The EOS Digital Rebel XT features Canon's 8.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor, which captures images of exceptional clarity & tonal range & offers the most pixels in its class.
This APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, creating an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF Lens focal length.
Featuring an on-chip Noise Reduction Circuit with an expanded ISO range, the Digital Rebel XT's sensor offers professional sophistication in a consumer package.
Digic II Image Processor: The EOS Digital Rebel XT's sensor is driven by the DIGIC II Image Processor, which has been enhanced across the board with improvements in speed and image quality.
Information captured by the sensor is processed & assembled into images of exceptional clarity & resolution. Consuming very little energy, DIGIC II works with the sensor to ensure natural colors, accurate white balance & speedy write times, letting you focus on taking pictures.
Smallest & lightest EOS Digital SLR to date (as of February 2005) Much smaller than its predecessor, the Digital Rebel XT measures 4.98" across, 3.71" tall & only 2.63" deep, so it fits perfectly in your hand. Plus the Digital Rebel XT weights less than two pounds, too!
Fast 3 frames-per-second shooting with a 14 frame burst & 0.2 second startup time The EOS Digital Rebel XT was designed from the ground up to be faster & more intuitive than the Digital Rebel. From the ultra-fast 0.2sec. startup time, shutter release lag of 100msec. & viewfinder blackout time of 175 msec., the Digital Rebel XT will never keep you waiting. A new high speed shutter shoots atspeeds of up to 1/4000 sec. for up to 14 shots & synchronizes with your flash at 1/200 sec.
High-speed, Wide-area 7-point AF with superimposed focusing points The EOS Digital Rebel XT has a newly developed high-precision 7-point AF system for speedy & 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 & a new precision matte screen, achieving sharp focus is fast & easy with the Digital Rebel XT, no matter where or when you're taking pictures.
User-selectable metering patterns, AF modes, custom functions & flash exposure compensation The Digital Rebel XT offers some of the easiest operation available in a digital camera today.
But when you're ready, it offers a number of advanced setting options previously found only on higher-end models. Metering Patterns
With the Digital Rebel XT, you have a choice of whether to use 35-zone AF point evaluative metering, partial metering at the center of the image or centerweighted averaged metering, similar to a meter in a traditional 35mm camera.
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Where should I start, I just got this beauty in the kit with the EF-S II 18-55mm Lens and 430EX Flash, it's amazing. I went to a summer camp in Croatia near Dubrovnik this summer, and thank God I bought this baby before that, If you have to go anywere don't leave your home without this camera. It's so versatile you just can't imagine. I suck the living lights of it and it did'n even drein the battery for 6 days in a row. Used it for freezing action and also for long expositions up to the max ...View full Review
Where should I start, I just got this beauty in the kit with the EF-S II 18-55mm Lens and 430EX Flash, it's amazing. I went to a summer camp in Croatia near Dubrovnik this summer, and thank God I bought this baby before that, If you have to go anywere don't leave your home without this camera. It's so versatile you just can't imagine. I suck the living lights of it and it did'n even drein the battery for 6 days in a row. Used it for freezing action and also for long expositions up to the max 30"sec. with a tripod, It got every single shot. After my trip I ended up with 1,20 GB of photos in JPEG at 8 MP per photo :))) Yes I was smiling and you would smile if you had also bean there and seen this beast make his magic. Now I'm working on a broshure for a company and the flexability that this equipment offers is beyond any words. It's just enuff to say that from one job this equipment will cover it's cost :))) It so proffesional it's over the top :))) and the first month since I bought it hasn't finished yet :))).
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I love this camera! Still working out the features and have a lot to learn, but is great for point and shoot as well as "designer" shots. Easy to use and so fun to have!
Its a great camera. Bought it from adorama, and I am very satisfied. [...] Camera is a great buy, very useful. The features on the camera are easy to use, and easy to understand.
Got this camera on a recommendation from my boss who is a part time photo-journ, he uses one as his backup to a fairly powerful Nikon. VERY easy to use right out of the box and takes IMMACULATE pictures. Many of my first shots were inside under fluorescent bulbs, still came out great. Every shot I have taken so far has come out looking exactly as I wished them to and I haven't even started playing with the "Creative Zone" settings on the camera, all have been with the Basic built in functions, many on straight "Full Auto" where I don't have to think about it at all. I have since added the 55-200 II EF USM lens offered here on Adorama and just love this lens. The 18-55 that comes with the kit Adorama offers is a very easy to use and seemingly great quality lens. The body is smallish in my hands but with the addition of the vertical battery grip has made it very well balanced and easy to hold, plus the dual batteries will keep you shooting long after you thought you would be done. All of the controls are very easy to get to, and the thru the lens settings are easy to see. I had read some reviews of the LCD on the outside being not very bright but I have had no issues with it, even with sun directly behind me. All in all a great first step into Digital SLR.
I tested the camera before giving it to my staff photographers. I find the kit lens 18-55 to be sharp enough for our needs despite criticism that I've heard about it. the camera is very easy to learn and use. I'm going to buy a few more...
For the amateur user, I have found none better for the purpose. A great camera with features that are functional and helpful. I love it.
I find this Camera an easy transition from a film based SLR ( Pentax )that I used for years, to a well organized Digital SLR. The picture quality is excellent, and the Program Logic is rational.
it a good camera for the money, i been use it as a backup to my 30d use it today for a mlk rally it as a bad lag time and with a old card the buffer lag sucks but it a great camera.
Great little camera with lots of bang for the buck! Easy to get going, though the controls are a little clunky to navigate after being used to the 20D and 30D. LCD is bright and easy to see. Good camera for the starter or as an economical back up for avid photographers.
I have been wanting a digital SLR for years, I finally got this one when I had to take some wedding pictures. I love this camera, the istant feed back, the unnoticable lag time, the large burst mode (even larger with my SanDisk 4 GB Extreme III), the blips and histogram that show exposure errors, and the fact I can adjust the settings and retake right there. This is the camrea of my dreams at a price almost [$] cheaper then local stores. Fantastic camera for the price.
Great little camera for the price. Match to its bigger sibbling in term of image quality. Not as durable though. Definitely a must buy for a serious beginner. The kit lens is a let down in term of picture quality. My old Olympus E-10 beats the kit lens in the sharpness and the lens speed. 18-55mm efs is just a mediocre lens. Save some money and upgrade to better lens as soon as possible. This camera will really shine with a good lens. It never let me down, except the time when it gave me an "error-99" message. It's no biggie, turn off the camera, take out the battery, put everything back in and turn it on. Voila... the "error-99" is gone. For me the optional battery/vertical grip is a must. It gives the camera more balance when heavier lens is attached.