The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi offers an unbeatable combination of performance, ease-of-use and value. It 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 Digital Rebel XTi is proof positive that Canon continues to lead the way with their phenomenal digital SLRs.
LCD Screen Size: 2.5 in
Memory Card Support: CompactFlash (CF) Card
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 Megapixel
Camera Type: Digital SLR Camera
Product Title: Canon EOS Rebel XTi Black SLR Digital Camera - Body Only
Power Score: 4.7 | 23 Reviews
Total Pixels: 10500000
Image Sensor: CMOS
Flash: Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF
Camera Body Only: Yes
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x DC Power In, 1 x Video Out
Height: 3.7 in
Weight: 1.12 lbs
Width: 5.0 in
Depth: 2.6 in
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Image Format: JPEG, RAW
Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames/s (fps)
White Balance: Auto, Bracketing, Manual, Preset Modes
Focus Features: Auto Focus, Focus Lock, Manual Focus, Multiple Point Focusing, Predictive Focusing, Spot Focus
General Features: Pictbridge Support, Self Timer
Number of Resolution Modes: 3
Image Sensor Quantity: 1
Included Components: Cables - Audio/Video, Cables - USB, Carrying Strap, External Battery Charger
Number of Scene Modes: 6
Metering Characteristics: Evaluative, TTL
Focal Length Conversion Factor (SLR): 1.6
Minimum Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
Power Source: DC Input, Lithium Ion Battery
Bulb Setting: Yes
ISO Equivalencies: 100, 1600, 200, 400, 800
Max Horizontal Image Resolution: 3888 pixels
Shutter Lag: 1 ms
Maximum Shutter Speed: 4000 1/f
Exposure Settings: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto Exposure, Exposure Bracketing, Manual Exposure, Multiple Program Modes, Shutter Priority
Max Vertical Image Resolution: 2592 pixels
Product Reviews (17)
For a first DSLR, look no further
Strengths: Unbelievable high ISO performance; excellent value; intuitive controls and buttons; combined LCD/status indicator; auto LCD shutoff sensor; automatic sensor cleaner
Weakness: No spot metering; no in-body stabilization; long wait between burst mode shooting (slow buffer); not the greatest battery life; no AF assist lamp
This is my first DSLR. I've used digital point and shoots, from ultra compact to full-body "SLR like" cameras for years. I decided to go the DSLR route because I wanted a camera with good low-noise high ISO performance. It was down to the Nikon D80 and this camera. The reviews I read indicated the Canon as the better in ISO performance, and it was much cheaper, so it was a no-brainer. Even at...
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This is my first DSLR. I've used digital point and shoots, from ultra compact to full-body "SLR like" cameras for years. I decided to go the DSLR route because I wanted a camera with good low-noise high ISO performance.
It was down to the Nikon D80 and this camera. The reviews I read indicated the Canon as the better in ISO performance, and it was much cheaper, so it was a no-brainer. Even at 1600 ISO, the noise is very minimal, and with Neat Image, Noise Ninja, or even the included Canon software, noise can be virtually eliminated.
Many complain about the small body and grip, but being used to non-SLR cameras, this doesn't bother me, and I have hands that can palm a basketball. The menu and buttons are extremely intuitive. It took me only a day of use to master the controls.
As others have said, the kit lens isn't the greatest, but is far from bad. However, Canon seems to have some of the best lenses out there, adding to this camera's appeal. When coupled with the 50mm EF f/1.4 lens, this camera can almost see in the dark.
It's not a huge con, but I wish the camera had image stabilization in the body so that this feature could be used with any lens, Canon brand or third party.
The lack of spot metering is widely criticized, but honestly I manage fine without it.
I really wish there was an AF assist lamp. It's irritating having to use the flash as the AF lamp, then having to physically close it if a shot with flash is desired. There is a small light on the front for indicating self timed shooting - why couldn't this have doubled as an AF lamp?
Overall I love this camera. I currently have the kit lens, a Canon EF 28-135mm USM IS and a Canon EF 50mm USM f/1.4. I've taken 1200 shots in a month. I'm very satisfied with the camera, and if I had any final regrets, it would be that I didn't hold out for the XSi, but the XTi is certainly sufficient!
