10.1 Megapixel APS-C Size CMOS
Sensor: Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor)
sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the
most pixels in its class. This APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm) has the same
3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the
normal EF Lens focal length. With an effective pixel resolution of 3,904 x
2,598, the EOS Digital Rebel XTi offers superb detail and clarity, even in large
prints, and generates finished files that open at approximately 30MB in your
image-editing software. On Canon's CMOS sensor, each pixel is captured with fine
detail to create images of tremendous depth and resolution, ensuring enough
information for even poster-sized prints. Natural color reproduction is obtained
with an RGB color filter and a hybrid, infrared low-pass filter with three
layers. The on-chip microlenses with efficient light convergence and improved
noise reduction technology enable a wide ISO speed range. Even long exposures
have low noise.
LCD Monitor: The EOS Digital
Rebel XTi has a brilliant 2.5-inch LCD monitor on the back of the camera with
approximately 230,000 pixels on the back of the camera enables you to review and
select recorded images and adjust various menu settings. All shooting and review
information is accessed on the monitor, and the wide viewing angle of 160° and
brighter, menus make the Rebel XTi LCD monitor easy to read . Note: The LCD
monitor cannot be used as a viewfinder to shoot.
Viewfinder: The EOS Digital
Rebel XT uses an eye-level pentamirror viewfinder with a dioptric adjustment
knob. By adjusting the diopter to suit your eyesight (with or without
eyeglasses), the viewfinder image will look clearer. During self-timer or remote
control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray
light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured.
To prevent this, you can use the eyepiece cover to cover the eyepiece.
Display Off Sensor: When
composing images, the Display Off Sensor detects your face against the back
panel of the camera and turns the LCD monitor screen off to prevent the LCD
monitor's brightness from disturbing the your eye while looking through the
viewfinder and affecting the exposure of the image.
Speedy Operation: With a
startup time of 0.2 seconds, the EOS Digital Rebel XTi is ready to go the
instant it's brought to the eye. And the Digital Rebel XTi's shutter can record
images as fast as 1/4000 seconds and as long as 30 sec., plus bulb at up to 3
fps for 27 consecutive shots. It synchronizes with Canon Speedlites at 1/200
The EOS Digital Rebel XTi records images on a Type I or Type II CompactFlash
A CompactFlash Card is not supplied with the camera.
DIGIC II Image Processor: The
EOS Digital Rebel XTi's sensor is driven by the DIGIC II Image Processor, which
has been enhanced across the board with improvements in speed and image quality.
Information captured by the sensor is processed and assembled into images of
exceptional clarity and resolution. Consuming very little energy, DIGIC II works
with the sensor to ensure natural colors, accurate white balance and speedy
write times, letting you focus on taking pictures.
Image Recording Format:
The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW formats. The RAW
file format records the image data as captured by the camera CMOS sensor without
further processing. RAW images are compressed, but the compression is reversible
so that a high-quality image can be obtained from the decompressed file without
any loss of image quality. Whenever you use the EOS Digital Rebel XTi, you can
choose to have it record RAW files or JPEG files alone, or you can record a RAW
file and a JPEG file simultaneously. Note: To print RAW files, you will
not be able to use the direct to printer feature. You will have to use a
Supplied Battery: The EOS
Digital Rebel XTi comes with a Canon NB-2LH lithium-ion battery.
Included Lens: The EOS Digital
Rebel XTi comes with the EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens.
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8
minutes, 15 minutes, or 30 minutes.
Automatic Sensor Cleaning: When
you turn the camera's power switch on or off, the self cleaning sensor unit
operates to automatically remove dust adhering to the imaging sensor. You can
manually activate this feature as well.
Accessory Hot Shoe: The EOS
Digital Rebel XTi has an accessory hot shoe where you add additional flashes.
Optional EF & EF-S Lenses: The
EOS Digital Rebel XTi is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup,
ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses, and including Canon's
EF-S series lenses, manufactured specifically for Canon's APS-C sized digital
Optional Flash Compatibility:
Canon EX-series Speedlites offer professional-quality illumination for virtually
any subject, and the EOS Digital Rebel XTi is compatible with the entire line
(580EX, 420EX and 220EX), plus Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX for close-ups. You can also link several flashes to fire together
wirelessly, with the optional Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2.
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-DC20 AC adapter
kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about
the battery becoming exhausted.
FE Lock: FE (flash exposure)
lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part of a
Mode dial: The EOS Digital Rebel XT offers 12
different shooting modes arranged in the following zones:
- Basic Zone:
blurs the background to make the human subject stand out
this mode is for wide scenic views, night scenes, etc.
use this mode to take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc.
for fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action
Portrait: this mode is for images of people at twilight or at night
Off: disables the flash
this is a general-purpose shooting mode. The camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness. The
shutter is adjustable from 30 to 1/4000 seconds.
