Professional Camera Study – Canon Branch

I cannot believe that I have used a whole Sunday for searching, and reading about those DSLR camera. I found one Nikon camera with reasonable price and features for my purpose and pocket =]. One of my friends recommends a Canon camera (she is using it right now and I played with it a bit).

Let see how that Canon works 😉

Lens:
Canon 18-55mm

  • Name: Canon calls this the Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
  • EF: Electronic Focus. All modern Canon lenses do this.
  • -S: Only works on newer, small (1.6x factor) DSLRs, which are the 40D, 30D, 20D, 20Da (astronomical), Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT and the original Canon Digital Rebel.
  • Focal Length: 18-55mm. It gives a felid-of-view similar to the view a 28 – 85mm lens gives on a 35mm camera.
  • Optics: 11 elements in 9 groups.
  • Diaphragm: 6 blades, round for the first two stops. Stops down to f/22 – f/36.
  • Close Focus: 0.9′ (0.28m).
  • Filter: 58mm, plastic thread.
  • Hood: EW-60C, not included (not needed, either).
  • Case: LP814, not included.
  • Size: Small. Focused at infinity: 2.692″ diameter x 2.590″ extension from mount (68.36 x 65.73mm) set at 28mm. Gets longer when set wider or longer, longest (2.960″ (75.19mm)) at 55mm setting. (measured by me.) Also extends an additional 5mm when focused more closely.
  • Weight: Nothing: 6.450 oz (182.8 g), as measured by me, without filters or caps.
  • Made of: Plastic exterior, switches and mount. Internals unknown, looks mostly plastic. Back of lens has a rubber bumper, a nice touch when setting it down without a rear cap.
  • Made in: Taiwan (see back of lens inside the mount!)
  • Serial Number: Laser-engraved on outside of lens barrel, near mount on bottom of lens.

Canon Rebel XTi

Canon Rebel XTi with huge 50mm f/1.2L

The XTi probably has more real resolution if you print everything at 20×30″ (50 x 75 cm), but I rarely print bigger than 12 x 18″ (30 x 40 cm)
The body sells for about $799, or $899 with the lens. The older Rebel XT drops to $699 for the body or $799 with the lens.

It’s called the Rebel XTi in the USA and the EOS 400D elsewhere.
It’s a great little lens! It’s much easier to carry than the other more expensive mid range zooms. I doubt anyone buys it alone; it usually comes as a kit with a camera.

List price (US) * • Body only: $799
• Kit: $899 (with 18-55 mm lens) [check price]
International naming • US: Canon Rebel Digital XTi
• Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
• Elsewhere: Canon EOS 400D
Body material Plastic (Stainless Steel chassis)
Sensor * • 10.1 million effective pixels
• 10.5 million total pixels
• 22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in low-pass filter
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Dust reduction * • Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
• Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
• Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
Image sizes * • 3888 x 2592 (L)
• 2816 x 1880 (M)
• 1936 x 1288 (S)
Output formats • RAW (.CR2)
• RAW (.CR2) + JPEG Large/Fine
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) – Fine, Normal
Image processor DIGIC II
Lenses • Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
• 1.6x field of view crop
Focus modes • Auto Focus
• Manual Focus (switch on lens)
Auto Focus • 9-point CMOS sensor *
• AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100) *
AF modes • AI Focus
• One shot
• AI Servo
AF point selection • Auto
• Manual
AF assist Flash strobe
Shooting modes • Auto
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)
• Manual (M)
• Auto depth-of-field
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Close-up
• Sports
• Night portrait
• Flash off
Metering • TTL 35-zone SPC
• Metering range: EV 1.0 – 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes • Evaluative 35-zone
• Partial 9% at center
• Center-weighted average
AE Lock AE lock button
AE Bracketing • +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Exposure compen. • +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Sensitivity • Auto (100 – 400)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
Shutter • Focal-plane shutter
• 30 – 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Bulb
Aperture values • F1.0 – F91 (0.3 EV steps)
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Flash
• Custom
WB Bracketing • +/-3 levels
• 3 images
• Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias *
WB fine-tuning • Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Picture style * • Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User 1
• User 2
• User 3
Custom image parameters * • Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Drive modes • Single
• Continuous: 3.0 fps up to 27 JPEG / 10 RAW frames *
• Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
Viewfinder • Pentamirror
• 95% frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.8x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
• Eyepoint: 21 mm
• Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
• Fixed precision matte
• Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information *
Viewfinder info • AF points
• AF/FE lock
• AEB
• Shutter Speed
• Aperture
• Exposure Level / Compensation
• Max. burst
• AF/MF focus confirmation
• CF warning
DOF preview Yes, button
LCD monitor * • 2.5″ TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixels
• Wide viewing angle (160° horizontal and vertical)
• 7 brightness levels
• Up to 10x zoom playback
Camera settings display • Shutter speed
• Aperture
• Sensitivity (ISO)
• Exposure mode
• Meter / Exposure compenation
• Bracketing
• Flash compensation
• White balance & fine tuning
• Metering mode
• Custom function set
• Auto focus mode
• Drive mode
• Auto focus areas
• Black & white mode
• Beep
• Red-eye reduction
• Image size / quality
• Battery status
• Frames remaining
Record review • Uses last play mode *
• Magnification possible *
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Flash • Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
• Guide number approx 13
• Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
• Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash • E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
• Hot-shoe
Other features • Orientation sensor
• Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
Auto rotation • On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
• Off
Playback mode • Single image
• Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB *)
• Magnified view (1.5 – 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
• 9 image index
• Auto play
• Image rotation
• Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
Custom functions 11 custom functions with 29 settings *
Menu languages • English
• German
• French
• Dutch
• Danish
• Finnish
• Italian
• Norwegian
• Swedish
• Spanish
• Russian
• Simplified Chinese
• Traditional Chinese *
• Korean
• Japanese
Firmware User upgradable
Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
• Video out
• E3 type wired remote control
Storage • Compact Flash Type I or II
• Microdrive supported
• FAT 12/16 and FAT 32 support
• No CF card supplied
• Up to 9999 images per folder *
Power • Lithium-Ion NB-2LH rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• CR2016 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
• Optional ACK-DC20/ACK-700 AC adapter kit
Direct printing • Canon Selphy Printers
• Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
• Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
• PictBridge
Dimensions * 127 x 94 x 65 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in)
Weight * • Body (no battery): 514 g (1.1 lb)
• Body (inc battery): 556 g (1.2 lb)
Software * • Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser
• PhotoStitch
• EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
• Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)

This camera is more expensive than Nikon D40.
Similar features.

Hmm… that’s why this post is not as long as I suppose.

Which one should I choose: Nikon 40 or Canon Rebel XTi?

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