Summary: I certainly wouldn't purchase this camera today, but at the time I purchased it, it was a good value for the money. It's a beginner's DSLR for sure, and while lacking many of the neat features that I take for granted on my new XT, it remains a fair beginner's DSLR for those in the market for an older camera. I would almost always recommend that anyone getting into photography buy something newer rather than older, and this is no exception.
Summary: it took me six months to get the $247.00 to get it out of the shop...now that it works I am happy with it..If you are going to sell broken equipment say it is broken so people will know it will have to get fixed before use,not just cleaned.
Summary: I love this camera now, even though it is a dinosaur in terms of its age in a world where technology advances rapidly. When I first bought this camera in 2007, it had early problems freezing and giving error codes. After performing all the recommended tests & resets, it kept failing. I actually used the camera very little early on and, thus, forgot about the errors.
Summary: I have owned this camera for almost 2 years now, and it was great to learn about photography with perfect for a beginner trying to get into it. Unfortunately yesterday the 7 point auto focus stopped working and i tried three different lenses and had the same problem the camera would not focus on its own and it has never been dropped.
Summary: I have owned the Digital Rebel XT many months ago and have been mostly pleased. The various modes give great control over subjects and the size makes it easy to carry around to the various locations. The camera started giving "Error 99" and eventually ended up sending it to Cannon in California. They fixed the problem quickly, and because I had my original Proof of Purchase information and warranty card, did not charge me, and sent it back mostly fixed.
Summary: First, a couple of things. I wanted this camera to be great. I researched all the consumer dSLRs and decided on the XT Rebel 350 because of it's size and 8MP CCD, plus, I'd had two Canon point and shoot digitals that were fantastic. I've been taking pictures on a semi-professtional level for thirty years and I attended Brooks Institute of Photography, so I sort of know what I'm doing.
Summary: We were using a Digital Rebel 6.3MP and an old Sony 5.0 MP 7X optical when the Sony got wet and began working intermittently. Time to replace the Sony and move up a notch! Having been well-impressed with the Rebel 6.3 and the two lenses we'd added (EF 55-200 4.5-5.6 USM and the superb EF 700-200 2.8 with Canon's 2X extender bought used), we decided to jump on the Digital Rebel XT with the 18-55 lens. It arrived Thursday, and we sent it back Monday. Here's why.
No Body Cap On Camera on arrival which has lead to additional costs
Anna Leask, Amazon
12 December 2014
Summary: I would love to have given this 5 stars. I was really happy with the price, the camera arrived well before the expected date, the battery was even charged and it was exactly as described. My major concern about this product was that it arrived without a body cap (they cost around £1), and to sell a camera body without a body cap is in my opinion is ludicrous! A DSLR should never go for any periods of time without a body cap or lens attached.