Canon Digital Rebel XT SLR Camera Body Kit, Black Finish with EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens - U.S.A. Warranty


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About Canon

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Simple controls (26),Great resolution (19),Accurate colors (17),Nice features and settings (17),Strong construction (13),Quiet (12),Short lag time (12),Large clear LCD (11),Rugged (8)
Complicated controls (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (28),Everyday (17),Outdoors (16),Fun (14),Portraits (12),Sports/action (12),Documentary (10),Photojournalism (10),Art (8),Weddings (8),Low light (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (25),Professional (10),Beginner (4),Casual user (3)

Canon Features

  • High-performance digital SLR with 8.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and Digic II Image Processor.
  • Smallest and lightest EOS Digital SLR to date (as of February 2005).
  • Fast 3 frames-per-second shooting with 14 frame burst and 0.2 second startup time.
  • High-speed, Wide-area 7-point AF with superimposed focusing points.
  • User-selectable metering patterns, AF modes, custom functions and flash exposure compensation.
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface for quick downloads.
  • Direct print support with PictBridge compatible printers.
  • Compatible with more than 50 EF and EF-S Lenses and most EOS System accessories including EX-series Speedlites and dedicated Battery Grip.

Canon Specifications

Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Medium
CF card Type I and II
Image Format
0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF Lenses including EF-S Lenses (Focal length conversion factor: Equivalent to approx. 1.6x indicated focal length compared to 35mm format)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate color CMOS sensor
Pixels/Total Pixels
Approx. 8.0 Megapixels/Approx. 8.2 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio
2:3 (Vertical:Horizontal)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filter
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the image sensor
Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System (JPEG) and RAW. Exif 2.21 compliant
File Size
JPEG: (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.3 MB (3456 x 2304), (2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.7 MB (3456 x 2304), (3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.0 MB (2496 x 1664), (4) Medium/Normal Approx. 1.0 MB (2496 x 1664), (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.2 MB (1728x 1152), (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.6 MB (1728 x 1152); RAW: Approx. 8.3 MB (3456 x 2304)
Automatic setting
File Numbering
(1) Continuous numbering, (2) Auto reset
Image-processing Parameters
Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameter sets and monochrome can be set
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
White Balance Settings
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Manual (Custom: read off photo quality gray card or white subject)
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally (against JPEG Large)
0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 - +1.0 diopters
Focusing Screen
Quick-return half mirror (Transmittance: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with lenses up to EF 600mm f/4)
Viewfinder Information
AF points, AE lock, FE lock, AEB in progress, Flash ready, Improper FE lock warning, High-speed Sync, Flash exposure compensation, Red-Eye reduction, Shutter speed, Bulb, FE lock, Processing data, Built-in flash recycling, Aperture, Exposure level display (Exposure compensation, Manual exposure level, AEB level, Flash exposure compensation, Red-Eye Reduction lamp on time display), Max burst during continuous shooting, AF/MF focus confirmation, CF card full, CFcard error, no CF card
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece Shutter
None (provided on strap)
Autofocus Type
TTL-CT-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
AF Working Range
EV 0.5 - 18 (at ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (Automatically selects One-ShotAF or AI Servo AF selected according to shooting mode), Manual Focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash, effective range: approx. 13.1 ft./4m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery
Exposure Control: Metering Modes
Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC. (1) Evaluative metering, (2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder), (3) Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 68° F/20° C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Automatic Depth-of Field AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off), E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE, and Manual
ISO Speed Range
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600
Exposure Compensation
Up to +/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments (1) Manual exposure compensation(2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
AE Lock
Auto: Operates in One-Shot AF mode evaluative metering when focus is achieved; Manual: Enabled with AE lock button (No AE lock in Basic Zone modes)
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30 sec. in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments, bulb, X-Sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Noise Reduction for Long Exposure
Set with C. Fn-02
10-sec. delay
Remote Control
Remote control with RS-60E3 Terminal or Wireless remote controllers RC-1/RC-5
Built-in Flash/Type
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Guide Number
13 (at ISO 100 in meters)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator
Flash-ready indicator lights on in viewfinder
Flash Coverage
Up to 17mm focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)
EOS External Flash/Dedicated Speedlights
E-TTL II autoflash
Drive Modes
(1) Single, (2) Continuous, (3) Self-timer/Remote Control
Continuous Shooting Speed
Approx. 3.0 fps (with Battery Pack NB-2LH, at Tv=1/250 sec. for all recording qualities)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting
14 shots (Large/Fine)
LCD Monitor Type
TFT color LCD monitor
Screen Monitor size
1.8 inches
Approx. 115,000 pixels (Displayed pixels)
Brightness Control
5 levels (settable with menu's "LCD brightness")
Playback Image Display Format
(1) Single image, (2) 9-image Index, (3) Magnified Zoom, (4) Auto Play, (5) Auto Play right after shooting
Highlight Alert
In the single image with information display mode, the highlighted portions containing no image information with blink
A single image can be protected or unprotected
A single image or all images stored in a CompactFlash card can be erased if theyare unprotected
Menu Categories
(1) Shooting 1 [6 items], (2) Shooting 2 [7 items], (3) Playback [5 items], (4) Setup 1 [7 items], (5) Setup 2 [7 items]
LCD Monitor Language
Any of the following 15 languages can be selected: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Japanese
Firmware Update
Enabled by the user
Battery Power
Battery Pack NB-2LH (x1)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.98" x 3.71" x 2.63" /126.5 x 94.2 x 64mm
17.1 oz./485g
Operating Temperature Range
32-104° F/0-40° C
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less
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Perfect choise

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 ...

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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 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 :))).

Reviewed by 35 customers


Great camera for the money!


from Albuquerque, NM  -  Getting started

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!


Great Camera


from San Jose, CA  -  Getting started

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.


Incredible Little Powerhouse


from Bowling Green, OH  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.


good product for the price


from Van Nuys, Ca  -  Professional

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...


Canon XT


from Texas  -  Casual user

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.


A Lot Of Camera for the Money


from Orange County California  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


great backup or am/pro camera


from madtown, ca  -  Professional

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Little Camera


from New York  -  Professional

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


I love this camera


from Raleigh, NC  -  Professional

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great Camera


from McMinnville, OR  -  Professional

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.

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