Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Kiss X
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Canon Digital Rebel XTi
27 June 2014
Excerpt: The Canon Digital Rebel line accomplished a number of things. It broke the
$1000 DSLR price barrier, with room to spare, and as a result brought DSLR photography
into the mainstream. What followed is history, with other makers bringing forth
their "bargain" DSLR offerings, with the Rebel setting the bar.
Conclusion: Canon changed the entire digital camera market when they revealed the EOS 300D. Launched in a huge way, they clearly expected it to be a big success. The ripples of that day forced prices lower and removed an entire category of camera (the 'prosumer' all-in-one compact). Canon put digital SLRs into the hands of people who would otherwise never had considered one. For better or worse the sub-$1000 digital SLR had arrived.
Pros: Excellent resolution, lots of detail, not a leap from eight megapixels, but certainly from six, Good color with selectable PictureStyles for different subject types, Good dynamic range (more than peers) with soft roll-off of highlights, 'Integrated Cleaning System' designed to keep dust at bay, Widest range of image parameter adjustments among its peers, Low noise throughout the sensitivity range, noise reduction maintains detail well, Good in-camera image processing,...
Cons: Kit lens disappointing, better to buy body only and spend more on a good lens, Sporadic continuous shooting once buffer is full, Occasional under-exposure issue with Evaluative metering, Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light, ISO, WB, Metering mode etc. not displayed on viewfinder status bar during change, Flash must be raised for AF assist, No Kelvin white balance selection in-camera, No spot metering, No mass storage d...
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi (EOS 400D) Digital Camera Review
1 October 2007
Excerpt: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi (400D) is a thrilling new digital SLR, successor to the current EOS 350D (Digital Rebel XT) that offers easy operation and affordability in a lightweight ergonomic body. Its based on the second generation DIGIC II Image Processor, compatible with more than 50 EF and EF-S lenses. This camera has a high-precision 9-point AF system for speedy and accurate focusing in any situation.
Summary: The EOS 400D has a few issues (such as that kit lens) but it is capable of superb results. It is also very easy to use and priced competitively, which all makes it a darn good camera sure to repeat the 350D's success as the fastest selling digital SLR to date.
Pros: Handling and image quality, ease of use, price, dust removal system/prevention, good AF, great colour
Cons: Kit lens' performance is disappointing, lacks spot-metering mode, small viewfinder
Excerpt: Canon's Rebel series of digital cameras has been popular since its introduction. These digital SLRs provide much of the power and control of the higher priced models without their complexity. They are best suited for people who care a lot about their...
Conclusion: Canon EOS 400D digital reflex camera In a mere three years time, Canon have already managed to introduce the third entry-level digital SLR camera. Each camera seems to come with small, yet important improvements. The significance of the actual developments clearly becomes apparent when putting the Canon EOS 400D next to the EOS 300D. The camera has evolved from a stripped down model, of which a price breakthrough was a main asset, to a full-fledged 10 Megapixel camera.
Summary: The 400D is pricey at Rs 56,995 for the body and the 18-55 kit lens. However, a good starting camera for amateur photographers, we think, would be Nikon’s D40. It makes for an excellent buy because of its aggressive pricing.
Excerpt: Its predecessors were the undisputed DSLR market leaders, so the newly-announced Canon EOS-400D or Rebel XTi has a lot to live up to
It's easy to forget that Canon was relatively late in to the DSLR mass-market, following in the footsteps of Nikon's D1, by some time. But almost exactly three years ago, Canon swept the competition aside with its EOS-300D, also known as the Digital Rebel.
Excerpt: Canon is one company that really tries to corner the market with cameras, and can do so. This entry is really a third generation into their “affordable” entry-level series. It’s a lightweight SLR digital, and it’s quite compact. You can adjust the mega-pixels from 2-10 if you so chose which is great. The camera is super dust resistant, and even has software that will map your picture, find dust and remove it, all with the press of a button.