Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Kiss X
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Nice pictures when its working
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I had this camera for a short time before I needed to get a new memory card. I assumed it was a faulty card. Ended up being the camera. You have to send this in to NJ or CA for repair - very inconvient. When it came back I still cannot use. I have no idea again if its the card or the camera. This was a wonderful camera when it was working. The pictures were amazing. The down time doesnt make it worth it though.
Excerpt: I really love my Canon Rebel Xti. This is a great starting camera for anyone who would like to start a profession in photography or just people who take a lot of pictures! The color quality is amazing and the menu is very easy to use. I think a couple things that I didn't like about this camera is the starting lens isn't the greatest at all. It doesn't zoom very far and you can't get THAT close to your object.
Excerpt: But I don't. It gets the job done somewhat but for the price it's not nearly as good as it should be. There are lag times between shots so when you're trying to capture a fleeting moment it's hit or miss. You cannot use the digital viewfinder if you're using any of the automatic settings and the manual eye rest viewfinder is uncomfortable. Pros: It does have a great battery life. Good camera for indoor lighting. Cons: Lag time between shots sometimes. Bulky.
Excerpt: My husband and I bought this camera as our first "professional" camera. We have yet to learn all of the features. However, we are still able to get great photos on the automatic feature. I wish I didn't have to always look into the lens, however the newer version fixes this. The camera is easy to use (at least on the automatic setting). THe manual that it comes with gives pointers on how to use it. Ours also came with a bag.
Am i the only one to think that the display sucks big time?
9 October 2007
Excerpt: it's big, ok, but the pixels are so so big and the colors so inaccurate. When in the field, it's impossible to say if the focus is right or not. Makes me strongly think about bringing it back. The Nikon D300 will have 922k pixels, the Canon 30D only 230k!!!!
Summary: I was somewhat disapointed in the Rebel Xti, based more on the kit lens that comes with the camera 18-55mm. The lens is very slow, needs alot of light and honestly has not produced any better pictures than the Fuji S7000 it replaced. I should have bought the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens for the same money or waited and bought the canon 17-85 USM lense. I am also not thrilled with the spot metering of the camera.
Summary: Dust on the image sensor is a problem inherent to all DSLR cameras. Whenever the mirror box is exposed to the environment, dust can (and will) get in and get statically attracted to the image sensor. Canon, with the ultrasonic dust cleaning feature and the image-degrading dust delete and detection software, seems in principle to have solidly addressed the problem. Unfortunately, this does not impress in practice.