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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D DSLR


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Category: Serious to Advanced Amateur

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D digital SLR is a high performance digital SLR with 10.1MP resolution on an APS-C sized CMOS image sensor. It replaces the EOS Digital Rebel Xt / 350D with higher resolution, a larger 2.5-in. LCD monitor with high (230,000 pixels) resolution and wide 160° viewing angle, and a dust cleaning system. It is compatible with over 50 Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories.

A major improvement over the Canon Digital Rebel XT is the larger internal buffer that allows the XTi to shoot up to 27 consecutive Large/Fine (10.1 megapixel) JPEGs, 10 RAW files, or 8 RAW + Large/Fine JPEGs at a rate of up to 3fps.

A Display Off Sensor that detects the photographer's face against the back panel of the camera, and turns the screen off to prevent the LCD monitor's brightness from disturbing the photographer's eye while looking through the viewfinder.

With Picture Style technology and the EOS Digital Rebel XTi, photographers can recreate characteristics of their favorite films. Color, saturation, sharpness and contrast settings create noticeable variation in the saved image. In addition to six preset Picture Styles (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome), users can create three additional settings for their particular photographic style.

To combat against stray dust that enters the camera and adheres to the image sensor during a lens change, the Digital Rebel XTi features an all-new, Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit. The low pass filter cleans itself automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing dust from the sensor assembly.

Dust that has been missed by the Integrated Self Cleaning Sensor Unit can also be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 2.2. The Digital Rebel XTi’s imaging sensor is able to single out the dust particles on its surface, then plots out their location coordinates within the image. This data is transmitted along with the image, whether JPEG or RAW, and can be either manually or automatically erased in Canon’s DPP 2.2. This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for printing or archiving.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D is offered in both sleek brushed silver patina and “pro” matte black finishes. It is available in two kit configurations: with and without Canon’s high quality EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon EOS Digital Rebel  Xti / 400D
  Type Digital AF/AE SLR with built-in flash  
  Recording Medium CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I & II  
  Image Format 0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)  
  Compatible Lenses Canon EF and EF-S lenses  
  Lens Mount Canon EF mount  
  Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor* 1.6  
  Image Sensor    
Type High-Sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Recording System
Recording Format JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided. The RAW and JPEG images are saved as separate files in the CF card.
Image Format JPEG, RAW (Canon .CR2)
File Size (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.8MB (3,888 x 2,592)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.0MB (3,888 x 2,592)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.3MB (2,816 x 1,880)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2MB (2,816 x 1,880)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.3MB (1,936 x 1,288)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.7MB (1,936 x 1,288)
(7) RAW: Approx. 9.8MB (3,888 x 2,592)
Folders Automatic folder creation; up to 9,999 images per folder (new folder created when the file number reaches 9999)
File Numbering (1) Continuous numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created where subsequent images are saved)
Color Space Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output
White Balance
Settings Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash), Manual (Custom, or user-set Color Temperature)
Auto White Balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation White balance bracketing: +/- stops in 1-stop increments
White balance correction: blue/amber bias +/- 9 levels, magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels
  Type Eye-level SLR with pentamirror  
  Coverage Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically  
  Magnification 0.8x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)  
  Eyepoint Approx. 21mm  
  Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0 diopter  
  Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)  
  Viewfinder Information AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level, bulb), Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), White balance correction, Maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning  
  Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button (with Speedlite 580EX, 430EX, MR-14EX or MT-24EX; pressing the depth-of-field preview button fires a modeling flash)  
  Eyepiece Shutter None (eyepiece cover provided on strap)  
  Type TTL-CT-SIR with CMOS sensor  
  AF Points 9 AF points  
  AF Working Range EV -0.5-18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)  
  Focusing Modes Autofocus: One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (automatic switching between One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF); Manual Focus (MF)  
  AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection  
  Selected AF Point Display Superimposed on viewfinder and LCD monitor  
  AF-assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash (Emitted automatically when necessary under low light, and linked to all 9 AF points. Not emitted in the Landscape, Sports and Flash OFF modes)  
  Exposure Control    
  Metering Modes Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% at center of viewfinder)
(3) Center-weighted average metering
  Metering Range EV 1-20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens)  
  Exposure Control Systems Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (Program AE, non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure (including bulb), E-TTL II autoflash program AE  
  ISO Speed Range Basic Zone: automatically set by the camera
Creative Zone: equivalent to ISO 100-1,600
  Exposure Compensation (1) User-set with multi-controller (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
Bracketing range: +/- 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
  AE Lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
User-set: Applied with AE lock button
  Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled  
  Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter durability: Approx. 100,000 exposures
  Shutter Release Soft-touch electomangetic release; shutter "lag time" approx. 100 msec.  
  Self-timer 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay with C.Fn-7-1 (mirror lockup)  
  Remote Control Remote control with Remote Switch RS-60E3 or Wireless Remote Controllers RC-1/RC-5  
  Built-in Flash    
  Type Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism  
  Guide Number 43 ft./13m (ISO 100)  
  Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.  
  Flash-ready Indicator Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder  
  Flash Coverage 17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 135 format)  
  Flash Metering System E-TTL II autoflash  
  Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments  
  External Speedlite    
  EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series Speedlites  
  PC Terminal Provided; not sensitive to flash polarity  
  Drive System    
  Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-timer/Remote control  
  Continuous Shooting Speed Approx. 3 fps (at shutter speed of 1/250 sec. or faster)  
  Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting JPEG: approx. 27 frames (Large/Fine)
RAW: approx. 10 frames
RAW+JPEG: approx. 8 frames (Large/Fine)
  LCD Monitor    
  Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor  
  Screen Monitor size 2.5 in. diagonal with a viewing angle of approx. 160° vertically and horizontally  
  Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels  
  Coverage Approx. 100%  
  Brightness Control 7 levels provided  
  Image Display Format Single image, 9-image index, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Auto play, Auto review right after shooting, Histogram, Rotate, Jump  
  Highlight Alert In the single image (INFO) display mode, the highlight portions containing no image information will blink  
  Image Protection and Erase    
  Protection A single image can be protected or unprotected  
  Erase A single image or all images stored in a CF card can be erased if they are unprotected  
  Direct Printing from the Camera Enabled with the Print/Share button  
  Compatible Printers CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU)  
  Settings Print quantity, style (image, paper size, borders, date), trimming  
  New Features    
  Dust Delete Feature (1) Auto Sensor Cleaning
(2) Dust Delete Data
(3) Manual Sensor Cleaning
  Picture Style Six preset Picture Style settings plus three user-defined custom Picture style settings with individual adjustments for Sharpness, Contrast, Color saturation, 2nd Color tone; Filter effect, Toning effect for black & white images  
  Menu Categories Shooting menu: red
Playback menu: blue
Setup menu: yellow
  LCD Monitor Language 15 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)  
  Firmware Update Enabled by the user  
  Power Source    
  Battery One Battery Pack NB-2LH  
  Number of Shots

Approx. 500 (73°F/23°C, flash off), approx. 370 (32°F/0°C, flash off)

The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH is used.

  Battery Check Automatic  
  Power Saving provided; power turns off after set time of 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 min. or off  
  Back-up Battery One CR2016 Lithium Battery  
  Operating Environment    
  Operating Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C  
  Operating Humidity Range 85% or less  
  Dimensions and Weight    
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 126.5 x 94.2 x 65 mm /
4.98 x 3.71 x 2.56 in.
  Weight (body only) 510g / 18 oz.  

US$799 (or US $899 with lens)

CDN $1,175 (or CDN $1,350 with lens)


Note: Note: All the specifications above are based on Canon's Standard Test Method.
The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D

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