Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT/ Kiss n Digital Review
Compared to... (features & specifications)
When Nikon released the D70 the 'value D-SLR' feature set bar was raised, making the EOS 300D look fairly basic. Olympus responded with the E-300 which was a fairly strong match for the D70 on features but brought an increase in resolution with its own eight megapixel CCD. The EOS 350D puts back a lot of the features 'coded out' of the EOS 300D as well as adding further enhancements brought about when Canon developed the EOS 20D. In addition of course Canon couldn't allow themselves to slip back in the megapixel race and so outfitted the 350D with an eight megapixel CMOS sensor.
A quick glance down this feature comparison shows that the EOS 350D has now almost caught up with the E-300 and D70 for features, its advantages being the new smaller and lighter body. It's worth noting that we fully expect the D70 to be replaced this year. Prices correct at time of publication.
Canon EOS 350D
|Price body only||$899||$799||$899|
|Announced||17 Feb 05||27 Sep 04||28 Jan 04|
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|Kit lens||18 - 55 mm F3.5 - F5.6 II
(28.8 - 88 mm equiv.)
|14 - 45 mm F3.5 - F4.5
(28 - 90 mm equiv.)
|18 - 70 mm F3.5 - F4.5G
(27 - 105 mm equiv.)
|Sensor||8 megapixel CMOS||8 megapixel CCD||6 megapixel CCD|
|Lens mount||Canon EF / EF-S||Four Thirds||Nikon F|
|FOV crop||1.6x||2.0x (Four Thirds)||1.5x (Nikon DX)|
|Modes||Auto, P, A, S, M, A-DEP, 6 preset scene||P, A, S, M, Scene, 5 preset scene||Auto, P, S, A, M, 6 preset scene|
|Image formats||JPEG, RAW||JPEG, RAW,TIFF||JPEG, RAW|
|RAW+JPEG||One RAW, One JPEG||One RAW, One JPEG||One RAW, One JPEG|
|Image params||Contrast (5 settings)
Sharpness (5 settings)
Saturation (5 settings)
Color tone (5 settings)
3 preset parameter sets
|Gradation (3 settings)
Saturation (5 settings)
Contrast (5 settings)
Sharpness (5 settings)
Sharpness (6 settings)
Tone (6 settings)
Saturation (3 settings)
Hue (7 settings)
7 preset parameter sets
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB||sRGB, Adobe RGB||sRGB (2), Adobe RGB|
|ISO||100 - 1600 (1 EV steps)||100 - 400 (1 EV steps)
800, 1600 via boost
|200 - 1600 (1/3 EV steps)|
|EV steps||1/3 or 1/2 EV||1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV||1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Exp. compen.||+/- 2.0 EV||+/- 5.0 EV||+/- 5.0 EV|
|Flash exp compen.||-2.0 to +2.0 EV||-2.0 to +2.0 EV||-3.0 to +1.0 EV|
|Metering||35 zone, Partial, CW Avg||ESP, CW Avg, Spot||3D matrix, CW Avg, Spot|
|Shutter||30 - 1/4000 sec||30 - 1/4000 sec||30 - 1/8000 sec|
|Flash X-sync||1/200 sec||1/180 sec||External up to 1/500 sec|
|AF mode||One shot, AI Servo, Auto||Single, Continuous||Single, Continuous|
|AF area mode||Single, Dynamic||Auto, Single||Single, Dynamic, Closest|
|AF assist||Flash strobe, must be up||Flash strobe, must be up||White lamp|
TTL CMOS sensor
TTL Phase Differential
|Continuous||JPEG: 3 fps, 14 images *1
RAW: 3 fps, 4 images *1
|JPEG: 2.5 fps, 4 images
RAW: 2.5 fps, 4 images
|JPEG: 3 fps, 12 images *1
RAW: 3 fps, 4 images *1
(3 sec with mirror lock-up)
|2 or 12 sec||2 - 20 sec|
|Mirror lock-up||Yes (custom function)||Yes (new firmware)||No|
|WB||Auto, 6 preset, Manual||Auto, 8 preset, Kelvin, Manual||Auto, 6 preset, Manual|
|WB fine tuning||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bracketing||AE, White Balance||AE, White Balance||AE, White Balance|
|Slow sync flash||1st or 2nd Curtain||1st or 2nd Curtain||1st or 2nd Curtain|
Eyepoint: 21 mm
(-3.0 to +1.0 m-1 diopter)
|Optical porro (mirror)
Eyepoint: 20 mm
(-3.0 to +1.0 m-1 dioptre)
Eyepoint: 18 mm
(-1.6 to +0.5 m-1 dioptre)
|LCD||1.8", 115,000 pixels||1.8", 134,000 pixels||1.8", 130,000 pixels|
|Custom functions||9 functions with 24 settings||n/a, 2 setup menus||9 or 25 settings|
FAT16 / FAT32
FAT16 / FAT32
FAT16 / FAT32
|Power||Lithium-Ion NB-2LH||Lithium-Ion BLM-1||Lithium-Ion EN-EL3
|Connectivity||USB 2.0 (Hi-speed)||USB 1.1||USB 2.0 (only 1.1 speed)|
|Text comment||Yes (set via PC software)||No||Yes (set on camera)|
|Dimensions||127 x 94 x 64 mm||147 x 85 x 64 mm||140 x 111 x 78 mm|
|Weight (no batt)||490 g||580 g||595 g|
|Remote release||Wired (optional)
(Wired with vert. hand grip)
|Vertical grip||Yes, optional||Yes, optional||No|
|Status LCD||Rear of camera, backlit||No (uses LCD monitor)||Top of camera, backlit|
|Command dials||One top||One rear||One rear, One front|
|Power on||Virtually instant||2 seconds||Virtually instant|
|Shutter release||Fast||Fast||Very fast|
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