The Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera now has a new, faster, even smaller, brother. Sibling rivalries aside, the 8.0 megapixel Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR adds resolution, speed, an extra dollop of creative control and enhanced comfort in the hand, to one of the smallest and lightest digital cameras in its class. Despite its advancements in ergonomic design and technology, this easy to use EOS digital camera is compatible with all of Canon's EF lenses including the EF-S lenses.
The new EOS Digital Rebel XT camera has increased resolution, speed, responsiveness and energy efficiency while the size and weight have decreased, making it more comfortable to hold and use. Indeed, it is nearly three ounces lighter and more than a half-inch smaller than the original EOS Digital Rebel model.
The EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR Body is offered with Canon's high-quality EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.
While many of the feature advancements and innovations on the new EOS Digital Rebel XT digital camera are inherited from Canon's recently introduced upper level model EOS 20D SLR , the two cameras' most striking technological similarities are their use of Canon's newly-developed, large single plate, high sensitivity, high resolution color CMOS imaging sensor technology. While the size of the APS-C CMOS sensor on the EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR is fractionally smaller than the APS-C CMOS sensor on the EOS 20D camera (22.2 x 14.8 mm versus 22.5 x15.0 mm respectively) accounting in part for the cameras 8.0 vs. 8.2 megapixel resolution rating, individual pixel dimensions are identical, and they both provide the same effective angle of view, equivalent to 1.6 x the normal EF lens focal length.
Finer Photos Faster - The new EOS Digital Rebel XT digital camera can shoot up to 14 consecutive Large/Fine (8.0 megapixel) JPEGs, five RAW files, or four RAW + Large/Fine JPEGs at a rate of up to three frames-per-second. The EOS Digital Rebel camera's smaller buffer permits bursts of only four Large/Fine (6.3 megapixel) JPEG or RAW frames at a rate of up to 2.5 frames per second.
While reprising the Digital Rebel SLR's ISO range of 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600, Canon raised the Auto ISO setting on the Digital Rebel XT model to 400 in order to help improve image quality, reduce camera shake and brighten the scene behind the subject when taking a flash photo. The new Digital Rebel XT camera also offers 12 exposure modes that are user selectable at the turn of a conveniently placed dial. The exposure modes take into account virtually all shooting conditions and preferences are: Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program AE, Shutter speed-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual and Auto Depth-of-Field AE.
In addition to its lossless compression 8.0 megapixel RAW image file option, the Rebel XT Digital SLR offers users the option of shooting in a range of sizes and quality JPEG settings (based on shooter's preference, need and end-use requirements) from large (8.0 megapixels) and medium (4.15 megapixels), to small (2.0 megapixels). Within each resolution option, the user may also select quality settings: large/fine, large/normal, medium/fine, medium/normal, small/fine and small/normal.
RAW Power - What's more, where the original Digital Rebel camera required dedicated software to extract embedded middle/fine resolution JPEGs from the larger, uncompressed RAW image file, the new Rebel XT model saves RAW and large/fine resolution images as separate files on the Compact Flash card. The user also has the option of selecting RAW (8.0 megapixel) files only, saving valuable space on the CF card. As with the EOS 20D, the Digital Rebel XT camera's RAW files are denoted by the CR2 extension.
Creative Control - Among the new features found on the EOS Digital Rebel XT camera are user selectable metering and AF modes, flash exposure compensation control, improved E-TTL II evaluative flash metering and for the first time in this product category, custom function control. The Digital Rebel XT SLR even offers a monochrome mode for consumers who enjoy the subtleties and shadings that only black and white images offer. These additional controls greatly increase the creative power of the Digital Rebel XT, without taking away any of the automated functions that made the original Digital Rebel so popular with beginning photographers.
The Rebel XT camera incorporates nine of the Custom Functions previously found on the EOS 20D model. Designed to fine-tune camera operation according to personal preferences, the custom functions offer users a set of programming options for the SET button/Cross keys, as well as control over long exposure noise reduction; flash sync speed in AV mode; AF start from the shutter button or AE lock button; AF assist beam; mirror lockup; E-TTL II metering patterns, and shutter curtain sync.
