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Canon Digital Rebel XTi / Canon 400D (Body Only)

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We've given the 400D a grade of C+.

Editor's Review

This is an old camera, still a good one, but we recommend that you go with an updated model like the Digital Rebel T1i/500D. Here's what we had to say when the XTi was released in August 2006:

The Canon Digital Rebel XTi (a.k.a. 400D) is the successor to the ever-popular Canon Digital Rebel XT/350D. Canon has made every effort to continue the affordability and power of the Digital Rebel line by bringing the 400D up to the 10 megapixel level, and introducing important features from their line of professional dSLRs. The Digital Rebel is a unique opportunity for curious and adventurous photographers to graduate from mainstream cameras and into the upper echelons of photography without getting too deep into unfamiliar territory or spending an exorbitant amount of money. The body-only model of the XTi/400d will cost only $799, with the lens-included model coming in at around $899.

The nine-point auto focus (a feature it shares with the 30D) provides faster, more accurate photos, and the 2.5-inch LCD is a marked improvement over the previous version's measly 1.8-inch display. For current XT/350D owners, the XTi/400D is an attractive upgrade, and for those who haven't yet graduated to prosumer digital cameras, this is the perfect opportunity. Don't hesitate, the Digital Rebel will change the way you take photos.

Note: This is the "body only" version of the Digital Rebel XTi. It does not come with a lens. For a lens-equipped version, click here.

Specifications

  • 10.1 megapixels
  • JPEG and RAW file formats
  • DIGIC II Image Processor
  • Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
  • Auto and manual focus and exposure
  • 9-point CMOS sensor auto focus
  • ISO 100-1600
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Compact Flash Type I or II storage, Microdrive support
  • Vibrational/ultrasonic dust reduction and "dust mapping" for automatic post-production removal.
  • Part Number: 1236B002
  • UPC: 013803071665
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2006

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Canon Digital Rebel XTi / Canon 400D (Body Only) Reviews

Canon Digital Rebel XTi / Canon 400D (Body Only) Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Very good starter camera (Chris Brookins — 02/13/2009)

Hard to complain - this camera rocks and is very easy to use. Takes near perfect photos every time and my entire family loves it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Pro beginner (AyuDW — 01/31/2009)

You need to study and learn on how to use this camera properly then it will give you tons of great pics. I don't know about other users but i found its standard lens great, perfect for student of photography.

  • 5.0 out of 5
A Fantastic Way to Step Up! (Eric Beaulieu — 07/07/2008)

I've always wanted to step up into a more professional style of photography, and now that I have this Canon I am ready to become an avid photog! I bought the 17-55mm Image Stabilized lens to start out with. The photos I have taken so far are absolutely fabulous! The camera is idiot-proof, I am taking great pictures and I haven't even read the owner's manual yet. The battery seems to last a LOT longer than regular point and shoot cameras I've had in the past. The auto focus is fast and precise, and the recovery time between pictures with flash is amazing. I can now take pictures as fast as I can push the shutter button! I highly recommend this setup to anyone looking to take incredible photos with an extremely easy to learn and use camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Canon for life. (Erika — 06/24/2008)

I got this camera as a late birthday present and I love it. Great indoors and outdoors. Sunny or cloudy. I'm tired of the people complaining about how gross the photo's are coming out. READ THE MANUAL people. Use the right setting and ISO and shutter speed. Of course you'll get sucky photo's if you just randomly set things up and snap pictures. This camera is by far the greatest camera I've owned. It's light weight and you can pretty much carry it anywhere you wish. It's great for both amature photographers (like me) and professional.

  • 5.0 out of 5
great pictures at great price (michael — 06/01/2008)

this camera is great! im just a kid but I am pretty good at photography and this camera makes me much beeter. the camera is small and easy to use, the only weakness it has is the lens which i plan to replace (isn't that the point of going DSLR?).

