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 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 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 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 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 compensation
The 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.
- 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 center weighted averaged metering, similar to a meter in a traditional 35mm camera.
- 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.
- Custom Functions
9 Custom functions with 24 settings settable with the camera.
- Flash Exposure Compensation
The EOS Rebel XT offers a whole new level of flash photography: 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 - the Rebel XT is one of the simplest digital SLRs you'll ever use, 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. 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 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 and most EOS System accessories including EX-series Speedlites and a dedicated Battery Grip
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
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 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.
|Type ||Digital AF/AE SLR|
|Recording Medium ||CF card Type I and II|
|Image Format ||0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm|
|Compatible Lenses ||Canon EF Lenses including EF-S Lenses (Focal length conversion factor: Equivalent to approx. 1.6x indicated focal length compared to 35mm format)|
|Lens Mount ||Canon EF mount|
|Type ||High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate color CMOS sensor|
|Pixels ||Approx. 8.0 Megapixels|
|Total Pixels ||Approx. 8.2 Megapixels|
|Aspect Ratio ||2:3 (Vertical:Horizontal)|
|Color Filter System ||RGB primary color filter|
|Low-pass Filter ||Fixed position in front of the image sensor|
|Recording Format ||Design rule for Camera File System (JPEG) and RAW. Exif 2.21 compliant|
|Image Format ||JPEG and RAW (CR2) |
|File Size ||JPEG: (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.3 MB (3456 x 2304), (2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.7 MB (3456 x 2304), (3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.0 MB (2496 x 1664), (4) Medium/Normal Approx. 1.0 MB (2496 x 1664), (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.2 MB (1728 x 1152), (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.6 MB (1728 x 1152); RAW: Approx. 8.3 MB (3456 x 2304)|
|Folders ||Automatic setting|
|File Numbering ||(1) Continuous numbering, (2) Auto reset|
|Image-processing Parameters ||Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameter sets and monochrome can be set|
|Interface ||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed|
|Settings ||Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Manual (Custom: read off photo quality gray card or white subject)|
|Type ||Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)|
|Coverage ||Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally (against JPEG Large)|
|Magnification ||0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)|
|Dioptric Adjustment Correction ||-3.0 - +1.0 diopters|
|Focusing Screen ||Fixed|
|Mirror ||Quick-return half mirror (Transmittance: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with lenses up to EF 600mm f/4)|
|Depth-of-Field Preview ||Enabled with depth-of-field preview button|
|Eyepiece Shutter ||None (provided on strap) |
|Viewfinder Information ||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|
|Type ||TTL-CT-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor|
|AF Points ||7|
|AF Working Range ||EV 0.5 - 18 (at ISO 100)|
|Focusing 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)|
|AF Point Selection ||Automatic selection, manual selection|
|Selected AF Point Display ||Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel|
|AF-assist Beam ||Intermittent firing of built-in flash, effective range: approx. 13.1 ft./4m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery|
|Metering Modes ||Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC. (1) Evaluative metering, (2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder), (3) Center-weighted average metering|
|Metering Range ||EV 1-20 (at 68 degreed F/20 degreed C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)|
|Exposure Control Systems ||Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Automatic Depth-of Field AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off), E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE, and Manual|
|ISO Speed Range ||Equivalent to ISO 100-1600|
|Exposure Compensation ||Up to +/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments (1) Manual exposure compensation (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)|
|AE Lock ||Auto: Operates in One-Shot AF mode evaluative metering when focus is achieved; Manual: Enabled with AE lock button (No AE lock in Basic Zone modes)|
|Type ||Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled|
|Shutter Speeds ||1/4000 to 30 sec. in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments, bulb, X-Sync at 1/200 sec.|
|Shutter Release ||Soft-touch electromagnetic release|
|Noise Reduction for Long Exposure ||Set with C. Fn-02 |
|Self-timer ||10-sec. delay|
|Remote Control ||Remote control with RS-60E3 Terminal or Wireless remote controllers RC-1/RC-5|
|Type ||Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism|
|Guide Number ||13 (at ISO 100 in meters)|
|Recycling Time ||Approx. 3 sec.|
|Flash-ready Indicator ||Flash-ready indicator lights on in viewfinder|
|Flash Coverage ||Up to 17mm focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)|
EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites: E-TTL II autoflash
|Drive Modes ||(1) Single, (2) Continuous, (3) Self-timer/Remote Control|
|Continuous Shooting Speed ||Approx. 3.0 fps (with Battery Pack NB-2LH, at Tv=1/250 sec. for all recording qualities)|
|Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting ||14 shots (Large/Fine)|
|Type || TFT color LCD monitor|
|Screen Monitor size ||1.8 inches|
|Pixels ||Approx. 115,000 pixels (Displayed pixels)|
|Coverage ||Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)|
|Brightness Control ||5 levels (settable with menu's "LCD brightness")|
|Image Display Format ||(1) Single image, (2) 9-image Index, (3) Magnified Zoom, (4) Auto Play, (5) Auto Play right after shooting|
|Highlight Alert ||In the single image with information display mode, the highlighted portions containing no image information with blink|
Image Protection and Erase
|Protection ||A single image can be protected or unprotected|
|Erase ||A single image or all images stored in a CompactFlash card can be erased if they are unprotected|
|Menu Categories ||(1) Shooting 1 [6 items], (2) Shooting 2 [7 items], (3) Playback [5 items], (4) Setup 1 [7 items], (5) Setup 2 [7 items]|
|LCD Monitor Language ||Any of the following 15 languages can be selected: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Japanese|
Firmware Update: Enabled by the user
Battery: Battery Pack NB-2LH (x1)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.98 x 3.71 x 2.63 in./126.5 x 94.2 x 64mm
Weight: 17.1 oz./485g
Operating Temperature Range: 32-104 degrees F/0-40 degrees C
Operating Humidity Range: 85% or less