Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR Camera Review
Canon’s EOS Digital Rebel XT combines ease of use,
a robust design, and many
of the same compelling technologies found in Canon’s professional series EOS
cameras, making it an excellent camera for the money.
Image quality is up slightly on its predecessor thanks to a new CMOS sensor
and improved DIGIC image processing, its high-ISO performance was impressive,
and its low shutter lag and nearly instant power on time will prove popular for
impulsive snappers. For travellers wanting a powerful digital camera with the option of different
lenses, you’ll not find a more portable or capable SLR in this price range.
The EOS Digital Rebel XT is not without its faults, though. In particular,
it’s annoying that opening the Compact Flash compartment door shuts camera down
(you loose any buffered images), the LCD is dim unless you turn up the
brightness setting, and the average automatic white balance performance is still
relatively poor under incandescent light.
The viewfinder view is also small, although brighter than EOS 300D, there’s
no spot metering, and the ISO sensitivity is not displayed on the viewfinder
status bar or the LCD panel whilst being changed. Nevertheless, the EOS 350D
Digital is a worthy successor to the EOS 300D Digital and is an excellent camera
Pros: Smaller and lighter; improved design; excellent image quality
Cons: Relatively small grip size; slightly over saturates colours
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