Canon Digital Rebel XT DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens (Black) (OLD MODEL)
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The Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera now has a new, faster, even smaller big brother. Sibling rivalries aside, the 8.0-megapixel Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR adds resolution, speed, extra creative control, and enhanced comfort in the hand to one of the smallest and lightest digital cameras in its class. Even with 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.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
By Moss Family
The Canon 350D works great. My wife and I have had for over 9 years, and have not had any issues with it. There are many settings/menus to play with. I have provide 2 raw images that I have not tampered with yet, to show the great quality of the images. The continues shot works great for sport/action shots. I like messing with the ISO, Aperture, and shutter speed for different effects, environments, and lighting. Overall, a great camera that has last many years.
Before installing the SD card make sure image/videos are backed up. Once the SD card is in format it.
A-Dep = Automatic Depth-of-field AE
M = Manual
AV = Aperture
TV = Shutter
P = Program
Green Box = Auto
Face = Portrait
Mountains = Landscape
Flower = Close-Up
Sports = Sports
Silhouette with Star Top Right = Night Portrait
Lightning = Flash Off
Aperture = Effects the focus of an image and how much is blurred.
ISO = Sensitivity to light. Raising the ISO allows for more light and some grain in the picture, while; lowering the ISO allows for less light, but the picture is clearer.
Shutter Speed = The speed that the camera takes pictures. The faster the trigger, the less light gets into the camera. While taking pictures of sport activities an ideal shutter speed is 1/400-800+, or pouring milk/juice 250-500+.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Better than expected it's like a new camera
By Jessica white
Better than expected it's like a new camera, comes with everything you need. I'm so excited
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Compact, affordable, improved w some great unique features
By Patrick D. Goonan
The first thing that impressed me about this camera was how well thought out it was in terms of size, position of controls and practicality. I purchased the version with the 18-55 mm EFS zoom lens and was impressed how light the whole unit was without seeming flimsy. I'm also 6"0" tall and have fairly large hands, but I don't find this camera to small to handle at all.
I don't want to repeat a lot of the things other reviewers have said, so I'll make some additional observations that will hopefully add value to what others have said. One of these is a comment about the fact that the camera is faster than the original Rebel due to the 8 MP CMOS and DIGIC II processing image. This gives it higher resolution, faster recovery time between shots and almost instant startup time when compared with the original Rebel. I found the camera overall to be a bargain considering its performance and the fact that they included a good lens.
Two modes that I appreciated were the While Balance Bracketing and monochrome mode for working with black and white photography. The bracketing allows you to automatically take three images for every shot with different white balancing settings. Given that I can erase the pictures I don't like, I think this is a great feature. I also like that I can experiment with black and white photography.
Another interesting feature of the camera is the CloseUp mode. It works at wide angle settings and at 55 mm as well. When you use it at 55 mm it magnifies the image and you can focus in as close as 6 inches in order to capture detail in flowers or whatever your subject is. This opens up a lot of possibilities for some interesting shots that would otherwise be difficult.
In short, this is a lot of camera for the price. I am very pleased with my purchase and pictures can be blown up very large at 8 MP resolution.
While I haven't tried it yet, I'm interested in experimenting with some astrophotography using this camera. Given its light weight, small size and accessible controls, I think it might be excellent for some astronomy applications where you need to piggy back a camera on a telescope.