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  • 10 megapixels for $600 Excellent LCD "Display Off" sensor Very accurate color reproduction Good dynamic range Effective grip surface Strong low light performance Dust reduction system
  • Excellent 10.1 megapixel sensor with impressively low noise and superb detail Small size is great for travel and all-day carry High ISO shots are surprisingly good
  • Easily useable at 8x10 Dust removal technology largely eliminates sensor cleaning chore...
  • Very good performance. Dust prevention system. Inexpensive for a D-SLR. Excellent image quality. Lots of information displayed on LCD. Light weight.
  • Good value for SLR digital
  • Great response times
  • High-end resolution
  • LCD quality is outstanding
  • Handling and image quality
  • Ease of use
  • Price
  • Dust removal system/prevention
  • Good AF
  • Great colour
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Fast and responsive
  • Intelligently designed with shooting-friendly layout.
  • Snappy autofocus response
  • Best image quality in price class
  • Automatic dust-removal system
  • Very nice photos and prints Excellent LCD screen/menu system Rapid high-speed shooting
  • 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 Cleanin...
  • Excellent image quality
  • Fast and accurate autofocus
  • Excellent colour rendition
  • Low sensitivity to noise up to 1600 ISO
  • Dust reduction system
  • Picture Styles
  • Large buffer memory
  • Solid but light build quality
  • Increased resolution over the Rebel XT
  • Good feature set
  • Good price.
  • Low noise
  • High quality images
  • Wide range of anti-dust options
  • Nine-point AF from EOS 30D
  • Great value for money

The editors didn't like

  • Flimsy construction No spot meter Only one control dial Kit lens is cheap
  • Limited maximum aperture Poor environmental seals Viewfinder magnification is low
  • Kit lens is not quite matched to the cameras higher resolution New interface has a few odd inconsistencies AF assist lamp only works in flash-on mode
  • Making available light photography more difficult (somewhat offset by the improved AF sensor) Auto-r...
  • Slight color cast in daylight test images. Kit lens is mediocre.
  • Shot-to-shot delays with flash could be better
  • Model could be easier to use
  • Kit lens' performance is disappointing
  • Lacks spot-metering mode
  • Small viewfinder
  • Second status LCD has been eliminated
  • Slow kit lens
  • No spot metering
  • Poor exposure of backlit subjects.
  • Uncomfortable grip
  • Controls are more difficult to learn than Nikon D40xs
  • Weak kit lens Below average battery life
  • 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 i...
  • Kit lens not up to the cameras capabilities
  • No basic LCD setting screen
  • Consumer-style build and feel
  • No dedicated status display.
  • No dedicated status display
  • Resolution not a big step-up from 350D / XT
  • Anti-dust not 100% infallible
  • No anti-shake in standard kit
  • Sony Alpha A100 a tough rival

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  Published: 2012-06-08, review by: The-digital-picture.com

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  Published: 2010-06-01, review by: toptenreviews.com

  • Abstract:  For a novice DSLR user, the Rebel XTi is the first step in improving their photography skills. Canon has made quite a name for itself in photography, and the Canon Rebel XTi DSLR is no exception. At 10.1-megapixels, and incorporating a CMOS sensor, the...

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  Published: 2009-11-30, review by: brighthub.com

  • Abstract:  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 ...

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  Published: 2008-10-11, review by: creationview.com

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  Published: 2008-01-01, review by: photo.net

  • The Canon Rebel XTi is the best digital SLR body for most consumers on a budget and it makes a good backup body for professionals.Where to BuyYou can compare prices and delivery times from various merchants at amazon.com. Add a Sigma 30/1.4 lens for ev...

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  Published: 2007-10-01, review by: computershopper.com

  • Snappy autofocus response; best image quality in price class; automatic dust-removal system
  • Uncomfortable grip; controls are more difficult to learn than Nikon D40xs
  • Although the design is slightly clunky, the Digital Rebel XTi is the best in its price class in terms of image quality. ...

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  Published: 2007-08-12, review by: aoaforums.com

  • Abstract:  EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USMI have recently bought the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM lens, for my EOS 400D body. Ive now been using this combination for about two weeks, and can give some feedback on how the camera and lens perform together. IntroductionI h...

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  Published: 2007-06-26, review by: best4reviews.com

  • Handling and image quality, ease of use, price, dust removal system/prevention, good AF, great colour
  • Kit lens' performance is disappointing, lacks spot-metering mode, small viewfinder
  • 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 SL...

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  Published: 2007-06-13, review by: firstglimpsemag.com

  • Abstract:  The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi offers an unbeatable combination of performance, ease of use, and value. With its 10.1MP Canon CMOS sensor and DIGIC II Image processor, you’ll be able to capture photos with exceptional clarity and tonal range. A hos...

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  Published: 2007-05-09, review by: pcworld.com_techhive.com

  • Excellent image quality, Increased resolution over the Rebel XT
  • No dedicated status display
  • Third-generation Rebel piles on the megapixels, but loses its status LCD.

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