  • 5.0 out of 5
Taking A Digital Photography Course (Fabio Arenas — 11/22/2007)

The best camera I've owned. It even made me focus in taking a course in digital photography to take advantage of all its great features!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Makes anyone a professional! (Susan — 11/02/2007)

When I usually go out and buy expensive things, I get the 2nd day doubt when I think about returning it.....but not with this camera. This was truly one of the best investments I have made. I use it every day on just every day things! I can take EXCELLENT pictures of my dogs playing and running in mid air, or I am always guaranteed to get the perfect shot of my neice and nephew, thanks to the fast acting camera! I have taken over 4000 pictures with my camera and the numbers keep going, but the camera still acts like brand new! I learn something new about it every day and I would truly recommend buying the book "Digital Rebal XTi/400D Digital Field Guide" by Charlotte K. Lowrie. It has helped make me feel more confident with the camera and I'm only one page 15 :) This was my first camera, EVER and I have produced pictures that look BETTER than a professional photographer. Just understand what each feature does and how you can personalize it to your own taste and you will have a blast with it!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Awesome camera (Robert de Castro — 10/24/2007)

This is a great camera for the beginner and PRO alike.It takes a little time to learn all the great features it has but the time is well worth it.Canon just makes very good cameras,and they develop all their own software and hardware and also you have so many lenses to choose from.I highly recommend this camera to anybody wishing to upgrade to DSLR or to get an additional camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
New toy for old timer (Jim Owen — 09/23/2007)

Just got my 400D about 2-3 months ago, but so far I love it. I started in photography as a hobby about 1970 and was a little reluctant to put down my 35mm Nikon for digital.After a few point and shoots, I tried to take a realistic look at what I wanted out of the camera. So far it has lived up to my expectations.
My only con about the 400D is there seems to be some overlap in the different program modes as far as what they do or accomplish. I think Cannon could have actually cut back on a couple of programs, but no problem really. If you really don't need a 3500 dollar image stabilized camera, look at the EOS400D.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Startrails: Spots everywhere (Frannie Bergh — 08/29/2007)

I was shooting startrail 3 nights ago. The shutter was open for 6000 seconds and depth of field was 5,6. After downloading it on my PC, the photo was full of spots as if there were sand on the lens, which was not the case. You could see the startrails as well, but the spots was so disturbing, that you cannot use it for anything. If you contact me, I can mail you the photo, that you can see what I,m referring to.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Canon Xti (Brenda — 08/22/2007)

I received my Canon Xti last week. I had really been going back and forth trying to choose the Nikon D40 or the Canon Xti. After reading all the reviews and seeing examples of what this camera can do, I finally went with the Canon. I have owned several cameras by Canon in the past, point and shoot digitals and an SLR film camera. This is by far the best of all. I love this camera! Pictures are stunning. I just have the kit lens on now, but I have ordered a telephoto and a macro lens. The possibilities are endless. I can take pictures of animals and people without getting red eye. That's a big plus. If you're trying to make up your mind about what camera to buy, then get this one. You can't go wrong! I'm really happy with mine.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Ranking - why I chose this over Nikon D40i (Zaki Rizvi — 08/11/2007)

Lets face it, this camera costs a bit more than the Nikon D40x (about $100 US more) but is ranked with high end Prosumer camera's like the D80 which is about $300 more. Therefore, the choice was simple. On top of the great features, this camera is exceptionally well build and takes really sharp images. I even thought that it feels better than holding the D40i (but offcouse is not as good as the D80).

I am just a amatuer but what the heck when I strap this baby on on my neck, I feel like a pro everytime.

I am happy I got this camera and probably one of the best investments I have ever made.

  • 5.0 out of 5
BEST! Pick this over XT! (ChiChi Allen — 05/21/2007)

I have owned a film SLR and numerous point and shoot digital cameras and this camera is by far the best ever!

If you are debating between XT and XTi, I highly recommend XTi.

Dust cleaning - it works! I had XT and consistently had dust problems that ruined my pictures. Brought in for cleaning almost every week at a camera store and it was getting really frustrating. With XTi, my blue skies come out clear and crisp with no annoying dots all over.

LCD - seems a lot brighter and is easier to see. LCD on XT was almost useless on a very bright sunny day by the water (pool, lake, etc.). With XTi, I can actually see the pictures and settings even on a bright day.

