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Canon Rebel XT DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver) (OLD MODEL) Reviews

Canon Rebel XT DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver) (OLD MODEL)

Canon Rebel XT DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver) (OLD MODEL)

  • Powered by rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (included, with charger)
  • Fast start-up time is 2 seconds
  • Includes Canon’s EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens
  • 8.0-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • DIGIC II Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing; captures images at a rate of up to 3 frames per second
  • 8.0-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • Includes Canon’s EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens
  • DIGIC II Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing; captures images at a rate of up to 3 frames per second
  • Fast start-up time–.2 seconds
  • Powered by rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (included, with charger)

For an uncompromising mix of ease of use, affordability and outstanding features, look no further than the Canon Digital Rebel XT. Featuring an 8.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon’s DIGIC II Image Processor, and compatibility with over 50 EF Lenses, this digital SLR offers outstanding performance for both the serious photographer and the weekend photographer who just wants to take great pictures.For an uncompromising mix of ease of use, affordability and outstanding features, look no further than the Canon Digital Rebel XT. Featuring an 8.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon’s DIGIC II Image Processor, and compatibility with over 50 EF Lenses, this digital SLR offers outstanding performance for both the serious photographer and the weekend photographer who just wants to take great pictures.

All controls and displays are right where you need them.

The camera is compatible with over 50 EF lenses. View larger.

CompactFlash card slot.

Easy-to-navigate menus.

For starters, the Rebel XT delivers 3,456 x 2,304-pixel images for images of 13×19 inches and larger. The camera features variable ISO — 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,600 settings — and supports all Canon EOS series lenses. An optical viewfinder provides detailed information such as diopter adjustment and depth-of-field preview, while the 1.8-inch TFT LCD view finder offers a wealth of additional information as well as several playback features, including thumbnail view and zooming to 10x magnification. Backlit with five level settings for brightness, the viewfinder is easy to read in dark environments.

While the Rebel XT is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup — ranging from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses –, the camera includes the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. This 18-55mm is a standard zoom designed exclusively for the Digital Rebel and features optimized coating to minimize ghost images and flare.

If action photography is your specialty, the Rebel XT offers a continuous shooting mode that captures as many as 14 images as fast as three frames per second (with shutter speeds of 1/250 second or faster.) The camera offers a shutter speed range from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds, and a bulb x-sync at 1/200 seconds. Best of all, it features an ultra-fast 0.2 seconds startup time, a shutter release lag of 100 milliseconds, and viewfinder blackout time of 175 milliseconds — all of which means that you’ll always be on top of the action.

Despite its wealth of advanced features, the Rebel XT is also one of the easiest, and most user-friendly digital SLRs you’ll find anywhere. Its compact design — 4.98 x 3.71 x 2.63 inches (W x H x D) — and weight (less than two pounds) means that the camera body will fit snugly in your hands. The EOS Digital Rebel XT has a newly developed high-precision seven-point autofocus (AF) system for speedy and accurate focusing in any situation. You can easily choose your own point of focus or direct the camera to choose it automatically. You can even use predictive AF to ensure that moving subjects stay focused while you compose your shot. With a built-in dioptric adjustment mechanism and a new precision matte screen, achieving sharp focus is fast and easy with the Rebel XT, no matter where or when you’re taking pictures.

A number of additional automatic setting and shooting modes — including Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, and Flash Off — allows you to concentrate on your subject and leave the camera to sort out the details. A redeye reduction via a built-in illuminator keeps your face shots on track, and USB 2.0 connectivity for both PC and Macintosh lets you upload your images with ease and without the need for additional software. The camera also supports direct printing with PictBridge compatible printers. In short, the Rebel XT is the ideal digital SLR choice for both the serious photographer who demands the ultimate in high-quality features, as well as the weekend picture taker who demands the ultimate in affordability and convenience.

List Price: $ 599.99

Price: $ 384.00

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    L. Wimberley July 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm
    756 of 779 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best thing I’ve ever bought, March 23, 2005
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    The XT is amazing. The battery comes partly charged so you can immedietly start using the camera (thank you Canon!) I’ve already shot about 200 pictures with it and the battery hasn’t died yet.

    I can’t give you a comparison between the XT and the 20D as I haven’t owned a 20D, I can tell you a few things you may wish to know before buying.

    This camera, is TINY. Extremely tiny. I’m a woman in my early twenties and I have small hands. The camera fits just right in my hands, but honestly, I don’t see how someone with bigger hands would be 100% comfortable holding this. If my hands were any larger, they would be slipping off the bottom.

    I had tried holding a 20D at a camera shop once and it felt too large in my hands to grip. The camera size is perfect for me, but just beware if you have larger hands. You may want to look into the battery grip, or test out holding the camera at a store before you order it. See the picture I uploaded above to get a size relation and how the camera fits in my hands.

    For anyone who is migrating to this camera from a standard point and shoot digital camera, you cannot frame the image you are about to take using the LCD screen on the back. You must look through the viewfinder. The LCD screen is soley for menu use and preview mode after the picture has been taken, nothing more.

    Something I’ve noticed is the camera makes a ratteling sound when moved around. I couldn’t figure out what the heck it was, and then I finally reazlized it’s the hinges from the pop-up flash. It sounds like they are loose when the flash is closed. I went to Best Buy and looked at their display model, and yep, it has the same problem. Well, it’s not really a *problem* but frankly something ratteling around like that sounds cheaply made to me. My Canon film SLR doesn’t make that sound.

