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.
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 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...
Excerpt: Can you still be called a Rebel after you snag a pile of assets from your well-to-do siblings? Canon obviously thinks so, given that its new EOS Digital Rebel XTi has been loaded up with power and features taken from its EOS 30D and 5D cameras -- plus one advanced system seen on no other Canon digital SLR.
Excerpt: Just three years ago Canon started a revolution with the 6.3MP EOS Digital Rebel -- the first digital SLR to sell for less than $1,000 with lens. That revolution has been such a wild success that the third-generation Reb, the XTi, arrives with 10.1MP, loads of high-end features, and an even lower price -- and still finds itself in a battle with four other manufacturers for that same piece of turf.
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 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