Button arrangements - I like it better on XTi. on XT, I mistakenly hit the buttons on the right hand side all the time (like timer mode, etc.). I think the XTi has better arrangements of buttons that reduce the chance of turning on/off the wrong buttons.

The dust problem on XT was driving me crazy so that alone is worth the $200 difference to me.... If you know how to clean and have the patience and technique to clean the sensor well, you may be happy with XT.

I've read problems with underexposure and poor resolution with increased pixels (which I don't quite understand) but I haven't had any problems in these areas. The pictures absolutely turn out great.

I also bought a couple of books on how to use the camera and has helped me a lot. Remember it's not a point and shoot camera so the quality of the pictures is highly dependent on how you use it!

The only disadvantage I see on using this camera is it makes you wonder what you can do with better lenses.... The kit lens is not bad but I've bought a better one and now I want a better wide angle, macro, etc., etc....

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great camera. (Jason — 05/04/2007)

Recently upgraded to this camera from my Olympus point and shoot cam.

I'm in love. Defiantely one of the clearest pictures i've ever seen.

Some people need to realise that its an SLR camera and that settings and glass are the most important things with these cameras. if you want to take easy photo's get a point and shoot cam.

Shutter speeds, aperture and ISO need to be understood in order to write a proper review on this, and any other, DSLR camera.

Canon! :):):)

  • 4.0 out of 5
astrophotography (Gilles frenette — 04/08/2007)

finally had some clear skies,tried it on my favorite nebulea,and voila, more then I expected.
Awesome,hope I can figure out all the setting,before the next clear skies.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Tool For SLR Beginners (harry — 04/05/2007)

Even with kit lens 18-55mm i still can captured crispy and sharp image. It depends on how we uses it. Mostly i used M mode and shoot in RAW format. The result always have impact to my friends. I can wait to get a good L lens so i can get more superb pic. For those who can't make decision.. choose 400D.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best camera ever made for this price (ilgiz erkin — 04/03/2007)

Perfect focusing very detailed and sharp picture.Many feature.Compare with the others very light.Excellent software free.What can I say more..

  • 5.0 out of 5
Reviews are personal opinions - consider writer's experience, technical knowledge and enthusiasm (Miles Nassah — 03/28/2007)

The conclusion first— the Canon 400D/Rebel XTi/Digital Kiss is an excellent camera, well-positioned in price, features, looks and performance.

Okay, this will be a long review, so bear with me ;) I read many reviews and waited to actually use the camera before writing my own review and sharing my thoughts with you. Plus, please note that my comments are not written for the professional photography community, which may be interested in this camera as a backup body only, if at all :) And, due to space limitations, I had to leave out many details, sorry. If there are technical errors in my review, I invite my more knowledgeable photographer colleagues to post their suggestions. Frankly, my comments are aimed at the beginner or amateur photographer.

First, a bit about myself. I am a serious amateur and I define that as a person who loves her hobby, spends a moderate amount of money to build a system, does much research (online, community, friends, etc.), spends adequate time with her equipment, and is self-critical and analytical about her efforts. A sense of humor is a plus. Not exactly the dictionary definition, but hope that helps put my review in perspective. As far as camera experience, I handled and took photographs with many point and shoots, a few medium format cameras, SLRs, and even disposables (underwater mostly).

I saw my first family member-taken photo in 1969 (a b/w taken with my father's Leica and a 50mm lens). The photograph was of my father's closest friend. The individual grey and white hairs on his moustache were visible and finely focused. Impressive (hint: it was the excellent lens). I used various Leicas after that, but couldn't afford the lenses. I gave the Leica to my brother who bought me the Olympus OM-2. Loved that little camera and used it to learn photography. I spent some time in the lab smelling and handling chemicals. Some obstinate South Asian fungus finally claimed that camera (it was my inexperience in caring for electronic equipment in humid conditions). Then, I bought a Canon A2E/A5 and loved the eye focus feature. I couldn't find anything wrong with the camera, just my own inexperience contributed to imperfect images. Recently, I gave this camera to another brother who loves film cameras and is a photography enthusiast.

