Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT / Kiss n Digital
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The Luminous Landscape
13 January 2009
Conclusion: Other than that, and that I found the camera to be a bit too small for my hands when wearing gloves (it was -10C that morning), I found that the 350XT performed very nicely as a professional tool, and frankly, if I had owned it, rather than it being a review loaner from Canon, it’s so inexpensive...
Excerpt: Two and a half years is a long time in the world of digital SLRs, but despite its age, the 8-MP Canon Digital Rebel XT still gives more recent models a run for their money, especially because many of them are limited to just six megapixels.
Conclusion: This versatile, user-friendly camera is a pleasure to use, and will reward those who want to explore more creative avenues without breaking the bank. It shares our Editors' Choice distinction with its big brother, the Canon EOS 20D.
Pros: Fantastic range of features, including two auto modes. Superb burst mode. Great value.
Cons: Small LCD. Screen is hard to see in bright daylight. No TIFF support.
Conclusion: So it's clear, the EOS 350D is a great successor to the EOS 300D, it puts right many user complaints, it delivers a smaller and lighter camera which feels better put together and delivers an increase in resolution.
Pros: Excellent resolution, a clear match for the EOS 20D, Good color, default +1 parameter set means punchy images out of the camera, Noise free 'silky smooth' images at ISO 100, 200 and 400, Very good in-camera image processing, JPEG's almost as good as processed RAW's, Very low noise levels even at ...
Cons: Opening the CF compartment door shuts camera down, loses any buffered images, LCD monitor is dim unless you turn up brightness setting, New kit lens disappointing at telephoto with smaller apertures, Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light, Controls f...
Excerpt: Let's face it, of the three pillars that make up exposure in photography, ISO is the boring one, and the one that spoils the party.Shutter speed is cool. You can freeze time, stopping a droplet of water mid-air as it splashes upward from a glass.
Conclusion: Canon EOS 350D - Comparison with other EOS cameras Canon made a break-through on the market when introducing the EOS 300D and the cameras were sold like hotcakes. Still there were some critical sounds. The body was considered to be too artificial, and too many functions were disabled.
Canon EOS-350D / Digital Rebel XT with 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 II EF-S lens
1 December 2005
Excerpt: Canon's EOS-350D is the successor to the enormously successful EOS-300D. When it was launched in August 2003, the 300D spear-headed the market for affordable digital SLRs. The 300D was soon joined by several respectable rivals, most notably Nikon's D70, but few managed to compete at its often...
Pros: Higher resolution than rivals (albeit modest), Natural image processing and low noise, Quick startup and overall handling, Compact and light body
Cons: 1.8in screen small by today's standards, Screen slightly dark with default settings, USM lens not in standard bundle, Body may be too small for some
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (350D) Experience Report
11 September 2005
Excerpt: These days cameras are available in the stores before
reviewers like us even get a sample. In cases like the new Rebel XT/350D
we just go forward to buy one as we need the camera for reference
anyway (we actually own the Nikon D1, D1x, D100, D70, Canon 10D, Rebel,
1D Mk. II, 1dS and 1Ds Mk.
Conclusion: The Rebel XT is a solid performer at a bargain price (for digital photography). Matched with quality EF-S lenses, such as the 17-85mm or the 10-22mm, the XT covers the focal-length gamut and brings true wide angle back within the financial reach of most photographers.
Pros: Responsive shutter release., Subjectively quiet, unobtrusive shutter-release sound., Light weight, small size., Fast and accurate autofocus (AF) in low-light, low-contrast situations., Clean, high-quality image files at all ISO levels up to 1600., Those who may need a quiet shutter: wedding, wild...
Cons: Grip may be too small for larger hands., Menu navigation is inefficient (too much button pushing)., Rear LCD dim; menus go dim by design., Viewfinder image small and grainy., Focal-length multiplier of 1.6x., Those who may need a quiet shutter: wedding, wildlife, documentary photographers., Budge...