    I use a 420EX Speedlite flash with my SLRs so the popup flash doesn’t concern me, but it was something I noticed and thought I would share.

    I love that Canon gave the option to have a black finish over a silver one.

    The startup time is instantaneous which is absolutely wonderful.

    The burst mode is excellent with 3 fps.

    It’s extremely quiet.

    The image quality is excellent. You can get photo quality prints at 20×30, and even then I bet you could push it further.

    I really can’t elaborate more then what other reviews have said. If you are looking for a step into the digital SLR world, this is the ticket. Or you can even check out the newly reduced original Digital Rebel, but for the extra hundred bucks or so, I would just get the XT. You will not be sorry.

    Two upgrades I would make right away: Get a Speedlite flash and the Canon 28-135mm lens.

    Also, I don’t know why people are submitting bad reviews grading Amazon on shipping for the Rebel XT. When I preordered the XT from Amazon (not from another 3rd party), it said it would be released March 20th. I got my Rebel XT in the mail yesterday (the 22nd) which if you ask me, is pretty darn good. Want something right away? Then walk into a store and buy it instead of ordering from the internet.

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    M. L. Allen July 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm
    231 of 239 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A review for the, August 18, 2005
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    M. L. Allen
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    Overview:

    Current equipment (recently purchased)

    Canon Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D)w/Lens Kit
    Canon Digital Rebel XT “Starter Kit” w/Bag, extra battery, haze filter. Do NOT confuse this with the Digital Rebel (non-XT)starter kit, which is also for sale.
    Canon 420 EX Flash
    SanDisk CF Type II (1 GB)
    Canon Semi-hard Case (EH-18L)
    Canon Remote Controller (RC-1)

    Experience:

    Currently 34 years old, began taking pictures at age 10 with non-SLR type cameras. Previous cameras include Canon AE-1 Film SLR, Sony Mavica MVC-FD90, Sony Mavica MVC-CD250 and Sony Mavica MVC-CD400. I’d estimate that I’ve taken 10,000 pictures with film cameras over the years (non-SLR, AE-1, A-1 and F-1, the A-1 and F-1 being bodies owned by my father, who is a well regarded semi-professional photographer and former instructor at the local Community College on film photography)and an additional 10,000 pictures with various digital cameras.

    This is my first Digital SLR purchase.

    General Impressions;

    My FIRST recommendation to anyone thinking of purchasing this camera would be to download the owners manual from Canon, it’s available via the Canon Website in .pdf format.

    Several hours of your time spent reviewing the actual manual should provide confidence that this camera can be used effectively by any level of photographer.

    If you’re a novice, disregard the “Manual” sections of the manual and concentrate your attention on the “Automatic” sections. This camera is literally so easy to use a child can take an excellent photograph. I let my 9 year old daughter (with me giving her 2 minutes of advice and observing her carefully to protect the camera as she used it) take 25 photographs in the “Full Auto” mode, using only the pop-up flash unit. Out of 25 photos, I would rate 2 excellent on composition and the other 23 very poor (as expected), but the QUALITY of the images was outstanding. Every image was crisp and vibrant. My daughter is a TOTAL novice, other than using a few of the “disposable” pre-loaded cameras at a birthday party, these are the first 25 photos she’s ever attempted. The 2 of excellent composition (of her little sister who’s 2, and was in full “go” mode moving around) I sent to my father (who hardly passes out compliments on my photographic skills at a whim)with his response being “great photos”.

    I’ve personally shot 300 frames with the camera in “Full Auto” mode, using no flash (even when one was needed), the pop-up flash unit and the 420 EX (approximately 100 frames each way)and have even tried to “fool” the camera by taking portrait type shots in “Sports” mode and etc. The camera is very intuitive and will save most users from common mistakes associated with trying to take Photographs as opposed to Snap Shots. The only limitation on the quality of the images you can expect mostly relates to your skills in composing the photographs.

    This camera can be used as a point and shoot camera or can be fine tuned to allow more creative/experienced photographers to push their limits. This is NOT a professional quality Digital SLR (or if it is, I can’t imagine a pro using a digital camera, for high end photography this camera has SERIOUS limitations). Having said that, I would recommend this camera to anyone that is comfortable spending the money on it. This is not an inexpensive commitment. Initial outlay for a “basic” set-up will run you between 1200 and 1400 dollars, and additional lenses, filters, accessories will add 500 or more dollars (with your budget being the only limit on the “or more” amount).

    I’ve read reviews where users mention several “negative” issues with the camera. First, some reviewers mention that the battery cover “rattles”. I can’t speak to their experiences, but there is no “rattle” on my camera body at all, none. Very solid. Second, I’ve read complaints that the size is too small. I’m not a small man, and I have fairly large hands. I think the camera IS compact, but not uncomfortable to use. As a matter of fact, the smaller size keeps me mindfull of the fact that it’s a precision instrument and that it takes a delicate touch on the shutter and a light “approach” to taking a great photo. Finally, I’ve noticed that some people think the camera has a “cheap” feel to it. I can only assume that they’re used to camera bodies made of metal. This body is plastic and rubber, but again mine feels very solid in my hands, not “cheap” at all, unless I heft my AE-1 right after the fact. But that’s comparing apples to oranges.

    Photo Quality:

    In the Large Fine Format, this camera will give you everything you expect in terms of image quality.

    Ease of Use:

    If my 9 year old can take pictures with it, anyone can.

    Value:

    Relative to the cost of other Digital SLR’s (and having reviewed their…

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