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Canon Digital Rebel XT Black 8.0 MP Digital SLR Camera w/EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens

  • CMOS 8.0 MP
  • 1.8" 115K LCD
  • Equivalent to ISO 100-1600
  • Canon EF Mount
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Featuring the EF-S 18mm-55mm lens, the Canon Digital Rebel XT is an easy to operate camera even for novice users. The lens provides amazing picture clarity at the mid-range of 28mm with sharper edges and center at the same time. The additional distance of 18mm to 55mm, as compared to the old-fashioned 28mm-105mm lens, benefits the frame line.

The DIGIC II image processor assures lower power consumption and quicker processing. With different resolution options, it allows the user to optimize the storage capacity, as per his choice of favorite images. This is a light weight (17% lighter to its predecessor) digital camera, and has dimensions of 4.98" x 3.71" x 2.63". This makes it easier for the user to carry the camera along anywhere, even in the pocket.

  • newegg 8.0 Megapixel COMS Sensor The EOS Digital Rebel XT features Canon's 8.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor with the most-in-class pixels for images of exceptional clarity and tonal range. The APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras for an effective viewing angle of 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.
  • newegg DIGIC II Image Processor The EOS Digital Rebel XT's sensor is driven by the DIGIC II Image Processor which is enhanced across the board with improvements in speed and image quality. Information captured by the sensor is processed and assembled into images of exceptional clarity and resolution. Consuming very little energy, DIGIC II works with the sensor to ensure natural colors, accurate white balance and speedy write times.
  • newegg PictBridge Support The Digital Rebel XT makes photograph printing easier than ever. Simply connect your Digital Rebel XT to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings, and press the Direct Print button to start printing.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface Connect the Digital Rebel XT to a computer with a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection; upload images at speeds up to ten times faster than with the original EOS Digital Rebel.

Learn more about the Canon USA Digital Rebel XT

General

Brand
Canon
Series
EOS
Model
Digital Rebel XT
Color
Black
Dimensions
4.98" x 3.71" x 2.63"
Weight
17.1 oz. (body)
Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
CMOS
Image Sensor Size
22.2 x 14.8mm
Gross Pixels
8.2 MP
Effective Pixels
8.0 MP
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filter
Resolution
3456 x 2304

White Balance

White Balance
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

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
-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, CF card error, no CF card
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

LCD Monitor

LCD
1.8" 115K
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Brightness Adjustment
5 levels

Focus

Focus Type
TTL-CT-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
Focusing Modes
One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (Automatically selects One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF selected according to shooting mode), Manual Focusing (MF)
AF Points
7
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
Focusing Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection

Exposure

Exposure Control
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
Exposure Compensation
Up to +/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments (1) Manual exposure compensation (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
Metering System
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
ISO Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600
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

Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 sec. in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments, bulb, X-Sync at 1/200 sec.
Self-timer
10-sec. delay
Remote Control Support
Remote control with RS-60E3 Terminal or Wireless remote controllers RC-1/RC-5

Flash

Flash Type
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism

Drive System

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)
Maximum Burst
14 shots (Large/Fine)

Function

Playback
(1) Single image, (2) 9-image Index, (3) Magnified Zoom, (4) Auto Play, (5) Auto Play right after shooting

Recording System

Image Type
JPEG, RAW (12bit)
Recording Media
CF Card Type I and II

Lens

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
Lens Spec
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens

Interface

USB
Yes

Power Source

Battery
Battery Pack NB-2LH (x1)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Blair T.
  • 3/9/2008 1:30:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHuge bang for your buck.

Pros: This is a fantastic camera that can shoot almost anything beautifully. It offers plenty of modes and options. A huge value for the price. If you like to tweak without breaking the bank, this is a good camera for you.

Cons: There are a few bugs in the camera's firmware when it comes to AEB and continuous drive mode.

Other Thoughts: This isn't a point-and-shoot camera. If you're switching from a point and shoot to this camera, just know that you will have to spend some time learning. But a day or two of trial and error shooting pics and referencing the manual should have you shooting beautiful pictures in no time. Understand, also, that you can't use the LCD for previewing shots like you can on most point and shoots. That's not a "con", just a reality of most DSLR's.

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  • Dan G.
  • 2/10/2008 8:49:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery happy

Pros: Bought this camera right after the holidays at a good price. Does a great job capturing motion shots of my kids playing once I figured out the shutter speeds. Easy to use. Lots of options. Looking at lens options now for something at the higher mm

Cons: none.

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  • Joseph C.
  • 1/10/2008 12:56:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Great

Pros: This being my first SLR, I had some reservations about the XT which by some accounts is considered outdated. The price though ($499 then) plus the free CF card and 60GB drive did it for me and I have no regrets. I read on Cnet about its' cheap plastic construction, but it seems strongly constructed to me and I can't tell the difference from my friend's Nikon D40. The 18-55mm kit lens which is supposed to suck is pretty sweet for the price (the difference between the body and lens kit being only $40.)

Cons: Has a hard time autofocusing during night photography.

Other Thoughts: When shooting with the lens kit even in good lighting conditions, some of the pictures came out blurred (although I didn't notice the difference on the screen before importing to the computer.) An IS lens (EF 28-135 in my case) seems like a worthy investment.

