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Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)
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Product Description

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 Canon's 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 Canon's EF-S series lenses, manufactured specifically for Canon's APS-C sized digital sensor. Canon's Speedlite 430EX is perfectly suited to the EOS Digital Rebel XTi. In addition to Canon's 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. Canon's Semi Hard Case EH18-L can accommodate the EOS Digital Rebel XTi with a small zoom lens. An EF 18-55mm is included in the EOS Digital Rebel XTi Lens Kit. 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 Image storage on CompactFlash Type I or II type memory cards (Not included) Dimensions - Width 4.98 x Height 3.71 x Depth 2.56 inch, 126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm / Weight - 18 ounces

Features:
  • 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD display; includes Canon's EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens
  • New self-cleaning dust function, plus Dust Delete Data Detection in included software
  • DIGIC II Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing; Picture Style settings for added creative control
  • Stores images on Compact Flash (CF) memory cards; powered by battery pack NB-2LH

Customer Reviews:

  • Best digital SLR I have ever held.
    Moved up from film SLR and cheapo digital Kodak cameras to a real digital SLR.
    Love it, had it a while now. Even though there are many controls, still use it on "automatic" since it does so well.
    Using it for family pictures so there are a lot of situations with different light and motion. Still learning on extreme closeup, which is the hardest for me but I just need to learn how the camera works for that.
    I use 1 Gig cards and external card readers to save wear and tear (if it even wears or tears I don't really know)

    We plan on gettng a new DV camera soon and I'm going to get a Canon that fits the same battery type so I can interchange them. Really like the quality of the Canon products.

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  • Cannon xti Camera 10.1mp
    This item was delivered to me at 4pm on 7-17-08 as the date promsed,all packed well all is operting ok used it about five times so far,and very happy. yes I give it five stares....more info
  • Great Camera for the price
    This is a great camera, especially for the price you pay for it. I've had mine for over a year and have taken over 5,000 pictures. I'm very satisfied with the results. The only thing I started noticing is the lens that comes with the kit doesn't work as good as it did when I first bought the camera. It is slower (AF) now and doesn't seem to focus very good in AF mode. So I'm getting ready to buy a new and better lens. Other than that it's a great product. I recommend it....more info
  • Great Camera
    I have been having a blast with this camera. I was tired of the point and click cameras and decided to take a step up with this camera. What a world of difference. Now i actually get the picture i see. The pictures come out clear and beautiful. The camera fires off pictures like a machine gun. Couldn't be happier with this purchase....more info
  • NOT an upgrade
    bought the Rebel XTI with 2 stabilizer lenses. Everything works as advertised. I am really disappointed in the quality of the pictures. I have a couple other low end cameras that give me a sharper focused picture than the XTI. I live on a hill overlooking a valley with Zion national park on the other side. I love taking pictures of the sunrises over Zion. Both my old Fuji S5000 and my Fuji F30 give me MUCH sharper images. I have had it for about 6 months and a few thousand pictures, so I guess I'll just bite the bullet and start over....more info
  • great for those looking for a little more
    Great camera for those looking to leap into photography in a more serious way or just take better pictures. This was my first SLR. It's simple enough and easy enough to use (and has good enough auto settings) that my wife, who only likes to point and shoot, can use it and be happy. It's light enough I can take it everywhere, even snowshoeing up the continental divide (didn't even slow the battery or performance a bit). Lots of room to grow and customize (I'm using the program setting pretty much exclusively now, very useful). Not very expensive, either. Very comfortable to use (for me, at least). No exposure issues, and exposure is pretty easy to control. Good camera for someone who doesn't quite know what they're doing or for someone who knows exactly what they want. The silver looks cool, in my opinion....more info
  • Best bet for beginners!!!!
    This camera is great. Although my title suggests this is best bet for beginners, this camera can be great for intermediate to semi-pro photographers with a limited budget.