All This and most powerful SLR imaging engine, DIGIC II provides high-precision and high speed, natural color reproduction including high-saturation, bright subjects, improved auto white balance, along with increased white balance correction control and white balance bracketing (another legacy of EOS 20D advances), compared to the original Digital Rebel camera.
The white balance correction control is a digital color filter that works like a light balancing filter or a color-compensating filter. Both the blue/amber bias and the magenta/green bias can be adjusted to +/- 9 levels. While the blue/amber bias adjustment is standard on the original Digital Rebel model, the Rebel XT camera's additional magenta/green bias adjustment provides increased color compensation from the earlier model.
The Rebel XT SLR's white balance bracketing mode enables the camera to automatically take three images for every shot snapped, each with a different bias setting. The user can then select the best shot and discard the other two. White balance bracketing can also be used in combination with white balance correction. The benefit of all of this white balance wizardry can be found in the photographs with colors captured accurately and precisely under a wide range of conditions.
In addition to the legion of image quality improvements, DIGIC II speeds up the camera's performance from start up that is ten times faster on the EOS Digital Rebel XT model than it is on the EOS Digital Rebel with the original iteration of DIGIC (.2 of a second on the EOS Digital Rebel XT model compared with 2 seconds on the EOS Digital Rebel camera).
Utilizing the same 7-point autofocus system as the EOS Digital Rebel camera, the new EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR is capable of analyzing where a subject is -- even when it is off center - and almost immediately bringing it into focus. It can also analyze subject movement and automatically select locking or tracking AF modes as needed. These features simplify the camera's operation and optimize its performance. The Digital Rebel XT allows users to select locking or tacking AF modes independently, adding a new dimension of creative control.
What's more, even though both Digital Rebel SLRs use that identical 7-point autofocus system, the Rebel XT model's new DIGIC II chip actually help increase the speed of autofocus calculation and hence the responsiveness of the autofocus itself. For greater creative control, both cameras also offer users the option of automatic and manual focusing point selection.
Another feature improved by the presence of DIGIC II is the speed of the direct printing function, which is PictBridge compatible. DIGIC II also produces faster startup times, faster CompactFlash card writing speed; and approximately 10X faster data transfer speeds thanks to the processor's new USB 2.0 high-speed interface. As an added bonus, the DIGIC II chip is so efficient, it actually reduces the EOS Digital Rebel XT camera's power consumption (and extends battery life) by approximately 35-percent. Indeed, this new Rebel XT camera is so energy efficient, it is powered by the same lighter-weight NB-2LH battery pack used by the PowerShot S60 (as opposed to the larger BP-511A battery pack used by the original Digital Rebel model). While the NB-2LH battery and charger are included with the Digital Rebel XT camera, both a new vertical grip (BG-E3) that accepts up to two NB-2LH battery packs or six AA-sized batteries and an AC Adapter Kit (ACK700) for powering from an AC outlet, are available as optional accessories.
E-TTL II: Exposure Control In A Flash - The new Rebel XT camera also features the next step in the evolution of evaluative- through the lens exposure control, E-TTL II. Though compatible with all Canon EX-series Speedlites, this ?smarter? new E-TTL II system helps ensure that, even in situations with highly reflective subjects or backgrounds or when shooting in most other similarly difficult lighting situations, the image will be optimally exposed.
The E-TTL II system compares the ambient light with the reflected pre-flash off the subject reported in all 35 metering zones and selects the areas with a small difference to be weighted for flash exposure calculation. This system also helps eliminate or underweights areas with large differences, recognizing them as an extremely reflective object in the background or a highly reflective subject.
Bundled Software - Both the Rebel XT Camera and lens kit and the body only kit are shipped with three software discs including EOS Digital Solutions Disc 10 featuring ZoomBrowser EX, ImageBrowser and ArcSoft PhotoStudio together with other utilities, another disc containing Digital Photo Professional 1.6 for RAW file conversions, and a third disc containing PDF versions of the instruction manuals for each application.
