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Rex914
02-16-2005, 04:49 PM
Well, here it is. (http://www.pma-show.com/review/canon/001_EOS_digital_rebel_xt.html)

Quick Specs:

- Choose between Silver or Black
- 8MP
- DIGIC II!!!
- E-TTL II
- Mirror Lock-Up
- 2nd Curtain Flash
- 3fps for 14 Shots
- Selectable Focus Modes (One-Shot AF, AI SERVO and AI Focus)
- FEC of of ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2- stop
- 0.2 second statup time
- Writing to memory card is 3.5 times faster
- Body more than 10% lighter and 25% smaller
- (Unconfirmed) People are reporting that some online shops have immediately reduced the 300D's price by $100-$200.
- (Unconfirmed) Ship Date - Early March
- (Unconfirmed) Price - $899 (body) /$999 (w/ kit lens)

Hmm, sounds like a 20D minus just a couple things. The source on those last 2 points is a retailer posting on FredMiranda.

New Lenses:

http://www.pma-show.com/review/canon/EOS_REBEL_XT_014.jpg

EF-S 18-55 MKII
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

TenD
02-16-2005, 05:11 PM
It looks like they've taken away the built in firmware limitations and added the same type of improvements that they added to the 20D. I will have to re think my upgrading the 10D with the next generation prosumer camera after the 20D.

Rex914
02-16-2005, 05:14 PM
20D still has a few major advantages

- Build Quality (Metal vs. Plastic)
- Bigger buffer
- Frame Rate
- 3200 ISO, extra advanced features

Other than that though, it's not that big a difference anymore. I'm still going to get the 20D, hoping that they'll drop the price.

timmciglobal
02-16-2005, 06:20 PM
WOW.

I'm buying one.

Tim

Rex914
02-16-2005, 06:36 PM
Unless Nikon has another card up their sleeves (they might, but not to counter this), I'll safely say that Canon has a real winner here. What more could you want for $1000?

NewTekBuzz
02-17-2005, 02:54 AM
Rex What Happend... Link Does Not Work? New Camera Coming Out?? Whats The Model Number

gabester
02-17-2005, 08:15 AM
This is indeed exciting, esp. since Jeff Keller thinks he'll have sample photos next month. I need to graduate to a dSLR from my Panasonic DMC-FZ10 (12X zoom) someday...can someone point me towards an equivalent lens to put on the Digital Rebel XT? The Panasonic has a Leica Vario-Elmarit 35-420mm equivalent, F2.8 across the entire zoom range. Anything even close?? Thanks.

Gabester

Ray Schnoor
02-17-2005, 08:53 AM
Although these are much slower lenses, both Tamron and Sigma are introducing lenses which come closest. They are both introducing 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 lenses this spring. On the Dreb, this would be equivalent to 29-320mm, and on the D70 27-300mm. Like I said, these are slower lenses, but with the higher ISO's of dSLR's, they may be pretty good lenses. I am looking forward to trying them out myself.

Ray.

gary_hendricks
02-17-2005, 08:55 AM
Well, here it is. (http://www.pma-show.com/review/canon/001_EOS_digital_rebel_xt.html)

http://www.pma-show.com/review/canon/EOS_REBEL_XT_001.jpg http://www.pma-show.com/review/canon/EOS_REBEL_XT_008.jpg

Quick Specs:

- Choose between Silver or Black
- 8MP
- DIGIC II!!!
- E-TTL II
- Mirror Lock-Up
- 2nd Curtain Flash
- 3fps for 14 Shots
- Selectable Focus Modes (One-Shot AF, AI SERVO and AI Focus)
- FEC of of 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2- stop
- 0.2 second statup time
- Writing to memory card is 3.5 times faster
- Body more than 10% lighter and 25% smaller
- (Unconfirmed) People are reporting that some online shops have immediately reduced the 300D's price by $100-$200.
- (Unconfirmed) Ship Date - Early March
- (Unconfirmed) Price - $899 (body) /$999 (w/ kit lens)

Hmm, sounds like a 20D minus just a couple things. The source on those last 2 points is a retailer posting on FredMiranda.

New Lenses:

http://www.pma-show.com/review/canon/EOS_REBEL_XT_014.jpg

EF-S 18-55 MKII
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro


Wow wee. I gotta rethink that upgrade now ...

gabester
02-17-2005, 09:14 AM
Although these are much slower lenses, both Tamron and Sigma are introducing lenses which come closest. They are both introducing 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 lenses this spring. On the Dreb, this would be equivalent to 29-320mm, and on the D70 27-300mm. Like I said, these are slower lenses, but with the higher ISO's of dSLR's, they may be pretty good lenses. I am looking forward to trying them out myself.

Ray, thanks for the heads-up on those two lenses. That's 11X zoom, close enough in my book. They're just a tad slower as you point out, and I lose the image stabilization, but heck - shooting at 1600/3200 ISO will gain me a few f-stops. Cool beans!

Alnath
02-17-2005, 01:06 PM
20D still has a few major advantages

- Build Quality (Metal vs. Plastic)
- Bigger buffer
- Frame Rate
- 3200 ISO, extra advanced features


You forgot 400 more expensive :D

kimnicho
02-17-2005, 02:47 PM
There's an article in today's Wall Street Journal about the impending "price war" between Canon and Nikon with their dSLRs which is Great News for Consumers ! With the upcoming introduction of the Canon Rebel Xt, it seems inevitable that Nikon will have to lower their prices for their D70 :D

PhaidOut
02-18-2005, 07:55 AM
Although these are much slower lenses, both Tamron and Sigma are introducing lenses which come closest. They are both introducing 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 lenses this spring. On the Dreb, this would be equivalent to 29-320mm, and on the D70 27-300mm. Like I said, these are slower lenses, but with the higher ISO's of dSLR's, they may be pretty good lenses. I am looking forward to trying them out myself.

Ray.

So they will be EF mount and not EF-S?

Pete

Ray Schnoor
02-18-2005, 08:27 AM
So they will be EF mount and not EF-S?

Since Canon EF-S lenses are for exclusive use on APS-C dSLR cameras, I would assume that both of these lenses would be EF-S, as they were designed to be used only on dSLR cameras with APS-C image sensors.