Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR Camera Body Kit - Chrome Finish - Refurbished

Canon

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

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Simple controls (4),Nice features and settings (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (4),Everyday (3),Outdoors (3),Portraits (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

Type
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)
Folders
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
Interface
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)
Coverage
Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally (against JPEG Large)
Magnification
0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
21mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 - +1.0 diopters
Focusing Screen
Fixed
Mirror
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
7
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
Self-timer
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
Pixels
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
Protection
A single image can be protected or unprotected
Erase
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
Weight
17.1 oz./485g
Operating Temperature Range
32-104° F/0-40° C
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less

Reviews about this item

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4.6

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100%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

good camera for most uses

The only serious issue I have with this camera is its poor low light focusing. Granted it is a function shared with the lens, but the camera comes with the lens. It tends to search for a focusing point, with occasional results in lower light conditions. In normal lighting it doesn't seem to mind much. Even with the marginal twilight focusing, I've made some killer landscape images with this little gem. Also, the pop-up flash no longer pops up. I guess I should have used it every now and then?...

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The only serious issue I have with this camera is its poor low light focusing. Granted it is a function shared with the lens, but the camera comes with the lens. It tends to search for a focusing point, with occasional results in lower light conditions. In normal lighting it doesn't seem to mind much. Even with the marginal twilight focusing, I've made some killer landscape images with this little gem. Also, the pop-up flash no longer pops up. I guess I should have used it every now and then? Seriously, it makes some great images, just make sure you have it focused before the light runs out. Alpenglow isn't enough to focus with. It is a model that has been replaced a couple times over but this camera is probably more camera than most people know what to do with.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good camera for most uses

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from A forest near you.  -  Photo Enthusiast

The only serious issue I have with this camera is its poor low light focusing. Granted it is a function shared with the lens, but the camera comes with the lens. It tends to search for a focusing point, with occasional results in lower light conditions. In normal lighting it doesn't seem to mind much. Even with the marginal twilight focusing, I've made some killer landscape images with this little gem. Also, the pop-up flash no longer pops up. I guess I should have used it every now and then? Seriously, it makes some great images, just make sure you have it focused before the light runs out. Alpenglow isn't enough to focus with. It is a model that has been replaced a couple times over but this camera is probably more camera than most people know what to do with.

 
5.0

Well worth the money

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from IN  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I am very happy with this camera. I have previously owned several Canon film cameras for the advanced amateur. This is my first digital. We use this for business and personal use. We went with the refurbished model in order to buy accessories and stay within the budget for this purchase. I found the camera a little small for my taste when I looked at it in the stores. So I purchased a battery grip for it. I would recommend this for anyone else who finds the camera small. This camera is easy to learn and easy to use. We have used in with all sorts of ISO settings. Indoors and outdoors, for portraits, action shots, landscape, and stills, in B/W, and on all quality settings. The only thing I can say is that is has surpassed our expectations to this point. We use a tamron 28-300 lens left over from my film camera. It works fine. In all we are very satisfied with this product.

 
5.0

A great entry DSLR

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from Milwaukee, WI  -  Casual user

This is my first step into DLSRs. My last camera purchase was a Rebel G. I am happy that I purchased this for me and my wife at Christmas. [...]a great product from Canon. The refurbished model looks like it could be new in a showroom case.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best Camera for the money

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from Olympia, WA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This is the best camera body for the money. Don't even bother with getting the camera with the standard kit lens. Grab the 50mm 1.8 II. Best lens for the money. But don't be fooled just because you are getting a reasonably priced body doesn't mean you are getting out cheap. Except for a few lens most decent lens will cost more than the body. Many say this body is too small, but it is fine for most. Getting the optional extended battery pack grip is almost a must have. The point of getting a reasonably priced body is to be able to afford a lot of the extras that really get you the great shots. Automatic shooting is nearly worthless unless you are just doing your basic point and shoot. It won't render any great images compared to the various manual adjustment modes. Oh the flash is only good for the point and shoot stuff. You either need to shoot without a flash or buy gear for great photos. I prefer to shoot without the flash, but I mostly shoot black and white artistic shots in lower light. Really just a great little camera, but don't forget to buy a decent bulb blower because the sensor will collect dust. [...]

 
5.0

easy to use,good quality photos

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from San Antonio, Texas  -  Professional

good camera, easy to use, good features, reasonable price.

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