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  • Ala J.
  • 1/1/2008 7:49:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat camera

Pros: i am new to slr cameras and this is a great one to start with. there is plenty of help online to better understand how to use the camera. great pictures in all the modes. good instructions manual helps out a lot.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: great battery life and image quality. canon did a great job on this camera and it looks great too. i take it everywhere i go and the family love it for memories. the av hook up is nice to show on a big screen tv for everyone to see. you can;t go wrong with this camera. as always new egg customer support and shipping ROCKS!!!!! got this baby in a day and half with the three day shipping :)

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  • Gary M.
  • 12/11/2007 12:22:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Camera

Pros: Great beginners camera. I am new to the SLR world, but am already experiencing the vast improvement over PnS cameras. The menus are fairly straightforward (once you know what the terms mean) There is a good range of presets for various situations. Great price and easy to learn on. Sturdy feel.

Cons: Even in auto mode, the shots are not always good. The ISO must be manually adjusted to fit the light or it will be over or underexposed. No "help" in the menus, as a beginner to the SLR world, I constantly have to look up "what does adjusting this do..." rather than hit a "more information" button on the camera, etc. The grasp is not exactly ergonomic, but isn't quite uncomfortable.

Other Thoughts: I really enjoy this camera. It has been fun to learn on. After only a few weeks I have been able to take some really nice shots. The auto modes have much to be desired, so don't use them. The powerful program and manual modes get much better pictures with just a little practice and learning what the different adjustments are and do. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking to get a DSLR.

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  • derek k.
  • 11/29/2007 8:25:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING!

Pros: I have to say this is one of the best camera's ive ever used.
people say the lens isn't that good, but its fine, not a top priority to get it replaced. great deal for anyone!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: A user from the S5 IS moving to this camera is just stunning. the quality is so much better. perfectly clear shots, easy to use.

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  • Christopher V.
  • 10/17/2007 11:17:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsperfect entry level digital slr at a great price

Pros: fast, crisp shots (with the right lens), good shots (with the kit lens), accepts all of Canon's EF and EF-S lenses

Cons: viewfinder + screen are TINY when compared to the XTI, 1.6x crop factor sensor limits your choice of wide angle lenses, kit lens is not the best

Other Thoughts: wow, what a great camera for the money. if you are on a budget like i am and want to upgrade from point-and-click cameras to a digital slr then go for it! if you have the money, you may want to consider passing on the kit lens, buying the xt body & a better lens.

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  • Jiho K.
  • 7/14/2007 3:50:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: I think this is the best choice for who is an amateur but wants quality photos. And I love to show off the brand logo, "CANON".

Cons: Well, the only complaint for this DSLR is that the picture size is always bigger than my computer screen size evne with the smallest CCD resolution option. Every time, I have to spend time to reduce the size for storage and uploading. One more thing is that the body feels like a cheap plastic to me. Maybe they gave up some aluminum skin for the price.

Other Thoughts: I don't know much of DSLR, but the price seems to depend on CCD resoultion. And this 8MP is even too big for me and I always have to reduce the resolution. If there were DSLR with lower resolution, I would buy that one.
PS) DO NOT BUY SILVER! LOOKS LIKE A TOY!

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  • Kevin D.
  • 7/5/2007 6:24:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT!

Pros: I use this very awesome camera to take photos of painted miniatures, both to sell on (auction website name withheld, as newegg flagged IT as inappropriate language) and also for my website. It is fantastic! Loaded with features, I'm still uncovering the mysteries built into this thing. The Auto-focus is a life savor for chaps like myself (I have bad eyesight as well as astigmatism) and I have yet to take an out of focus shot that wasn't my own fault! I love this camera, I waited a long time for it's price to drop, and it has been worth it. I also have a Telephoto for it, which also works great.

Cons: The flash tends to pop up on me even when I don't need a flash. I don't know if there is a way to manually stop it, aside from putting the camera in no flash mode, which means that I can't have it in any of the other modes (particularly AV mode, which I use quite often). If it's in the manual, I haven't found it yet. The manual is wrote fairly well, but it was a bit hard for me to read. I think what I am saying here is that if you are new to photograghy all together, you will need to give it some time and study up on this camera. Know what you are buying, because this thing does do everything it says it will, and well, it will just take you to learn how to do it all!

Other Thoughts: Battery life is good, but invest in a spare, since it is a Lith Ion, and you can't exactly find those in a pinch if yours goes dead at a bad time. Get a fast memory card also, so you can take advantage of the burst function to it's highest level of performance. Cannon makes a starter kit that included a battery, a very nice bag, and a UV Filter. It cost me about 100 bucks, see if you can find it cheaper, but it is a good value even at 100 bucks! Good luck with your camera!

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/5/2007 1:01:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive piece of equipment!

Pros: Everything about it is fast: power on, focus, flash recharge, burst shooting, even the battery recharge time is just blazing fast! LONG battery life. SOLID, but light. Lots of practical, easy to use modes. VERY well-written documentation. Look and feel of the camera is very good. Plenty of control. Very good viewfinder. Included lens is decent. Made in Japan.

Cons: Artifacts sometimes when shooting at night (could be from high ISO speeds maybe...). No live view, but that's a given with any DSLR camera.

Other Thoughts: I am very pleased with this camera. The included lens is decent, but I recommend getting a macro and/or telephoto lens as well.

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