Canon Digital Rebel XT / Canon 350D Brief Review


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  • 8.0 megapixels (effective)
  • Auto and manual focus
  • Program and manual exposure
  • JPEG and RAW file format
  • ISO range 100 - 1600
  • Proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • Accepts interchangeable Canon EF lenses -- lens not included
  • Release Date: 2005-12-24
  • Final Grade: 83 4.15 Star Rating: Recommended

Canon Digital Rebel XT / Canon 350D
8.0 megapixels (effective); Auto and manual focus; Program and manual exposure; JPEG and RAW file format; ISO range 100 - 1600; Proprietary Lithium-Ion battery; Accepts interchangeable Canon EF lenses -- lens not included
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

Despite being nearly two-years old and having been updated by the Digital Rebel XTi / 400D, The Canon Digital Rebel XT / 350D is still an excellent opportunity for advancing photographers, especially now that the price has dropped significantly in the wake of new releases. It lacks some of the nicer, more luxurious aspects of its decendant, the 400D, having only an 8-megapixel sensor, 1.8-inch LCD screen, but for $200 less, the 350D is worth consideration for users interested in getting a bargain on one of the most popular and successful digital cameras of all time. Take a look at both cameras and consider the differences before settling on which you'd like to purchase.

The Canon Digital Rebel XT (also known as the Digital Rebel 350D) is Canon's follow-up to one of the Digital Rebel 300D. The Rebel XT sports a number of improvements over its predecessor, including 8-megapixel resolution, a 25% smaller and 10% lighter body, more focus modes, and faster write speeds. A new processor allows for 3 frame-per-second bursts of up to 14 images, making the Rebel XT a great choice for action shots. Available in both black and silver, the new Digital Rebel is compatible with all of the 60+ Canon EF series lenses.

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Top quality optics, dependability, and convenience of use are just some of the reasons that customers choose Canon digital cameras. One of the top makers of digital cameras in the world today, Canon has attained a reputation for creating some of the best digital cameras and digital SLRs available on the market. Canon cameras are inevitably on the camera wish list of any consumer that desires a high quality camera.

Canon is not generally a cheap brand by any means. In spite of this, Canon digital cameras have achieved the best buy status. This proves that you get great value for the extra money. In the past few years, Canon has begun releasing several types that are more inexpensive, without cutting quality.

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The second type of Canon camera is the EOS line—the DSLRs. The EOS line has a solid reputation as well for performance across the board, including video. Canon has a wide range of options available too, from top of the line full frame professional models to small, entry-level DSLRs.

While other manufacturers are concentrating on mirrorless models and packing more power into smaller cameras, Canon doesn't seem to be following that trend exactly. They've released some smaller DSLRs like the SL1, but haven't been putting time into mirrorless models. Whether this is good or bad is a matter of personal opinion, but the models that are out there are, more often than not, solid performers.

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