    Pros
    - Relatively economic compared to other higher end Canon D-SLRs. Value for money. I purchased:
    - This camera (body only)
    - a 4 GB CF card
    - Canon 200dg Camera bag
    - Canon 50mm f1.8 lens
    - Extra battery for Canon
    All this for a total of $690.

    - Excellent resolution pictures with a lot of detail.
    - LCD is larger and brighter.
    - The 9 point AF is fast, accurate and performs well in low light.
    - Settings are very easy to get to. For eg it is very easy and quick to change ISO and AF modes
    - Low noise as you go higher up in ISO modes. This is extremely important in low light situations where you want good pictures with less noise.

    Cons
    - The kit lens is disappointing. I purchased a Tamron 17-50mm instead and am extremely happy with the buy.
    - Sporadic shooting after buffer gets full when shooting in continuous mode. You will face this when shooting sport pictures. you have to know after how many shots the buffer gets full in order to not wait between taking pictures. It takes about 15-20 seconds for the camera to get back to normal once the buffer is full.
    - Same issue as above when using built-in flash. you will be able to shoot 4-6 pictures without any issue but then the flash will need to recharge and this again takes 15-20 seconds before you can start shooting again.
    - No spot metering. Not a big issue for beginners.
    - uses CF card. I am not a big fan of CF cards and that is why I put this as a con.
    - If there is data in the buffer and you open the CF card compartment, you will lose the data as it shuts off the camera.

    Overcall, the camera is great. Even with the Cons, the XTi is Canon's best selling D-SLR camera for the reasons I have listed above. Most important the value for money. One cannot go wrong with this camera.

    However, for those enthusiasts who are wanting to get into photography and are looking for a good D-SLR camera, should also look at Rebel XS. This is a model that is between the XTi and the XSi, with features from both the models and improvements from the XTi. It is priced well as well at $699 (less if you are able to find a good deal).

    I own the XTi and am extremely happy. This camera is the perfect way to begin photography. It can easily get you to semi-pro level after which you can start looking at other high end cameras. And the best thing is all the lenses you buy for the XTi, work with all Canon cameras (Note: there are exceptions, please make sure the lens you buy will work on Full Frame cameras)....more info
  • Excellent
    Excellent digital camera. But, if you have large hands it is hard to hold, for some reason they made it as small as possible. If I wanted small I would have bought a compact camera. I had to buy the optional batter compartment to add more surface area and weight. STill the best....more info
  • Basic
    Got this camera as gift and after 3 months this camera was not producing good pictures, most of the pictures are fade or like blurr.
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  • My goodness you won't be disappointed
    Here's the deal... Invest in a nice lens, and learn to color balance this camera (buy the DVD that teaches you how to use it).. The things this camera can do is just amazing... and for this price it's a no brainer.... I have had the camera for over 2 years and have never been so happy with a purchase in my life.... LEARN to color balance it with a white card and learn to use the "M" mode and you will never need another camera... They say it's an amatuer camera, but we use it professionally for product shots... It's darn good and that's all there is too it... You could get the Xsi too but for the price this is more of a value... God bless you and God bless America and all of our allies... In GOD we trust!!...more info
  • Great Camera
    I've worked with a cannon powershot point and shoot and love this camera even better. Yes it is more bulky cause it doesn't fit in my pocket but takes better pictures. It is not large by any means it just doesn't fit into your pocket like a point and shoot. You take this camera because you want to take pictures not for just incase you want to. A friend of mine says the pictures are too clear because of the great detail in them. We took it to Disney land and it did a wonderful job with action photos with the parade and kids running around to still shots of my kids posing. I highly recomend this camera to anyone and it is true that once you get it you get addicted to taking pictures. I bought a 4gb memory which held 886 pictures of the very best resolutions....more info
  • WOW!
    This is my first dslr camera and am I glad I got it! Though is has been discontinued for the newer model, I am pleased with what I got. Easy to use and worlds better than my point and shoot! Yay amazon!...more info
  • Excellent!
    This is a great camera, it can do everything you need, even to get your photos published. I now have > 30 photos published in top scientific journals and books. Owned mine for < 1 yr now, it's great!...more info
  • Great for travel
    I love this camera!!! I noticed many people saying the same in all the comments I read, and after purchasing the camera and using it for the past 3 months I absolutely agree with them all. I LOVE this camera! Its easy to operate (especially for a beginner as myself) and light enough for people transitioning from a point-&-shoot camera. The sensor cleaning is very helpful (particularly when one travels to areas where there are a lot of dirt roads). The software that comes along with the camera kit is also easy to use and a great organizational tool.
    Now I need to look for a new lens, the one that comes with the kit does not have a far enough range for me, and you will definitely need more if you travel much.
    Cameta Camera was super fast in shipping the camera so a big thumbs up for them. ...more info
  • Great Camera
    I have had my XTI for over a year and still love the camera. The pictures are sharp and the color is great. Well worth the investment. I would have prefered a wide angle lens to the 18-55mm, but it is a good starter lens.
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  • very nice camera
    Very nice camera, the only drawback is that it didn't come with a lens. It worked out because we were able to get a lens we wanted. ...more info
  • Canon Rebel XTi Digital 10 MP
    I do commercial work for hotel advertising. Already own a Rebel 8MP, but having two bodies eliminates changing lenses so often. Why the Canon? Least digital noise in higher ISO settings, durable body, very user-friendly settings.

