Conclusion: The EOS 300D is a formidable camera, not from a feature set point of view. Not from a body finish point of view (which is actually better than I'm sure you're thinking). Not from how its feature set compares to other digital SLR's (although it can certainly hold its own), but rather for what it offers, for its value for money. And for what this camera could mean for the future of digital SLR's and the entire prosumer digital camera market.
Pros: Excellent resolution, matches EOS 10D, Good color, more contrasty tonal response thanks to default parameter set, Noise free 'silky smooth' images at ISO 100, 200 and 400, Very low noise levels even at ISO 1600, virtually unnoticeable below this, Bundled EF-S 18 - 55 mm is surprisingly good considering its price and weight, Excellent seven point AF system, fast, good in low light and reliable, Pop-up flash rises higher than EOS 10D, less lens shadowing, less red-eye, ...
Cons: Opening the CF compartment door shuts camera down, loses any buffered images, Still a very average automatic white balance performance, we expected more, 'Dumbed down' feature set (forced AI Focus, forced Evaluative metering, etc.), Plastic finish will not be everyone's taste, lightweight compartment doors, Louder shutter sound than EOS 10D, more physical 'slap' from the mirror, Occasionaly 'strange dot' artifacts on fine detail in images, No flash exposure compensati...
Conclusion: Canon EOS 300D - Break through SLR camera The Canon is undoubtedly a break through on the field of the digital reflex camera. Only this time not concerning the innovations but the price, and even the price/quality relation. Canon has caused a true wave of ecstasy amongst the many Canon reflex lovers. Many have waited a long time for the price break through, the fact that Canon succeeded in this may be considered very special.
Conclusion: Recommended ; very appropriate for the auto-everything snapshot user; might frustrate the more sophisticated wants-to-set -everything user.
Pros: Plastic Fantastic . Exactly what you'd expect for an inexpensive body; you'll want to take precautions to keep this camera sheltered from the elements. The color LCD on the back has no additional protection, so is susceptible to scratching with rough handling. But other than that it seems hardy enough., Not so Flashy . The 1/200 flash sync speed can be problematic for some. Canon aficionados will point out that the camera supports High Speed flash sync, but that flash...
Cons: It's the Image Stupid. Nice color, nice contrast, and very printable out-of-camera JPEGs make this a snapshooters delight., Bang for the Buck ! US$899 for a rather full-featured DSLR is as good as it gets here in early 2004. Add another US$100 for a reasonable, though not great, lens and its an even better bargain for the first time DSLR purchaser.
Summary: The question isn't really about this camera, it's about lenses. When you buy a 35mm SLR camera, you are committing to a lens system. If you follow the lead of most professional photographers, the choice is between Nikon and Canon. At the end of the day the camera is just a box with a shutter. Remember that the final objective is a good photograph, and lens quality is all the matters. Both Nikon and Canon offer lenses that are sharp, crisp and low distortion.
Excerpt: Leta 1976 sem si kupil prvo Canon kamero. Model AE-1. (O pa kako bi si takrat želel veè. Canon EF, Nikon EL2. Pa ni bilo DINAR smo takrat rekli). Vendar veselja po nakupu AE-1 kar nekaj mesecev ni bilo konec. Vse svoje fotografije na ÈB film so bile posnete z njim.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel Review is based on a production
model. All sample images are unretouched, except
where specified. The
EOS Digital Rebel simply bests the best
of the prosumer digital cameras with its excellent
resolution, virtually noise-free images at high
ISOs, low-light capability, virtually no shutter
lag for fast response times, excellent AF, easy
to use dedicated buttons for less reliance on
the MENU, and an attractive and affordable price
there was one camera that really changed the landscape of digital
photography in 2003, it's the Canon Digital
Rebel. The 6.3 Megapixel Digital Rebel, also known as the
Digital Kiss and EOS-300D (depending on where you live), is the
first digital SLR with a list price of under $1000. In fact,
it's just $899 for the body only kit, or $999 for the body plus
an 18 - 55 mm lens. The other camera companies must be
Pros: Excellent image quality, Low noise, even at ISO 400, Robust performance, Much easier to use than previous Canon D-SLRs, All the benefits of a D-SLR: lenses, flashes, and full manual controls, Zero redeye, Incredible value for the money, Long battery life, Nice software bundle
Cons: Average burst mode performance (especially compared to EOS-10D), Many limitations compared to 10D (noted in chart at top of review), Not a fan of the flash as AF-assist lamp system