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Ordered Canon Rebel XTi

As I suspected, Canon is bringing its 10 Megapixel CMOS sensor to the Digital Rebel line . I preordered mine from Amazon .

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Despite the many rebates Canon has been offering in the past couple of months (down to $500 for the Rebel XT body-only), I could not bring myself to buy an SLR to move up from 7.1 Megapixels (SD550) to 8 Megapixels, and I didn’t want the size of the 5D or its price.

This is ideal!

By Dave

He was born in Canada, but currently lives in Boulder, CO up in Boulder Heights.

4 replies on “Ordered Canon Rebel XTi”

Have you received the camera yet? Any initial impressions? I just pre-ordered mine today, but, being in Canada, will have to wait a few more days for it to be released and shipped. I also have the SD550, and love it, it will be interesting to see how much I use the SD550. 

I’ve been playing with it for a day (got back from Europe yesterday), still working out the features. Here’s a preliminary first take.

  • It’s FAST. I mean, really fast, startup and repeat mode are alarming with a 10 megapixel capture.
  • Just bought a 2 GB Ultra II SanDisk compacflash for it. (On sale at Costco until Sept 24 at $79.99-$15). 2GB=444 pics at highest resolution.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning happens when you turn it off. Cool.
  • Need to figure out how to make the LCD display the image. It doesn’t by default, which means I have to start using the viewfinder (how old fashioned….)
  • I’m trying to get all-risks insurance to reduce the deductible to zero on this camera, so that I’m not afraid to take it out and play.

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