My first DSLR was the Canon 400D. I waited 8 months for this camera and during that time, I read as much as I could on digital photography. I bought the 400D with the kit lens (the 18-55 mm which I will comment on later). I took the camera on 4 trips —a tropical island getaway, two city tours, and a village tour. I took about 4000 photos so far. Only about 50 images didn't come out as expected. The bad images were due to hand shake, inappropriate use of Picture Styles and human subject movement. And there were some poor exposures due to light entering through the viewfinder when I raised the camera above my head to take photos. The camera manual tells you to cover the viewfinder with the rubber cover attached to the camera strap during those situations when your eye is not next to the viewfinder. There is more than one way to manipulate some stuff with the 400D so if something doesn't quite fit right for you, use an alternate method (multiple choices are covered in the manual and online tips). As with all new DSLRs, you can stick with the auto/green/novice mode and take mostly excellent photos, but why limit yourself? Try out the various factory presets and then experiment with the adjustable features.

My hands are small and the camera is a perfect fit. All the controls are in the right places for me. There are many features in this camera that you will love and use, if you read the manual and online tips and have the confidence to begin experimenting with them. The Canon 400D is extremely user-friendly and, being a digital camera, is eco-friendly.

What the camera is and is not. The Canon 400D is not a professional camera. But it is one of the best in its class. So what class is that? It’s interchangeable lens capability, more than a point and shoot, a low weight model, near-pro features, choice of accessories and upgradeability. Oh, a special feature about this camera is its near instant ready-to-shoot capability from power off to power on. And the pro-level dust reduction feature is a confidence builder, but that should not prevent you from exercising the usual level of care in adverse shooting conditions.

What about the kit lens? 18m-55mm is a very good spread for most of the photos you will take. Although this lens is not a high quality model and almost every website I visited recommends against getting the kit lens, I say this lens keeps the initial cost down and is good for everyday use. I will not go into technical details because you can get all of that stuff at your favorite online photography sites (I like many sites but my personal choice of "technical" site is www.dpreview.com).

A few words about lenses. Seriously folks, once you are done practicing, get quality lenses. You will see an amazing difference in the photos you take. You may get used lenses if you trust your local dealer or the friend who is selling them to you. If you settle on a brand (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, etc.), you can gradually invest in good lenses for your base camera body and not lose your investment to obsolescence. I recommend three lenses—a wide-angle zoom (18 to 70mm-ish), a telephoto zoom (70 to 200/250/300mm) and a fast f1.8 or f1.4 50mm (remember the 1.6 conversion factor) for low light situations. Don't forget to check out third party lens manufacturers (Tamron, Sigma, Tokina, etc., but first read the professional reviews) who make good to excellent lenses with mounts specific to your camera. Since the Canon 400D does not have in-body image shake reduction/stabilization, consider getting the Canon IS series lenses. You won't need them for wider angle lenses, but the image stabilization models immensely help in telephoto/zoom situations. The better (more expensive) lenses have superior weather proofing (against dust, moisture and stuff like that).

Some suggestions on shooting. Consider taking photographs of everything you see, during all times of the day and night. Once again, remember, this is digital so cost is nil after you are all set up. Look at subjects in a new way, compose with the camera differently than how you are normally seeing the subject with your eyes, move in or back up to see things differently, take more extreme close-ups, and try different light conditions for the same subject, etc. That rose in the morning will look different in the afternoon. Take photos of children and pets at their height. One strategy that really works for me is to look at online or calendar photos that I really like and then try to figure out why I like that photo. Is it the composition, the subject matter, the lighting, something unique about the perspective or what is it about the photo that makes me think it is fantastic? Then try to replicate what you learned in your own photos. Above all, learn good camera holding posture and keep your hands steady. You will love the results.

Comments about image editing software programs. Yes, they are amazing but honestly, please first try to take a good photograph because the quality of your source/original photo does matter. You cannot fix a poorly focused photo in a program (unless you deliberately wanted a creative shot). You can crop a poor composition and end up with a better photo and you can adjust stuff to your heart's content if you shoot RAW images with the Canon 400D, but all these won't make you a better photographer, just a better digital artist.