The Digital Zoom 4 was designed for digital SLR cameras with a lens attached up to 4 1/4-inch. It is ideal for Canon's Digital Rebel, EOS 10D (shown above), and Nikon's D70 with the 18-70mm lens attached. Dual Foam Technology provides protection and a custom fit for digital SLR cameras. The front pocket features Tamrac's U.S. patented Memory & Battery Management System, which uses red flags to identify fresh memory cards and batteries from ones that are used up. An additional Windowpane-Mesh pocket organizes other small accessories. A smooth nylon pocket in the lid holds lens-cleaning paper. Two zippered side pockets hold additional accessories such as a cell phone or PC card. Belt loops, an EasyGrip carrying handle, and shoulder strap provide convenient carrying options.
Tamrac's Digital Series offers unparalleled protection, features and functional designs to address the specific needs of digital photographers.
Protection: Total coverage, foam-padded tops provide quick access and complete rain coverage. Because digital cameras are mechanically fragile and electronically sensitive, Tamrac used their exclusive Dual Foam Technology that combines closed-cell foam for maximum shock protection with open-cell foam for vibration dampening and a custom fit.
Design: The front pockets have Universal Memory & Battery Pockets inside to secure various types of memory cards and batteries. Many of the models also feature special fitted pockets for storing extra memory cards or floppies.
Materials: Each Digital Series bag is constructed of ultra-strong waterproofed Ballistic nylon and lined with smooth nylon that does not collect dust or create lint.
Perfect Fit: Because digital cameras come in all shapes and sizes, Tamrac specifically sized the smaller bags to fit most compact digital cameras while their medium-sized bags will accommodate most of the standard-sized digital cameras. The larger bags are ideal for digital camcorders or the largest digital cameras and accessories.
The Digital Zoom 4 was designed for digital SLR cameras with a lens attached up to 4 1/4-inch. Dual Foam Technology provides protection and a custom fit for digital SLR cameras. The front pocket features Tamrac's exclusive Memory & Battery Management System (patent pending), which uses red flags to identify fresh memory cards and batteries from ones that are used up.
An additional Windowpane-Mesh pocket organizes other small accessories. A smooth nylon pocket in the lid holds lens-cleaning paper. Two zippered side pockets hold additional accessories such as a cell phone., PC card or compact card reader. Belt loops, an EasyGrip carrying handle, and shoulder strap provide convenient carrying options.
Add Tamrac accessories to the Strap Accessory System (S.A.S ) attachment slots to customize the bag.
133X Professional CompactFlash Memory Cards - Designed for High Performance and Superior Reliability - Lexar Media's Professional CompactFlash Memory Cards are ideal for any photographer who demands optimal performance from both the memory card and Digital SLR camera they use.
Lexar's 133x read & write speeds is designed to speed up image capture times by taking advantage of a Digital SLR camera's high-speed processor. Ideal for fast-paced applications such as photojournalism, sports and fashion, Lexar's high-speed series and professional digital film brings out the ultimate performance from your professional equipment.
Professional photographers demand it - For the professional shooter who needs immediate confirmation that they've captured the Shot or wants to identify accurate exposure, levels or bracketing range, Lexar's patented speed 133X (20 MB/sec.) is critical. Ideal for fast-paced applications such as photojournalism, sports and fashion, Lexar's high-speed series and professional digital film brings out the ultimate performance from your professional equipment.
Durability when you need it most - Professionals know that that single image can be more valuable than all their images combined. A hard disk failure isn't just a problem. It's a disaster. Lexar's CompactFlash solid-state design means durability, even in harsh conditions. Professionals expect it.
Compatibility is a given. 100% Camera Compatibility Guaranteed, Plus a Lifetime Limited Warranty - Lexar guarantees it. The Digital Film Compliance seal means business. It assures you that your Lexar digital film is 100% compatible with your CompactFlash digital camera. And it's flexible and can be used in other digital devices that support CompactFlash, including PDAs, video recorders and MP3 players. All of Lexar's CompactFlash memory cards meet the CompactFlash Association's specifications and is marked with the CF+ symbol.
Canon's NB-2LH Lithium Ion Battery for select Camcorders and Digital Cameras - A spare battery is always something you need, not something you wish you had!