By GoneTomorrow - Mar 8, 2008
Great bang for the buck
Strengths: Image quality, features, weight, price
Weakness: Small grip, no thumb wheel
Full disclosure: I'm a Canon guy. From my 35mm SLRs to point-and-shoots to now, DSLR, I've always been a fan of Canon. Given that, I found the controls on the XTi to be very intuitive and easy to get around the various features. The image quality is fantastic. I decided to forgo the kit lens and went with a Sigma 30mm prime (which is fantastic) and couldn't be happier with the quality for a 1.6x...
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Full disclosure: I'm a Canon guy. From my 35mm SLRs to point-and-shoots to now, DSLR, I've always been a fan of Canon. Given that, I found the controls on the XTi to be very intuitive and easy to get around the various features.
The image quality is fantastic. I decided to forgo the kit lens and went with a Sigma 30mm prime (which is fantastic) and couldn't be happier with the quality for a 1.6x crop camera. If you are going to be making very large prints, you might want to consider a full size sensor camera, but the image quality you'll get from the XTi will serve any noobie to advanced amateur very well. I thought the noise, even at high ISO settings was minimal.
I've read many warnings about the size of body and the small grip and I have to say, if you have large hands, you should at least pick hold one before you decide to buy. I have small hands and although the camera is very usable, it is a little cramped and I may get the battery grip just to make the grip longer.
There are a lot of nice features packed into the XTi, my favorite might be the sensor that shuts off the LCD screen when you put the camera up to your face. Small detail, but makes a big difference especially when shooting somewhere dark.
If the XTi had a larger grip and the thumb wheel on the back, like the 30D, I would say it would be just about perfect, but given the cost, I can't complain one bit. If you're looking for your first DSLR or just don't want to spend thousands, this is the camera for you.
By agent211 - Feb 20, 2008
Best Digital Camera For The Money
Strengths: High quality photos, ease of use, battery life is forever when using 2 in the extension handle, lenses are easy to change out, flawless in every way.
Weakness: None that I can think of.
I\\\\\\\'ve owned the Rebel XT model for 2 years and never had any trouble with it. I can take over 800 photos without a battery recharge. The original XT has a smaller screen, but still very useful.I am buying the XTi for a 2nd one to have for other lenses. Going to sporting events I need 2 different lenses and don\\\\\\\'t have the time to change them out.
By CaptainJacksBlackPearl - Nov 21, 2007
Strengths: Larger LCD, more shortcut buttons than XT, overall great performance
Weakness: Nothing major, high iso performance is slightly nosier than XT
Great camera combined with Canon's great lens lineup. Small grip does not bother me, despite long finger. I have used for numerous situations from bird watching, airshows, and landscapes with no serious issues. Have not experienced any under-exposure issues that others have commented on. Thanks
By jsrhino - Jan 26, 2007
Excellent continuation of the Digital Rebel line...
Strengths: Larger LCD, Dust preventer, auto off screen screen sensor, higher pixel rating
Weakness: None so far
This is my 3rd rebel as I had the original and the XT. This is exactly what I was looking for in terms of an upgrade. The last versions had smaller lcd screen and were likely to collect dust on the sensor. This version remedies the dust problem and increases the lcd size. There are some other differences in terms of the menu layout and canon finally got past the 3 digit limit of "999" read out...
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This is my 3rd rebel as I had the original and the XT. This is exactly what I was looking for in terms of an upgrade. The last versions had smaller lcd screen and were likely to collect dust on the sensor. This version remedies the dust problem and increases the lcd size. There are some other differences in terms of the menu layout and canon finally got past the 3 digit limit of "999" read out for pictures remaining--a no-brainer since you can get 6-8gb compact flash cards for less than $150 now.
Other than those improvements, the basic form factor seems to be extremely similar to the xt and I guess some folks will still complain about the small hand grip. I personally don't mind it and I have fairly long fingers, although they're slim.
I would definitely invest in a better lens than the stock 18-55mm one that canon throws into their kit package. You are doing this cam a diservice by only using a sub $100 lens. I've had outstanding quality images from both sigma 18-200mm, 10-20mm and canon 70-300IS lenses.
Like the past rebels, I highly recommend this cam both as a first time dslr buy or as an upgrade.
By joelkirzner - Jan 14, 2007