    This XTi has a quick change on point of focus and a larger LCD viewer which I like. In the nearly 3 yrs of using my first Rebel, I haven't found much about these cameras I don't like. The one thing I miss, that I had with my G series Canon point & shoot, is a preview of my shots in a tip-out LCD viewer.

    That being said - it's a great camera for the money. - Ed Plimpton, Xact Image Photography
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  • Excellent Purchase!
    We ordered the camera body to accompany the lenses I had for a CANON EOS Rebel2000. Everything worked fantastically and we got some terrific pictures on our recent vacation!...more info
  • One of the best Canon has ever made...
    There are over 600 reviews on this camera, and over 90% of them are 4-5 stars. So, why would I add my 2 cents? Because this model is simply one of the best Canon has ever made.
    I'll give you three simple reasons why:
    1. Value--for the price, this camera is awesome. You can take professional quality photos that look like they were shot with a $4,000 camera. Purchasing this camera leaves room in your wallet for great accessories (especially lenses), books, and maybe even lessons, that will really make your pics stand out. Spend money on accessories and knowledge, not the camera body!
    2. Image Quality--I have taken pictures that people thought were done by a professional. Just the other day Walgreens wanted me to produce a copyright release for a picture THAT I TOOK MYSELF. They thought it was professional. I've tested this camera against the 40D and 5D models. Not much difference in image quality, period.
    3. Ease of Use--It was not hard to learn how to use the advanced features of this camera. I was snapping decent photos right out of the box. Reading the manual got me photos that were twice as good. Then I bought a couple of books here on Amazon related to the Rebel and digital photography in general, and now people are willing to PAY for pictures that I have taken.

    Please don't think I'm writing this review just to brag about myself. My point is this: 10 months ago I couldn't take a decent picture to save my life. Now, photography is a serious hobby that I truly love. I owe this enjoyment to the low price and great quality of the Rebel Xti.

    P.S.
    For other newbies out there, I'll list three books that will take you a very high level for an amateur. I recommend reading them in this order. "Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch," "Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition) by Bryan Peterson," and "The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby."

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  • My Thoughts About The Canon XTi
    I have medium size hands and this camera fits nicely. I like the larger fonts and LCD screen, being 58 my eyes need a little help . The settings are easy to find and change. The battery life is great, you can shoot all day long. Using a lens with IS cuts it down a little.

