Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (a.k.a. 350D) 8.0 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera (Black) Kit with Canon 18-55mm EF-S Lens

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (a.k.a. 350D) 8.0 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera (Black) Kit with Canon 18-55mm EF-S Lens
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Canon Rebel XT Overview

  • 1Description
  • 28.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 3Digic II Image Processor
  • 4Smallest and Lightest EOS Digital SLR
  • 5Fast Shooting and Startup Time
  • 6High-speed, Wide-area 7-point AF with superimposed focusing points
  • 7User-Selectable Metering Patterns
  • 8Three AF Modes
  • 9Flash Exposure Compensation
  • 10Direct Print Support with PictBridge Compatible Printers
  • 11USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface for Quick Downloads
  • 12Compatible with more than 50 EF and EF-S Lenses
  • 13Flash Photography with Pop-Up Flash and EX-Series Speedlites

For convenience, ease of use and no-compromise SLR performance, look no further than the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT Digital Camera. Featuring Canon's Digital Trinity - an 8.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon's own DIGIC II Image Processor and compatibility with over 50 EF Lenses - the Digital Rebel XT has a lightweight and compact body, improved performance across the board and the easiest operation in its class, simplifying complex tasks and ensuring the perfect shot every time. With intuitive simplicity, powerful performance and unprecedented affordability, the Digital Rebel XT is the EOS digital SLR camera for everyone.

8.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
The EOS Digital Rebel XT features Canon's 8.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor, which captures images of exceptional clarity and tonal range and 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 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, letting you focus on taking pictures.
Smallest and Lightest EOS Digital SLR
Much smaller than its predecessor, the Digital Rebel XT measures 4.98" across, 3.71" tall and only 2.63" deep, so it fits perfectly in your hand. Plus the Digital Rebel XT weights less than two pounds!
Fast Shooting and Startup Time
The EOS Digital Rebel XT was designed from the ground up to be faster and more intuitive than the Digital Rebel. From the ultra-fast 0.2 sec. startup time, shutter release lag of 100 msec. and viewfinder blackout time of 175 msec., the Digital Rebel XT will never keep you waiting. A new high speed shutter shoots at speeds of up to 1/4000 sec. for up to 14 shots and 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 high-precision 7-point AF system for speedy and 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 and a new precision matte screen, achieving sharp focus is fast and easy with the Digital Rebel XT, no matter where or when you're taking pictures.
User-Selectable 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.
Three AF Modes
Where the original Digital Rebel chose your AF mode for you, the Digital Rebel XT offers a choice of one-shot, AI Servo or AI focus, letting you make the call yourself.
Flash Exposure Compensation
Canon's spectacular E-TTL II flash system can be customized with flash exposure compensation and eight customized flash metering modes. These improvements have no effect on automatic functions, but these advanced features are at your fingertips the instant you want them.
Direct Print Support with PictBridge Compatible Printers
Printing your photographs could not be easier with the Digital Rebel XT. Simply connect your EOS Digital Rebel XT to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings, press the Direct Print button and your photograph will start printing. Exif Print 2.2 includes shot information with each image to optimize the printing of each of your photographs.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface for Quick Downloads
Connect your camera to your computer with a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection and your images will upload at speeds up to ten times faster than with the original EOS Digital Rebel.
Compatible with more than 50 EF and EF-S Lenses
The EOS Digital Rebel XT is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses and including Canon's new EF-S series Lenses, manufactured specifically for the Digital Rebel series and the EOS 20D. The EF lineup employs advanced optical know-how to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Rebel XT users will find the all-new EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens a perfect match for their new camera. It offers a 35mm equivalent of a 27-136mm zoom range and includes Canon's Image Stabilizer (which adds an equivalent of 3 stops) and a full time manual focus mechanism, all in a compact, robust construction.
Flash Photography with Pop-Up Flash and EX-Series Speedlites
The EOS Digital Rebel XT features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. Whether using its pop-up flash or any of the flashes in the Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides stable flash brightness through numerous exposures. Canon's Speedlite 580 EX is perfectly suited to the Digital Rebel XT. It features a maximum guide number of 58, together with an auto zoom function that compensates for the sensor size, enabling high output flash with more accurate results. It includes an AF assist beam that works in conjunction with the Rebel's focusing system and automatically sends color temperature information to the camera when the flash fires, producing consistently accurate colors.

