|Canon EOS 350D/Digital Rebel XT|
|Sensor||22.2 mm × 14.8mm CMOS|
|Maximum resolution||3,456 × 2,304 (8 megapixels)|
|Lens type||Interchangeable (EF-S, EF)|
|Shutter speed range||1/4000 sec - 30 sec, bulb|
|Exposure metering||35 area eval, center weighted, partial|
|Metering modes||Evaluative 35-zone, partial 9% at center and center-weighted average|
|Focus areas||Multi-BASIS TTL, 7 focus points|
|Focus modes||Auto and Manual|
|Continuous shooting||3 frame/s, 14 JPEG or 4 RAW frames|
|ASA/ISO range||ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Flash||Built-in pop-up with hotshoe (E-TTL II)|
|Custom WB||6 positions & manual preset|
|Rear LCD monitor||1.8", 115,000 pixels|
|Storage||CompactFlash(CF) (Type I or Type II)|
|Battery||Canon 720mAh Li-Ion NB-2LH|
|Weight||540 g (with battery and card)|
The Canon EOS 350D (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT in North America and the Canon EOS Kiss Digital N in Japan) is an 8.0-megapixel midrange digital single-lens reflex camera manufactured by Canon. The model was initially announced in February 2005. It uses Compact Flash storage and a Lithium ion battery. Part of the EOS, it is the successor to the EOS 300D and the predecessor to the EOS 400D (or Digital Rebel XTi), which was released in August 2006. Since early 2008, the 350D has been remaindered (production ceased in 2005).
The 350D is an upgraded version of the popular Canon EOS 300D, which was the first sub-US$1000 digital SLR, introduced in 2003. There are some differences between the 350D and the 300D . Many of the features 'locked out' by Canon in the 300D were unlocked in this camera, so it has been subject to less unofficial 'hacking' to release the locked features. In addition to these unlocked features, a number of other improvements have been made. Some of the most significant upgrades include:
The Canon EOS 350D comes with Digital Photo Professional to be able to change RAW images to TIFF or JPEG. This was only available on Canon's professional cameras. It is a pleasant program, a lot better than the original File Viewer Utility.
Canon had compatibility problems with the Lexar Professional 80x-speed Compact Flash cards which resulted in either total image loss, or the camera freezing up. In the cases of the camera freezing, the images may still be retrieved using an external CF card reader.
The camera will interpret the presence of a hot shoe protector as the presence of an auxiliary flash attachment thereby disabling the built-in pop-up flash. Removing the hot shoe protector will re-enable the built-in flash. A micro-switch in the hot-shoe senses the presence of the flash.
The camera will format any CF card, but the capacity after formatting will not exceed 8GB.
When using third party lenses, most notably older Sigma lenses, there may be a compatibility issue. Reports exist of people receiving "Err99" errors when using such lenses. The problem is more pronounced when using older lens that do not feature an HSM focus drive. Using the problematic lens wide open is sometimes possible. Another cause of Err99 messages involve EF-S 18-55 lenses (kit lens for the 350D and 20D) that are defective; purchasing used EF-S 18-55 lenses is a risk factor, especially from eBay auctions (some auction listings state if the lens was never used - especially those claiming that the lens was originally part of an EOS 400D kit; the best way is to verify the serial numbers indicating the manufacture date).
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