muchswatch
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Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:53 pm

The waiting is over  Wink/being sarcastic

http://www.pma-show.com/review/canon/001_EOS_digital_rebel_xt.html

Wonder if there is any new telephoto lens from Canon at PMA.

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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:08 pm

I want that.

I didn't see an MSRP listed....any word?

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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:13 pm

It lists for 999 USD.


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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:16 pm

I am not so sure, but it will be below US 1000 for sure.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I believe Canon will officially announce it tomorrow, then we will be able to know the MSRP.

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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:59 pm

im wondering if its still plastic  Insane
 
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:22 pm

im wondering if its still plastic
As am I...
 
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:36 pm

Yes. its still plastic according to Dpreview.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0502/05021704canon_eos350d.asp


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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:04 am

Do we know release dates for this?
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:45 am

Great looking camera. Looks like a cheaper P&S to me but will probably be on my Christmas list in the next year or so. Seeing how I just got the 300D I think I'm going to hold out until next year to get such a camera. I just looked at canon's site (http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=ProductCatIndexAct&fcategoryid=111) and it shows the XT as being able to see but when I click on it, it just goes over to the list that doesn't show the XT. Surprising how Canon doesn't even have it up but other sites do......... Funny how the show picture is silver but the "base" color is black. AA battery's might get a bit old but I guess its a cool idea..... I would think that this camera would run with say the professional Easyshare series but this little camera does pack a punch. Let's see how it performs with aviation. Is Nikon thinking of coming out with a competitor?

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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:41 am

Guys,

Is it just be or does it look 'cheap'?

That may be because I just bought the 300D. Big grin

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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:27 am

Beautiful camera. That said, if anyone is looking to sell their "old" digital Rebel, I'm buying!
 
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:36 am

I do agree that this camera does look a bit cheap. But to me this camera closely resembles that of the Fuji Finepix S5100 or that of the Kodak easyshare DX7590. It'll be funny to see this camera attached to say a 100-400L IS with a hood. To see such a camera fit in the palm of your hand! I would indeed have to say that I would prefer to have a camera with a bit of a body, I think it would be awk to have such a small camera on such big lenses. And will its weight play a role is how much the camera can hold? I feel nervis and a bit guilty mounting my 170-500 on my 300D and letting go of one hand...... Is the mount plastic or metal. I didn't think that there could be such a thing as a plastic mount but have been told in the past that this does apply on some lower-end and early models.

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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:45 am

Havent seen it mentioned here yet, but, this camera will be known as the 350D also.
 
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:59 am

I can't wait until my Digital Rebel reaches D30 status... I say in about 6 months or so  Smokin cool
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:37 am

Quoting DLKAPA (reply 13):
I can't wait until my Digital Rebel reaches D30 status... I say in about 6 months or so


By this time, the 20D will be in 10D status... lol.. I decided to wait until Hong Kong or maybe Dubai to buy the 20D, if I can find it a bit cheaper, I can throw the residual into the Black Widow Gimbal. I had the 20D on order, with an 85mm F/ 1.8 lens, but, the lens was out of stock, so I waited and finally cancelled the order after a week and a half, then got to thinking, I should really wait a couple more months.  Big grin No rush, gonna get it sooner or later, and the 300D is suiting me just fine for a few more months.
 
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:18 am

Will it still accept the EF lenses and what is the expected cost. I bought a 300D last week and am feeling gutted as I had more than a hunch that something like this was going to happen. If all else fails I have a well proven ,if now antiquated 300D.
 
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:47 am

Quoting AdamWright (reply 4):
im wondering if its still plastic


I hear this complaint over and over, but have yet to hear anyone actually harmed by the fact that it is plastic. Canon is bringing DSLRs at a price performance point that has never been seen, obviously it is not going to be made of some exotic alloy.
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:35 pm

Quoting Bronko (reply 16):
I hear this complaint over and over, but have yet to hear anyone actually harmed by the fact that it is plastic. Canon is bringing DSLRs at a price performance point that has never been seen, obviously it is not going to be made of some exotic alloy.


Exactly right Bronko. My Digital Rebel has almost 10,000 actuations on it, and looks brand-spanking new. This whole fuss over the "cheap plastic body" has never bothered me at all, and never will. If I can save $500 by having a plastic camera body - so be it! I don't throw my Rebel around, and I have a nice camera bag, so durability has never been a problem.

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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:57 pm

Plastic or no, when I put the battery grip on my 300D, it became a hoss!  Laugh out loud

Quoting Gulfstream (reply 15):
I bought a 300D last week and am feeling gutted as I had more than a hunch that something like this was going to happen. If all else fails I have a well proven ,if now antiquated 300D.


Just because you bought a camera that is now not the "new kid on the block" doesn't mean your camera is "antiquated," and just because they came out with a successor to the 300D does not mean that the 300D will now somehow produce an image of "lesser" quality. The quality that comes from the "old" digital rebel is still amazing, and it will be for a long time.
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:29 pm

Have they figured out a way to keep dust off of the sensor?

This is a great camera I think, it looks as though it has the AI servo mode that is in the sports mode on the 300d. I would like to have that feature on all the settings. I also love the fact that it is so much smaller plus the upped mega pixels are great.

I am just wondering if it has time lapse capability. I would love to get into doing an hour or two worth of photos of the mountain wave undulats that we get over the mountains here in denver.

In actuality though, I can't see myself buying this camera unless something happened to my 300D. Maybe when the 400D comes out I would pick up a 350D.
 
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:37 pm

Tim, there is a way to time lapse with the Digital Rebel, you just have to have it plugged in to your computer or tv I think via the "video out" plug.
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:51 pm

Yeah I just want to set it up on a tripod south of boulder on HW 93 pointing it north up over the flatirons and let it take a picture every minute for an hour or so while I eat lunch.

I guess I can try it manually one day when we get a good wave cloud going.
 
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:22 pm

I actually held off on getting my first DSLR for a couple months waiting for this camera to be annnounced (I already have Canon 35 mm equipment). I am pretty pleased, but the one feature that I think it reasonably could have had that's missing is the rear command dial, which I use constantly for exposure compensaiton on my Elan II.

Still, I'll be first in line to get the XT.
 
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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:44 am

Even lighter than the 300D? I'm not sure that's something I really want to hear - for me the 300D is light enough, and can even feel a bit unbalanced with a metal lens attached.

That aside, the feature list is excellent, particularly the focus and metering modes.

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RE: Latest: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:33 am

Just read the review, and all I can say is - well done Canon!

Designing the camera so it can take AA batteries is a good idea, although - I don't think it will prove popular.
Im gald to see that you will be able to change the metering modes - ive always wanted to do that on the 300D, and something that ive missed.

All in all, looks like a good quality camera, which will have a lot to offer.
So, anyone want to buy a Good Condition 300D?  Big thumbs up

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