Canon Rebel XT Specs

Camera Type
Interchangeable Lens SLR Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor
22.2 x 14.8mm, 8.2 Megapixel, single-plate color CMOS sensor with RGB primary color filter & Low-pass Filter
Effective Resolution
8.0 million pixels
Color Depth
24-Bit RGB (JPEG files) and 36-Bit RGB (RAW files)
Also supports Adobe RGB Color
Color Modes
Full Color, B&W (with Sharpness, Contrast, & Filter controls)
Image File Formats
JPEG (Fine, Normal)
Exif 2.21 & DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) & DPOF compliant
Recorded Resolution
Large (3456 x 2304)
Medium (2496 x 1664)
Small (1728 x 1152)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
Lens Mount
Canon EF and EF-S mount
Focal Length Multiplier
Optical Image Stabilization
Supports Canon IS and equivalent lenses
Focus Control
Focus Type
TTL-CT-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor with 7 AF points and AF assist beam
Focus 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)
Exposure Control
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speed
30 - 1/4000 second in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments, bulb
Mirror Lock-Up
Exposure Metering
Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC. - Evaluative metering, Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder), Center-weighted average metering
Exposure Modes
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Automatic Depth-of Field AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes, E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE, Manual, Exposure Compensation (+/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments (1) Manual exposure compensation (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)), AE Lock
White Balance Modes
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Manual (Custom: read off photo quality gray card or white subject), White Balance Bracketing (blue/amber bias and magenta/green bias adjusted to +/- 9 levels)
Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off
Built-in Flash
Auto pop-up, retractable flash in the pentaprism
Effective Flash Range
42' (13m)
External Flash Connection
Canon Hot Shoe
External Flash Control
E-TTL II autoflash with EX series Speedlite
Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed
1/200 second
Start-Up Time
0.2 seconds
Shutter Lag
0.001 seconds
Time Between Shots
Less than 1 second (Flash off)
Burst Capability
3.0 fps up to 14 frames (Large/Fine)
Self Timer
10 seconds
Interval Recording
No (possible with tethered operation)
Date & Time Stamp
No (simultaneous recording onto image data)
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
CompactFlash (type I & II)
File Size
RAW Fine Normal
Large (3456 x 2304) 8.3MB 3.3MB 1.7MB
Medium (2496 x 1664) - 2.0MB 1.0MB
Small (1728 x 1152) - 1.2MB 0.6MB
Battery Type
NB-2LH Battery Pack
2x NB-2LH or 6x AA Batteries with BG-E3 vertical grip (optional)
Power Adapter
ACK700 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Direct Print Capable
Yes (PictBridge, CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct)
Remote Control
RS-60E3 Terminal or Wireless remote controllers RC-1/RC-5
Video Output
Yes (NTSC & PAL)
System & Software Requirements
Windows System
  • 150 MHz Pentium processor (300 MHz Pentium for XP) or better
  • Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
  • 128 MB RAM (256MB for XP)
  • USB port
  • Display with 800 x 600 dots, High Color (16-bit)
  • CD-ROM drive required for software installation

Macintosh System

  • Power PC Processor
  • Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2 (OS 9.2 recommended), Mac OS X (10.2 or later)
  • 128 MB RAM (256MB for OS X)
  • Built-in USB Port
  • Display with 800 x 600 dots, 32,000 colors
  • CD-ROM drive required for software installation
Eye-level SLR (fixed pentamirror) with diopter adjust (-3.0 - +1.0-1) and fixed focus screen
Viewfinder Info
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
LCD Display
1.8" TFT Color LCD (115,000 pixels) with Brightness control (5 levels)
Information Display
Aperture value, AF point selection, CF card writing status, Exposure level indicator, Exposure compensation amount, AEB level, Drive mode, Self-timer/Remote control, Image-Recording quality, Shots remaining, Flash mode, ISO speed, White balance, Battery level, Shutter speed, Date/time, battery level warning
Language Options
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Japanese
Playback Options
Single image, 9-image Index, Magnified Zoom, Auto Play, Auto Play right after shooting, Highlight Alert, Image Protect, Image Erase (single, all)
3.7 x 5.0 x 2.7" (95 x 127 x 64mm)
17.1 oz. (485g)
without Battery
Special Features
Includes Canon EF-S 18-55mm EF-S Lens

Lens Specifications

  • Filter Size: 58mm
  • f/Stop Range: f/3.5-5.6 to f/22
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11.4" (0.28m)
  • Magnification: Not Specified
  • Zoom/Focus Control: Rotating type inner focus
  • Angle of View: 75° - 27°
  • Groups/Elements: 11 elements in 9 groups with Aspherical elements
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Length: 2.6" (66mm)
  • Maximum Diameter: 2.7" (69mm)
  • Weight: 6.7 oz. (190g)

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