    I like all of the adjustments for the picture styles, you can change the contrast, saturation, sharpness or color tone. You can even make your personal settings and save them. For being the cheapest Canon DSLR this is a great camera. I have three Canon digitals the G3, 300D, and 400D and I like them all....more info
  • Awesome Camera
    I decided to get into photography around May of '08. I surfed the net for hours on end(It's something I do) and went through dozens of reviews and comparisons for dSLRs. I came to the conclusion that the XTI was the best camera and offered the most bang for the buck.

    I bought this with the 18-55mm kit, and also purchased the 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. Amazing.


    Picture quality is AWESOME! There is so much versatility with this camera compared to a point and shoot. Obviously the XTI isn't something I want to lug around to a party or the pool hall to take photos of friends, but it's perfect for portraits and landscapes(all I've done so far).

    I've gotten some really really good photos out of this camera. The Photos are fairly sharp if you hold it(almost perfect with tripod and self timer) and I can only brag about owning one. Great job Canon. Thanks!...more info
  • Super cool amazing perfect camera
    I LOVE THIS CAMERA!!!!!! This has been one of the best presents I have ever bought myself. I have used this camera, over and over and over again, and it has brought me so much joy! The pictures it takes are very amazing, and I am having so much fun with this thing. It has definitely brought out the inner photographer in me and my poor family have become the victims of my shutterbug craze. Absolutely no problems whatsoever with this camera! ...more info
  • Cool Camera
    For the money I don't know if you will find a better camera. I like the Nikons too, but for 600 bucks a 10 megapixel dslr is a very good deal. Only thing: I don't like the stock lens. Getting a fixed lens is better....more info
  • A GREAT Product!
    I bought this camera from Amazon back in April. I ordered it on a Friday afternoon and received it the following Monday morning. It has been GREAT so far. This is my is my first digital SLR so I had some learning to do but this camera was very easy to learn and operate. The picture quality is very good. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, especially those who are purchasing a digital SLR for the first time. ...more info
  • Super Entry into Digital SLR
    I have owned my Rebel xti for two years now, taking over 20,000 photos. I have had one other digital camera in the past, before using my Canon AE-1 Program for over 20 years. I could not have picked a better camera to upgrade to. It is easy to use. It has all the automatic buttons, for beginners, but if you are more advanced, as I was, it worked like a pro camera. I worked at a race track and took thousands of racing photos, and the camera never let me down. If I had a bad photo, it was because of me, not the camera. I use Canon lenses, which I think are worth the money. I do recommend buying extra batteries and compact flash cards, just for backup. The replacement batteries have a better lifespan than the Canon battery, but all of them hold a charge for a long time. I never ran out of battery when using one fully charged.
    I cannot praise this camera enough. ...more info
  • Canon Rebel XTi compared to Canon 40D
    My husband and I regularly use the XTi and 40D, both with separate Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 zooms. (He always used the lens, so I caved and bought a 2nd one - it's a great all-around.) We've used these bodies for nearly a year now.

    My husband has large hands, but he prefers the XTi body. I like the extra weight of the 40D, especially for a largish lens like the Canon 70-200mm L. The smaller XTi body fits better into holster bags. The off-on switch is easier to operate on the XTi - it sticks out, whereas the 40D's off-on switch is flatter to the body. The XTi's buttons and menus seem a bit more intuitive than the 40D, but has fewer options for people who like to fiddle with new things. I think the 40D battery lasts longer than the XTi, although that's an impression, not a scientific study.

    (For the record, I had a chance to shoot with the Sony Alpha A200. That body feels cheaper to me in its build. And I think the lens choices are much better for Canon and Nikon.)

    Looking at similar shots taken with identical lenses, it is very difficult to differentiate between the results. We are amateurs. My husband likes landscape mode, I like Av mode. One huge difference between these cameras is that the 40D has the ability to automatically set the ISO film speed in creative modes as well as point-and-shoot modes. When I'm using the XTi, I find it a pain to have to remember to check the ISO number and set it for conditions. For example, as it gets darker towards dusk, you might want to set the ISO to 400 rather than 100. (Remember: for both bodies, the ISO setting is automatic for basic modes like "landscape," but I shoot mostly in Av mode.)