Shutter-priority AE (Tv): in this mode, you set the shutter speed
and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the
brightness of the subject
Aperture-priority AE (Av): in this mode, you set the desired
aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to
suit the subject brightness
Exposure: in this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired
Depth-of-field AE: this mode is for obtaining a wide depth of field
automatically between a near subject and far subject
Custom Functions: When you are
in one of the creative zone modes on the camera, you can customize various
camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.
Self-Timer: The self timer can
be used in any mode, and allows you to take self portraits by delaying by 10
seconds when the shot is taken.
9-point Autofocus System: The
EOS Digital Rebel XT has a newly developed high-precision 9-point AF system for
speedy and accurate focusing in any situation. You can easily choose your own
point of focus or direct the camera to choose it automatically. You can even use
predictive AF to ensure that moving subjects stay focused while you compose your
shot. With a built-in dioptric adjustment mechanism and a new precision matte
screen, achieving sharp focus is fast and easy with the Digital Rebel XTi, no
matter where or when you're taking pictures.
AF (Automatic Focus) Mode: You
can change the AF mode to suit different subjects such as groups, animals, and
sports. You can select from the following options:
- One-shot AF: Ideal for
still subjects and snapshots. The camera will focus only once.
- AI Servo AF: takes effect
when subject is moving. as long as you keep aiming the AF point on the
subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be
- AL Focus AF: This is for
subjects moving unpredictably, such as animals. The camera will focus in the
same way as One-shot AF. Then if the subject starts to more, the camera
switched to AL servo AF and focuses continuously.
ISO Speed: When shooting in
Basic Zone modes, ISO speed is automatically set between 100 and 400 in 1-stop
increments to suit the shooting conditions. In Creative Zone modes, ISO speed
may be set manually through the LCD screen menu to 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600.
AF-Assist beam with the Built-in
Flash: Under low-light
conditions, the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes when you press the
shutter button halfway. This is to illuminate the subject to enable easier
autofocusing. In the program mode, the shutter speed (1/60 - 1/200 sec) will be
set automatically to prevent camera shake.
Reduction: This feature can be used in any shooting mode and uses the
red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture to reduce the red-eye
Continuous Shooting Mode:
During continuous shooting mode, the camera stores approximately 3 images per
second. The maximum burst during continuous recording depends on the image
You can choose from the following resolutions: Large (3888 x 2592 pixels),
Medium (2816 x 1880 pixels), and Small (1936 x 1288 pixels). For each
resolution, you can set the compression to Fine or Normal.
(PS): With Picture Style technology and the EOS Digital Rebel XTi, you
can recreate characteristics of your favorite films. Color, saturation,
sharpness and contrast settings create noticeable variation in the saved
image. You can choose from the following options:
The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp. This is a general-purpose PS
suitable for most scenes.
This option is for nice skin tones. The image looks slightly sharp and
crisp. It is effective for close-ups of women or children. You will be
changing the color tone to adjust the skin tone.
Landscape gives you vivid blues and greens, and very sharp and crisp
images. This is effective for impressive landscapes.
This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal
computer. For natural colors and subdued images.
This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal
computer. When the subject is photographed under a color temp of 5200k
(Kelvin), the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's
This option is for black and white photos. You can also adjust the
filter effect, toning effect, sharpness, and contrast. If you to revert
back to the original, you can go back to the default setting.
With this option, you can register your own PS settings using the three
User Defined presets that fit your particular photographic style.
With each effect, (except monochrome) you can adjust the
sharpness, contrast, saturation, color tone; or you can revert
back to the default mode.
When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the
shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for
capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc.
You can select from the following metering modes:
Metering: This is the camera's standard metering mode suited for
most subjects even under backlit conditions. After detecting the main
subject's position, brightness, background, front and back lighting
conditions, etc., the camera sets the proper exposure.
Metering: This is particularly effective when the background is much
brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc. This method uses a
center area of approximately 9% of the screen.
Center-weighted Average Metering: The metering is weighted at the
center and then averaged for the entire scene.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter
the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter
(increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation
amount can be set up to +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
Exposure Level Increments: You
can adjust the incremental steps for shutter speed, aperture, exposure
compensation, AEB, etc from 1/3 to 1/2 stop incremental steps.
Auto Exposure Bracketing:
With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the
exposure level up to +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive
shots, and allows you to choose which one you want.
The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera,
you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal
images, sRGB is recommended, because it serves as a "best guess" solution for how
a personal PC monitor produces color, and how a printer reproduces that color.
The sRGB color gamut has become the standard color space for displaying images
on the internet, and for home use, but Adobe RGB improves on the color gamut of
sRGB primarily in cyan-greens. Adobe RGB is mainly used in commercial printing,
and encompasses most of the colors achievable by CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black)
printers, but by using only RGB primary colors on a device such as your
computer display. Adobe RGB is also compatible with EXIF 2.21 printers
Note: In the Basic Zone
modes, sRGB will be set automatically.
AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of
focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining
the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted
FE (Flash Exposure)
Lock: FE lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any
part of a subject.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings:
Optional Remote Control: Using
the optional RS-60E3 wired remote switch (2 ft cable) or the RC-1/RC-5 wireless
remote controller (maximum distance 16.4 ft), you can shoot images without
having to touch the camera. This helps reduce camera shake. You can set up the
RC-1 to shoot immediately or have a 2 sec delay. The RC-5 will take the shot
with a 2 sec. delay.
Eyepiece Cover: When you are
not using the viewfinder to take a picture, the light that comes through could
affect the exposure of the image. To negate this, use the eyepiece cover that is
found on the shoulder strap to cover up the viewfinder eyepiece.
Mirror Lockup: When using a
super telephoto lens, or shooting close-ups, you can further reduce camera
vibration by using this feature which will prevent camera shake due to the
mirror's reflex action.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to 2 seconds, 4
seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor.
Index Playback: This feature
allows you to view nine images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search
for an image quickly.
Jump Feature: When the compact
flash card contains many images, you can review them by 10 or 100 images at a
time. You can also use this button to review images by date.
Image Magnification: When
viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image
from 1.5x to 10x.
You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Auto Playback: You can view all images on the Compact
Flash Card one-by-one with the Auto Playback function. Each image is displayed
on the LCD monitor for approximately 4 seconds.
Shooting Information Display:
When reviewing a single image, you can switch to the shooting information
display, which will give all the parameters that were used to record that image.
You can trim the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was
Direct Print Function:
Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a
CP-series printer that supports the Direct Print function. You can also connect
the camera directly to certain Canon Bubble Jet printers. In this way, you can
make prints directly from the camera without ever having to hook it up to a
computer. Note: In using this function, remember to fully charge the
battery in the Rebel XTi. This will insure up to approximately 4 hours of
Printing Capability: Using the supplied
USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant
printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge
compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints,
regardless of brand.
Exif Print (Exif
2.21): The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT conforms to "Exif Print", a worldwide
standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure
time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured.
Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to
produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time
of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to
correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even
better than the originals.
DPOF Print Settings:
On the CompactFlash Card, you can select which image or images you want to print
and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at
once, on optional Canon direct print function compliant printers, on PictBridge
compliant printers, or at participating photo labs.
Supplied Software: The EOS
Digital Rebel XT comes bundled with two software CDs:
- EOS Digital Solution Disk:
The EOS Digital Solution Disk includes Digital Photo Professional, which
provides easy to use RAW conversion tools, including high-speed RAW image
processing, high-speed previewing for real-time image adjustment, and
support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. The ZoomBrowser
EX utility provides a simple, straightforward procedure for everything from
downloading, organizing and editing images, to printing your images or
sending them as e-mail attachments. In addition, this disk also includes the
following utilities: EOS Utility, PTP WIA Driver/PTP TWAIN Driver, RAW Image
Task, and PhotoStitch.
Instruction Manual: It contains 3 PDF
software instruction manuals.
EOS Digital Solution System Requirements:
| || Windows || Macintosh |
| OS || |
(Home Edition/Professional), Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98
Mac OS X
10.2 to 10.4
| Computer || |
PC with one
of the above OS preinstalled and a USB port as a standard feature or
an OHCI-compliant IEEE1394 port; Upgraded machines not supported
computer with one of the above OS installed and a USB port or
FireWire (IEEE1394) port as a standard feature
| CPU || |
750 MHz Pentium III or better
For RAW Image Task, ZoomBrowser, and PhotoStitch
500 MHz Pentium or higher
PowerPC G3 or higher, G4, G5 or Intel Processor
| RAM || |
| Interface || |
USB 1.1 to
2.0 or IEEE1394
USB 1.1 to
2.0 or IEEE1394
| Display || |
- Screen Resolution:
1024 x 768 pixels or more
- Color Quality: Medium
(16-bit) or more
- Screen Resolution:
1024 x 768 pixels or more
- Colors: Thousands or
Capacity of a 512 MB CompactFlash Card (not supplied):
| Image Size || Image Recording Quality || Possible Shots |
512 MB Compact Flash
| 3888 x 2592 |
(16.5" x 11.7")
| Fine (3.8MB) || 130 images |
| Normal (2.0 MB) || 249 images |
| 2816 x 1880 |
(11.7" x 8.3")
| Fine (2.3 MB) || 216 images |
| Normal (1.2 MB) || 410 images |
| 1936 x 1288 |
(7" x 5")
| Fine (1.3MB) || 376images |
| Normal (0.7MB) || 790 images |
| RAW |
(16.5" x 11.7")
| RAW (9.8m) || 50 images |
| RAW + JPEG || RAW + JPEG || 36 images |
Performance (On a
fully charged NB-2LH battery):
| Temperature || |
| No Flash || 50% Flash Use |
| Approximately 500 shots || Approximately 360 shots |
| 0° C/32° F || Approximately 370 shots || Approximately 280 shots |