
Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness Control
7 levels provided
Playback
Image Display Format
Single image, 9-image index, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Auto play, Auto review right after shooting, Histogram, Rotate, Jump
Highlight Alert
In the single image (INFO) display mode, the highlight portions containing no image information will blink
Image Protection and Erase
Protection
A single image can be protected or unprotected
Erase
A single image or all images stored in a CF card can be erased if they are unprotected
Direct Printing from the Camera
Enabled with the Print/Share button
Compatible Printers
CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU)
Settings
Print quantity, style (image, paper size, borders, date), trimming
New Features
Dust Delete Feature
(1) Auto Sensor Cleaning
(2) Dust Delete Data
(3) Manual Sensor Cleaning
Picture Style
Six preset Picture Style settings plus three user-defined custom Picture style settings with individual adjustments for Sharpness, Contrast, Color saturation, 2nd Color tone; Filter effect, Toning effect for black & white images
Menus
Menu Categories
Shooting menu: red
Playback menu: blue
Setup menu: yellow

LCD Monitor Language
15 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Firmware Update
Enabled by the user
Power Source
Battery
One Battery Pack NB-2LH
Number of Shots
Approx. 500 (73°F/23°C, flash off), approx. 370 (32°F/0°C, flash off)

The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH is used.
Battery Check
Automatic
Power Saving
provided; power turns off after set time of 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 min. or off
Back-up Battery
One CR2016 Lithium Battery
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.98 x 3.71 x 2.56 in./126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm
Weight
18 oz./510g (body only)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less
Note: Note: All the specifications above are based on Canon's Standard Test Method.
The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.



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