A few words on accessories. Get some 1, 2 or 4 gigabyte capacity memory cards, extra batteries, a filter to protect your primary lens, a comfortable strap, a comfortable bag, and a good quality local print shop (optionally, a computer to edit photos and a good quality direct-print color printer). A tripod is a must. Most models in the US$ 50-100 range are excellent. Get a cable release for shake-free shooting. Get a good cleaning kit and keep your camera clean and in good working condition.

Bottom line on photography. I have yet to find any photographer who can conclusively tell me which camera was used to take a photo just by looking at the print or the digital image. My point here is that the person pressing the shutter button is responsible for timing, subject, preparedness, equipment, composition, exposure, etc. And the beauty of photography is like the perception of beauty of everything else. The beauty or quality of the end result may depend on the eye of the beholder.

Some recommendations on improving your photo-taking with the Canon 400D. Definitely read the manual more than once (I carry it in my bag), try out every single feature in your camera (you may learn many amazing things or be refreshed about stuff you forgot), remember this is a digital camera so you can experiment endlessly (with adequate battery power and memory card capacity, of course) without having to print photos, keep your hands steady, move around and up and down to get a different angle and look at your subject, and just keeping on taking photos. You spent your hard-earned cash on this camera and accessories, so you need to have fun. We are not war-zone, documentary, fashion, portrait or commercial photographers. We are in it as a hobby, at least at first. So, go ahead, get the 400D or if you already have it, start taking photographs. I believe you will be happy with your Canon 400D. I absolutely love mine.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Canon is where it's at! (Tony Trusty II — 03/26/2007)

Having used Pentax and Nikon film cameras when I started and then going to Canon film before digital; I can tell you digital has built up my enthusiasm for photography like you cannot believe. Each canon camera I get seems to just get better and better by leaps and bounds. I owned the film rebel, then the Ilan II, then the last camera I had was the original Digital Rebel (bought it the day it came out) and now the Digital Rebel XTI. I am working my way up. :) I had a lot of success, that you can see in my website at http://web.mac.com/aknorsk - with that original Digital Rebel so now that I am upgrading from that to the Digital Rebel XTI I am REALLY stoked to try it out with all the upgrades on it that my last camera did not have. The only downside I am antisipating is the low aperture (mostly at night) with this camera that I also had with the original but I found ways to work around that so it's no big deal.
Canon - IS the only way to go!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Camera (Finch Arakawa — 03/17/2007)

Just got it, had to shoot for the high school play, using the stage lights which were dark to harsh lighting conditions I managed to get some really good shots. This is not really a point and shoot camera. It is really necessary to read the manual and practice and/or chart your settings. The SLR because of the nature of an SLR has many advantages over a point and shoot fixed digital camera. However, a point and shoot has some point and shoot advantages over an SLR camera because of the nature of a point and shoot camera. Don't buy an SLR if you are unwilling to put the time into understanding what you have to go through to use it seriously. A point and shoot doesn't require that you understand white balance and low light conditions. Underexposed and overexposed shots are for the SLR group that wants to play with lighting conditions, depth of field and content where point and shoots lack this flexibility. Even if your a seasoned photographer you have to read the manual, technology is not stagnant and your pictures can be very rewarding if you understand how to use your equipment. How many of you have gone to www.photoworkshop.com/canon tutorial? How many of you have loaded Digital Photo Professional 2.2 that comes with the camera and figured out how to use it so that you can adjust those low light conditioned shots via your PC? This is a wonderful and extremely powerful, flexible camera with performance features that rival higher priced Canon and other SLR branded cameras. How do some of you like the idea that you can turn it on and start shooting, "NOW"! How many of you like the idea that there is no delay when you press the shutter. How many of you like that crystal clear view through the viewfinder where you can see your subject and easily frame your shot @ 3 shots/sec? How many of you know that hundreds of filters, bellows, lenses, extenders, 2x, 3x converters, raincoats, underwater housings, hand straps, battery grips, fitted holster cases, macro lights, macro close up lenses, remote shutter releases, eyecups, backpacks, adapters, and on and on and on for the serious amateur to the professional are available to make photography a sensational hobby. Damn this SLR's is beautifull! Hot diggidy dog wait till I get an "L" series lens!

