Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP
Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-
55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver)
Back In The Slr World
The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi has a newly designed 10.1 MP Canon
CMOS sensor plus a host of new features including a 2.5-inch LCD
monitor, the exclusive EOS Integrated Cleaning System featuring a Self
Cleaning Sensor and Canons Picture Style technology, all in a lightweight,
ergonomic body. The EOS Digital Rebel XTi is compatible with all Canon
lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto
lenses, and including Canons EF-S series lenses, manufactured
specifically for Canons APS-C sized digital sensor. Canons Speedlite
430EX is perfectly suited to the EOS Digital Rebel XTi. In addition to
Canons EF lenses and Speedlite flashes, many other accessories are
designed by Canon to work perfectly with the EOS Digital Rebel XTi. The
Battery Grip BG-E3 adds a vertical shutter release, and can hold two NB-
2LH Battery Packs for increased shooting capacity. Canons Semi Hard
Case EH18-L can accommodate the EOS Digital Rebel XTi with a small
zoom lens. An EF-S 18-55mm is included in the EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Lens Kit. 1.6x Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor Image Sensor Type -
High-Sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor 3 - 2 Aspect
Ratio Recording Format - JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG simultaneous
recording provided USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface, mini-B port, NTSC/PAL for
video output Viewfinder Type - Eye-level SLR with pentamirror Shutter
Speeds - 1/4000 to 30 seconds Self-timer - 10 seconds delay, 2 seconds
delay with C.Fn-7-1 (mirror lockup) Continuous Shooting Speed - Approx.
3 fps (at shutter speed of 1/250 sec. or faster) Compatible Printers - CP
and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and
PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU)
Power Source - One Battery Pack NB-2LH Dimensions - Width 4.98 x
Height 3.71 x Depth 2.56 inch, 126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm / Weight - 18 ounces
(510g body only)
Having been in the SLR world back in the 90s, I knew how much control
you could have over your imagery, but I forgot just how great and fun it
really is. Digital makes it even better. I wanted to give a quick run down of
things I really am happy about vs. a point and shoot camera and maybe
that will help people make the dive into SLR. The XTi is a really great
camera to take that dive with.
Instant shutter release - I cant tell you how many good pictures I probably
lost waiting for my Canon Digital Elph (had a SD110 and a SD700IS) to
finally take the picture. With the XTi, you press the button and it takes the
picture right away. In low light conditions, you might have to wait a second
or two, but its still much faster. And with the sports setting, you are more
likely to get a sharp image when there is lots of motion. You can take that
picture of someone hitting a baseball right when it makes contact.
Multiple pictures per second - This is the frames per second rating. Not
only does it take the picture fast, you can take a few pictures in a second.
This allows you to just hold down the shutter release button and snap
away, allowing you to ensure that you get action shots at the right moment.
Recently I took my daughter to the zoo and took a picture of her feeding a
giraffe. Because I was able to take multiple pictures per second, I was able
to capture all the right moments of the event. Ive actually taken this feature
to the extreme by making some time lapse videos using 6000 frames of 4
fps pictures taken in 1.5 hours.
Quality of image - The 2nd picture I ever took with this camera was one of
the best pictures Ive ever taken of my daughter. And I was just playing
around. Colors look better, lighting looks better. Its not about megapixels,
its about lens quality.
Settings wheel - Having the wheel on top to control the settings of the
camera is invaluable. You can instantly change between a portrai t shot
and a sports shot, macro and landscape, etc. On Point and shoot
cameras, this often involves navigating a menu, which is time consuming
and prevents or discourages you from taking certain types of pictures.
Lens can be changed - This is probably the most obvious feature. You
know those great close up pictures of birds, flowers, insects and stuff?
Those werent taken with digital zoom, they used a real zoom lens. The
difference in quality is enormous and digital zoom is a poor substitute for
having a real 300mm lens. This camera doesnt come with a 300mm lens,
but can buy a cheap 70mm-300mm Canon lens for a couple hundred
dollars and take much better pictures than on any point and shoot camera.
Accessories - There is a whole world of accessories that are geared
towards SLR cameras, you really dont know it until you start looking. So
far Ive bought a 70-300mm zoom lens, a UV filter, a polarizing filter, IR
remote trigger and a remote timer.
Some things to be mindful of:
Get a UV protective filter to protect your lens. They are only like $10.
The screen is not a viewfinder - I didnt realize this either until after I bought
it, but I understand why this is the case, you want to be looking through the
lens. Honestly, this isnt as big of an issue as you might think it is. You still
get to review your pictures on the screen and there is lots of helpful
information about your settings.
Learn about photography - As great as this camera is, pictures still dont
compose and take themselves, you should learn at least the basics of
good photography. You dont have to spend a fortune or take a lot of time
either, you can just get a short and small book that explains things like
depth of field, composition, etc.
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