The Quantaray QSX-DigiPro 8500 is an exciting new full-size model tripod specifically designed to meet the needs of today?s rapidly expanding ranks of digital shooters. This new tripod features rugged, virtually all-metal construction, superb finish and detailing, enhanced setup convenience, are lightweight, and provide outstanding stability. The Quantaray QSX-DigiPro 8500 has ergonomic black twist locks on its 0.9-inch diameter legs, 12-inch split center column, minimum operating height of 13.8 inches, minimum folded length of 23.2 inches, and weighs 3.8 pounds.
The Quantaray QSX-DigiPro 8500 is a full size tripod; extending to 61.8 inches for convenient eye-level viewing, and providing a heavy-duty 11-pound load capacity- but both fold compactly for easy portability. The QSX-DigiPro 8500 features black, 3-way panheads with quick-release platforms, three-section, titanium polished legs, infinitely adjustable locking split center columns, original aluminum color chassis, grounder capability, and a neoprene sleeve on one leg to facilitate cold-weather handling.
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Comments about Canon Rebel XT w/Canon 18-55mm AF Lens, Silver - Complete Digital SLR Camera Gift Pack:
First off, this is a great camera--it's the first DSLR I've owned and I love digital photography. The camera is easy to use, but not all the controls are intuitive--I'd recommend spending some time with the manual.
What I love: quick focus; light weight; Canon's stabilization lenses; feels good in my hands.
What I would change: seems to be a lag when taking a photo w/flash
Comments about Canon Rebel XT w/Canon 18-55mm AF Lens, Silver - Complete Digital SLR Camera Gift Pack:
It was rather easy to use compared to a lot of others that I have used in the short time that I have been a Web Store Photographer.
I would most defiantly tell my friends, family, and co-workers to purchase this model.
Comments about Canon Rebel XT w/Canon 18-55mm AF Lens, Silver - Complete Digital SLR Camera Gift Pack:
I’ve been looking at this camera for sometime and have asked all of my photography friends on what SLR to get with room to grow, and they all point to the Rebel XT.
I am not a professional but I love taking pictures now. Great camera and package for the money! Great buy!
Great versatile film camera for beginners and pros. I have taken many great pictures with this camera. Canon really has a great product here! Heard great things about the new Rebel XTI also! May check it out and add another digital to my arsenal!
This is my fourth Canon camera and they have all been wonderful. I have friends and family who have bought Canon digital cameras after talking to me about mine. As a scrapbooker who takes tons of pictures, I'm always confident that my photographs will be awesome.
[...] Went from a 3.1 Olympus to this beast and I could not be happier. At the time I bought it the XTi was not out yet but no big deal. This camera does not dissapoint and is perfect in every scenario I can put it through. Can't beat the price [...]
I love this camera. The picture quality is amazing and the software is easy to use. I am glad I did not get the XTi, the file sizes are quite large and the XTi are even larger.
I was in the market for a camera which would help me launch my photography business -- this was the one!
...a portrait setting
...manual setting to remove flashback
...nice size display
...immediate photo view WITH stats
...great grip (feels stable, and solid
...optional auto flash control (so glad I bought it!)
My regret: Not purchasing the lens which was its mate.
I have owned several different cameras ranging from film to digital and this is by far the most enjoyable to use. I do a lot of traveling and my Rebel XT has never failed me in the 2 years I have owned it.
Sweet camera package
an excellent camera for the value you pay for it.one of the best in the range.i think with direct competition with the nikon D70s at the time i bought it (6 months back), the rebel Xt i believe exccels on 2 fronts.one you can click in BW mode directly with the camera with various filter options in built(other than the regular, sepia and toning it has the red, green, yellow and orange filters in built). it started with an ISO setting of 100, unlike the nikon which started with 200, [...]!it is compact, lightweight and easy to carry around (of course that also depends on your other equipment!)but DEFINATELY value for money. a good buy to begin with!
The canon rebel xt is a perfect camera for the prosumer who is ready to go beyond point and shoot...although you can certainly point and shoot with this setup!
From someone who used the Rebel and now the Rebel XT it is a noticeable upgrade it that it is smaller in the hand and better feel. It also has a faster lens and the battery is considerably better! Also the USB 2.0 Transfer speeds are really important
Easy to use. Great camera for beginner digital photographer.