  • 1.0 out of 5
DARK UNDEREXPOSED PHOTOGRAPHS (fivesjohns — 03/12/2007)

Having owned this camera since launch it is possibly the worst camera I have ever had pleasure to use. The exposure is awful and photographs are very dark. I am an experienced photographer and will now be reverting back to Nikon. Canon - never again.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Tickled Pink (Brian Brown — 03/12/2007)

I've waited a long time for this camera. I own a Pentax ME Super (Film) Camera and a Toshiba PDR-5300 (Digital P&S). I upgraded to the Canon EOS XTi 400 and have been very pleased with the value, performance and features. The only thing it is missing is Image Stabilization and I have steady hands and also have a tripod, so no great loss. Ive taken about 200 photos and not a bad one in the bunch. Well....I made a couple of mistakes with the flash on the first day but I'm not counting them. It won't make you a professional...it'll just make you feel like one.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great first time digital camera! (Michael Evans — 02/17/2007)

I looked for a very long time at digital cameras before making this purchase. I will have to say that I am extremely pleased with this camera and all of its aspects. I have utilized many of the features and was never disappointed. For the price this is the best digital camera available.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best camera I've owned!! (Rick — 02/04/2007)

This camera has performed better than every other camera I have ever had. I have had no issues what so ever. I believe that the camera, lenses, card, etc. is worth every penny. If you don't plan on taking photography seriously, stick to point and shoot cameras. Don't knock a great camera just because you don't know how to operate it.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Sensor and low light performance (Jeremy Sewell — 01/27/2007)

well I get a nice 3 pixel wide blue thing on every shot on the XTI(Kit Lens) that and they left out the dang software... I got a disc of .pdf manuals but no actual drivers or software Grrrrr... and While the performance with 1600 ISO in manual is ok the point and shoot modes are anything buy... interface for manual mode is the best I've ever seen though, I think I'm returning it, I wanted a camera that I would not be likely ot be tempted to upgrade any time soon, and well this is not it... close but not there so back to my minolta F300 with a half broken down lens :P at least it doesn't have the purple fringing that the kit lens has... if your going to keep/get the XTI and care about high quality images you've just have to get a different lens.

Still a good camera overall if you didn't get one with a flawed ccd err cmos... uhhh whatever kind on sensor this thing has.

  • 5.0 out of 5
I love this camera (George Jenerette — 01/20/2007)

As an amateur who just upgraded to his first DSLR I'm extremely impressed with the Rebel XTi 400D.
The way it picks up detail and color in some of the most unlikely situations is nothing short of amazing. By comparison, the resolution is easily more than twice that of my previous Olympus 5MP.
Even being an amateur just experimenting with the settings, I've discovered much of what this camera is capable of. And some of the photos are just astounding. Even with the original lens.
However I took other's advice and upgraded the lens to an EFS 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and am really pleased with it. It's well worth the investment.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Remember, It's An SLR (Ron — 01/18/2007)

This is an excellent camera. But, please remember: The lens makes the camera and this is not a point-and-shoot. To get the best pics, you are going to have to spend good money on additional lenses. Check out the "L" series, which is Canon's pro line. Also, you are going to have much better luck with cameras like this if you spend the time to learn the ins-and-outs of SLR use. Don't let manual scare you—experiment! If you are looking to take a bunch of indoor family-type pics, then this camera is probably not for you. But if you are interesting in stepping up to a DSLR, it is worth checking out (also see the very-similar Nikon).

  • 5.0 out of 5
I am yet to explore it (Prashanth Nair — 01/16/2007)

I am yet to explore it. Hope it will work out well fo r me

  • 3.0 out of 5
Pictures are too dark (Terrianne — 01/13/2007)

I love all my Canon Cameras and When I got this for Christmas I was very excited. As I started to take indoor pictures (Auto) they were dark. My Olympus is a 4 pixel and takes better pictures. For the money there should be no reason for this. There should be no need to start changing apertures and film speed to get a correct indoor picture.I will be returning it until they make a better flash or a better Lens.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Camera! (Jason Xerxes — 01/07/2007)

I've owned at least 5 digital cameras and this is the most efficient one of the lot. I have the 18-200mm lens and it's stellar!

