Digital Rebel XT - Simple, Limitless Performance
For convenience, ease of use and no-compromise SLR performance, look no further than the EOS Digital Rebel XT. 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 new Digital Rebel XT has an all new 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 Rebel XT is the EOS digital camera for everyone.
8.0 Megapixel CMOS SensorThe 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 ProcessorThe 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 to date (as of February 2005)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, too!
Fast 3 frames-per-second shooting with a 14 frame burst and 0.2 second startup timeThe 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 pointsThe EOS Digital Rebel XT has a newly developed 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, AF modes, custom functions and flash exposure compensationThe Digital Rebel XT offers some of the easiest operation available in a digital camera today. But when you're ready, it offers a number of advanced setting options previously found only on higher-end models.
Direct Print support with PictBridge compatible printersPrinting 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. Additionally, the Digital Rebel XT is ready to connect to both Windows XP and Mac OS X computers without any extra software thanks to PTP compatibility.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface for quick downloadsConnect 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 and most EOS System accessories including EX-series Speedlites and a dedicated Battery GripEF LensThe 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
Flash PhotographyThe 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 new 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.
External SpeedliteEOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites: E-TTL II autoflash
Image Protection and Erase
Power SourceBattery: Battery Pack NB-2LH (x1)Dimensions and WeightDimensions (W x H x D): 4.98 x 3.71 x 2.63 in./126.5 x 94.2 x 64mmWeight: 17.1 oz./485gOperating EnvironmentOperating Temperature Range: 32-104 degrees F/0-40 degrees COperating Humidity Range: 85% or less