Pros: great pictures outdoors, good price, real SLR power and flexiblity
Cons: 2 stops underexposure indoors; 24 bit color depth;soft body
It can be fairly said that Canon is in a pioneer position in the digital SLR space. Not to mention that the Canon 1Ds is the real revolutionary Pioneer camera. Then six months later, the Canon 10D came out, almost shocked the professionals and the am...atuers alike with the quality, power and price. Now comes the Digital Rebel, with the same 6.3 megapixel as the 10D, but mounted on a Rebel body.In terms of the specifications, the Digital Rebel is only different from the 10D in two aspects, one is the 24 bit color depth vs. 36 bit in 10D, the other is the 2.5 frame per second of continous shooting for 4 frames, vs. 3 fps of 9 shoots in total in 10D. All other functions are all the same, including 30 to 1/4000 second shutter speed, 7 sensor focus screen and the same Canon new DIGIC image processor.But to my surprise, the Digital Rebel is at least two stops underexposure when shooting indoors. Espeicially, when shooting dark colored subjects, the exposure is extremely difficult to set right. I tried to use a 550EX external flash, and set the flash compensation to 1 2/3 overexposure whenshooting my mahogany piano made by Hallet Davis Inc of Boston, and the exposure compensation is 1 stop overexposure, shutter speed was 1/60, aperture F 3.5. The result is still quite dark.Otherwise, when shooting outdoors the pictures are truely great. Read more Less
Pros: Great Flexibility for the Price
Cons: Exposure difficult to get right indoors without external Flash
I just upgraded from a Sony DSC-85 and I could not be happier. The quality of the pictures is great, and Canon makes it easy for a first time SLR buyer.Outdoor pictures (Day and Night) are excellent without even changing default settings. I sometim...es have to play with exposure levels indor, but with a fast Compact Flash it is easy and quick to adjust and retake.If you are first time SLR buyer or a veteran on a budget, the kit makes a great buy at under $1000. With a wide range of lense options at reasonable prices....compared to Nikon, Canon has my vote! Read more Less
Pros: Idiot proof
Cons: so simple with auto never bothered to read the book
Anyone can use it- the great thing is my girlfriend could not take a shot to save her life, but now she can see right away what she is doing wrong and can correct it. I now get half decent ones of me as well, so that's a bonus.Just stick it on auto a...nd it does everything for you. Half click the shoot button and it auto focuses with the red dots in viewfinder, click down and your done- its so fast almost as quick as a motorized slr.The software is great- well I picked it up with a sony laptop and used sony picture gear- with compression you can send awesome 3mb's compressed to 300kb which is again very cool.When you see the pic's on your laptop you will be amazed.I am not a big spender at all. This was a heavy investment for me. Never ever regretted buying. So impressed I am getting another one for my son. Thank you Canon. Read more Less
Pros: All the settings and all the advantages of a film based SLR without the expense of film
Cons: Huge learning curve, some controls seem hard to get used to or get at.
I've been shooting for years with an old Cannon A1. Digital appealed to me, but you couldn't control things like Depth of Field and such. (I take alot of those pictures of flowers and such where the subject is in focus and the backround is blured) No...t to mention, I'm no where close to a professional and have a budget to match. (this is just one of my hobbies) This was the first Digital to come around that fit everything I was looking for. 6.3megapix is awesome. All the control I had over the exposure and depth of field is there. All the Canon lenses I could ever want. And under $1000!!!Now I can shoot all I want and it doesn't cost me a dime. I print out only what I need to, and archive all my photos to CD-R. Since the price of film and processing is gone, I take chances on shots I never would have before. It's been 5 months and 1500+ pictures now. That would have been over 60 rolls of film and I'd be broke from the processing cost.As to the contols and such. Some of them are a bit hard to get to. I'm getting better at remebering where they all are, but in a split second situation, I'm staring at my camera back trying to remeber how to get it to do what I want. It's been a huge learning curve for me from my old camera, but it's been a BLAST! I've never regretted this purchase, doubt I ever will. (I had to work all the overtime I could get at work for 2 months to afford this) Read more Less
Pros: everything i expect from a digital with ease of use!
i said it all!!
Pros: Most versatile camera ever used
Cons: Does not display image on screen
After years of traditional 35mm photography I saw the handwriting on the wall. I researched digital cameras for months and even bought a small "point and shoot" camera just to test the concept. Once I bought a quality printer I was committed.Then I n...eeded a quality camera. I bought the Canon EOS Digital Rebel after looking at several different possibilities. I suppose my previous involvement with Canon cameras over 20 years had something to do with the final decision. Once I took a couple of classes and learned what this camera can do, I was convinced this was a great choice. This camera is versatile and complete. With a 512MB storage disk I can take lots of photos, delete the ones I don't want and then download onto the computer for printing or storage. Putting the images on a CD to send to friends for printing is also a wonderful feature. This camera is loaded with features including allowing the photographer to change film speed, shutter speed and other settings quickly and easily. The standard lense is more than adequate for most photography and an extra zoom provides the user with all the basic equipment you will ever need. I highly recommend this camera to anyone who is serious about photography. Point and shoot cameras are compact and convenient but the Rebel Digital is fantastic for anyone who truly appreciates photography. Read more Less
Pros: Excellent balance and controls. 6.5 MP is more than I need
Cons: Heavy with 80-300 lens on board.
I have been shooting professionally since 1970 and have used canon products ever since my FTB when I was in the Navy in 1964. This is by far the best camera all around that I have ever used and I use it every day as a photojournalist. It performs in ...every area and it gets the pictures I need for my paper. It is so simple to use that I would recommend it to beginners and pros as well. Read more Less
Pros: great digital SRL
Canon came out this camera is great for those want to have the digital SRL camera.
Pros: crystal clear pictures
Cons: can't think of any
this camera is beyond belief!!! it is so ergonomical that it feels like an extension of your hand. it has all of the options that my 35mm canon has. the pictures are so crystal clear that i took a picture during a rainstorm. i could zoom in on a rain... drop until it filled the screen before it got fuzzy. just remember to set the pictures to small. or the pictures will be gigantic. large is for making 8x10 pictures. the people at canon didn't forget anything. it has every option imaginable. my suggestion... this camera is a must for the serious photographer. Read more Less
Pros: Just about everything
Cons: Haven't found any so far...
This is my first experience with digital SLR. Until about a week ago, I was still in the stone age, using the EOS Rebel 2000 film camera. Having shot three basketball games and playing around with the camera (about 300 pictures) I have no complaints.... After a few weeks, I will update. Read more Less
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