  • 2.0 out of 5
after 20 flash shots it is constantly "busy" (Beagle03 — 01/07/2007)

after taking 20 pictures using the flash the camera is constantly "busy" and only takes about 1 shot every 10 seconds. Since I usually take anywhere from 20-100 shots at a time this made the camera miserably frustrating and useless to me. I missed my baby smiling and laughing over and over waiting for it to be ready to shoot again. I returned it and am now back to my XT.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Spend time adjusting for a good picture (William D. Law — 12/21/2006)

Maybe there is something wrong with my canon rebel XTi. I feel I have wasted my money. The camera with lens and card cost me about $900. The good lens with image stabilizer cost me about $600. The taxes and or shipping was extra. I’ve owned 4 different point and shot cameras that do a much better over all picture for indoor snap shots. The rebel XTi has better clarity but pictures are overly dark in the background when using auto flash for indoor snap shots. I’m sure with all of the extra expensive lighting and tripod the camera will be excellent, but who really wants to get out all of this equipment just to snap some quick pictures?

  • 5.0 out of 5
AMAZING, FUN, AND FLEXIBLE!!! (Ammad Waheed — 12/19/2006)

I consider myself to be an amateur freelance photographer and as far as I am concerned this is the right camera for me. I have tried the Nikon D80 as well and I must say it just isn't as much fun nor does it have the amazing color response of the xti. Furthermore, the xti just grows with you and it has all sorts of handy shooting modes which give guaranteed great pics. One thing I think is important to say is that the camera is not really as small or uncomfortable to hold as some review magazines have made it out to be. And the creative capabilities with this camera are endless!! GET ONE AND HAVE FUN!

  • 5.0 out of 5
The best in the market (Bharath — 12/09/2006)

I am not that much of a serious photographer, but you can conserve the beauty of an object when you use this. It has excellent features, much better than those of the 350D which I have used before the 400D. A good resolution, auto dust remover and lots more.

I am very very happy with this Camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
best camera I've owned (Darle — 12/04/2006)

This camera takes phenomenal pictures. I can hand this to a child and they can get great shots. I'm using Canon lenses and couldn't be happier.

  • 5.0 out of 5
It's in the GLASS folks (Matt — 11/26/2006)

(Just upgraded from 300D to 400D...main lens on the 400D for me is a Canon EF 28-105 USM)Remember, it is the glass that greatly determines the quality of the photo. Inferior glass will ALWAYS produce inferior shots. The XTi is a fantastic DSLR in it's price bracket. When compared to all others in the same category, it holds it's own and then some. I have printed 13x19 inch prints from my XTi and i have gotten great results. Read the manual, know your photography, and buy good glass. You WILL get good photos with this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Please don't blame bad shots on the camera. (Dave Morehead — 11/20/2006)

The Rebel XTI takes superb shots when you use good lens. Please read reviews of lenses before you buy them. Several reviews state that the Tamron isn't very sharp. I use 2 L lens on the XTI and get amazing results when I have all the settings correct. Half the time bad shots are due to bad technique. Please don't trash the XTI because you put an inferior lens on it. You can put a crappy lens on a an 8 thousand dollar camera and you will still get crappy shots. Your lens choice is just as important as your camera choice.

  • 3.0 out of 5
XTi Rebel (Michael L — 11/06/2006)

I'm at a lost to explain why this camera doesn't produce excellent crisp shots as does my 5meg fixed lens Sony? Could be the 18 to 200mm Tamron Af lens? I bought this camera at a camera store only, and they recommended this set-up for Weddings. My advice, don't buy it unless you want less than average results. Now could be the lens I have stinks, but again can't compare to the more expensive Canon lens starting at over $1000 just for the lens? Body is cheaper than lens, go figure. I hoping the store I bought this camera from will let me try a canon lens to see if cost is justifiable or if the XTi just doesn't produced what I'm looking for. Right now I'm pretty upset with quality of pictures. I shot over 5000 images in studio, on location, and one Wedding(ouch!) and I'm unhappy.

  • 5.0 out of 5
perfect 10! (toope — 10/29/2006)

simply the best upgrade i can get from my previous 300d! its the best in all aspects!

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