    Another interesting difference is the sky. When the XTi takes a picture of, say, a sunset in landscape mode, the sky is rich and red while the rest of the shoot is too dark. If I use landscape mode (or Av, for that matter) with the 40D, it adjusts things so that the sky is always washed out or white in order to make the rest of the shot visible. It often washes out a blue sky to white as well, even shooting Av mode at aperture 22. So if I want to get that sky color (at the expense of everything else too dark,) I have to point at sky only, press shutter halfway for exposure, and then recompose the shot. Then the picture turns out like the XTi. (I know, I know - probably need to buy a graduated neutral density filter, but I am so lazy and so cheap.)

    Something else to consider is that the accessories for these two cameras are not compatible. Although the CompactFlash cards are the same, the remote switch for the 40D doesn't work with the XTi, the batteries and chargers are not interchangeable, etc. This makes the pair less than perfect backups for one another, and more stuff to haul on a trip.

    For the price, I think the XTi is a better bargain than the 40D, although I suspect it's a lot like my brain: I'm only using the 40D at 18% of it's true capacity! Although I would still choose the 40D over the XTi, my husband prefers the XTi. For people who don't do weird things like reset the white balance or shoot in raw, the XTi is a superb choice - it's just an outstanding deal now that the prices have dropped even further. If you're not a real gadget nerd, I'd recommend buying the Xti, taking the money you save over the 40D and putting it towards a great lens. ...more info
  • xti- good entry level dslr
    This is a good entry level camera that has a lot to give at a cheap price. However, I recommend the following:

    Do not get the kit lens. Its decent, but you can save your cash and buy a general purpose prime lens, like the 50 mm f1.4 ($300).

    I am happy with this camera, however I can't wait for canon to come out with a full frame sensor, at a below 1000 dollar price.

    I would also, like to see wider and more bracketing ability. 3 frames per bracket is not bad, but I wish it had more.My canon sx100 has a hacked firmware loaded that allows me to bracket multiple shots. The hack gives me the ability to alter f stop, as well as shutter speed for brackets. I'm hoping someone hacks the xti.

    Most annoying: When you want to bracket you need to dig into a menu. That sucks.

    proactive dust solution: I change lens a lot, so I'm happy that it has a proactive solution to dust. So far, I have not had a problem.

    Over all, a great camera to start out with....more info
  • The Canon Digital Rebel is an awesome camera!
    My daughter is so thrilled to have this awesome camera. It takes fantastic pictures....more info
  • amazing!
    I previously owned a measly point and shoot camera, so upgrading to this camera was a huge jump for me. it took some time getting used to, but once I've learned was quite easy to use. i shoot manually without (much) trouble now.

    The lens that came with this camera was pretty crappy (EF-S 18-55mm USM). You should definitely get a better lens for the full experience. I recently bought Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 for pretty cheap and it takes the most amazing pictures with this camera...more info
  • You'll never go back
    Once you go SlR you'll never go back. I got other point and shoot cameras, but never used them after I bought my SLR canon xti. The other day, I ran out of battery and I tried to used a point and shoot to get some picture of some abandoned kitties I found. Then I realized that once you get used to your SLR, you'll find p&s a nuisance. And let's not get into picture quality and pixels....more info
  • Review of Canon Rebel Xti (400D)
    Very good camera. Provides a lot of flexibility in taking pictures. It is reliable, and the price is very good....more info
  • Great value!
    Extremely great camera for the price! With a larger lens you will need an external flash rig otherwise you will cash shadows... and it's a good idea with a small lens too because the cycle time is a little slow with the on board flash at night. But, during the day or with an external flash it's fantastic....more info