Abstract: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT Preview - PMA 2005

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (350D) Specifications


Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (350D) 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

High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate color CMOS sensor
Approx. 8.0 Megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 8.2 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio
2:3 (Vertical:Horizonrtal)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filter
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the image sensor

Recording System

Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System (JPEG) and RAW. Exif 2.21 compliant
Image Format
JPEG and RAW (CR2)
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 (1728 x 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

Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Manual (Custom: read off photo quality gray card or white subject)


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, CF card error, no CF card
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece Shutter
None (provided on strap)


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-Shot AF 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)


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

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)

External Speedlite

EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites
E-TTL II autoflash
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)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting
14 shots (Large/Fine)

LCD Monitor

TFT color LCD monitor
Screen Monitor size
1.8 inches
Approx. 115,000 pixels (Displayed pixels)
Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Brightness Control
5 levels (settable with menu's "LCD brightness")


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
Image Protection and Erase
A single image can be protected or unprotected
A single image or all images stored in a CompactFlash card can be erased if they are 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

Power Source

Battery Pack NB-2LH (x1)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.98 x 3.71 x 2.63 in./126.5 x 94.2 x 64mm
17.1 oz./485g

Operating Environment

Operating Temperature Range
32-104 F/0-40 C
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less

Where to Buy

My recommendation is AMAZON.COM. They're trustworthy, have good customer service and they are now shipping the EOS Digital Rebel XT. The first shipments went out on March 14th to those customers who ordered earliest. They offer free shipping and a 30-day return policy. It usually takes a while after shipping starts before all backorders are filled and new cameras are available from stock, so if you want one soon, placing a order now is probably a good idea. I'd go for the one in black with the kit lens, but that's just me!

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